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…

My Time with Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

It’s a sad day for India. She lost a great soul to her history who dedicated his entire life to making India great. Former President of India Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was one of the greatest Indians of our generation. Many students like me were inspired by Dr. Kalam’s vision of a great nation and values of…

Pursue Happiness – Happy 4th of July!

“The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself” – Benjamin Franklin We all know the below famous line from the US Declaration of Independence – “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with…

Antifragile – The Power of Stressors

What’s common between the viral fever of my toddler son, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, working-out at gym and start-up companies? They all are ‘Antifragile’. Nicholas Taleb coined this term in his classical work – Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder. Here is the simplest way to understand the concept: Porcelain cup can…