TED Talks make better life

Do you lie awake at night, wondering whether there is more to life? I do.

Ever wondered while commuting to work, whether life is more than just working and going home? I would, when I worked in the corporate.

Ever longed for more in life? I do. Every day.

Even today, after almost three years of working for myself, I feel life has much more to offer.

meeting deadlines at workplace

On Monday morning, he said, “I’ll finish this by today evening.”

In the evening, he said, “I didn’t find time. You’ll get it by tomorrow morning for sure.”

The next day, he was unreachable till late afternoon. “I’m really sorry. I’ve been busy. I guarantee I’ll complete this by tomorrow morning”, he said when we finally spoke.

This went on like Groundhog Day for a week. Finally, he turned in a semi-finished project and said, “I’ve done what I can. Have a look and let me know what you think. I’ll make the changes you want.”

In the end, what was promised in less than twenty four hours took two weeks to be completed.

is-technology-making-us-dumb

She was beautiful. Elegant and sophisticated, she bounded up the pub’s staircase. For a moment, I felt jealous of the person(s) she was meeting.

She looked happy. Until she came across a speed breaker: a guy shooting the lounge’s stairway on his smartphone. Maybe he was an influencer. Or a self-proclaimed food connoisseur.

Politely, she requested for space. He didn’t budge. She waited a few seconds before raising her voice. This time, he let her pass without lowering the phone. Both grimaced. Then he returned to shooting the pub’s staircase and walls.

I turned to tell my friend what I saw. But she was busy with her phone. With nothing better to do, I sipped on my beer and glanced around.

how to develop and generate new ideas

It’s very popular. Probably one of the most popular theories of all time.

The split brain theory states that the left hemisphere of your brain brain is logical, analytical and boring. It associates with vocal intelligence and gets you through life acceptably. Left hemisphere dominated people do well at school but possess restricted creativity.

The right hemisphere is creative, imaginative and disorganized. It harbors non-vocal intelligence and is not given enough prominence. Right-hemisphere dominated people often feel guilty about how they think, and are generally labeled as ‘learning-disabled’.

how to be a smart worker and be more productive

Imagine this.

You are onboard a sinking ship. Everyone with you on that ship is busy draining the water out. But the water is filling in the ship faster than people can drain it out. The ship is still sinking.

Now, you have a magic glue (probably invented by 3M) that can plug all leaks effectively.

There’s just one catch.

donald trump presidential win

Donald Trump won. How did it happen! The world is shocked. The Hillary wave was overwhelming. Most pundits predicted a landslide win for her. 55 media publications claimed that Hillary Clinton would become the 45th President of the United States of America. Only two predicted a Trump victory. And yet…

This post is not to judge whether America made the right choice. Instead, it wonders how we missed seeing the writing on the wall, when it was so stark. How did the candidate, who won the popular vote, lose the electoral college?