San Bhaskaran

How does work become fun?

If work feels like fun – then it is not work.  Work that you are highly skilled at feels like fun.  Skills are acquired via effort (hard work) + cycles of feedback.  Acquiring skills, therefore, is the only hard work.  Applying skills… Continue Reading →

Framework for thinking

One significant aspect of managing people is that task-oriented people need to improve in strategic thinking. The problem with task-oriented people is they are good soldiers but awful managers and hence cannot be given important responsibilities; they will keep going… Continue Reading →

Ideas are more dangerous than Missiles.

I met yesterday morning with a good friend who dreams of an excellent future for Mauritius. He asked me how we unify people behind ideas when so many ideas are floating around, and false flags are planted to misdirect and… Continue Reading →

Turning energy from upset to creativity

Once we started building out a sales team, we were looking for tools for them to make calls. A few key categories in this area are sales enablement and revenue intelligence. We decided to try out outreach, outplay and engage… Continue Reading →

bad weather?

The icy grip of winter has descended upon Austin, has it not? I have received a delightful photograph from my dear son, basking in the warm glow of the sun in Mauritius. Truly, that tropical paradise is the perfect location… Continue Reading →

Modeling decisions

Modeling decisions: Most successful people are learning in real-time, making mistakes they can stomach if a bet goes wrong 100%, and then working hard to change the success probability, which they assume they can. The only thing that changes with… Continue Reading →

Lessons learned watching the kyne west (ye) episode.

Lessons learned watching the kyne west (ye) episode. Do not blame any group for your problems – attack the individual(s) who caused you harm if and when you have the platform. You are just a minor mental health issue away… Continue Reading →

Are we close to WW3?

US President Joe Biden on Thursday warned the world was facing “Armageddon” as Putin may use his atomic arsenal. We are not very close to world war – In my opinion, it is the least probable outcome. Ukraine is slowly… Continue Reading →

Current thinking on the Ukraine war

They say a foolish friend will do the same damage to you as your worst enemy. Ukraine should learn that they are unwelcome in the European Union or NATO; they tired begging on their knees with bullets all over their… Continue Reading →

How to prevent World War 3 – the need for an alternative.

I had sent this to my friends several weeks before the war with Ukraine broke out. Now that it has happened, It may be suitable for people to be reminded that countries, companies, and individuals do not have to pick… Continue Reading →

Third world war is the war for the mind.

Algorithms as weapons: Information warfare. The algorithmic advantage is the business strategy that creates large monopolies, but the same is true for the fight between nations. When countries have equal strengths in conventional war power, a new age war would… Continue Reading →

Microsoft is buying Activision. Here is my view

All software we see today in a 2D model on a flat screen with some gamification could become more 3D, and we go from gamification to gaming itself. It will happen to everything – amazon shopping, office, manufacturing, everything –… Continue Reading →

My prediction on how the covid situation ends

Omicron, is just the beginning. We are playing Russian Roulette with the virus. I wrote a private note one year ago, in November 2020 on how the covid situation might pan out and how it will end… The irony is… Continue Reading →

Born rich and working for big brands.

Born wealthy and or working for big brands are similar because in both cases, you do not know why your mediocre skills are giving you incredible results. As a result, you either develop an inflated ego or guilt of privilege,… Continue Reading →

Ambition is nothing but an addiction to challenges

  • When your ambitions are self-serving and because you want to feel special and significant - it leads to your happiness but misery to people around you.

  • If your ambition relies on what you can contribute to those you love, your journey is more enjoyable to all.

  • Challenges bring anticipation that kicks in dopamine, which acts precisely like cocaine, to the reward centers of your brain. The secret is to learn to use dopamine rather than be used by dopamine.

    And the way to do that is to balance it with the here and now, gratitude chemical - Serotonin

  • A successful life without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.
  • A sedentary life without pursuit is a wasted life.

  • Life is a dance between ambition, gratitude, fear and goals.

    Fine-tune that, and you have a life as an amazing adventure.

    Ambition is nothing but an addiction to challenges When your ambitions are self-serving and because you want to feel special and significant – it leads to your happiness but misery to people around you. If your ambition relies on what… Continue Reading →

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