monk knows

this blog is my mind detox and not meant to influence anyone.  read it and make your own conclusions.

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leaders do not prescribe solutions

management: 2 min read leaders do not prescribe solutions Yes. Actually they don’t like to. A leader always wants us to think and take decisions. They will just set the broad direction and give a vision. The rest we will have to figure it out. I have noticed that best...

let the children guide us

general: 2 min read let the children guide us Learn life from the children. I realized it as soon as I saw the behavior of a bunch of children. Its Diwali time and a few children were having trouble fixing up the light to decorate their play area outside the building....

leadership is not a popularity contest

management: 2 min read leadership is not a popularity contest “I need to be popular with my team if I have to be recognized as a good leader”. Agree? I hope not. One of the very common pitfalls and misunderstanding for the budding leaders is this. They feel that one...

respect women…

general: 2 min read respect women“They scan me with their eyes from top to bottom” My cousin told me as I was helping her wear the toe rings during her marriage. It shook me. Shook me so bad thinking why would some guy scan a woman from top to bottom. I knew that...

we are God’s best bad idea

general: 2 min read we are God’s best bad idea We live in a world of crazy nonsense. Sure, go ahead and deny it. But, the truth is what it is. We live in a world of best bad ideas. We invented honk, we invented alcohol, we invented phones, and we invented religion....

give me some space

general: 2 min read give me some spaceI have a super favorite person in my family who I speak to everyday. She called me yesterday with a lot of concern in her voice an asked me if everything was fine. "Yes" I said and enquired why is the question. That is when I...

its difficult to live free

general: 2 min read it's difficult to live freeA large percentage of us strive for independence and freedom. Who from? We don’t know yet. All that we know is “we need freedom to do what we want”. “We need financial independence”. We keep working day after day,...

decide dammit

management: 2 min read decide dammitWe might have attended several thousands of meetings so far. Fancy slides greet us and end with either a funny note or a boring “thank you”. Especially, if it’s a strategy or an update meeting its actually painful to see how it...

don’t make a # of yourself

management: 2 min read don't make a hash of yourselfTwitter has become a landmine these days. No no, not gold mine. I meant landmine. Tweets have more hash tags than the content. The over enthusiasm to get noticed is overcome by the intention of sharing. While it is...