What we take for granted is has lot of hidden facts.
We pride ourselves to be great thinkers without realising the biases that are deeply synched in our psyche.
Designing, improving or problem solving our thinking needs to change.
Enjoy this great look into ourselves.
When solving problems, people tend to think about adding something before they think of taking something away, even when subtracting is the better solution.— Nature (@nature) April 11, 2021
Read the paper: https://t.co/DC8YYq5mXW pic.twitter.com/iHkM5OZ39O
Simple is creative.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creative.
Using sustainable technology to simplify life may be the best possible usage of technical advancement specially when it benefits larger population on our planet.
Such a thinking and usage are badly needed in current situation when indiscriminate use of technology threatens our very survival.
Here is an example that shows the way to use technology to make things simple as simple is creative.
‘Be proactive’ is the first habit of effectiveness as rightly laid out in the famous book ‘Seven habits of highly effective people’ by Stephen R. Covey.
The following text presents a step by step guide to develop the habit of “Being Proactive”.Continue reading “How to be proactive? Developing the habit”
Ever wonder what process does your brain follow when there is a decision to be made – good or bad? Yale researchers have found that three distinct circuits connecting to different brain regions are involved in making decisions.Continue reading “Know how your brain helps you make decisions”
Rajarshi Purushottam Das Tandon was at the time a Member of Parliament.
Once, when he went to collect his salary cheque in the Parliament Office, he asked the clerk there to transfer the amount directly to a “Public Service Fund”. The officials over there were pleasantly surprised by his generosity. One of his colleagues standing nearby said: “There are hardly four hundred rupees as your allowance for the whole month. And you are donating the entire amount for social service?” Tandon ji humbly replied – “You see, I have seven sons and all are earning sufficiently to raise their families; each one sends me one hundred rupees per month. I spend only about rupees three to four hundred from that and the rest goes to some philanthropic causes. This allowance as a Member-of-Parliament is again extra for some one like me. Why should I save it for myself or my family? Such was the character of our leaders.
It was because of this natural austerity and detachment from selfish possessions that he was called a “Rajarshi”.Continue reading “Character – An inspiring anecdote”
Inside or, outside?
While buying my first new car me and my wife got into an argument over two choices that we finalised.
One car had good interiors & good performance but was not as good looking from outside.
The other car looked great from outside but was not spacious from inside & did not have comfortable interiors.Continue reading “Happy New Year 2019”
It was middle of the day and sun rays were filtering through clouds. Right in the mid of Jungle, her only companion was her partner. Light breeze was ruffling through her hair. She was happy.
She said: Look around, nature is beautiful. How exhilarating, how peaceful, how beautiful. Away from the vagaries of the world and free of all worries, life is playing with colours of nature.
He said: But I do not see any beauty in the nature.
I was enjoying my dinner at a restaurant. The ambience was great and I savoured the sumptuous meals. The enjoyment was topped by the company of loved ones. While the dishes were being served, I could not help but notice a quote from Chanakya printed on serving mats. (see picture).
I remember my first visit to Taipei in late 90's. A prosperous capital city of a small island country.
As a visitor from India, I was awestruck by the well functioning city, beautiful people and all round prosperity. I later visited other parts of Taiwan and even in smaller towns & cities, the trend was pleasantly replicated.
I was really surprised as to how a small island nation, with little or, no natural resources could afford to become such a success.
And why, we in India cannot?
Once upon a time, there was a farmer and he had a donkey. On an unfortunate day, while going to the fields, the donkey fell into a well. It cried frantically to be rescued.
The former thought the donkey is old & useless. In any case, the well was not being used and he had been planning to shut it by filling it with earth.
"Let me fill up the well and this will also alleviate the suffering of the poor animal", he thought and tried to justify this course of action.