"My point is that people who create great things aren't idle dreamers: They are totally grounded in reality. Being hyperrealistic will help you choose your dreams wisely and then achieve them. … People who achieve success and drive progress deeply understand the cause-effect relationships that govern reality and have principles for using them to get … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 9/9 | Implications for Our Self Development
Truth "Upon the battlefield of the human soul two masters are ever contending for the crown of supremacy, for the kingship and dominion of the heart; the master of self, called also the Prince of this world, and the master of truth, called also the Father God." - The Two Masters: Self and Truth, THE … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 8/9 | What Is Truth? What Is Real Power?
"When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life. Nobody can even have an argument with you, no matter how hard he or she tries. You cannot have an argument with a fully conscious person. An argument implies identification with your mind and a mental … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 7/9 | Who Do We Become After All? – A Fully Conscious Person
"Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before. You use it mostly for practical purposes, but you are free … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 6/9 | The Relationship Between Inner Stillness and Creativity
"Do you truly know what is positive and what is negative? Do you have the total picture? There have been many people for whom limitation, failure, loss, illness, or pain in whatever form turned out to be their greatest teacher. It taught them to let go of false self-images and superficial ego-dictated goals and desires. … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 2/9 | On Higher Perspective
"Radical open-mindedness is motivated by the genuine worry that you might not be seeing your choices optimally. It is the ability to effectively explore different points of view and different possibilities without letting your ego or your blind spots get in your way. It requires you to replace your attachment to always being right with … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind [Intro/9] | A Rare Book Review of Ray Dalio’s Principles Illuminated in the Spiritual Context (in Reference to The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle)
"Economic advantages may be created by any person who surrounds himself with the advice, counsel, and personal cooperation of a group of men who are willing to lend him wholehearted aid, in a spirit of PERFECT HARMONY. This form of cooperative alliance has been the basis of nearly every great fortune. Your understanding of this … Continue reading Mind Series 7/7 | The Master Mind: The Power of Aligned Minds and Its Implication for Business and Leadership
"While we talked about an organization's culture in the last section, its people are even more important because they can change the culture for better or for worse. A culture and its people are symbiotic - the culture attracts certain kinds of people and the people in turn either reinforce or evolve the culture based … Continue reading Mind Series 6/7 | Values, Abilities and Skills: What Comes First in Deciding the Right People for Your Firm? [A Management Case]
"We were surprised, shocked really, to discover the type of leadership required for turning a good company into a great one. Compared to high-profile leaders with big personalities who make headlines and become celebrities, the good-to-great leaders seem to have come from Mars. Self-effacing, quiet, reserved, even shy - these leaders are a paradoxical blend … Continue reading Mind Series 5/7 | It’s Who!: People and Their Spirit! [A Management Case]
"When the English poet W. E. Henley wrote the prophetic lines, "I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul," he should have informed us that the reason we are the Masters of our Fate, the Captains of our Souls, is because we have the power to control our thoughts. … Continue reading Mind Series 3/7 | I Am the Master of My Fate, the Captain of My Soul
"What you are, so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own state of consciousness. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly." - The World … Continue reading Mind Series [Prologue/7] | Wealth, Health and Success: Working on Our Inner World Is the Starting Point
"From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the Pilgrim's Progress, my first collection was of John Bunyan's works in separate little volumes. I afterward sold them to enable me to buy R. Burton's Historical Collections; they … Continue reading Essay | The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Dear awesome readers and leaders! Yes, it's a small joy, but I can't help but sharing with you. My article: "Give me problems, not answers" was featured on Paper.li as of September 30th. As my aim is nothing more than contributing to readers and like-minded souls, the simple fact that my humble writing can reach more audience … Continue reading My article is featured! Thank you! (again)
"In the investment world, you can only make money if you think different from everyone else. Bridgewater has prevented groupthink by inviting dissenting opinions from every employee in the company. When employees share independent viewpoints instead of conforming to the majority, there's a much higher chance that Bridgewater will make investment decisions no one else … Continue reading Weaving Webs | Give Me Problems, Not Answers
(photo by @harvard_business_review, on Instagram) "A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely volatile time. ... … Continue reading Essay | Jeffrey R. Immelt – The Strategist In Action
A few separate conversations with people, who had concerns on our future, especially related with Artificial Intelligence and automation, motivated me to write this article. While some had philosophical questions such as 'Will AI dominate humanity? Then will we have a dismal future?,' others had rather practical concerns such as 'What should we do … Continue reading Weaving Webs | What Is The Future of Work in an Age of Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics?
What's the definition of 'leadership?' The single reason why I chose this book - The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma - from my favorite bookstore in Singapore several years ago, was because of the phrase 'who had no title.' I loved this idea so much. The notion of a leader or leadership somehow seems … Continue reading Essay | A Leader as a Great Person
January is a month for closing and beginning for me. I am doing lots of purging and hatching jobs these days! For this reason, I feel obliged to wrap up my readings that I've completed last year. I intended to finish around twenty books when the year started but made around fifteen or so. 'Come … Continue reading Essay | The Best Business Books in 2017
"We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope and complexity, what I consider to be the fourth industrial revolution is unlike anything humankind has experienced before. ... We are witnessing profound shifts across all industries, marked by … Continue reading THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
"Confidence is knowing that you will succeed. If it doesn't happen today, it will happen tomorrow. If it does not come with this project, it will come with the next one. Confidence is knowing that you can acquire whatever skills and knowledge you do not yet possess. It is knowing that you are capable of … Continue reading MAKE YOURSELF UNFORGETTABLE – How To Become The Person Everyone Remembers And No One Can Resist
"What's been forgotten is that strategy is not a destination or a solution. It's not a problem to be solved and settled. It's a journey. It needs continuous, not intermittent, leadership. It needs a strategist. Good strategies are never frozen-signed, sealed, and delivered. No matter how carefully conceived, or how well implemented, any strategy put … Continue reading THE STRATEGIST – Let’s Get To The Core. What Does a Strategy Mean To You, Leaders?
What's a leader? To lead, what quality do you need? If you are a follower, what quality do you expect from a leader? Yes, I can hear your answers. We have certain qualities in mind that are somehow traditional and never changing. But do followers always have to 'have' a leader? Or do we always have to … Continue reading Essay | Have You Heard of a Leader Who Had No Title?