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…

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…

Putting all together… (IM 818)

In “Principles: Life and Work“, Ray Dalio, talks about important things when it comes to progress in life and establish a progressive organization. First, if you want to accomplish your mission or your organization’s mission, you will be better by having quality relationship with the people. Second, if you want to have a great work…

The four-step process (IM 816)

I’ve learned a four step process to solve any problem we encounter. It might not be the ideal solution for everyone but it breaks down the problem and makes it look simple. Here is the simple four step: List the problem Identify the root cause Plan Execute the plan  

Track Cards: A new policy (IM 811)

It’s a new way to evaluate and track individual’s performance and character. An organization is a made of people and their culture and character. It’s a new policy we’ve implemented in I-mind group (check out here about I-mind story) The goal of the “Track card” is to understand where each of us are standing and…

Building and evolving (IM 808)

Ray Dalio in his book “Principles” postulates five ways to build and evolve any organization. He uses a word machine to represent any organization. In his word machine is the combination of both ‘people’ and ‘design’. The five ways he experimented during his journey in Bridgewater to build and evolve this machine were: Identifying our…

Principle’s lesson (IM 807)

The greatest gift one can give someone is the power to be successful. Giving people the opportunity to struggle rather than giving them things they are struggling for will make them more stronger. This may sound ridiculous, but it’s true… Pointing out someone’s mistake and weaknesses, which help them correct the mistakes and improve their…

Important and being measured (IM 788)

The question is: Is something important because it is measured or is it measured because it is important? Are we focusing on the things because they are important or is it important to focus on the things of unknown value?    

Victory (IM 779)

The survival is possible with the victory which we can sense from our evolution. Darwinism and Lamarckism validates that we are evolving because of our victory towards something or somebody. Churchill said, “Without victory there is no survival.” The victory I’m talking about here is not related towards the biology but the present day life….