A decision (IM 859)

A decision is a conclusion needed for a situation. A single decision have so much power that it can bring huge impact in future. It can controls everything… Right decision is very hard to make. It takes courage and intuition to make correct decision at certain time. Experience also make a huge impact in making…

Being a Fool in The Right Place (IM 849)

Ray Bradbury once said, “We’re all fools, all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were fool yesterday too.” We, humans, can’t run away…

Fixed vs Growth: The Two Mindsets That Shape Our Lives (IM 848)

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, in her remarkably insightful book Mindset: The New Psychology For Success, highlights the differences between the fixed and the growth mindsets. She believes that the “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, behavior, talents and creative ability is static and can’t be improved in a meaningful way. A “growth mindset” on the other…

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…

Our projects…(IM 820)

Our life is filled with projects if we scrutinously look at it. We spent time, effort or money and get the result. The outcome of the result might not be as expected but will for sure be among the followings: low chance of success, high chance of success, big positive outcomes or small positive outcomes….

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  

Two lessons from Meditations – Book VI (IM 812)

The following are the two lessons from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which I find intriguing: You take things you can’t control as “good” and “bad.” And of course when the “bad” things happen or the “good” one don’t you blame the God and feel hatred for the people responsible – or those you…

A conflict to avoid (IM 810)

We tend to be attracted by other people’s personality and we pretend to become one. It’s fatal… Doing this might hurt our own self-respect and self-value. And sometimes we get confused while dealing with situations because of this personality conflict. We should sort it out before we get any trouble because It’s worth it.