Remembering our ‘Tryst with destiny’

Growing up, for one of those Independence Day essay writing competition, I had to memorize Nehru’s ‘Tryst with destiny’ speech and that speech has stayed with me to-date. Every year during India’s Independence Day, I invariably get to read about this speech in some article, news or blog post and learn something new about the…

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…

Google in Alphabet – Hope for a great potential

With the restructuring of the tech giant Google, did we just witness the magical recipe of Berkshire Hathaway being applied in the tech industry as well? Such corporate announcements form great case studies and provide good fodder for thought experiments to evaluate the decision from various perspectives. Here are some of my thoughts on the…

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…