Showing posts from January, 2020

The rise of the extroverts?

Assertiveness has become a survival skill. If you aren’t assertive, you are not going anywhere. More than your skills and capabilities what matters in the world is how well you portray what little capability you possess. You might be the genius who came up with the concept of the hype cycle, but if you can’t market yourself, its no use. This is the era of the extroverts. The ones who can speak their way through life. People who surf the world on confidence and aggression. Because in today’s world, “Jo dikhta hai, wo bikta hai” and this system has an innate bias towards the outspoken, no matter however daft. If you are humble, people are going to walk all over you. Nobody is going to come and give you an award for that. In fact, nobody is even going to give you what you deserve unless you ask for it. You have to fight for what you want, let me rephrase that you have to fight for what you fuckin deserve. You have to metaphorically shout and yell and scream and make people noti

The blockchain of trust

I have been working in the technology space for over a year now and that has somewhat influenced my thought process and decision making. I look for logic everywhere, to the extent that I've started annoying people around me! One fine day when I was driving back home, it hit me. Trust is how we operate. Some people are closer to us than others because we trust them more. We believe in them. That is an underlying component of every friendship and relationship. Actually, let me rephrase that, it is a quintessential ingredient, without which your recipe is going to be incomplete and your friendship bland. We all have our network of trusted friends, who are the closest people to us in this world. We would want these relationships to continue for as long as possible, and if something happens to even one of them it would be devastating. So I am in my car, listening to Coldplay, wondering if there were a full-proof way to optimize this network and at the same time make sure that if on

Happy 2020!

It is 6:19 PM on a somewhat warm day which is about to turn into a windy and cold night and I sit here randomly scrolling through my twitter trying to while away time. I decided to indulge in the year-end tradition of reflecting on the past year. So this time, I will actually be amongst the first people in the world to welcome the new year. When the clock strikes 12, I will be standing in an extremely overcrowded park, looking at the sky, which will be lit up with fireworks over the Sydney harbour bridge. Sounds exciting? Nah it's just okay. In fact, I am not even sure we will get space to stand and look at the fireworks, but nonetheless, let's try. But this year has been about reading a lot of books, tackling new situations, pushing my boundaries, getting out of my comfort zone, learning to be better at being an adult and being proud of who I am. Here is a list of a few things I have been proud of myself for doing this year I started working out and for the first t