Last weekend, I read Cal Newport's latest book "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and I'm very happy that I read it - this book will be very helpful for people who are into their career for a few years and are beginning to question many things about their career.
I’ve been a long-time reader of Ramit Sethi – I love his irreverent approach to money which has influenced me positively. About a year and a half ago, he launched the Earn1K program and I was immediately curious about it. Having failed to run a business once, I thought this was a great way to … Continue reading Freelancing
Cal Newport, one of my favorite bloggers ever, wrote about the upside of deep procrastination last week. I had a few thoughts on the subject. So what is deep procrastination? You know you're in it when "No matter how dire the stakes, starting work becomes an insurmountable prospect." I remember this starkly happen to me when … Continue reading About Deep Procrastination
39 people have asked me "The case for master degrees. Should or Shouldn't ?" This article is for those 39 people. Well, the correct answer almost always is "It depends." But let me give a few points to think about. Obviously, I'm answering from the perspective of CompSci students. Students of all disciplines can draw … Continue reading To Masters or not?
A list of blogs I read has been published in the Mint Lounge newspaper on 13-Dec-2008 Saturday.
As a small experiment, I had put up a skribit sidebar where anybody can suggest what I can write about. Little did I know that it would actually be used seriously. Someone posted the topic "On how fresh graduates can learn independently and grow. Instead of waiting for the Company to help" and today, there … Continue reading How Fresh Graduates Can Grow
I've been pondering about specialization vs. generalization in terms of career skills. I have this notion that I *should* be a maven, *should* be an expert at something. But yet, I mostly do things that are the very opposite of this idea.
Imagine a conversation with your doctor that goes like this: "What do you do for work?" the doctor asked me at the beginning of the interview. "Well, I’m trying to start my own social movement." (There was a long pause, but he didn’t ask anything else about that. Instead, he looked at the next item … Continue reading To live unconventionally
Philipp Lenssen recently had a good post on tips on information overload by various people. It got me thinking about the various tips and tricks I've imbibed in the recent past and which work reasonably well for me. So I tried to collate them into one place: Email Always bring the inbox down to zero … Continue reading How to handle information overload