Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Think

Thinking as a function

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. Henry Ford Times are changing. Even though you have the brightest of the ideas, investors and consumers are looking at the fact that it is not about only solving the problem, but reaching the consumers. As entrepreneurs, we need to embrace the…

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Think, Thoughts

Thinking like a pro

Thinking is not art, but a skill which needs to be mastered. In his book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. Winston Churchill once said, typically people think 2-4 hours a year and I practiced doing it each day and that is what got me here. In today’s world of fast changing…

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Startup, Strategy, Technology, Think, Thoughts

The Perception Problem

Let us accept that we do not have answers to all the questions. But, we do not want to accept the reality. It is generally more difficult to not know answers to questions. We try and avoid to say ‘I don’t know’. What happens when you are thinking of bigger problems like the Economy in the country, or the Healthcare…

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Experience, Innovation, Think

Blackbox Thinking

Every flight is equipped with a Blackbox, which records all the conversations in the Cockpit and each and every instruction given to the plane. There is no debate on how this is helpful to track how the plane has been operational. Our brain is our blackbox and it records each and every instance of our life, making us what we…

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Entrepreneurship, Experience, Think, Thoughts

Checklist thinking

Thinking is an art. Winston Churchill once said “Most people think once a year, I practiced to think twice a week and that is why I am here”. So, what is so different and difficult in thinking? Thinking is simple, but yet very complicated. If we just read what Churchill said, we can understand that there is something more to…

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Experience, Think, Thoughts

Reading between lines

When did you hear this last? Today? Am sure you did. “You should read between the lines” is what you get to hear when you are being rejected or something is not working the way you want it to work. Is it really worth reading between the lines? To understand the line reading between the lines, you will need to…

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How to think? – Challenge assumptions

In the first part of How to think, we started with Questioning. This is the first step towards improving our thinking. What’s next? The next step to sharpen our thinking is to Challenging assumptions. Challenging assumptions is developing our curiosity quotient. How do we practice curiosity? Start by asking Why? to things around. Why are we afraid of what we…

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Leadership, Startup, Strategy, Think

Are you a true Interpreter?

Interpretation is a crucial aspect. Understanding the situation is more important and the Interpretation coming from that understanding determines the success or failure of the conversation. Recently, I attended a talk. During the talk, the speaker was speaking on the benefits of Asking and how many times do you ask. She provided many examples and asked the audience for their…

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