Blockchain – A dummies journey into the unknown

Unless you are castaway on an Island, I can bet you’ve been bombarded by Blockchain or Bitcoin news. Blockchain is the new cool kid on the ‘Block’. I have been reading about this for a while and I am privileged to talk directly with folks within the technology world who are trying to bring this…

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My day with Swami Vivekananda

Today is Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary and I am recollecting the day I visited The Art Institute of Chicago during the winter of 2005. This was the venue where Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech “My sisters and brothers of America” on Sept 11th 1893 at the World’s Parliament of Religions. While at The Art…

Working Hard at Procrastination

As you may have noticed, I have been working very hard at practicing ‘Procrastination’ and hence was not able to publish any blog posts in the last couple of months. In this period, I have realized Procrastination is a strange beast. It gives you tremendous hope for tomorrow because you have all sorts of things waiting…

Antifragility in action – Donald Trump Show

Here is my honest confession. I started following Donald Trump on Twitter right after the GOP debate and I also keep watching many viral videos of him making ‘politically incorrect’, absolutely absurd statements. But WHY?  Because he is a rare specimen that is demonstrating ‘Antifragile’ characteristics and it is not only entertaining but also quite intriguing to see…

Thriving in the Knowledge Economy

We live in an information and knowledge based economy and our ability to constantly learn is by far one of the most critical factors for success in this ‘Knowledge Economy’. In an earlier blog post, we already saw how higher education results in higher income. However education / degree is a point-in-time accomplishment mostly obtained…

The Profitable Pursuit of Ignorance

Acknowledgement and knowledge of ignorance was perhaps the single most influential factor that lead to the advancement of human achievement in the last 1000 years. I got interested in the history of humankind when Bill Gates talked about it on his website about a year ago and I took a course on ‘A Brief History…