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Month: December 2023

Reframing – Key to creative problem solving

In this video, I talk about a simple tool called – “re-framing”. This is the heart of any problem-solving effort and can give significantly frugal results reducing the impact of the problem that team is trying to solve. More than…

Bonus Video – Everyone Can Be Creative

The misconception around creativity has to end now. Widely believed that creativity is something which we are born with. It is because of this belief, people think limited and doesn’t test possibilities. As per HBR paper by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – You…

Know the ‘brain’ to understand the creative problem solving process !

Thanks to all friends. The 2nd video, as promised is ready for your feedback. The left and right brain (system 1 and system 2) terms were introduced and extensively used by Daniel Kahneman in his book – Thinking Fast & Slow….

Ask “so what” with 5 Why to get creative !

In this video, I talk about a very simple but effective tool – “So What”. The right brain dominates the 5Why answering since it is reactionary but it chooses the path of least resistance. This technique activates the left brain…

Creative Problem Solving – Part 1

Thanks to all my colleagues and friends for pushing me to work on this. Special thanks to my mentor who always gives amazingly crisp feedback for improvement. Thanks to our Living Encyclopedia for suggesting the mic and video recording tips….

The secret to develop expertise…Deliberate Practice

We all have the tendency to belief that expertise is born not made. However, invariably if we go deeper, we will find that genuine expertise requires struggle, sacrifice and honest and painful self assessment. In actual, there are no real…

5 Simple steps you can follow to do Deep-Work [Inspired from Cal Newport’s DeepWork]

The title was so catchy, it grabbed my attention. The importance of focus (sustained attension) does not need any explanation. In Indian context, it is called – “Dhyan”. Dhyan can be applied anywhere – from spirituality or material world. Honestly,…

“Catalyst” book Summary

I got reference of this book from my boss. He was reading this book and quoted certain ideas from it. I read the book online first but later realised that this book needs more attention. This book is written by…

The Peaceful Warrior – 9 Learnings

This was kind of a movie full of deep meanings and I must admit that the first time I watched, I really couldn’t get the meaning..the real meaning. I watched it again last Sunday…Here’s are some key dialogues full of…

9 Learnings from 100$ startup – a book by Chris Guillebeau

I recently finished reading this book – 100$ startup by Chris Guillebeau. It was one of the most enjoyable reads amongst all the books I have read so far. Apart from the start-up knowledge, I liked some ideas in the…