Keeping Things Simple

Keywords: #ShortReads #Life #Simple
Simple and easy are not the same thing. Entrepreneur success story may look simple, but it is not easy to live through it. Your parents life may look simple, but hardships and sacrifices they went through is not easy. So simple means focusing on essentials. It’s hard to keep our focus on main things. To let main things be main things. Focusing on few things at a given point in time is important.

Working with People

Keywords: #Management #Business #Leadership
Life is short to get stuck in a rut, learning is the only way out. When you go to work, you are working with bunch of people. Every one of them have their own aspirations and style of working. Work in today’s world is not done by force but by mutual support and coordination. In a Corporate setup, we all work towards the same goal by contributing in our respective roles.

Best of 2020

Keywords: #BestPicks #2020 #Links
I read articles, blogs, podcast, follow people I respect and like. In year 2020 it was bit more consumption as I was home most of the time. I like to read up something outside of what my profession is to help me connect dots. I am not including any Covid-19 articles, as I believe everyone would have read so much about it in the past year. Some of best articles I read in the past year for me to revisit and share.

Why Mindsets Matter ?

Keywords: #Softskill
What we believe is who we are. Mind is constrained by our beliefs. When we are born into this world we don’t have belief. We are born with only fear of falling. Child lacks fear and does not believe in anything. As we grow up, we start forming our belief system based on our experiences. Should our past experience define us ? Self-Comforting State Humans generally avoid risks when possible. We don’t see further down the road how a particular action can have a damaging effect.

Modern Leadership from Art of War

Keywords: #Leadership #History
Table of Contents Modern Leadership from Art of War Who is a Leader ? Approach Tactics Metrics Size don’t matter Weak and Strong Maneuver Purpose Common Goal Handling Stress Taking help Who is a Wise Leader ? Making Progress Customer Focused Operating Conditions Challenges Moving Rapidly Order in Chaos Roadmap Information is wealth Why prior Information is important ?

Multi Disciplinary Links

Keywords: #LongReads #Links
Awesome Falsehood - a curated list of Links How to Estimate UseNet Archive How to Ask Questions - Etsy Debriefing CDNs are not only for Caching How to answer well to a question Managing Technical Quality Mathematics Better Explained Distributed Systems Distributed Systems Patterns

Howard Schultz - Teaching Business

Keywords: #LifeLessons #Life #Leadership
Table of Contents Howard Schultz on Business Being Entrepreneur Self-Doubt How did I start ? Expanding to China Be curious Ask Questions Find a mentor Disrupt Focus Find Right Investors Overinvest in culture Hire a Value based Team Interviewing a canditate Don’t manage, lead Cannibalize yourself Leadership in crisis Conclusion Howard Schultz Being Entrepreneur Cost to starting business today is lot easier due to technology Have a great discipline and thoughtfulness Balancing responsibility for customer and investors.

Bob Iger on Leadership

Keywords: #LifeLessons #Life #Business #Leadership
Table of Contents Introduction Starting your day. Infuse creativity Advice Focus Strategy and Priority How to comunicate Reinforce Pixar acquisition case study Getting Steve Jobs on board Merging Company’s Culture Success Art of Negotiation Brand Value Marvel Aquisition What customers want Captain Marvel and Black Panther Limitations of Data Risk Taking 21st Century Fox Disney Success Conclusion Introduction My notes doesn’t do justice for the videos I watched.

Ideas we can think about

Keywords: #Ideas #Thoughts
Your time is limited. Have courage to follow your heart and gain experience. Live your life and not anyone else’s. Avoid stupidity. Find the points that’s hurting the most and fix it. Basically figure out the low hanging fruits Always focus on bottlenecks. read this wiki Humans desire what others desire. Its called Herd mentality. Develop your own desire and specialize Only way to do a great work, is to enjoy while you do it Closer you are with people, who share the same equality , will tend to fight more Avoid competition.

Way You Communicate Matters

Keywords: #Softskill #PersonalDevelopment
Communication is a secret sauce for success in any field. Communicate an idea in a concise,simple way. We are social creatures, who interact on constant basis for various needs. Words matter a lot. It can show others if you are empathetic or arrogant. It can connect, blossom new friendship, or break it. Let me tell you about my experience a bit I spoke for the first time on stage while I was in my school.