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…

We see the things as we are (IM 771)

What we do everyday becomes a habit and we are the reflection of what we do everyday. Based on your past experiences we make assumptions and conclusions on many things including our ourselves and our potentials. The way we talk to others or to ourselves reveals our character. The way we deal with different situations…

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…

The treasures of life (IM 768)

According to the Eastern Philosophical book  Tao Te Ching, written by Lao Tzu in 4th century BC,” there are three treasures of our life which are: Simplicity: Always see simplicity in everything. It is the ultimate sophistication. Patience: Practice patience. Compassion: Develop compassion for everything you do. Those who practice these three treasures they can…

“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…