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Oct 24, 2016

Successful Entrepreneur = Pirate + Navy Seal

I am attending Emerging Worlds at MIT Media Lab as I write this.

Steve Jobs once said, “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy”.

Came across an interesting slide that takes a cue from this during the presentation of Bill Aulet.

 

Pirate & Navy Seal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful Entrepreneurship = Spirit of a pirate + Skills of a Navy Seal.

Such a meaningful equation. Entrepreneurs often underestimate the execution skills.

Oct 14, 2016

The Troops Eat First

Came across this beautiful sentence.

The Troops Eat First, Officers Eat Last. This is an undisputed quality of a great leader.

It reminds me of Simon Sinek‘s book called Leaders Eat Last. The same sentiment. In fact during a conversation about the book between Simon & a Marine Corps General, the General said – Officers Eat Last.

A great leader always cares for his people. Just like a just King always puts his people first.
It’s the same principle why the companies who don’t have ‘people first’ attitude fail more often than not.

I intend to write more frequently…

I know the blog has been inactive since long.

I intend to write more frequently from now onwards and wish to make it active blog.

I was wondering what exactly I should write about. This is what I came up with.

1. I read books frequently. I can write about them.

2. About my life experiences.

3. Social issues. (India/World affairs).

4. Philosophy.

5. Mathematics.

6. Interesting / Innovative thoughts.

 

If you can suggest any topics, please do.

May 26, 2010

Unhealthy emotions – how they are created and how they should be treated!

Often we observe that we are disturbed, frustrated, stressed by our emotions. This is for the deeper analysis of those emotions (eg. Love, hate, anger, anxiety, fear etc.)

Most of the emotions which, eventually, disturb us are caused by our own thoughts. Both unconscious thoughts & conscious. The more you think about something, the more intense emotion will be. As Epictetus says – events are impersonal & indifferent. It’s what we make out of those thoughts, the way we perceive a fact cause a particular feeling inside us. It becomes more intense with more thoughts (irrational thoughts mostly) on it.

May 8, 2010

Futility of the concept of God

You think God created everything & everyone in the universe? And there is an element of God within all? Meaning, God exists in all of us, human + other species. If so, don’t you think you are killing God when you eat non-veg? Or when you kill mosquitoes, flies? When you breathe, you are killing thousands of micro organisms. The seeds you sow for plantation, to grow vegetables, there’s a living force in them too. For better growth, you use chemicals & pesticides on the plants which in turn kills other living organisms. At every point of time, your every action, directly or indirectly, consciously or unconsciously, is killing or justifying the killing of thousands of living organisms (for your own sake). Don’t you think that you are killing God itself?

Life’s purpose; material indulgence

People often like to think – What is the purpose of my life? Why am I born? Who gave me my life? What does the creator want me to do? They delude themselves under the impression that their life has some purpose. They try to find it, but they don’t (If they think they found any, that is yet another illusion)

The secret is – there is no purpose of our lives – neither of the human race, nor any other species.