A letter to a young reader

Couldn’t help but steal a piece from this marvelous Brain Pickings’ post. Maria Popova shares a letter by Alain de Botton to young readers from a compendium of more than a hundred such letters to children. Written by some of the most inspiring people on the planet, these letters illuminate on why we read and […]

Philosophy should be funny

Because without humor it is dry, serious, long-winded and disconnected and still outright boring. Who can blame the pop-culture for relating good old wisdom with long drawn philosophical lectures? Philosophy literally means the “love of wisdom.” We study the subject to understand the fundamental issues/problems/challenges concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and […]

Advice to 20 year Olds…

I hate Gary Vaynerchuk for inspiring entrepreneurs to do shit. Half of them do good for themselves. The remaining 25% would fail and go back to doing what they always have done. The rest of them become wannabe-Garys. And that’s a problem. I logged into LinkedIn this afternoon to check on the feeds and review […]

Bull’s eye!

Eugen Herrigel was a German professor who taught Philosophy at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai, Japan in the 1920s. He also studied the art of Japanese archery, Kyudo, hoping to explore and study Zen. Though Mr. Herrigel’s work doesn’t have anything to do with the art and science of coaching, at least directly, his book Zen in […]

The Reserve Clause

A reserve clause is basically: your intentions + actions + things/obstacles that are beyond your control. Stoicism teaches you to distinguish between your will and the factors beyond your control. Could this be applied to your life right now? I’d say, absolutely! Think about this: You do the very best to succeed Accept that you […]