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DLD (Digital, Life, Design) Conference 2011 - The Big Picture

This 50 minute video is full of insights on trends and future directions that digital technologies have either already triggered or about to trigger. Interesting ! 

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

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உலகமே ஒரு விளையாட்டு !

தமிழ் செம்மொழிகடேந்திர நாதர் என்ற விளையாட்டுச் சித்தர் பாடியிருக்கும் சித்தர் பாடலில் இருந்து ஒரு பகுதி

தாய்தந்தை கூடுவதும் விளையாட்டே - பூவில்
   தநயனாய் வந்ததுவும் விளையாட்டே
மாயையாய் வளர்ந்ததும் விளையாட்டே - பத்து
   வயது தெரிந்ததுவும் விளையாட்டே

Strategies For Well-Being

WellbeingHere are 5 ways to wellbeing:

  1. Connecting with family, friends and colleagues

  2. Being physically active and eating healthily

  3. Taking notice of the world around you

  4. Learning a new skill

  5. Doing voluntary work

I read this from a handout distributed by BT. Simple and powerful.

Rhythm Of Life And Resistance To Change

ResistanceWhen a human transitions into any socially and/or emotionally acceptable situation from a position of discomfort, for some time he or she goes through a period of enjoying that perceivably stable state of equilibirium. This is the honeymooning period of enjoying a success. The success of having escaped from some previous discomfort or an unstable state of equilibirium in life. However, humans also tend to get bored quickly with new position and comforts. The honeymoon eventually ends. Natural tendency after this honeymoon is to aspire for further improvement of quality of life. This aspiration soon builds up into discomfort with the current environment that was once enjoyable. We move back into an unstable state of equilibirium. During this rhythm of life, stimulus to change appears in one of the following forms

Leadership and Management

Avoid ChangeThe tweet from vineetsblog - True Leaders Are Also Managers. #leadership - set me thinking. As the HBR article says there is a profound difference between leadership and management. A simple thought came to my mind.

Take life for example. Each human has to go through the motions of sustenance. Human reaction to life can be categorized into three buckets.

In the first bucket are those who choose to drift. They just exist and react to the environment. They neither lead not manage themselves. Can we say they just follow nature! We still occasionally do see a handful of them around us. These are called lost souls and I quote the terms from Vineet's popular book named Employee First Customer Second.

Take A Turn! Straight Roads are Boring

Take a TurnHas there been a moment in your life which you never forget? That is because life took a significant turn and will never be the same again because of whatever happened at that point. These are what I call turning points in this post. Everyone has many of them.

Attitude is Altitude

Very touching and insightful message in this video

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ஒஹொஹோ கிக்கு ஏறுதே

படையப்பாபடம் :  (1999)
இசை : ஏ.ஆர். ரஹ்மான்
வரிகள் : வைரமுத்து

ஒஹொஹோ கிக்கு ஏறுதே
ஒஹொஹோ வெட்கம் போனதே