Amazon, Tesla, SuperMario, Yusra Mardini and TechWars: Determinism in Business

“Free will” apart from its daily usage, has ancient philosophical origins. The ancient thinkers on the “problem of free will” wanted to prove that humans have control of their decisions and actions. So if you bought a table, changed a job, created a revolution, supported a political movement, you did it because you wanted to.Continue reading “Amazon, Tesla, SuperMario, Yusra Mardini and TechWars: Determinism in Business”

The Revolutions in the Business World: Musk, Big-Tech, Robinhood, Public Companies and Credit Schemes

In the 13th Century the word was first noted to describe the movement of celestial bodies originating from France. In 1450 for the first time, it was used in the context of a change in the social order and status. REVOLUTION. It’s been used in various contexts since then from upending the social order in FranceContinue reading “The Revolutions in the Business World: Musk, Big-Tech, Robinhood, Public Companies and Credit Schemes”

Biden, MI, Ant, Gig Economy, WeWork: The Irony that is Life

Taoism is a philosophy of China, which celebrates 3 treasures, compassion, humility and frugality. Around the 9th Century, Taoists wanted to prepare a material for medicinal purposes, but also something that could be the elixir of life (something that grants eternal life or immortality). Predictably they couldn’t create it. In all these experiments they finally ended up creating another substance. Gunpowder.Continue reading “Biden, MI, Ant, Gig Economy, WeWork: The Irony that is Life”

Samsung, Apple, Future Group and the Best Banker: The Leadership Decisions that Changed the World

About 5-6 decades back Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart decided to setup a Saturday morning meeting with all the employees of Walmart. The idea was to improve culture and increase transparency for faster decision making.  It increased  peed of decision making and it empowered another level to take calls on their own. 60 years down the meeting is stillContinue reading “Samsung, Apple, Future Group and the Best Banker: The Leadership Decisions that Changed the World”

Netflix, Waze, World Map, USA Debt and Ant Financial : The Week’s Most Interesting

In 1840 Thomas Carlyle produced the Great Man theory, aimed at making a universal theory of what makes great leaders. He studied a large number of leaders and came up with a definitive theory of that time. It is fascinating to read about it with today’s context. A lot has changed ( it should now be calledContinue reading “Netflix, Waze, World Map, USA Debt and Ant Financial : The Week’s Most Interesting”

Intel, Softbank, Venture Capital, Payment Apps and Upgrad: The Week’s Most Interesting

Philip II of Macedonia set the stage and the foundations of the army for his son Alexander. Before him the army was quite ordinary and hardly had anything special about them. He was known for all the changes he made to the entire structure of the army, including starting the practice of uniforms, regiments (calledContinue reading “Intel, Softbank, Venture Capital, Payment Apps and Upgrad: The Week’s Most Interesting”