Daniel Kahneman and Yuval Noah Harari are two of the great thinkers alive and also among the people I like to follow. I had read Daniel Kahneman's book Thinking Fast and Slow partly. I had really liked it, however it is not an easy read. It is in small type font and very verbose. The... Continue Reading →
Read this on the backdrop of the controversy surrounding WhatsApp's security policy change, and data privacy debate etc. As they say, when you are not paying for the product, YOU are the product. There is no free lunch in this world.
Here is an interesting article by Manu Joseph in his weekly column in Mint newspaper. Purpose may not be as important as it's made out to be I partially agree with point of view that "Purpose" was created or at least propagated by a small group of people for some "purpose". Self-help books is a... Continue Reading →
“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.” I had seen this quote and this image before. But what's interesting today is that I saw this on Twitter with a follow-up question: Someone asked: "Anyone know is there is an official term in psychology for this? I’ve been thinking... Continue Reading →
One of the better outcomes of COVID-19 and lockdown is a sudden and sharp rise in online talks, interviews and conferences. Some really good shows have happened since March 2020. Some old talk shows have morphed into the online chat - for example Karan Thapar's chat show, Algebra etc. One such important show is Manthan... Continue Reading →
There are very few Indian columnists who write through-provoking, stimulating columns and write well (as in, with a literary flair). Manu Joseph would rank among the top in that list. I first discovered Manu Joseph through his interviews on Youtube. Here are few of them which you might enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a06Pv7YokA&t=1642s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP-A6FW9qOw&t=1950s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-8zDOrFxKw I then started... Continue Reading →
I had read one Marathi book by Ganesh Devy (त्रिज्या) and was familiar with his work on the Indian languages. But I didn't know that he was so prolific and well articulated until I watched his two interviews in Algebra. Do watch both these interviews if you are interested in languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnrAgNqpK8Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qgQpyqo2P8 What's also... Continue Reading →
Today I read an interesting post on Linkedin on the difference between CV and Resume. Here is the post: Let's get basics cleared firstCurriculum Vitae = CVCV is a detailed document. Could run into 4 pages to even 10 depending on how complex is the nature of your work.Resume' is a short version of CV.... Continue Reading →
Design Thinking is an interesting subject. ……… A 4-day long course/workshop on Design Thinking is a bad idea. ……… A certification in Design Thinking is a fraud.