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On Framing Problems

As the late American inventor and engineer, Charles Kettering very wisely said, “A problem well-stated is half-solved.” The need is to re-frame every problem into a challenge. To get better ideas, to be able to solve it faster, and in a better way.

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Time can Distill Goals

Another one on productivity. A lot of us have made lists and planned things out thing, be it an event, a shopping list, or life goals. However, here’s something I have faced whenever listing some work goals and breaking them down into tasks. There’s a tendency to list some big goals, and of course, you…

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Music and Productivity

#Productivity This is for those of us who listen to music when working or studying. Something I have experienced.. If your work needs a good amount of figuring out or making sense, a lot of focus or creativity, you might be better off sticking to listening to one song on loop rather than a playlist…

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A Reader’s Review that Addresses a Writer’s Wish

The overarching theme for my recent book, ‘Main Batata Hoon‘ is not quite as simple as the stories in it are. So it would take me a minute to give an overview to anyone who asks. And that was because I would be looking at it from its underlying behavioural foundations, and as a writer….

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The Invisible Emotional Tug-of-war between Indian Parents with Kids abroad

Once I started noticing contrasting oddities in our human nature and behaviour a few years ago, a bulk of them ended up in the book ‘Main Batata Hoon’. The thing is though, once you start noticing them in your own life and in your network and surroundings, it is impossible to switch off. One instance…

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My Second Book – Main Batata Hoon

My recently published book, ‘Main Batata Hoon’, is now available in paperback and Kindle formats on most if not all regional Amazon sites around the world. An aunt was so amused with the title, she said she couldn’t wait to read the stories themselves. I clarified that I had used all the humour in the…

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A Possible Cause of Power Bank Fires

Given the random exploding or catching of fire of power banks on flights, airlines have either banned or restricted the carrying of power banks to hand luggage only. According to an interesting article by Andrew Hirst in 2021, there were about 340 lithium battery related incidents on flights (presumably in the US only?) between January…

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On Seeking Advice

Image: source When seeking advice, especially from someone you believe can offer great perspective, stick to gaining clarity on the big questions you need help figuring out. The advice you receive is obviously for you to consider, not to blindly implement. And especially not for you to defend when receiving it. Clarify if you think…

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Video Shorts – Discontinued Products Section

A cool feature I came across on a website, that is highly recommended especially for product companies that have a large and evolving portfolio. #servicedesign #userexperience #b2c #b2b #shorts