My notes on the excellent gamification course by Prof. Kevin Werbach on Coursera.
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.
Finally I realized what Ravi Mohan kept talking about – Massively Open Online Courses such as those provided by coursera.org, udacity.com, edx.org are amazing free online courses by the best professors in the world. You should sign up.
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.” AndContinue reading “Freewriting – Review of the Accidental Genius book”
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.
I was recently asked to write memoirs of my college life for a guest editorial for my alma mater’s alumni newsletter, and I jotted down a few thoughts while reminiscing the past.
The irony in this world is that “To get somewhere, you already have to be there.” From an individual perspective: If you want to make money, you need to already have money. To get a job, you need to be one-year experienced and not a fresher. If you’re experienced and want to apply for aContinue reading “To get somewhere, you already have to be there”
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 drawContinue reading “To Masters or not?”
The Idea A couple of months ago, I was going through a “productivity drought.” I used to repeatedly bounce between tasks. I couldn’t concentrate enough. Work was suffering. I thought to myself “Just how bad is the situation? Can I quantify it?” Then I started using a very old and boring concept: the stop watch.Continue reading “Why I do Time Tracking”