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Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias

Confirmation Bias- If people have the chance to gather information or feedback from the world around them, they are more likely to choose the information that confirms their pre-existing attitudes, beliefs, and actions.  Most of us pretend we want the truth Read more…


What’s Your End Game?

End Game

I wrote a blog titled The Fisherman’s Parable a couple of years back.  The parable is about a business executive who tries to convince a fisherman to give up his idyllic lifestyle to set up a fishing business, only to realize in Read more…


Don’t Be A Banyan Tree

Banyan tree

Long back, when I was a first-time manager and a leader, I struggled with one specific challenge. If there was something important, I would do the critical parts of the task on my own, without delegating. My constant worry was Read more…


Weekend Story-David & Goliath Retold

David Goliath

David was a small boy who one day decided to take on the giant Goliath in a one-on-one duel. He had only a slingshot and five stones as weapons, and he was ready to go to battle against a fierce Read more…


When Does One Retire?

Retire

In my mid-thirties, I harbored a romantic notion that I would earn some pot money by the time I was forty-five or fifty, and then I would retire. Retirement seemed synonymous with freedom, where I was not obligated to anyone, Read more…


Challenges Exist To Test Our Desire !!

challenges

It was a pleasure to be in Singapore today, attending the renowned Singapore Fintech Festival. I enjoyed catching up with many friends and exchanging notes on innovation across several fields. Among the many conversations I had today, one with a Read more…


Weekend Story-UBUNTU

Ubuntu

An anthropologist once visited a tribal village in South Africa. He spent the day engaging with the tribe members. Then, in the evening, he gathered all the children in the village and proposed a race.  He placed a basket full Read more…


Art Of Possibility

possibility

“Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view. Enlarge the box, or create another frame around the data, and problems vanish, while new opportunities Read more…


The Lesson Death Imparts

Death

It was a proud day for our family as my younger son graduated from high school today. As we sat in the auditorium, watching the graduation ceremony and a witty commencement speech delivered by one of his teachers, I was Read more…


Weekend Story-The Two Brothers

Two Brothers

This is a story about two brothers. One of the brothers was a drug addict and a drunkard who had a history of being violent. The other was a successful businessman who had a wonderful family and was respected in Read more…