TED Talk of the Day #019: How do you explain consciousness?

Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.
I totally identify with the speaker. I struggle to even BEGIN conversation on consciousness because people jump to analysis and theories DRIVEN BY RUSH OF MIND and not consciousness. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #019: How do you explain consciousness?

TED Talk of the Day #014: Simple, effective tech to connect communities in crisis

Some people fear technology. Some are technology-blind. It is a pity that more people are not taking advantage of so many free software tools that are quite easy to master. Now, due to COVID-19, many are to forced to try tech-tools. Video chatting app Zoom has been around for years – but, now, due to COVID-19, it has got a huge surge in downloads and its stock has zoomed 200%. To state a self-evident truth – all tech is not high-tech. There are many free tools (or at least with good enough free versions) available. Let us get on a mission to help more people learn and use free and easy-to-use software tools / apps. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #014: Simple, effective tech to connect communities in crisis

Book Giveaway #68: Powershift

Alvin Toffler started explaining about the “PROCESS” of change in his first book “Future Shock” (1970). He followed by detailing the “DIRECTIONS” of change in his next book “The Third Wave” (1980). Finally, he completed the trilogy with this book “Powershift” (1990) talking about “CONTROL” – about control structures and who will control what, Continue reading Book Giveaway #68: Powershift

Book Giveaway #48: Quick Thinking

Apart from dealing with manipulation this book also provides useful tips in dealing with day-to-day professional life. We live in an era of ’30 Second Introductions” and “Elevator Pitches”. There is hardly any time to think or act. Hence, when an author offers to teach us “clear and crystal thinking” and the art of “quick repartees”, it can be an alluring proposition. Continue reading Book Giveaway #48: Quick Thinking

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Book Giveaway #001 Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

This ‘age of rage’ desperately needs Non Violent Communication (NVC) – an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg – founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

NVC has already created quite an impact – as this piece here states – each year, hundreds of thousands of people are taught Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the world….with hundreds of trainers….across more than 35 countries.

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