Monday, October 5, 2015

Know Where To Mark a Cross (x)

The value of work done vs. value of the knowledge behind it. 

Nikola Tesla once visited Henry Ford at his factory, which was having some kind of difficulty. Ford asked Tesla if he could help identify the problem area. Tesla walked up to a wall of boilerplate and made a small X in chalk on one of the plates. Ford was thrilled, and told him to send an invoice.

The bill arrived, for $10,000. Ford asked for a breakdown. Tesla sent another invoice, indicating a $1 charge for marking the wall with an X, and $9,999 for knowing where to put it.

It takes a lot of time and experience to know the ideas that should be executed (and how), and if you can be rewarded for that, then all the better. Knowing which ideas to execute, when is the key. Knowledge isn't power, acting on that knowledge is. Similarly, ideas are worthless without execution. Action speaks louder always.

If someone is tempted to hire a freelancer at $5 for 6+ months (1000 hours), why not just pay someone more capable $5,000 to get it done in a month (160 hours) ?

The value of knowledge vs work equation is incomplete without consideration of the time. The time estimates works only when we know the values we are after.

$5 = Worth of a Coffee cup. 
$5000 = Worth of a vacation to the Annapurna.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Do you believe in life after delivery ?

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied, “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

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Monday, February 2, 2015

The nature of disruption

An idea is an experience. The experiences and their sum is what makes a life worth reverberating the universe. The great ideas of the world are thousands or God knows even millions of years old. Ideas are same. They haven’t changed much. Ideas aren't created. Ideas aren't invented. Ideas aren't good. Ideas aren't bad either. Neither they disrupt. They are discovered, they are experienced and they are the reasons. Not the results.

Go take a task and imagine what a world would look like in coming 20 years. Not much has changed in past 20 years except for the conversations. The rate of physical development isn't that incredible. But imagination of people, it has already reached the edge of the world and seen the beginning and the end of time.

That clues that this world is lead by a thought, is a thought, well thought. An idea. An imagination. A few hundreds characters or can be just a single word. A color speaks an idea. A small noise has a meaning. Even a semicolon gives someone a reason. That thought is like a small light of candle coming from a old house at high villages of Tumlingtar. That light that you can see from tens of kilometers away. That light that drags you towards it. That guides. That keeps you moving up the road, towards itself.

Each idea and in turn each life behind is a meaning. Living to change the world is one way to live. Living to understand the world is another. Living to eat good healthy food, another. Living to have fun another. Living to die is called depression, there are labels and as such as others there are professions. These experiences are the generators of those ideas, cumulatively inspiring and leading the world towards innovation.

Start by solving problems or start by creating a problem, it’s a choice to make. The problem is an idea. The solution is also an idea. There are goals, ideas as well. The more in sync the choices at the beginning are to the goals set, the better and the successful the journey becomes.

The sync comes from thoughts. Thoughts run. Thoughts float.
Shut down your noise producing device. Activate your input devices.
Keep calm. Look at the sky. Listen to the nature and let the thoughts settle.
Let the ideas flow. Let them first gain the speed of the universe.

There are the discoveries.