Showing posts from April, 2008


Why are humans lazy by nature?


Over a long period of time, humans evolved from "monkeys". Now that we have become intelligent beings and are making intelligent machines, can we predict what we will evolve to in the next thousands/millions of years?


Why do women in the western world love buying shoes? Most pairs are never worn more than once. Is it just about collection of shoes?

The experience myth

People think that if someone has been doing the same job for years, he is very good at it. The facts show that this thinking is flawed. For any job, the learning curve declines after a few months. After that, people tend to focus on aspects of job which they like or they stop caring about the job. In many cases, experience clouds judgment. When Bill Gates started Microsoft, he was under the drinking age. Michael Dell started selling computer from his dorm room. Apple has the hottest mobile phone in the market with no experience in making mobile phones a year ago. You will find that the innovation and success come from fresh perspective and risk-taking and not from experience. Yet, most companies do their hiring based on experience. Unbelievable! Warren Buffet hires people on three skills-Integrity, Intelligence, and Energy. Integrity: You should be able to trust the person you work with. Intelligence: If you have the intelligence, you can do any job. The pace at which things evolve