Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wisdom Nugget

Try to understand who you are, what you are really worth. Try to measure your true worth. You might be worth a lot more than what you realize you are. You might be worth a lot more than what your peers tell you what you are. Most of us are unaware of our true selves and of the immense potential that we hold within ourselves. If we simply knew what we are, we would never get stressed.

Wisdom Nugget

Don't waste your time in life in fretting. Or procrastinating. Forget depression or stress or anxiety. Even mere fretting wastes time and emotional energy.

Wisdom Nugget

Just keep on doing your job in life as best as you can but don't bother if things sometimes don't work out as you expected them to. Sometimes, things don't work out the way you wanted. Sometimes, they do. Don't worry. Worry won't get you anywhere.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Important Quote on Leadership

The most significant mistake that most leaders have made in the last twenty years and it is very upsetting to me is that they have put their self-interest ahead of the best interests of the institutions, organizations that they have run. And that to me is the greatest failing of a leader.
                       --Bill George, Professor, Harvard Business School

Lessons on Leadership: From Mandela to Obama

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make

How to Stop Good Ideas from Getting Shot Down

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Neil Postman quote on Education

Socrates says that writing forces us to follow an argument rather than to participate in it, and I think you see that all the time when the professor is giving a lecture. Students are writing their notes, trying to follow the argument, and abandon any hope of participating in it.--Neil Postman

Important Education Quote

Our education systems and workplaces plunge us into deep mental ruts. They reward competencies that are self-reinforcing, not diversifying, and they encourage people to acquire domain expertise rather than to ask stupid questions and learn new things. We need to find our way out of these ruts and rekindle the creativity that many of us left behind in childhood.--Steve Jurvetson

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The True Story Of The Internet _People Power (a Discovery Channel program)

I found a very educational video on Google Video. The True Story Of The Internet _People Power is a thoroughly fascinating video, which tells us about the history of Web 2.0. It talks about Digg, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook. It profiles the founders, Mark Zuckerberg. This is a Discovery Channel program. You could also download this from http://science.discovery.com/tv/download/about/about.html

Absolutely fascinating and educational video. I learnt a lot. A lot about the people who transformed the Internet. And our lives.