Category Productivity

Can Flow be a worthwhile goal?

People all over the world report being frustrated with their job. In this report about the office workers in UK, 97% of people reported frustration with work. When you ask people why they continue to work in the job that cause them… Continue Reading →

The Vast Sea of Ignorance

When one feels overwhelmed and demotivated by looking at someone else’s knowledge or skills, it is a great strategy to put things in a perspective. This strategy is based on reality of individual limitations and capabilities. The sphere of knowledge… Continue Reading →

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Staying in the comfort zone is … well, comfortable. You do something that you have done many times before, and you do it better. You are comfortable, you have the confidence, and you do it well. Why would anyone try… Continue Reading →

Arguments about transient issues do not deserve your time

One of the major drains on one’s productivity is the time spent in arguing about transient issues. You will find people who are passionately on either side of an argument and would go on for hours, when the resolution of… Continue Reading →

Ask Atul : What has been your biggest career mistake?

The biggest career mistake I have made is to assume that there is something called career mistake. Let me explain. When we use the word “career mistake”, we are referring to an incident in our lives when we took a certain… Continue Reading →

Small things

It is the tiny habits that become one’s nature. It is very important to be disciplined in every day things.


Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argued in their influential book, “Nudge”, that if we redesign our daily environment in such a way that it makes it easier to do things that we want to do and more difficult to do… Continue Reading →

The Tyranny of Perfect

Leonard Cohen crooned, rather perfectly:Ring the bells that still can ringForget your perfect offeringThere is a crack, a crack in everythingThat’s how the light gets in These are the kinds of lines that set you free. Free from the compulsion… Continue Reading →

Establishing A Daily Routine

One of the essential practices in the vein of Slow Compounding is to establish a daily routine. Daily routine is essentially a set of activities that you do every day and have specific time market out or a specific goal chalked out…. Continue Reading →

The perpetual amateur

Kids and Adults – A Contrast From the balcony of my house, I can see the kids’ playground. It is fun observing kids play for hours, seemingly achieving nothing, trying the same thing over and over and still having so… Continue Reading →

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