Note to self

Life is made up of ups and downs. We all wish to have a life full of ups and low-to-no downs, but what we get is not in our hands. However, how we react to them is entirely under our control. Click here to read the rest.

The idea of servanthood and putting teams first

Can we trick our brain into attaching a rubber hand as its own? Rubber Hand Illusion, as shown in the video, rewires our brain to accommodate the new rubber hand. If our brain can be rewired to accommodate a rubber hand, then can we change it to go beyond the limit of its physical body…

Books I enjoyed reading in 2018

A journey to a thousand miles begins with one step. I published my first blog on The Joys of Compounding almost six years back. Today I am writing my 250th post. In it, I am sharing the name of the books that I enjoyed reading in 2018. Click here to read the rest.

Saurabh Madaan joins Markel Corp

The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more. This was told by Charlie Munger. My close friend Saurabh Madaan made me and countless other human beings wiser by organizing world famous Google Value Investors Talk. Saurabh has been doing this for many years, without expecting anything in…

What gets measured gets improved

A wise man showed the image below to me and a few others. He told us the following. To be successful in any pursuit one needs to work hard and keep improving a tiny bit every day. What matters the most is not the magnitude of daily progress. But tiny progress over long periods of…

Building Your Mental Database

I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. One of my favorite shots of Sachin is a full blooded drive, second boundary in the video. He would score a boundary of Brett Lee without moving an inch. Brett Lee delivered the ball at 152.5 kilometers per hour. At that speed the ball would reach Sachin…

On Note Taking

Few days back, my friend Anil Tulsiram tweeted about the importance of having a proper system in place while reading. I couldn’t agree more with what he stated. Reading more is useless if you can’t recall what you read. Click here to read the rest.