I wanted to be a leader, So i gave them orders, Neither did i become a leader, Nor did they follow orders An alternative I wanted to be a leader, So i followed other leaders, They taught me how to be their servant, And now look up to me as their leader
I always win the arguments that happen in my head, Are you sure my reality isn’t happening in others heads?
Creativity is easy, As long as it’s intuitive Beyond that I prefer stealing
I just finished the book Thinking fast and slow. It’s a really good book that explains how our minds work and contains some valuable advice for everyone. Here I list down 10 different questions/situations presented in the book and the learnings from them. A notebook and pencil together cost $1.10. The notebook costs exactly $1 more than… Continue reading Lessons from Thinking Fast and Slow
Have you ever reveled in the joy of being able to solve a particularly tough math problem? Or looked forward to being able to understand exactly how your computer works? Or do you prefer to stay unaware and blissful about these things? Technology to you is ‘that other thing’ which runs in the background and isn’t… Continue reading Reconciling the classics and the romantics
How tough is it for an artist to become a celebrity? Very very tough. But how tough is it to find 1000 people willing to buy your content? Not too tough eh? That’s exactly what Kevin Kelly talks about in this great article. He has a very valuable point here. In the modern era its… Continue reading Finding your true fans
You know what is a Kaibutsu? It’s the Japanese term for monster. Now when I say monster, you might picture a big furry green colored thing that runs around eating people (and you won’t be wrong), but the wikipedia definition of monster defines it as an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a… Continue reading Becoming a Kaibutsu
Today, I saw the trailer of Captain America – Civil War. Watching this trailer (which is amazing), reminded me of the Batman v Superman trailer, so I saw that too. Then I read somewhere that the Captain America trailer also features the Black Panther. And I had no idea who Black Panther was. So, I looked up… Continue reading Where are the indian superheroes?
As software engineers (or even as humans in genera), we are all faced with this dilemma. Whether to know everything about that one thing (master of one) or to attempt to know something about everything (jack of all trades). There must have been plenty of times in my life when I have stopped working on… Continue reading Overspecialization or Overgeneralization
It’s boring to keep doing 10 pushups a day. OR to write 100 words a day. Motivation gets us started with these habits but more often they last only as long as our motivation does (i.e. not for long). There are literally thousands of blogs, theories and articles out there about how to achieve your goals… Continue reading Don’t break the chain