Friday, 29 April 2011

The Resonant Idea

Based
in that it's coolly calculated and thoughtfully designed.
Sensible
in that it's consistent and coherent.
Practical
in that it's focused and limited.
Purposeful
in that it's intensely personal yet genuinely communal.
Convincing
in that it's precisely articulated and unambiguously clear;
simple on the ear.
Penetrating
in that it's sincere and built on love...
or oft-repeated and oft-received...

Friday, 22 April 2011

'3 Idiots' film

Watched this Indian film ('3 idiots') earlier today (since it had a rating of at least 7.5 on IMDB [passing my Litmus test]) and was really impressed. Well thought-out movie with good morals in mind. Made me really appreciate the choice I made a few months back not to go for a consulting or banking job and pursue instead that which I enjoy and am not so bad at... (software) engineering. No joke, I really enjoy it and would pay to work with the people I work with if I didn't have life's bills to pay :)>

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Tough Love

The difference between good and bad relationships
is not whether there is conflict
- all relationships have conflict;
it's how we get to know one another -
but how we deal with it.
Vital and nourishing,
seeing it for what it is,
it's time to worry instead
when not sharing views is the more attractive course.

(Consolidation of the chapter entitled 'Fight Club' in the 'Tough Love' section of 'The Mind Gym: Relationships'. Good book!)

Saturday, 16 April 2011

The fail fast, fail small philosophy

Be not afraid to try.
Failure isn't fatal.
The idea is to fail fast
in an idea that's wrong,
not getting emotionally attached to a sinking ship,
and move on,
not repeating mistakes.
See failure as a stepping stone to whatever you do next;
one step smarter.

(Summary of a feature article in this month's Wired magazine)

(Social) Networking

It's only a single letter away from "not-working".
Yet it's an important part of work:
knowing who's doing what
and making one's work known.
Throw in the desire to make one's self look good
and to feel liked,
and I can very easily find myself losing touch with...
me.