Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I am right you are wrong

De Bono's seminal book on how perceptions are central to our thinking and hinder in more ways than one the advance of humankind and progress.Language with all its advantages is highly inaccurate in expressing things as they are and rather effectively creates a perception in the mind which may or may not be what it actually is.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

What you get is what you didn't see

Waiting on the world to change,
Waiting on things to happen,
Unxepected returns on previous investments,
Love, life, people and work.
Are you waiting on the world to change ?
Are you expecting things to happen ?
Are you waiting for that next email ?
Are you waiting for the next promotion ?
Are you waiting on the next job change ?
Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Turn your head around,
All that you thought would happen,
All that you thought would not happen,
Didn't and did.
What is that you want ?
Whattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt ?
Somethings are going to change and somethings are not.
You've got to live no matter what.
Are you finding today good ?
Without a sound,
Without a word,
Everyday counts in so many ways.
She's on your mind,
He's on your mind,
They're on your mind.
Lose control of things,
Gain control of your life.
Killing the desire of expectation,
A rat in a maze ?
The maze builder ?
You're none.
You're the guy who was born and will die.
You're the guy who may make a difference
Given a will to do it...
Love, life, people and work.

Enter your own maze

Saturday, October 14, 2006

BMW

Hah....I finally started looking at the obsession that is called CAR for Americans. Manipal was all about bikes and rattling off names and makes of bikes was a matter of necessity....here I am looking at graduate plans for BMW bikes and checking out BMW cars and it just grows on you. Good things are being said about the BMWs.....competing for my attention are the Lamborghini Gallardo and Aston Martin Vanquish S, both extremely beautiful and the modern horse of kings. The Motley fool does a good job if you're looking for a good research article on how to buy a car and they also have excellent cost calculators to tell you where you stand.They have a slew of excellent suggestions to continue your research and get more info and finally settle on that baby of yours.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wisdom of the Crowds revisited

The book seems to lose focus towards the second half and it becomes a series of examples. However, the idea being proposed is worth exploring and it would do good if corporations and governments did actually use decision markets in their operations more often. There are currently examples of decision markets being used among companies.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dream

Like shifting goalposts
Dreams of yesterday look farther today
Have they moved or have I ?
Dreams closer home
Appear out of the sky
And beckon.
Being called to take a road
A road not taken often
A road not taken because others said you could not
A road not taken because you never know it was there.
Dreams beckon,
From yesterday and today,
A dream from the past wakes up and shows you it can be.
A dream whose road was different in the past
A dream which exists down a new road
A dream from the past meets a dream in the future
The road not taken opens up again.
Somewhere sometime,
You did not lost sight of it.