Save Resources

In an age where we have so many on-demand services available, we completely forget where we came from. We press a switch to turn on an electric light, turn on the tap to have water flowing and click on a…
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Developing a Character

Recently, I had a chance to read a great story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series for moms which you can find below. I remember well the day I realized I had a true mother here in the…
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4-1 Rule

4-1 rule

Loss aversion is a term in cognitive psychology and decision theory which was identified by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman who along with Amos Tversky established a cognitive basis for common human errors. It refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding…
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Stoic Triangle

Stoic triangle

A while ago, I had the chance to read about stoic philosophy from the book The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness by Jonas Salzgeber. According to Wikipedia, Stoicism is predominantly a philosophy of…
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And Then Staying Focused

In a previous post, I wrote about how batching the tasks helps in better productivity. Today’s topic is to stay focused during that allocated timeslot. One interesting method is the Pomodoro technique. In 1980s, an Italian entrepreneur Francesco Cirillo developed…
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Batching the Tasks

Most people want some goals completed and corresponding tasks ticked off their list. So we naturally are interested in any hacks we find on time management. With the passage of time, conventional time management is being accompanied by the concept…
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Choose Your Own Dots

Steve Jobs once gave an interesting commencement address in 2005 at Stanford University. You can watch the video here and I reproduce a part of the text below. The first story is about connecting the dots. I dropped out of…
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How to Start a Speech

Recently, I watched a very interesting talk on YouTube on 3 effective ways to start a speech. Although many of my readers probably would know these techniques but it is important to understand that their influence goes beyond a mere…
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A Good Race to the Less

Our world is increasingly becoming focused on more. With competition everywhere, more is always required. More money, more love, more stuff, more prestige, and so on. It is very difficult for a person born in a disadvantaged position (e.g., in…
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Searching for Happiness

Most of my readers probably will know this concept but a reminder sometimes helps. Time and again, I see articles on the happiness being the north start of our lives and almost always next we are encouraged to seek ways…
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