A Drill Down Technique (IM 875)

If we have same people doing the same thing, we can’t expect different result. Einstein defined insanity as doing same thing over and over and expecting different result. To get effective result and to be productive, “Pareto’s Law” can be applied. It’s popularly known as 80/20 rule. That means 80 percent of the result depends…

Notion vs Fact (IM 874)

Notion and fact are completely different. That notion that you have of something is not a fact. Notion is just a perspective not the actual situation or actual event. The idea you have in your mind is just your idea, not a fact. And your feeling is also not true to the outer world; it’s…

Four Important Lessons From Seneca (IM 873)

The great stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger, usually known as Seneca, was born in Cordoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. It is true that Seneca was very wealthy, indeed one of the wealthiest and most influential men in Rome. But, this didn’t change his…

These Five Quotes From Seneca (IM 872)

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”   “Believe me it is better to understand the balance-sheet of one’s own life than of the corn trade.”   “It is not the man who has…

The Purpose of Suffering (IM 871)

Suffering has the noble purpose: the genesis of consciousness and strengthening of our ability and mental toughness. It’s never against us. In fact, it’s helping us. The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness

From “The One Minute Manager”… (IM 870)

My February reading was Ken Blanchard’s and Spencer Johnson’s book “The One Minute Manager” which I find very interesting. It’s a very brief book about 100 page long with a beautiful short story that highlights three techniques of and effective manager: One Minute Goal Setting, One Minute Praising and One Minute Reprimand. Not only does…

Re-learning The Lessons Learned a While Ago (IM 869)

In 2017,  I came up with the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” written by Norman Vincent Pearl. Written in 1950s, this book is more relevant now. In the hurried world, the stress, anxiety and negative thoughts has been spiking. And in this book, Pearl provides some very powerful skills that can help to shift…

Cicero: Who He Was and What He Taught? (IM 868)

Marcus Tullius Cicero born in 106 BC, was one of the leading political figures of the era of Julius Caesar, Pompey, Marc Antony and Octavian. He was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar and Academic Skeptic who played an important role in the politics of the late Roman Republic and upheld optimate principles during the crisis…

Aligning These Four Things… (IM 867)

Health, Wealth, Love and perfect Self-expression complete the square of life. All these element bring a perfect happiness in us. Self-expression is the art of expressing our inner ‘us’. This has a key role in bringing perfect happiness. Somebody said,” No man gives to himself, but himself and no man takes away from himself, but…

Some of My Favorites Quotes from Silicon Valley (IM 866)

Fred Wilson, Co-Founder of Union Square Venture:           “Being different matters. But you have to be different in a ways that users will feel right way.” 2. Ginni Rometti, Chairman, President, CEO of IBM:         “The only way to survive is to continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of…