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We are putting GDP ahead of our lives.

Plato predicted that democracy would lead to nations that are governed by bullies and brutes. Given a choice, people will always elect the seller of candies and avoid the dentist. In Mauritius, where I am now for a few months,… Continue Reading →

Why Latin is still used in medicine

This was the question I had in my mind. I am trying to grasp the different parts of the prefrontal cortex. Everything seems logical – the medial (mid-sections) regions are more self-focused while the lateral ( side) parts are more… Continue Reading →

Covid 19 – why the USA is heading for a disaster

I have been monitoring the air traffic over various regions, and I firmly believe the US is going to have it worse than Africa. Lack of leadership, coupled with a significant crisis, is a clear sign of a declining empire…. Continue Reading →

AR and VR progress – Mixed Reality Standalone

Whenever there is a considerable improvement in AR / VR that will make user adoption a bit more closer to reality, it is an exciting moment in the evolution of the technology. I believed mixed reality is what is going… Continue Reading →

Excuses Distractions and Problems

Imagine if life was a video game where you are trying to go from one level to another. The game has three aspects that slow you down. There are small and big shiny bottles with energy drink written on it…. Continue Reading →

Kevin Kelly + Marc Andreessen – Being optimistic about the future

  This is a very rough transcript of a discussion between that I did for personal use, sharing it here in case anyone finds it useful   You can watch the amazing episode here :       KK   … Continue Reading →

Embracing the double-edged sword called technology

Language is technology.  The words Claudiu’s famine – written on the walls of Rome lead to his assassination. The limited characters used in twitter, text messages, etc. continue to cause a revolution in our times.   Words can be used to… Continue Reading →

Implementing OKR system

In UPilot, we implemented OKR this quarter and have it up and running for almost a month now. I knew getting the team aligned perfectly is an excellent way to make progress fast. But was struggling with how to get… Continue Reading →

Every man hears only what he understands - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 

Every man hears only what he understands – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  

Single player game

I used to think if you are intelligent, life is a bit depressing. You are continually trying to be better, and base reality is a bit boring. Add to it the cognitive distortions, life would lean towards depression if you… Continue Reading →

Coaching the coachable

Going from the state of unconscious incompetence to effortless competence requires a set of 3 traits that makes the transition possible. The absence of any one of those three means that you are trying to coach the uncoachable. This results… Continue Reading →

Ready Player One – book review

#weekendreading This weekend I gave myself a break from reading business books and read the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Have you have ever had a lovely dream and woke up and wanted to go back to the… Continue Reading →

The Discipline of Market Leaders

#weekendreading When customers make a purchase decision, they usually put all the information into three boxes, operational aspects like price and durability, product features, and if the offering will fulfill their needs or not. A company to attain market leadership… Continue Reading →

Why my next phone will also be an iPhone

I have witnessed several Android vs. iPhone debates over many years. Some android phones are expensive. And somehow our minds are wired to think, if it is as expensive as an Apple product, it must be secure too. In the… Continue Reading →

Deconstructing Ambition, Motivation and Drive.

Highly ambitious, highly motivated, driven – I keep seeing these words used in almost all CVs I receive for a review. Recently I saw a candidate who had all 3 written on it – I casually asked what is ambition, what… Continue Reading →

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