A picture is worth a thousand words, or is it?

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words or more. Sorry, I beg to differ. In my view, a well written / spoken few words could be worth more than a dozen pictures. What is this worth that we are talking about here? The ability to communicate a thought / topic / message…

A post full of questions – #1 – human memory

Do we know what memory is? Do we know what memory is made up of, and how this works? Do we know the different types of memories? How do we even remember to remember? Who taught us how to store and retrieve? Do we have memories before even we know how to think? How did…

Communicating well – Art or Science or just lady luck?

Why is it that Communicating (effectively),  is usually called an Art and not a Science? Art stands for anything that is creative and comes from the heart, and not the mind (which is where science would come from).  Science is purely technical, reason based and result oriented and has nothing to do with the heart…

Fiction in Diction

Picture this – you can simplify something, you can beautify someone, you can pacify someone but you cannot complexify anything, as much as you want to because that would complicate matters! Why would I want to compli-cate something when all I want is to complexi–fy it? 🙂 Surprise, you can complexify things. Did you know…

How do we make choices?

I often wonder, what is it that gives us the gift to make a choice. Is it ingrained in our genes, passed down from our ape ancestors or was this something that we are taught and we learn as we grow, by our parents and the external world? If we knew this, then can we…

Why did the Project Manager cross the road?

Try answering this – Why did the project manager cross the road? To make it easy, I give you 3 probable reasons: a) He was asked to cross the road b) He heard they were setting up free project support camps on the other side c) He thought he could get a better view from…

The Lost Art of Giving

As much as the ongoing focus and growing popularization around understanding Life and Living, and more often than not, a mad rush in trying to improve how we live / perceive living (through self realization, meditation, therapy, wellness camps etc), not much is understood / practiced, when it comes to the art of giving /…

Most common phrases at work – what would work be, sans these?

We all thrive on using common phrases to describe situations, emphasize meaning – in our day to day life and work scenarios. It is also evident that there is a very divided school of thought around the usage / application of such phrases in day to day communication. To those few, who do get irritated…

Why is it so damn difficult to pay attention?

Digest this – the psychological definition of attention is “A state of focused awareness on a subset of the available perceptual information” (courtesy: Wikipedia) No wonder then, that sometimes it becomes exceedingly difficult to pay attention. So the next time somebody yells at you, you know what to say!