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The frat boy in my head could think of some interesting scenarios but for the sake of adulting let’s try using our other favourite organ. The brain. And specifically, the brains ability to rapidly upgrade itself. Viagra began life as a treatment for blood pressure problems. We all know it became the knight in shining […]
The father of trend following. The original trend spotter so to speak. Personally, Richard Donchians story personifies patience and perseverance. He achieved legendary status in the world of financial trading but he didn’t become a successful trend follower until he was in his mid 60s and kept making millions well into this 90s. Here is […]
Quicker is better than faster. Col. John R. Boyd, a legendary Air Force fighter pilot whose discovery that quicker is better than faster became the basis of a far-reaching theory that helped revolutionize American military strategy ~ New York Times In a tribute written after Boyd’s death, General C.C. Krulak described him as “a towering […]
An ad blocker is truely a thing of wonder. After pornhub and Spotify it’s safe to say that it’s one of the reasons the internet has become a better place for mankind. The average human living in a metropolitan city is exposed to something like 5000 brands a day. Aren’t you glad there’s a way to block that […]
In 1968 an eccentric Texas lawyer turned a crazy idea into one of the largest airlines in America. Wild Turkey Bourbon and smoking are his go to stress busters. He’s currently 85 and has managed to build an airline that has turned a profit for every quarter for the last 43 years. edit: he passed […]
At 82 years old Don Wildman is the quintessential definition of the term, age is just a number. The founder of Bally Fitness snowboards, cycles and trains harder than most professionals half his age. More about his life and his take on fear. Don Wildman can run like a Marine, snowboard like an Olympian, and […]
A cross dressing opium warlord who had the CIA working for her. I don’t think it’s gets any more badass than this. By age 25, Olive Yang commanded hundreds of soldiers guarding caravans of raw opium on mules and trucks across the hills to the Thai border. She just passed away at the age of 90. Read […]
For the last three decades, Rick Rubin has had a significant role to play in defining the better half of the billboard 100. The Rolling Stone covers his life in 21 Songs:http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/rick-rubin-my-life-in-21-songs-20160211
March 5, 1910 – January 5, 2007 The creator of the Ramen Noodle. Serial entrepreneur who lived until the ripe age of 96 and didn’t get his first big break until his late forties. “Ramen is one of the most minutely documented foods in Japan,” Solt writes. A number of geopolitical and economic factors—the reindustrialization […]
Just bought a new swatch. Everyone who has seen it either loves it or hates it. 2 reactions. Limit the possibilities to 2 reactions and you’ve got yourself a winner. Guess that’s why the saying is ” winner winner chicken dinner” After all only those who love it or hate it will talk about it.
What happends when we want to start doing something new ? What is the most common piece of advice you hear? “Beta, find out everything about what the market situation is. Do your homework. Unless you understand every tiny detail you will never be able to succeed.” Really ? Okay let’s apply this little hypothesis […]
At five feet three inches tall, Muggsy Bogues was the shortest payer ever to play in professional basketball. Throughout his career, he was snickered at, underestimated, and counted out. But he succeeded by turning his height into the very thing that made him nationally known. Some people looked at his size as a curse but he […]
Probably the most influential inventor in the history of mankind. I first stumbled across him in this wonderful article by the oatmeal who calls him the greatest geek that ever lived. Start here: 1. The Oatmeal article: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla The first thing you should read.
The most badass person to rule over all of Rome. Yes, even more badass than Cesar. So the story of Cincinnatus is the story of a farmer who was called by Roman statesmen to be Emperor whenever the country was on the brink of collapse. He would leave his position as a farmer and take up the […]
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my professional and personal life. Some more earth shattering than trying to balance a hot cup coffee while overtaking that self righteous auto wallah. Debating whether or not mistakes make you a stronger person is a discussion for another time. Ive been lucky enough to recognize the two […]
The U.S Army, a planning think tank if there ever was one. Every maneuver, action, reaction is planned. But there’s just one drawback : the plans often turnout to be useless. “no plan survives contact with the enemy.” This thought and headline is from one of the most interesting books ever – ‘Made to Stick’ by […]
If you gaze on one object long enough while you yourself are in motion, human peripheral vision goes blind. Also known as motion induced blindness. Military pilots are trained about motion induced blindness. Once airborne, pilots are taught never to fix their gaze for more than a couple of seconds on any single object. They […]
“Professional swimmers don’t have perfect bodies because they train extensively. Rather, they are good swimmers because of their physiques. How their bodies are designed is a factor for selection and not the result of their activities.” ~ Rolf Dobelli (The art of thinking clearly) Oh and here’s the line that really gets you marketing folk. […]
Want isn’t a part of my new vocabulary. Its not how I will decide priorities and live my life. The brain is like a stubborn child and can ruin the best of plans. Want isn’t how I will run my day. Need and have will be used more and respected more. I need to spend […]
“Ask and you shall receive” They don’t tell you how though. Sometimes you just have to ask around and tighten the noose. By that I mean you start asking the right questions Read: transitivity.
