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This is a Jungle

Been thinking about the skills that are needed to survive the world. There are formulas that keep coming from various sources that talk about - 5 skills you need to survive, 10 skills to be successful, etc. To some extent, they are not wrong. But still, nobody can guarantee survival only with those, unless you have this full pack of skills for survival. What's that pack. Obviously, it's not a finite list of skills.  If you observe animals, do you think they suffer life as much as we - the humans - do? I don't think so. Their lives are far more difficult than ours and full of uncertainty. But do they die of heart attacks as much as we do? They do have heart diseases of various types, but mostly biological. Whereas, our diseases mostly link to our thoughts and mind.  Then what is different in our thoughts and their thoughts is what answers the pack of skills for survival. Yes, animals are not as conscious as us. But they do have feelings. The only difference seems that of how
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Do you want to be efficient?

If you want to be efficient, there is a system for achieving this efficiency. I am mentioning some parts of that system below. Meetings -  Always listen to what everybody is saying Understand what they mean by what they say Ask questions to better your understanding. This doesn't help just you, but others too. Most people do not understand what is being said and that results in poor productivity meetings.  Make note of everything that everybody says  When you speak, speak very clearly and explain what you want to say in the least words without making it lengthier. Work - Identify the task that are to be done Split every task into implementable subtasks Sequence the tasks based on dependency and priority Just start working on the FIRST or LAST task and keep moving as you complete or as you need. When to start with the last task? That's something needs more detailing. Let's do that some other time!  

When does a restaurant fail?

Imagine a restaurant with many managers to take orders, be at counters, and ensure the right music and entertainment for customers. But let me tell you this same restaurant also has many cooks and they are good. This all seems really good setup bound to succeed. But this restaurant fails. Why? Because this restaurant does not have a single chef! Why is Chef important for a restaurant? Following para from soprana.no describes it really well. The success of a good restaurant highly depends on the staff, but the staff would not get anywhere without a skillful chef. Chef is the star of the restaurant, so it can attract more customers, but if you are unsuccessful with choosing, your business might be ruined. The chef cook is the person, who organizes all the work in the restaurant kitchen, and he is also the link between the owner of the restaurant and the rest of the employees. A chef cook can be compared to the orchestra conductor, and this means that the success of the resta

The Pull Leadership - Right Way To Do It

You must have heard of this PUSH and PULL way of leading people. It's said that pull way is good way of leadership. But believe me, it turns out to be disastrous when not done the right way. In this post I will discuss what 'I think is the right way'. This may not apply everywhere precisely and is only for your consideration, when you are in dilemma to choose amongst many.  PUSH WAY of getting things done - when you are responsible for getting something done and you have people to actually execute the task, you order them to do this, this and this. And then you are gone. May be you will monitor every now and then and you will push them again and again to complete it. This is push way. PULL WAY of getting things done - when you are responsible for getting something done and you have people to actually execute the task, you sit with them, you plan things out about how we all can do this together and how the tasks can be split assigned, etc. And most importantly you also

Experience - what does it offer

We have heard lot many times that the new generations have many things far better than older. That's good. That's evolution. What was a specialist job a decade before, must become a beginner level job now. That's how things have been happening. But there is something that experience of the world and things has to offer in addition to the required skills. And most of the experienced do posses those required skills!  What is additional that experience provides is knowledge of 'What Does NOT Work'. This thing is far more important than knowing 'What Does Work'. Many of the leaders undermine this, and choose shallow people with what 'may' work attitude over the ones who keep cautioning against the things that do not work. That is a mistake!      

Issue with the world

Everything around us has issues. Sometimes they are challenges worth dealing and sometimes they consume hell lot of time not worth the value of resolution. But it's very difficult to classify an issue into one of these two categories - worth the time and not worth the time. But, I have found an easier metric to do that. There are many people around us. There are some among those who consider living life without principles as sin, working off the rules as punishable offence and prioritise design of the system over the system that works . Markdown such people. They will help you categorise issues. Any issue, these people consider as of utmost importance and you are confused about it, just neglect such issue for time being. You can come back to it later!!

If you have Diabetes and want to cure it - Resources to know how

Diabetes can be reversed. That's fact. Many doctors mention it and many don't. Can it really be and how? Here are resources for you to decide. Jut my personal compilation. Don't neglect your medical doctors, but do get your concepts cleared also. And I believe diabetes mass education is very necessary as the diabetes has become a 'mass disease'. The knowledge of diabetes management need to a household thing. Some of the facts mentioned are not by the professional doctors, but not much oppose has been done to ideas presented than to the degrees of these professionals. Anyways, you are free to decide.