Artificial Intelligence in 2025

  Over the past few weeks, I came across a few articles, all on the topic of the speed of development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what it could mean to us. The first one is from techcrunch and it provides some compelling charts along with some predictions. Specifically, at some point in the near future, a $1000 computer will have the processing power of ALL humans on earth collectively!  AI is growing faster and faster at an exponential rate.  Once this massive computing power...

Becoming Irreplaceable

  “I am irreplaceable”. I heard this statement when I watched a clipping of Priyanka Chopra’s interview with TIME magazine.  “PC” is an Indian movie star, a former Miss World (year 2000) and plays the lead role in Quantico. A few other statements and thoughts from the interview stayed with me.  Here is a female actress who has not only carved a niche for herself, but constantly works on her self-development, and more importantly, knows where she is going. “I don’t’ want to be stereotyped”...

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05 Sep

The value of speed

  One of the cultural differences between the likes of Google, Amazon, McKinsey, etc. and corporations (such as manufacturing companies) is SPEED.  The value of speed in your own personal quality and in a corporation's culture cannot...

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23 Aug

Building Trust – a core leadership quality

    Last week I read a post on the “speed of trust” and it got me thinking.  The author, Stephen M.R. Covey (different from Stephen R. Covey of the “7 habits of highly successful...

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05 Jan

How to build a compelling online presence

    A few weeks ago one of my good friends asked me why his name was not showing up in Google search results.  This person has more than 25 years of solid work experience,...

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20 Sep

Effective self-development – Stepping out of your comfort zone

  For effective self-development and for realizing your full potential, you must develop the habit of stepping out of your comfort zone.   When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone,...

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09 Aug

How to get a favorable decision for your proposal – every time

  Over the past few years I have been closely observing the habits of highly effective executives and how they manage to get a favorable decision for their proposal, every time.  You may call it...

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26 Jul

How a blog can help in systematic transition from hobby to career

    Systematic transition from hobby to career can be achieved by way of a blog.  The future is here and you can leverage it to achieve for this transition.    The following are three...

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14 Jun

From hobby to passion to career – 7 examples

  Following up on the last post on going from hobby to career, my friend Beth-Ann commented on the need to bridge the gap between hobby and passion.  This bridge is necessary before one can...

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31 May

From hobby to career – 8 things to think about

  In “hobby as a mainstream career”, the thought of having a hobby as a mainstream career was initiated.  With two examples, I promoted the concept of entertaining the thought. The next step is to...