Creating Value

I’m a huge Ben Settle fan. Though I haven’t bought any of his products, I sure do read each of his mails that he sends out daily. I once popped this question: Quick question: do you plan your content or just write what you feel like? Curious… My biggest hurdle is that I constantly worry about […]

Document vs Create

November was crazy! Loads of work, learning and eating (not really bingeing)! (I know, I know… it sure sounds like an excuse to not post anything here… but that’s just me… procrastinating! I’m working on it… remember?) Sometimes work can really tie you down. For good. But then you miss out on the opportunities to […]

Wash your bowl: A modern take

There’s a famous Zen story about a monk and Joshu (I don’t know who Joshu is, but that’s irrelevant here). The monk tells Joshu, “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.” Joshu asks, “Have you eaten your rice porridge? The monk replies, “I have eaten.” Joshu says, “Then you had better wash your […]

Splurging is okay. Sometimes.

Because it’s your money most people won’t value the things that you value it’s fun to let them fight for your stuff when you’re dead! (Saddleback leather’s tagline) Seriously, spend money on things that matter, that add value to your life and lasts long. I hate to pay for same stuff time and again! That’s […]

The Art of Giving a Feedback…

… isn’t really an art, but common sense. This verse from the bible explains it all — “do unto others as you would want other do unto you.” That’s it! Sadly, we don’t come near to following that advice. Far from it. Feedback, should almost always be personal. If someone screws up, pull them aside and just […]

JUMP!

Had an awesome weekend with some of my work colleagues. Off Site training programs are always fun. Among the many activities we did, white water rafting and paintball shooting stood out. Paintball reminded me of how tough it is to survive in a battle field (even a mock one!) if you’re not aware of your surroundings. And, I […]

Don’t Just Thank Them, Wow Them!

Received a call from BrainWavz last afternoon. I hadn’t raised a complaint. It wasn’t a follow up call either. (I’d purchased a headphone cover from these guys a couple of weeks back, to protect my audio-technica studio monitors — they aren’t as expensive as the other premium brands out there, but I love them!) The […]

Hello again, World!

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged (at least publicly). This new blog is a 2.0 version of why my previous blog was (no hyperlinks here—I’ve deleted it to oblivion). More focused but with the same passion and rigor that is just me. Am looking forward this exciting new journey. In true Steve Jobs’ style — […]