The Chess Analogy

One of the most beautiful commentaries I have seen on mapping the laws of nature to our mental models is given by the Nobel laureate Richard Feynman in The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. In particular, his analogy of castling…
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Reading Books without Bookmarks

This is an interesting little habit that has helped me significantly over time. When I am reading a book, I never use a bookmark to place on the page where I stop at one particular time. The reason behind this…
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Children are People Too

Children are people too is a great parenting book by Louise Porter from which I learned a lot when my kids were born. Here are some of the important takeaways from the book. Fundamentals of a guidance approach – There…
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Formal vs Informal Clothes

Formal wear

It seems common knowledge that professionals wear business suits in work settings, meetings and conferences. Any less than that and the person seems to have a non-serious attitude about work. On the other hand, engineers and programmers are often known…
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From Zero to One

Some of the key ideas from the great book Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel are described below. 1. Zero to one: Doing more of what we already know takes…
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The E-Myth Revisited Summary

‘The E-Myth Revisited – Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It’ is a popular book by Michael Gerber that identifies some fatal mistakes committed by small business owners and entrepreneurs followed up by corresponding solutions….
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What Makes Humans Different?

Humans

This is a question each child asks. What is the main distinguishing factor between us, the humans, and the rest of the living organisms, particularly the animals? It turns out that this difference did not originate from a single characteristic….
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A Summary of The Power of Now

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle, is a masterpiece in spiritual writings. The main theme revolves around one core concept wrapped with other layers of meanings. There are also several good summaries of this book available online. I thought…
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A Summary of The One Thing

For the past few weeks, I have been writing short summaries of some great books that can help the reader grasp the fundamental concepts within a few minutes. This not only helps a person who has not read that book…
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The Art of Closing the Sale

Here are I mention some of the takeaways from The Art of Closing the Sale by Brian Tracy. Developing a powerful sales personality: Winners always accept responsibility of their actions and are solution oriented. They are always looking to solve…
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