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Forgiveness

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Gandhi When angry or holding resentment, the way out is forgiveness. This usually comes naturally at some point, but after a confrontation, there can be a good chunk of time where the natural impulse is hold on to that resentment, generating ill will towards your adversary, almost …

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These endless thoughts

It started as a week long Mind Chatter exercise for the Creativity & Personal Mastery class, where I wrote down the thoughts in my head periodically during the day, and the emotional tenor that I felt at the time (and whether they felt positive or negative). At the end of the week, I gathered the half-dozen pages of thoughts I …

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See a table

What does it mean to truly see, to see things as they are? To see things as they are, is to see them without interpretation or judgement. If you look at a table, and think “I see a table”, the table is lost, and you don’t see the table, but your mind’s interpretation. This would become apparent if I asked …

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The HSBC security device

HSBC recently decided to send out security devices to all of their customers, as an extra measure of security on the website. I postponed activating it until today because I find it quite irritating to have an additional “thing” I’ve got to carry around with me and this extra step when logging into my account. It is interesting how this …

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First git

The world of open source is truly fascinating to me. ¬†People sharing work, and building platforms together, that make it easy for others to do cool stuff easily. ¬†When I think about all the people that have contributed to tools I use on a daily basis – eclipse, ubuntu linux, the birt report writer, python, stack overflow, and countless plugins …

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Meaning in what we see

The street was crowded this morning, as I walked into the place where I work. It was a bit annoying. There were people everywhere. Not like in India, but like a Monday morning in London. London is quite a diverse city. Lots of cultures, ages, backgrounds, walking paces. There was an elderly lady with a stroller. A few touristy looking …

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The Result-Only Work Environment

I heard about Best Buy’s Results Only Work Environment last year when I was searching for ways to make a work environment more entrepreneurial and engaging. It seems like a such a simple concept – focus on results only, treat people as adults and let them get their work done however they see best – without any mandatory schedules or …

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Workplace Cliques

I read an article today on the dark side of cliques – it speaks about how cliques in the workplace can have a negative effect on overall performance. A good approach to break them down is to take them head on, and facilitate open discussions, so people aren’t excluding their co-workers, talking behind their back or leading a negative charge. …

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No sense in nonsense

I keep trying to make sense of what happens in my life, as if it ought to. For some reason, it just doesn’t. Reminds me of a quote from Dan Millman’s Peaceful Warrior, where he describes life with three aspects: Paradox, Humor, and Change. Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste time figuring it out. Humor: Keep a sense of …

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Want something new?

I have been feeling stuck with my usual sources of internet news. In an attempt to broaden horizons beyond the usual RSS feeds, Digg and Reddit here are some sites with cutting-edge creative content… 10 New Interesting News Announcers Hacker News Arts & Letters Daily The Register Give me something to read Delicious: popular MetaFilter PostRank Stuff.co.nz Feedmil Science Daily …

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