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Ranjit’s writing

Continuing to Play

Continuing to Play

Imagine if a batsman says I want to score more runs after the batting side has won the match. Imagine if a bowler says I want to get the batsman out after the fielding side has lost the match. We would call it insanity. We would tell them go home, the match is over....

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Swami Protests

Swami Protests

Swami decided to join a protest last weekend. He told me and Jigneshbhai that we are going to have coffee at a protest. But a doubt cropped up. "Is coffee allowed at a protest? Who's going to get it for us?" Jigneshbhai and I had no idea. We had never been to any...

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Collection of Trophies

Collection of Trophies

Play for the love of the game, sportsmen say. It would be interesting to ask them if they would play the game even if they lost every time. Easier said than done. We play a lot of games willy nilly throughout our life. Most of the time we play them for the trophies,...

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Structured Flexibility

Structured Flexibility

Too much structure seems rigid. Too much flexibility gets nothing done. For any endeavor where you want to change from a state of A to a state of B, there needs to be an adequate mix of structure and flexibility. This applies to anything like improving health,...

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Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

Most people go online when they want to learn about something; Google being the starting and often the endpoint. Followed by YouTube, Udemy and the like if they want a deeper dive. These sources make it easy to get information, knowledge and form an opinion. It is...

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What if to What is

What if to What is

It can be a long journey. From What if to What is. It can also be a journey that never begins. Most of the time we are in What if land. Both positive and negative. What if I get my next promotion?What if we buy a bigger house?What if all my dreams come true?This is...

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The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

What is it that makes perfectly sane and intelligent people do things that they know are not to be done? Or not do things that they know ought to be done? Genetics? Indiscipline? Lack of Willpower? Motivation? Habits? Integrity? Values? Short-termism? Incentives? Most...

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Perfection and Judgement

Perfection and Judgement

Pursuit of perfection is a worthy goal but often masked under that is the fear of being judged for not being perfect. Most things improve till a point after which they don't improve. As a writer, I often hold back publishing a lot of what I have written trying to...

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What if to What is

Breadth vs Depth

Last month I ran a campaign on some social media for traffic for my website. It ended up bumping my traffic hugely. And also improved what they called engagement. Probably meaning the likes or comments on a page or post. If I were an employee in the marketing...

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Forecasts that are useful

Forecasts that are useful

"Neglect the forecasts" said Jigneshbhai when Swami asked him how his investments will do this year. The start of the year is filled with predictions for Sensex and Nifty levels. Will the Sensex hit 45000 in 12 months? What is the list of top 10 stocks for the next...

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