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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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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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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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What if to What is

Think, Act, Switch

There are two types of people. Those with a bias for thinking and those with a bias for action. The ones with a bias for thinking map out everything before taking the first step. The ones with a bias for action step out first and then start thinking about the map....

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Forecasts that are useful

What vs Why

When two corporate employees from the same industry meet, you might think they have a lot in common. When two entrepreneurs meet, you might think they will have a lot of common topics to talk about. When two doctors meet, you might think they will connect fast. But I...

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The Enemy Within

Beginnings

Change generally begins when you have to, when you must; not when you want to, when you should. Resolutions don't work because they are set based on what you want to change rather than what you have to change. Want to change is not much of a driver. It is a should do,...

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An Invisible Audience

An Invisible Audience

Go somewhere you dreamt of but don't take photos.Pursue something important but don't share it with anyone when you get it.Buy something valuable but don't tell anyone about it. Why? It is an interesting experiment. It will then be clearer to you if you are doing...

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