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Book Review - Focus Manifesto

4 minute read

I was struggling with focus in the past week, and I needed a refresher of the basics. So I was looking for reading a new book that I haven’t read before, and...

Book Review - The Checklist Manifesto

11 minute read

I recently read the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It is about how the simple idea of checklists transformed the medical, aeronautical and arc...

About Deep Procrastination

3 minute read

Cal Newport, one of my favorite bloggers ever, wrote about the upside of deep procrastination last week. I had a few thoughts on the subject.

An experiment to be Google-Free

19 minute read

Update on 5 Oct, 2012 : Still on Mac applications, but now using the free email mailbox option of my domain registrar Gandi.net + local Thunderbird email fol...

The point of being Done

1 minute read

Listening to Seth Godin say "What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship" reminded me of the The Cult of Done manifesto:

Writing Principles

4 minute read

I think of this weblog as a small place for me to write. The reason I write is because I have this innate implicit belief that I learn only by teaching. In h...

iPhone for productivity

6 minute read

I was reading the The Favorite iPhone Apps of Five Geek Rock Stars and did not find it useful, because it was mostly about games or things that apply to peop...

Chunking

less than 1 minute read

Here is a typical day of someone who sent this to Caterina Fake:

What is your ideal personal finance life

6 minute read

I have been reading personal finance-related blogs for a while now. But due to obvious reasons, it had become very important to have proper habits so that I ...

Idli Orchid and Will Power

5 minute read

I just finished reading "Idli, Orchid and Will Power", the autobiography of Vithal Venkatesh Kamat.

Mindmaps

3 minute read

Ever since I read about how Arif Vakil uses a "My World Mindmap" to organize his life, I started using mind maps. It is such an utterly simple concept but ye...

From Google Reader to MyAlltop

4 minute read

About six months ago, I had stopped reading all RSS feeds because I wasn't managing my information input well. Over the past few months I was slowly creeping...

Mobile phone is half the PC

5 minute read

Prof. Sadagopan has an interesting take on how the mobile phone is evolving and how he views its relationship with the PC:

Get into the Flow

7 minute read

A big question that keeps coming up for an attention-deficit person like me is "How do you get into the flow?"

Refocus on the Basics

4 minute read

Most of what I learned about programming was during my first year at Yahoo!. I wrote so much Perl code and dove into naive attempts at distributed computing,...

My Online Life in Mint

3 minute read

A list of blogs I read has been published in the Mint Lounge newspaper on 13-Dec-2008 Saturday.

Common activities means better friends

1 minute read

If you want to make new friends, there is no use in just saying hi to people, something of value should be exchanged or there should be a common activity. Th...

How to make a website

less than 1 minute read

When making a website, there are simply so many aspects to consider. I’ve been gathering some useful links and information on the same, right from How to Eva...

Specialization vs Generalization

4 minute read

I’ve been pondering about specialization vs. generalization in terms of career skills. I have this notion that I should be a maven, should be an expert at so...

Tips for Working From Home

7 minute read

Working from home full-time is a different experience than we are used to. You make or break things, there's no one asking about your progress and there are ...

Super Crunchers

7 minute read

Today, I re-read a book called Super Crunchers: How Anything Can Be Predicted by Ian Ayres.

The Need to Fight

3 minute read

Long ago, a wise friend I used to know once told me that humans have many kinds of needs - physiological, emotional, etc. Along with these, there is also the...

Always remember Carpe Diem

3 minute read

One of the hard lessons that I have learned this year is "Always remember Carpe Diem". The corollary is that "If you don't execute on your idea quick, someon...

How to handle information overload

4 minute read

Philipp Lenssen recently had a good post on tips on information overload by various people. It got me thinking about the various tips and tricks I've imbibed...

Why You Should Run

5 minute read

One fine day, I was running by myself. It was a few weeks before Barcamp Bangalore 5. I got an idea that I should talk about a non-techie topic at Barcamp si...