Today’s read (IM 841)

Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine gave away his 68 advices in his 68th birthday as 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice which  find very helpful. Some of my favorites are:  Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or even offend you. See if you can find the truth in what…

Fear never beginning to live (IM 840)

This words from Book 12 of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius always inspires me to be patient and to live the present moment: Everything you are trying to reach – by taking any long rounds, you can have it right now, right this moment, if you’d only stop thwarting your own attempts, if you’d let go…

What we choose (IM 839)

Choosing is predetermined whether we are aware or not. There is always a connection between what we choose and why we choose. We choose optimism over pessimism for some reason. We choose justice over injustice. We choose kindness over meanness. Likewise, we choose patience over impatience. All of our choice is predetermined by our character.

My Favorite and Most Impactful Reads of 2020 (IM 838)

  This post will share my favorite and most impactful reads of 2020: Book that inspired my journey… (January 2020) Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim Collins one of the best business books I ever read. His theory of “who” is more important that “what” has been…

Technology and us (IM 837)

Self is not universal, and it changes over time and situation. For an example: Cyberneticians came to a different notion of self, accessible from the outside, identified with feedback systems—an account of the self that emerged from Norbert Wiener’s engineering work on weapons systems during World War II. Today’s world, we see a new notion…

Underestimating uncertainty (IM 836)

It is a human nature that we overestimate what we know and underestimate the uncertainty. We always tend to underestimate the uncertain events. We just can’t predict. We humans are so bad at prediction. None of us predicted the likelihood of computers 40 years ago, the internet 20 years ago, Tesla 10 years ago and…

There is one thing you must do (IM 835)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book “The Black Swan“, wrote the following, which I find very insightful: “There is one thing in this world you must never forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will…

The driving force of Capitalism (IM 834)

A 300-year history of an idea: “Greed is Good”, has been considered as the DNA of Capitalism. In 18th century, Adam Smith, father of Economics, described Capitalism as an economic system based on self-interest. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from…

Properties of rational mind (IM 833)

Marcus Aurelius in his “Meditation” journal of Book 11 wrote that following are the properties of rational mind: i. Self-perception ii. Self-analysis iii. Affection for their neighbor iv. Truthfulness v. Humility Furthermore, he mentions rational mind understands that those who come after us will see nothing different and those who came before us saw no…

Run. Run. Run (IM 832)

One of the best therapies I’ve discovered for me is running. My goal of running is not to maintain physical fitness or gain something but just to run. After all, at the end, all those come as a by products. The clearance of the mind, the illuminance of the imagination and the resonance of the…