Value Innovation (IM 970)

According to the writers of book Blue Ocean strategy, neither the company nor the industry is best way to analyze the way of getting into a blue ocean. The believed strategic move is the right unit of analysis for explaining the creation of blue ocean and high sustainable performance. Value Innovation is the cornerstone of…

Returns Of Investment (IM 967)

Return Of Investment (ROI) can’t always be measured in money. We think that our return is directly proportional to the investment we make. But ROI is negative most of the time. This negative ROI is killing many small startups. What if instead of measuring return in money we start to measure its return on improvement?…

Well Organized (IM 966)

Anything that is not well organized is bad to get involved with. Most of us live very disorganized life. Our thoughts and actions doesn’t match at all. We think everyday “what do we want” and believe that it’s something different. We convince ourselves to do something, but in reality, we end up doing something completely…

The Drug Everyone Needs (IM 945)

The drug we all should take is the drug of optimism and self-awareness… We all over-judge ourselves in every chapter of our life. As result of this, most of us become overwhelmed by the situation and keep dwelling. The only thing optimism and self-awareness bring in these situations is happiness and peace of mind and…

Consequence from an unagreeable doing (IM 814)

When we force ourselves to do some stuff that we are reluctant of doing the consequences might be not as expected. Did you ever have a situation where you forced yourself to do something and the result of such doing turned out to be bad? Today, I had a car accident as I was on…

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…

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…

Ralph Waldo Emerson (IM 797)

He has some very powerful lessons for all of us which goes :- “Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish everyday and be done…

Facts and dreams (IM 792)

We can debate on that. But it’s true that facts are better than the dreams. Dream is important but one can’t ignore that fact. One can’t ignore the brutal truth. Following the dreams but ignoring the facts might take us nowhere. So, it’s important to know that the facts are better than the dreams.

Inside of us (IM 785)

We search happiness in outer world. We seek respect from others. We are hungry for praise and pride. We always look at the outer world for everything we do. But in most cases it doesn’t work. It is because most of the content we are looking for are present within us not in other people…