What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns
Looking at the gun control from a doctor’s perspective. This is just devastating. While we are hoping for reduced gun ownership, Trump is aiming to put more guns out there with an absurd idea of arming the teachers. Gun control in United States is a public health issue.
The future of the world is in understanding science and irrational behaviours. Countries around the world must rely on R&D for humanity to make great strides. Having said that it’s also important to understand and differentiate guided research and serendipity.
A good article on the alarming effects of climate change and how sophisticated techniques from attribution science has helped establish causal links between the fossil fuel producing companies and the repercussions. However, this is still being looked at as a zero sum game. Initially these companies are going to protest but in the end pay up some company to reduce the negative sentiments. With the repercussions rising at an alarming rate, there is no talk about improvements or sustainability. Exploiting the natural resources to make trillions to only pay couple of million as penalty is a slap on the wrist. Rather these investments ought to be spent on research for tackling climate change.
IKEA is a good example of how quick and smart reactive decisions can be a good turnaround. Creating a company and scaling it is extremely challenging and IKEA has done it good - established a sustaining culture. Not a typical text book approach but worthy of a business case study.
Just do it. We spend a lot of time at the idea of the task than the task itself.
Age old. Very intuitive and yet we don’t end up following these fixes.
This is one of the most open ended debate one can find. There has been a lot of talk about resource constraints on our planet but time and again it has been shown that we have tackled it with wildest of discoveries for which a lot of money was spent on research. But there is nothing wrong with a fall back plan and Musk’s wildest dream is getting us inches close to that. While it’s a moral question on whether we are wasting money on space explorations, the world’s resources ought to be split so that we tackle the problems here and at the same time research on our fall back options. It’s time we get that maturity and capability considering we have a lot of tools at our disposal to get to that stage with ease.
Economics shapes the way the world is run and in this case, it is literal. Had no idea that money played a role in incentivising the nature of design.
Perfectionism is all about fear of failure. There has been a lot of negativity around failure that people dread it. And the competition has increased drastically that people are waiting to pounce to capitalise on someone else’s failure. This indeed takes a mental toll and impacts other tasks that are taken up. A good read that sheds light on the current state of where the world is at.
With the World Wide Web, there is just so many things to do. And it may not be all healthy!
My day began with reading an article about machines replacing humans and the skill set we ought to develop in order to augment these machines. This article is a good summary of the skills that matter in the world where we expect ourselves to be engaged appropriately. Leaders are not just people who manage a team. These qualities are for grabs for any individual.
While replacing humans with machines seems to be the talk these days, it’s important to understand the consequences. Machines are tactical and in the short term they definitely boost productivity and increase efficiency. However, humans are strategic. They take better calls to apply these machines at the right places. Imagination and Strategy are the key.
To quote Seneca - “time is the only item that is truly ours”. We end up using our time doing something unproductive, or doing something ill or worst of all doing nothing. It’s time we own what is truly ours and utilise it most effectively. The value of time is the first lesson in Stoicism.
Fascinating thought. Whilst we were thinking driverless cars are transformational, turns out they were just staging an experience. It’s driverless lifestyle that’s truly transformational. An end to retail property and start of a personalised mobile lifestyle.
A brilliant read on how our thinking systems are convoluted. We need to constantly challenge our thoughts with contradictions to gain exposure. Learning through these contradictions is what true learning is all about. Quantum thinking is the new paradigm.
Fascinating how research is being capitalised by Silicon Valley companies. Time for grey scale mode.
Weird but true
A fascinating read on self-awareness and how our conventional believes around this is wrong.
awareness is and what it takes to improve it. We’ve found that even though most people believe they are self-aware, self-awareness is a truly rare quality: We estimate that only 10%–15% of the people we studied actually fit the criteria. Three findings in particular stood out, and are helping us develop practical guidance for how leaders can learn to see themselves more clearly.
Turning around atrocity and ridiculous is not easy and it’s definitely a task when both are the qualities in the world’s most powerful man. Kelly has tried to tone down this hour by hour self preservation however with only limited success.
Australia is in the loom of a severe crisis. With the demand for steel and coal going down and property prices inflated with foreign money, it appears that the luck is weaning. Economic diversity should be the prime focus to hold the reigns.
The purpose of economical order was to unite the world and make administration easier. In the end, the difference in rate of growth of wealth amongst different people has resulted in a havoc. Inequality is one of the biggest psychological threat that currently exists. It’s gnawing at people’s consciousness and making them take unpredictable or irrational decisions.
