I read The Daily Stoic book by Ryan Holiday around a year ago. It changed my perception of reality with the very first page: Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that focuses on practical life instead of theoretical questions. It is concerned with everyday life and does not concern itself about the stars, heaven, hell, etc. That is what … Continue reading Stoicism
From Lessons on Leading by Jessica Steel : Leaders recognize that we should feel 60% mastery and 40% stretch in our jobs at any given time. We draw our confidence from the 60% we know we’re nailing, and we grow from the challenge of the 40% that is new and uncomfortable for us. Leaders focus … Continue reading 60/40 rule
Semi-regularly, I've been doing something I called "Paper Therapy." The idea was simple: "Write on paper till your brain has nothing left in it." This stupidly simple idea has often been miraculous in helping me clear my mind and think of ideas or options that I was unable to just "think in my head." And … Continue reading Freewriting – Review of the Accidental Genius book
I was struggling with focus in the past week, and I needed a refresher of the basics. So I was looking for reading a new book that I haven’t read before, and luckily there was a free one – the Focus Manifesto by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.com fame
I talked about Productivity, GTD, and Pomodoro at Barcamp Bangalore 10. It was a fun interactive session which is always the best feature of a Barcamp audience.
The Passionate Programmer book by Chad Fowler is a must-read career book for every software developer. In this article, I show why.
Have a list of things to do.Pick one thing to work on. Start clock.When tired, stop clock. Take a break. It worked because of two reasons: Observing yourself led to the Hawthorne EffectTime spent per day was a quantifiable measure of productivity. Simple. It worked quite well for more than six months, but it just fizzled … Continue reading Book Review : Pomodoro Technique Illustrated
I find it surprising on how little time coders spend on their development environment (the "dev env"). A good dev env is necessary for any coder because we do searching, refactoring, editing and updating of code more than just appending new code.
I recently read the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It is about how the simple idea of checklists transformed the medical, aeronautical and architecture industries. And it could change yours too.
81 people have asked me about "Innovation - ways to make people innovate." That's a hard question. Especially because I'm always wary of using such an ambiguous term. And more so, when there are far more qualified people to answer out there. Since I have been asked the question, I am jotting down my thoughts … Continue reading Creativity x Organization = Impact