An industry’s worst night can be your best night. For the restaurant business, catering to the small majority that does go out- “all you can eat Mondays @underdogs bar and grill”
Routine and a Sense of Humor My grandmother just came back from a vacation and something was amiss because she could barely climb up one flight of stairs to our apartment. Her left leg appeared to be in a lot of pain and after a doctors visit we realized she has fractured her femur. The […]
I went to #Sunburn Noida and it was fantastic. Great crowd control – injecting faith in the Delhi party circuit. Getting drinks in a place like this is typically a nightmare and sure enough they didn’t disappoint. You have to buy a card-trade the card in for coupons-each drink has a unique coupon-trade the coupon […]
When driving through the gaps don’t get dominated by the size of the trucks. Just watch where the wheels are going. You’ll quickly figure out where they are headed and plan accordingly. Remember, the bigger they are, the harder they steer.
This piece has been written by a good friend, colleague and resident mad hatter Luke Dewars (not related to the alcohol) When you run a brothel of thoughts, letch at ideas that you wish you made and realize that most conversations people have with you end with the, ‘so give it a shot’, ‘what do you think’ […]
How influential is influence? Kind of a stupid question don’t you think? Well, bare with me for a minute. What you let influence you, will one day define you my child. I’ll say to my bright eyed son or daughter. And when they ask me how I will tell them this: Your happiness should be […]
Or better known as the general population. The mango people (aam aadmi) if you will. The age old “to be or not to be” has a rather simple answer. You vs. The Gen pop. Simply put, what percentage of the Gen pop gets to be in a similar situation? When was the last time you […]
Was just bouncing a stress ball (yes the bright yellow smiley face ones) off the wall and it got me thinking. What happens when you bounce the ball off a wall ? Try throwing it low, around chest high and fast. You’ll notice it bounces right back at the same speed. Now, without moving bounce […]
While growing up, almost every kid in the neighborhood with some amount of street credit to his or her name had a glow in the dark sticker/star/toy. It was a must have, a definition of cool, a basic benchmark of wow. It was a gender neutral, expense account immaterial kind of product. What is it […]
I was driving from Chandigarh to Delhi after a long day of press conferences and everyone who has traveled on Indian roads, especially in the bureaucratic bi-lanes of Delhi is aware of the ‘laal batti gadi’. The ‘laal batti gadi’ for all my non Hindi speaking friends is an official car with a red flashing […]
Watching iron man for like the tenth time and Starks evil business partner says to him ‘enough of this ready, fire, aim business’ its bad for business. That got me thinking, is it really bad for business ? Lets make a couple of things clear. I’m not asking you to fire your gun off and […]
DB, my super senior boss gave me probably the best work related advice I’ve received so far. Come to think of it, its one of those ‘right under your nose’ situations. First off, make weekly job lists. Every Sunday until that Friday. Du-uh right ? Wrong. Make 2 separate job-lists. Namely, one that is decided […]
Apart from all the sexual connotations did you ever wonder why the french maid doesn’t walk around with a huge vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket ? All she needs is a little duster, because shes always cleaning. Dusk till dawn that little duster is at it. Having a french maid might not be as economical […]
You know how when you talk on your phone too much ( an actual telephone not a cell) the phone wire gets tangled after a while ? Every once in a while you need to disconnect the handset from the base and meticulously untangle the wire. Don’t do this once every now and then and […]