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How to Overcome Psychological Damage?

May 28th, 2014 No Comments

Most people do not realize they have psychological damage. Even if they do, how many can overcome the damage in an effective way? Hiding it or outright denial will only delay the inevitable and often when it’s too late. This damage is known as fear and it’s the worst of the lot.

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A Summary of This Blog to Date and The Next Pit Stop

May 25th, 2014 No Comments

So much has changed with this blog entering its fourth year, yet so much has not. Whether I’ve found the truth I couldn’t confidently tell. Only nearer, I constantly console myself. A step closer to unravelling the mysteries of life, mayhaps? Upon reflection, the basic pillars of this blog haven’t changed.  They are based on (a) […]

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How to Negotiate

May 14th, 2014 1 Comment

I remember some time back when a friend of mine casually mentioned that the most important thing he learned during his MBA is negotiation. While decision making is concerned with optimizing resources (click here for the post),

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How To Make Effective Decisions

May 14th, 2014 No Comments

The most effective decision making tool that I’ve come across so far is 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch. The beauty of it lies in its simplicity (similar to the Checklist Manifesto) while ensuring we consider 2 important parameters –

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Occam’s Razor, Scuttlebutt and Lao Tze

February 13th, 2014 No Comments

From Wiki, Occam’s razor (also written as Ockham’s razor from William of Ockham (c. 1287 – 1347), and in Latin lex parsimoniae) is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in problem-solving. It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected.

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December 16th, 2013 No Comments

Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset The New Psychology of Success is a very important book. It provides new explanations to the age old debate of talent vs effort and offers a new framework on how we should view this issue. Refer to the following and see which ones apply to you*:

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The Success Curve

December 12th, 2013 No Comments

It took me awhile to realize this but have you ever thought what success might look like? It’s a U-curve. Let’s call it

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Clashes of Narratives

November 18th, 2013 No Comments

“If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” Genesis 11: 6-7

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No Mind or Blank Mind?

August 30th, 2013 No Comments

One of my favourite movies must be The Last Samurai. ( I have probably watched it more than 10 times). Click below for a short clip from the movie. (If you want a longer version just go to youtube and type The Last Samurai No Mind) No Mind

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When Phobos Strikes Again, Racism and the Return of Hope

June 27th, 2013 No Comments

Croesus is a rich king in ancient Greece who is quite enamored with his own wealth. When the wise man Solon comes to visit his kingdom, Croesus asks Solon if he had ever seen greater opulence than his own. Solon replies that birds like peacocks are incomparable in their beauty. Croesus disagrees, and he tries […]

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