… I just realized that I have this habit of asking ambiguous questions, the answers to which necessitate further questions. For example, I was asking my friend “There won’t be any confirmation mail for the documents we submitted, right?”. If he answers just a Yes or No, I will still be left with confusion. Instead, I would have asked “Will there be any confirmation for the documents we sent?” and just an Yes or No would suffice!
If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers
For a long time, I have been thinking that dude refers only to males. I am aware that there are two forms of dude to refer to females, ‘dudette’ and ‘dudess’. But, as per the Wikipedia article, in modern English, dude has evolved to be unisex. There is more history to it. Want to know all that? Read it here dude 😉
I came across this wonderful video of Harsha Bhogle’s speech, on excellence, at IIMA way back in 2005. There is nothing to be written about it. Just go and watch it as part1 and part2. It is totally worth of your 70 minutes of time! Take a peek at the highlights here.
A very happy new year to all of you!
… as the title goes, the book deals with behavioral economics by investigating about why/how our decisions/thinking is mostly wired. The author Dan Ariely explains/investigates some of our day-to-day decisions in an interesting way. My understanding, about how we take certain decisions in a particular way, is improved after reading this book. It only improved my understanding though 😉 my decisions are still irrational, but now it is easier for me to understand though! A nice weekend read. More articles by the author… on his blog. Have a peek at the contents, if you are planning to get copy for yourself!
PS: Why hot is much hotter than we realize?? 😉
This is a wonderful video that I have come across recently, on the hidden side of Newton. Apart from his brilliant original thinking, his very style of working things out and his philosophy of life are truly inspirational. You can watch it online. The following line by Newton is nothing but a truth.
Truth is the offspring of silence and unbroken meditation
At the end of one of the (so-called) busy days, I have shown her picture to K. There was no response. My particular interest in showing this to him was in i)the sheer beauty of the pose ii) the depth of expression on her face and iii) the photographer’s expression about the taking.
Later, when I asked K about the picture he replied “Yes, the picture was good. In fact, so good”. When I kept on praising the beauty (of the picture ;-)) he stopped me with a single sentence “Why do you want to analyse it? It’s simple and just admire it”
PS: Haven’t you seen the picture yet?
… suggested by my friend.
1. Always think about how you can standout from others, and make a difference.
2. Be ready for change, and take new challenges/shocks.
3. Be comfortable with people. Accommodating people, irrespective of how foolish/irrelevant they speak, helps in the long run.