Tag Archive: Learning

Ignorance of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle built Sherlock Holmes’ personality around very peculiar traits. One of them was his ignorance. As remarkable as he was in his profession, he was on the opposite end of the spectrum when it came to things he…
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Accepting Mistakes

It is natural to think of ourselves as shining beacons of truth and infallibility. There is something in our minds that prevents us from accepting and acknowledging our mistakes. When I find it difficult, I just do what I do…
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Information Flow is the Key

Information flow

A wise person once told me that information flow is the key to everything. Rest are simply details. Everyone knows that in the context of supply and demand. For example, a product that is cheap in Tanzania but expensive in…
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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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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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For Students

Due to the coronavirus, most schools and universities have quickly shifted their teaching programs online and the students have this tough task of actual learning in a non-physical environment for the first time. Over time, you will go back to…
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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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Nurture Shock

Nurture Shock is a great book for parents of young children. And I highly recommend it since the lessons learned through this book can go a long way in raising confident, well-mannered and persistent kids. Some of the key points…
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Finding Extra Hours for Personal Growth

My very first article on this website was about the cost of wasting an hour. It turned out that the cost of wasting just one hour a day is around 2 months of our productive life every year. This is…
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On Learning from a Single Source

Eric Hoffer was a fine American philosopher whose quote below resonates really well with the technological era. In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer…
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