Because We Can ….

Android David conversing with Dr. Holloway

In the great movie Prometheus, the android David engages in a very interesting conversation with Dr. Holloway. Holloway: You think we wasted our time coming here, don’t you? David: Your question depends on me understanding what you hoped to achieve…
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Pay with the Right Currency

Right currency

On many occasions, I come across a young man or woman who wants to learn a subject or master something. More often than not, they are looking for a shortcut, or at least a straight cut (e.g., a single book,…
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A Little Foolishness Helps

It is usually assumed that wise and far-sighted people can accomplish any project better than the rest. While it might be true in general, I have observed that having a certain dose of foolishness goes a long way towards achieving…
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For Relations Around Us

Train station

Every day I am going to my city office on a train. I am returning home in the evening through the same route. Each time I see an ocean of people around me in the train station. I see the…
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Fruit of Patience

Olive tree

While reading my son’s science lesson, I came across a fact about the Olive tree. It is one tree whose first fruit appears after at least 30 years. However, once it starts giving fruit, it continues for centuries. In today’s…
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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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