10 things that need to disappear by 2300 A.D

Here is a Thought experiment. Like the time traveler in H.G.Wells’ novel, you get into a machine and power it up. You suddenly land into a large empty lush field. Its pleasant and bright and sunny. you can hear birds. You know you are in the future but unsure how far into it from presentContinue reading “10 things that need to disappear by 2300 A.D”

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Book Review : “The Whisperers” – brilliant and supremely depressing

This 666 page tome has been a companion over the last few weeks.   Back in 2012  I voted `Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea` by Barbara Demick as my favourite book of that year. It gave the readers a searing look into the life of ordinary people in the present day hellContinue reading “Book Review : “The Whisperers” – brilliant and supremely depressing”

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‘The Iberian Inicident’ – the terror of losing a work laptop

All it took was 5 seconds of distraction on my part and I knew the word PANIC more intimately than I had in the preceding 34 years on earth. On Monday, finished work in the client office in sunny Madrid and went straight to the airport. As I was going through security I dutifully tookContinue reading “‘The Iberian Inicident’ – the terror of losing a work laptop”

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Running (a third of) THE Greatest Running Route in human history

Most serious runners know the lame origin story of the Marathon. The fascinating real tale tells of how the Greeks repelled the Persians using superhuman grit to run from one battle to a potential one. So do yourself a favor and read this short but fantastic story of its true origins. I knew of theContinue reading “Running (a third of) THE Greatest Running Route in human history”

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BEST OF 2013 : 15 MOVIES THAT BLEW ME AWAY

As I promised myself in January 2013 (in one of my smarter resolutions of this past year), I saw 52 good movies. I am going to recommend 10 from those 52 that are absolutely worth your time so add these to your 2014 Netflix or torrent list. I also saw 14 thoughtful documentaries and IContinue reading “BEST OF 2013 : 15 MOVIES THAT BLEW ME AWAY”

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2 Senior Corporate Roles that hurt a firm

Right now I am reading this book on innovation by Scott Berkun. ‘The Myths of Innovation’. A great little primer on debunking the many myths surrounding innovation. He uses the myths to help illustrate just how innovation happens. He also delves into some of the reasons for just why these myths are popular and thenContinue reading “2 Senior Corporate Roles that hurt a firm”

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