Did you see it?   If you blinked, you probably missed it.  2015.   It just passed by. Making  a loud whooshing sound too. Time!  It’s oh so fleeting.  Just one look at old picture albums sends you reeling down the memory rabbit hole. Reminiscing of what once was.  …

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 Photo credit: Kaizen Journaling You either journal or you don’t. And if you don’t, it is likely you would very much like to develop the habit. There is something very attractive about the idea of putting down our innermost thoughts, feelings and desires to paper. It somehow leaves us more…

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They’re all courting and wooing Indians! First it was the hostesses at British Airways Airlines who joined their hands to greet us in a namaste. The Fins took it a step further and did an entire dance in celebration of Indian Republic Day. Lastly, Luftansa joined the bandwagon, assuring us…

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Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford, is inspiring. I’ve watched it a couple of times. A line that stood out for me is when Steve says, “I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life.” Well friends, now, I’ve gotten lucky too. Since December 2012,…

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“Getting things done is not the same as making things happen. You can… …reply to email. …pay the bills. …cross off to-do’s. …fulfil your obligation. …repeat what you heard. …go with the flow. …anticipate roadblocks. …aim for “good enough.” Or you can… …organise a community. …take a risk. …set ambitious…

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I’m the kind of person who loves making Goals. Goals motivate me to aim for something great, to be in a better place then where I am now. But I’ve also noticed that goals can become a source of unhappiness. Let me explain. A person with a Goal mindset often…

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I’ve been an advertising buff all my life.  I’ve commented on some nasty ads here and here.  And shared some sparklers here, here,  here and here. Most ads speak about the greatness of their products.  Not this ad.  Yet I’m convinced to try it out.  And they executed the ad in under 15 seconds, with just…

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An amazing short film, inspired by actual CIA research files.  Just 15 minutes long.  Have a look.   Note to Dennis Lu (the Director): You really should start a Kickstarter to raise funds for part two.

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