Thoughts on “The Upside of Being A Late Bloomer”

I recently came across this interesting and thought provoking article titled "The Art of Blooming Late" which appeared in the May-June 2019 issue of Harvard Business Review. Nassim Nicolas Taleb once dismissed HBR and similar publications as "Soft porn for intellectuals"! He is usually dismissive of such publications and "research materials" which use circular citation... Continue Reading →

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A Case Study On Dismal State Of Education System In India

One of my keen interests is Education/Teaching/Learning. I have been associated with formal/informal learning as a student and faculty all my life, and have seen the education system in India, the UK and US (to some extent) very closely. I feel outraged at the dismal state of Indian education system. It is a more serious... Continue Reading →

Is Reading Overrated?

I love reading. I love books! I love serious reading as well as leisurely reading. And yet this thought "Is reading overrated?" has crossed my mind often in last few years. Let me tell why. I am currently reading a book which is filled with quotations of many great people. I am struggling to like... Continue Reading →

Nassim Nicolas Taleb Is A Genius…

Among the modern thinkers I admire and follow often are Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett, Yuval Noah Harari, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hichens, and Nassim Nicolas Taleb. By follow, I don't mean I worship them or agree with everything they have to offer. But they definitely stimulate thinking... Nassim Nicolas Taleb is the least articulate (along with... Continue Reading →

Word Puzzle: A Figure of Speech

There are 27 idioms or figures of speech hidden in this picture. Try and identity as many as you can. For example, you have: Kicking the bucket and Hitting the nail on the head. Now there are 25 more for you to crack 😇😇 Credit: Mr Prakash via WhatsApp Sharing few answer below, given by... Continue Reading →

Whose Line Is It Anyway…

"Clever lines routinely travel from obscure mouths to prominent ones" - Ralph Keyes in "The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When" I came across this line in the context of a famous quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” which is commonly attributed to Aristotle.... Continue Reading →

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