All of it comes to one point (IM 773)

And that is self awareness… Self-awareness is enlightening ourselves. Whatever we gain or lose, all the successes and failures will make no sense when we are self-aware.  All the rejections, guilt and insecurities does not exist in the face of self-awareness. Self-awareness is the end point and the beginning point of everything. And this is…

It’s not the end of the story (IM 772)

We are so quick to judge the situation we encounter. We see the toughest situation as a bad day and a suitable situation as a good day or good luck. All we do is make the perception of how we feel about it. But aren’t we too quick to judge the situation? I feel like…

If it was easy..(IM 770)

…everybody would be doing it. Whatever we have dreamed of doing and didn’t continue because it wasn’t easy to achieve we got to remember if that was easy everybody would do it. There must be a reason behind those things being undone. It is destined for us to make that happen or do those things….

“Capitalism Alone” (IM 769)

For the first time in human history the world is dominated by one economic system and that is Capitalism. We all are capitalist now whether we realize it or not. Branko Milanovic in his book “Capitalism Alone” examines the historical shifts that have led to capitalism’s dominance and highlights the varieties of capitalism at work…

“Memento Mori” (IM 767)

There is two words that come to us from ancients that we should remind ourselves of, in every situation, every minutes and every seconds: “Memento Mori” – remember that I will die. Most of the ancients talk about death in their books and arts from Seneca to Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius. In the face of…

Tranquility (IM 766)

Marcus Aurelius in his journal, which became the present day book “Meditations” wrote doing less is the way towards tranquility. He says, “if you seek tranquility, do less.” To be more specific do what’s essential – what brings internal satisfaction.

Science vs art (IM 765)

Science deals with facts while the art is imaginary. The real thing that exists is a science. Art is something abstract. Art can be behavioral while the science is intellectual. Never confuse these two. They are different. But both are important in their own way. The combination of both is necessary for innovation. Let’s take…

Time to disembark (IM 764)

In chapter three of Meditations, Marcus Aurelius wrote: Hippocrates cured many illness- and then fell ill and died himself. The Chaldeans predicted death of many others; in due course their own hour arrived. Alexander, Pompey, Caesar-who utterly destroyed so many cities, cut down so many thousand foot and horse in battle-they too departed  their life….

People, technology, and money (IM 763)

These three things make anything possible. It’s beginning of every success stories. If we have a right people and money, then we can create technology which leads to many innovations. With right people and right technology, we can attract funding which is necessary for pitching up any startups. The tragic thing is people with a…

Choose “both” (IM 760)

We are taught to choose one option when we are given a choice. This has been true in most of us. We are told to “Go to school or start a company”.  But why should we choose one of them? Why can’t we take the both? Elon Musk is running Tesla and SpaceX; he’s also…