Sympatheia and Its Importance (IM 926)

Sympatheia is defined as the largely interconnectedness between many things. It’s an idea that all things are mutually woven together and therefore have an affinity for each other. Marcus Aurelius talks about this in Meditations. He says that everything in the universe in interconnected and are interdependent. The result of one happenings will affect the…

12 Lessons From Dale Carnegie’s Masterpiece… (IM 877)

Dale Carnegie’s masterpiece “How To Win Friends And Influence People” highlights some very simple but resonating lessons which can implied in our daily life whether it be a business world or personal world. I came up with this book back in 2017 and still refer to it when I need it the most. Some of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nature’s job (IM 831)

Marcus Aurelius, in his book “Meditations” said that the nature’s job is to shift things elsewhere, transform them, pick them up and move them here and there. It’s job is to make constant change. There is nothing new happening here. Everything is related and familiar. The good of one people is bad for another and…

Never ending circle (IM 830)

There is a saying that goes, ” For everything you gain you lose something and for everything you lose you gain something.” This has been so true in my life. And today is the day that best resembles this quote. There is something positive in my way forward for the thing that I lost. This…