Year: 2019

Life

Everything That Happens To Your Body When You Are Stressed

Getting stressed is a part and parcel of daily life. Our daily stress can be categorised into two, acute and chronic stress. Acute stress is the short-term stress you get when a dog chases you or someone confronts you. This is essentially triggering of our body’s fight and flight response. In a way, this can […]

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Learning
Life

How to learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique

Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists and a fast learner, employed a peculiar and very effective method for learning. In his biography, the author James Gleick mentions this learning technique, which is now known as the Feynman Technique. “He opened a fresh notebook. On the title page, he wrote: NOTEBOOK OF THINGS I […]

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Work

Beat distractions and get more done with the Pomodoro Technique

Everyone isn’t blessed with monk-like focus. In the world of endless distractions, our attention is like a monkey swinging from one tree to another without focus. Pomodoro Technique is the right technique for those easily distracted people. What is the Pomodoro Technique? The key idea of the Pomodoro technique is to get things done in […]

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Life

How to move past mistakes

Mistakes are so powerful. They can lead to destructive events of high magnitude such as a nuclear meltdown or to future altering inventions like penicillin. They are an essential part of our lives too, always with us waiting to happen. It can be scary. But a better understanding and a positive attitude towards them will […]

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Life

Solve problems better by asking ‘why’ five times

Taiichi Ohno was a Japanese industrial engineer who is considered to be the father of the famous Toyota Production System that revolutionized manufacturing across the globe. The Toyota system, which is known as Lean Manufacturing in the west, was the brainchild of Ohno which drove Toyota to a major industrial powerhouse from the ashes of […]

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Life

Build Stronger Relationships Using the 5:1 Magic Formula

Maintaining a healthy relationship is always challenging. Throughout our childhood and teenage, we were taught from everything to the position of electrons in elements to black holes and quasars, but never given proper training in building healthy relationships. As a result, we keep wondering if there is a magic formula to fix our relationships. Good […]

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Learning

Six ways to master the art of public speaking

In 2014, Chapman University conducted a study to find out what are the most common fears of the American public. Interestingly, the researchers discovered that public speaking was the most common and biggest fear amongst Americans. Other fears such as fear of height, bugs, and reptiles, or even zombies came way down in the list. […]

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Life

How to think like Elon Musk using first principle thinking?

For decades the Saturn V rockets, NASA’s pride and part of the Apollo missions, led the list of world’s super heavy-lift launch vehicles (SHLLV). But on 6 February, from the same launch pad where NASA launched rockets that carried astronauts to the moon, rose a new heir to that throne – Space X’s Falcon Heavy […]

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Life

Follow Robert Cialdini’s 6 principles to influence anyone

The ability to persuade and convince others to make a decision or to follow your direction is an essential skill for becoming a successful leader. For many centuries, we lived in societies and workplaces dominated by a hierarchical distribution of power, resulting in the more powerful person holding more influence. However, in the modern society, […]

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Uncategorized

Get your requets granted using “pique technique”

Some years back, I was walking down the streets near Blackfriars, London, a young black gentleman came to me and said he is 46 pence short of buying a bus ticket to Elephant and Castle and asked if I can chip in the amount. What an unusual amount to be asked, as I handed him […]

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