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…

Character is a Fate (IM 865)

Our character determines our fate. This is one of the lesson we can learn from ancient stoics. “The good fortune is what you make for yourself; Good fortune is good character, good intention and good action. ” Marcus Aurelius said.

Short Run and Long Run: Acting Accordingly (IM 864)

In short run, deadline is near and time is short. In long run, deadline is far and we have more time. More time means more resources. In short run, decisions seems more urgent but also unimportant while in long run, decision is important as it makes the long run sustainable and productive. In short run,…

The Game We Are Playing and Its Logic (IM 863)

… we all are playing different game; the game of freedom, the game of security, the game of innovation, the game of success (social and financial), just to keep moving ahead. But most of us scramble seeking distractions along the way in music, social media, in people, in drugs and all the short-term gains. We…

“Hymn to Zeus”: A poem by Cleanthes (IM 861)

Most honored of immortals, many-named one, ever omnipotent, Zeus, prime mover of nature, steering all things by your law, Greetings! For it is proper for all mortals to speak to you: For we all descend from you, bearing our share of your likeness We alone, of all mortal creatures that live and move on earth….