Posts tagged with "work"

The art of stepping away

October 29th, 2011

Someone once told me that when all hell breaks loose, the best thing to do is to just step away from the mess you find yourself in. To just walk away from all of it. To take a break, and then come back to tackle it later. This advice has been very helpful to me [...]

The first timer

October 23rd, 2011

Yesterday, I was sitting in a budget flight, feeling squashed like a sardine in a can. The departure of the flight was getting delayed. Across me sat this inquisitive eight year old boy. He was getting fidgety, badgering his dad non-stop to make the flight start. Next to me sat a man who was, despite [...]

Working at work

November 29th, 2010

You should watch this TEDx talk by Jason Fried on improving productivity at work. From an individual point of view, I agree with most of the things he says. Yes, you can’t expect everyone to be equally productive at the same time of the day. Yes, meetings and managers often get in the way and [...]

Taking the plunge

January 3rd, 2009

We are sometimes our fiercest critic. That can be either a curse, or a blessing. A curse, because we could end up being too judgmental about our own work. On other instances when our self evaluation leads to constructive ideas that have positive effects on the quality of our work, it could be a blessing. [...]