Category: Inspiration

Grace

America ticks to the idea of prosperity — a materialistic gospel that financial success, health, and a loving family is all that you need. Supposedly, an inner faith grows in proportion to your bank account and positive behavior. The Hindu law of Karma resonates…

Primacy of Community

The great quote here is attributed to an HBS professor who deciphered ‘surveillance capitalism.’ Shoshana Zuboff’s writings are worthy of your time. Here are my thoughts on tech and community life… The world hardly knew each other before the Internet. You had to make…

3 Sources of Happiness in 2020 (and beyond)

Japanese philosophy makes simplicity profound. Whether it involves work, family, or some ritual in one’s life, these three things create happiness for me: 1. Something to do 2. Something to love 3. Something to hope for The table stakes show that higher levels of…

Running towards the Fire

Excellent podcast with Carly Fiorina. I don’t have a direct connection to Carly, but my first startup experience was with SpinCircuit, which partnered with her at HP where she was the newly appointed CEO. SpinCircuit eventually got acquired by Cadence Design Systems. In my…

Dr. Paul Fleischman’s talk

Meditation is the hardest thing to do. The world slows down as more people discover its benefits. Here’s a recent talk by Vipasanna teacher and author Dr. Paul Fleischman. This recording was shared in a recent public program in Berkeley. (The password is known…

Forward.

Andrew Yang is a long shot, but as long as the Democratic Party and liberal media networks like MSNBC focus on ‘beating Trump’ versus focusing on the needs of the American family, 2020 will bring little change. This excellent op-ed points to what is…

David Ogilvy quote

The originator of advertising shared this tidbit long before the internet age began.