Monday 19 March 2018

Are You Future Ready? Are You Global Ready?

How many of you want to know more, learn more and apply more of these?

  1. Big Data
  2. Data Analytics
  3. Machine Learning
  4. Business Analysis
  5. Deep Learning
  6. Android/iOS Development
  7. Web Development
  8. Digital Marketing
  9. Artificial Intelligence
  10. Self-driving car
  11. Virtual Reality
  12. Robotics
  13. Internet of Things
  14. Drones
  15. Flying Cars

How do you feel when you watch a group having a high tempo discussion on the above topics?

Left out?
Wish you knew more?
Why bother? Will it affect me?

Most of my waking hours, I try to know more about platforms, websites and portals that offer courses on these - MOOCs?

Many others do the exact same exercise in a slightly different manner – They explore courses on these subjects offered by different institutions, read reviews, testimonials, check placements and strengthen the standard herd mind set.

The challenge is, regardless of the route you take to learn something new, the enabler your choose (Institution or Technology) you have two big questions hovering in your mind –

1.   Will I be able to make good use of it in future?
2.   Will I at least be able to recover the amount I invested in learning this?

The application we are planning to develop is mainly to addresses, these two questions very effectively

Sure you can, that is why we will have a coach to intervene in these areas and more verticals/ horizontals. Based on the support you need, if it is just learning or achieving outcomes through what you learn, you pick your quote. Recovery of investment is sure shot as you will get internship opportunities, sub contractual assignments under the supervision of the coach while you are being prepared to execute projects for global clients independently.

That is the mantra we are chanting now: Learn. Earn. Teach. Earn in one platform.

We are looking for a technical co-founder to look after/ look over end to end development of this app. Give us a shout here, if you know anyone

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Is A Degree In Psychology The New MBA?

I am an orange picker in a rural farm every morning. Rest of the day, I work as a quality analyst in a IT firm
I am a stand-up comedian and I also write White Papers on Technology

I have covered topics like being multi potential, having hybrid skills set, in my earlier blogs. So where are these examples leading to?
Frankly work today is dynamic and disruptive. It can also be tiring with the constant flow of mail and messages across all the gadgets that you use at work and home. Add to it the familiarity of meetings,  lunches,  dinners, travel - the cost you pay to grow up the ladder.
The basic barriers between work and life is blurred now with a dozen addiction - checking our phones a millions times every day, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, SKYPE and you know the list.
This is a huge challenge because these factors trigger a whole new range of issues - stress, anxiety, attention deficiency affecting decision making ability and impact people's well being.
Today there are books that advise you against multi tasking - pay full attention to what you have in hand first to be more effective. You have videos to manage your lives better, workshops to focus on intrinsic value and tons of YouTube videos and blogs on health, meditation and lifestyle.
Your tired and over whelmed mind looks for opportunities to wander. The huge growing need for travel is more to escape the known environment and routine than explore new horizons.
What if you had a chance to wake up in the morning, dying to open your laptop and get started with your current project, regardless of whether you will get paid or not?

Is it possible?

If  you have a sense of purpose. a higher goal, it is definitely possible
If you know "Why" you do "What" you do

It largely depends on where you are today in Maslow's Hierarchy of needs - Is it the slab for self esteem or self actualization in Maslow's pyramid? Figure that first.

Japanese believe everyone has an IKIGAI - Your reason for being

IKIGAI is the convergence of these four critical components.

What you Love (Your passion)
What the World Needs (Your mission)
What you are Good at (Your vocation)
What you get Paid for (Your Profession) 

The center point of these four is what makes your life meaningful, valuable and worthwhile.

That is the reason to get up from bed in the morning.

Even at the darkest and lowest point of your life, if we continue moving ahead with a purpose and laser sharp focus on your goal, we experience IKIGAI, absolutely indifferent about what the world expects from us. It is our fundamental connect to life that lets financial and economic status be far behind mental and spiritual state of mind.

What is your purpose?

Be driven by Consumerism or Minimalism
Be Goal Based or Soul based
Be inclined towards Extrinsic or Intrinsic values
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With so much emphasis on human well being, their lifestyle choices, better career moves aligned to their talent, performance pressure, staying relevant, mental health isn't it obvious that business takes a back seat and Psychology/ Neuroscience actually takes over?

The world is full of MBAs. However business now can be secondary. What should be our primary focus is the people who run businesses.