Fix your flow, not the stock

I have been taking some interest in sports recently. This got triggered by the significant capital overlay for new shoes and rackets to support my sons' style over substance pursuit of tennis coaching. I am indulging my children nevertheless, having seen the wisom levels of those who play sports in their childhood being far greater …

The unbearable joy of being a parent

Watched Tare Zameen Par with my kids yesterday. While we had the CD at home for quite a while, we avoided watching this movie with kids thinking it would make them very sad. Even yesterday, we skipped the parts where Ishaan becomes suicidal. They thoroughly enjoyed the rest. More than we expected. My son Surya …

Ashtanga yoga and organization change 

Like most of you, I have over the years attempted multiple courses in Yoga and meditation - and never internalized or sustained them. Over the last 1 year I have immersed myself into the world of Ashtanga Yoga, surprising myself with the progress and sustainability. I think there are some interesting lessons in the school …

Head winds / tail winds asymmetry

Do this exercise before you read rest of the post. Round 1: List in 3 minutes all the head winds and tail winds in ur life. Round 2: Them double the number of tail winds in 2 minutes. Round 3: Double them in 2 minutes more. Count the # of  head winds and tail winds …

Ten traps for entrepreneurs …

Here are some traps I saw other entrepreneurs fall into (Of course, some of these I fell into myself multiple times !). Watch out when you hear these lines. # 10. "Let's add Social Networking features and use AJAX. It's the hottest trend around. Will help with valuations" # 9. "He has 30 years experience …

Personalisation in Android

I keep thinking about why Android is Free. The Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft battle for the device OS is fascinating to watch. I am sure there are strengths each bring to the table. In the case of Google personalisation is probably one of those. It seems with a mobile device there is a lot …

Power of boring execution

How did Obama win so easily in what was predicted to be a close election? Some fascinating lessons for any business #1. Overnight success built over 8 years Obama's victory is a lot to do with the power of execution than with vision and great speeches like last time. Democrats out organised and out reached …