Day dreaming is considered to be good but dangerous as well?
Is the premier league becoming a league where managers are trying to ensure job security?
The tech bubble has brought the 2017 Silicon Valley companies to the level of 2007 Wall Street companies. Only a handful of these tech companies are actually changing the world. The others are focusing on the good to haves when half the world is struggling for the must haves. This article, a little too harsh but nevertheless conveys the right intent. Time for these tech giants to step up and own responsibilities.
This is probably one of the best articles I’ve read in a while. Soriano and Guardian puts things into perspective of how talent and emotion of the players and the fans can be monetised into a large corporation that’s sole aim is to generate long term returns. The man’s legendary. His thoughts - rational and ruthless. City Football Group is already a sensation and will definitely do more.
The reputation economy might soon extend to all aspects of our lives leaving us to forget our inner contradictions and project ourselves in a phoney likeable manner just so that we could be rated 4 or 5 stars. This invokes a drastic behavioural change. While it does curb some negativity, it’s still not natural.
We have all got it wrong. While self-control and will power are essential in doing any task, it should not be forced on the mind. Rather, cultivating strong social relationships, feeling proud and grateful acts as positive reinforcement in gaining self-control and exercising will power.
Such a beautiful lesson conveyed through a simple and fascinating tale. Wonder if big wolf would have felt the same had the little wolf been more capable at certain things than big wolf was. It’s always important to have open arms and open mine when there is new company. We humans jump into quick judgements these days!
A novel thought experiment of how some things could be archaic. Can the world improve if parents have equal empathy and compassion for everyone rather than their own? Fascinating
A brilliant read. Picked my brain indeed. Could relate to the poem ‘Road not taken’ by Robert Frost.
One does not have all the information to make a decision and it’s about the gut feel one has in making one and the kind of transformative experience it brings along. Some end good and some don’t. These invariably improve our decision making process as we traverse the journey of life.
Learning and creating trumps being a salve to entertainment and having a superficial thought that life is all good. Curating our day to day lifestyle is important to remove activities that could be toxic to our growth.
Very simple formula - invest in yourself and not be complacent!
This is something everyone can relate to. We don’t live our life the way it is intended. We make mistakes but the learning is important. What we can synthesise from the learning and learn is what eventually shapes us. And there is hard work behind this.
The tech companies have information that can change the way businesses are being financed. Businesses don’t just need money. They need facilitators that can help them in their operations as well. Tech companies like amazon and google can offer both and that’s exactly what small businesses need. This is a game changer for the already declining BFSI industry.
Storytelling makes people resonate and resonating helps them think thereby investing brain’s cognitive power. Hence serves as good motivational technique
One hell of a rich guy!
And they say we are in the 21st century. The only thing that stands in support of that is how we are on the brink of war. Lack of democracy and other measures in North Korea is a step back from what George Orwell had written about in the book 1984 and he wrote that in 1948!!
Something similar stemmed from a conversation I had recently; read multiple articles than a book for long to grasp more knowledge. A book is the final step in getting the depth that is needed. Hence, it’s important to choose the articles wisely. Reading indeed is a smart art
ikea has tapped into the new software release from Apple. There has been a lot of talk about stores of the future in the retail space and for them to be real, you needed the technological changes to keep pace with the ideas that keep shaping up. The new iOS 11 is a great start. Shopping made real.
Ask the most important questions, filter information through those questions from diverse questions and create something from it rather than just consume. This mental model is what helps us become wise with right information and not overwhelmed with abundant information.
This is a phenomenal growth story. Starting and banking on word of mouth marketing to reach a million users is truly commendable.
What started out as incentives to ensure employee retention is now backfiring against the corporates. Healthcare in US will always be a complex affair and there can never be a blanket solution.
Asking the right questions helped Apple transform their camera. Removing the complications and filters in a camera to introduce an adaptive software based on Machine Learning that adjusts the lighting according to the exposure. It's not just the hardware that matters as a powerful software can fuel things as well. Good stuff from Apple!
The incentives for the hedge fund managers are the reasons for the low returns but at the same time they are the reason for a fund to perform the way it is performing as the manager (smart guy) needs the money to call the right shots. Paradoxical. In the end, Warren Buffet proved he's the true Wall Street rep!
Difficult reality. When practiced, results can be reaped