Sisu

A BBC article explains the concept of Sisu as follows. ‘Sisu’ in Finnish means strength, perseverance in a task that for some may seem crazy to undertake, almost hopeless. It has no direct translation in any language (perseverance is incorrect),…
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The Secret – Main Idea

The Secret is a controversial book written by Rhonda Byrne which is based on the law of attraction: thinking certain thoughts can change a person’s life in a direct manner. There are many people who believe in this idea and…
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3 Rules for Getting Ahead

I remember reading the following 3 rules for success somewhere (which I don’t remember). I am calling them 3 rules for getting ahead because success is a complicated topic beyond the simplistic explanations of motivational speakers. Choose something you are…
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How Much Money You Should Make

optimum level of money

I have observed something very interesting from the people I know about all their efforts around money. Some are making lots of money while others are struggling. It seems to me that there is an optimum level of money depending…
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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken is a poem by Robert Frost which he published in 1916. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one…
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On Happiness

Some ideas are very small and often known but reading them again sometimes puts everything in perspective. One such idea is to gauge happiness. A few days ago, I was reminded of this through a thought experiment. Assume that there…
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Closing the Loop of Listening

In a previous article, I wrote about listening as a skill and how important it is in our daily communication with other people. Today I describe another great benefit of listening more: speaking less. At times I have tried to…
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A Few Good Points

At his last day in office, my former boss mentioned some of the lessons he learned in life. I am sharing some of the key points from his speech. Friends are important. While our main priorities are health, family and…
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Choosing the Projects of Your Life

In a previous article, I described why everything in life cannot be serialized and we have to keep juggling multiple balls all the time. Moreover, we can employ the concept of sequencing in an intelligent manner to spend a balanced…
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What Can be Serialized

I have written before an article on the importance of focusing on one task at a time as the best way to produce quality work. I mentioned that one of my favourite books The One Thing takes this mono-focus strategy…
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