Seriously…

How do we measure progress? A bunch of variables, benchmarked against what is being exhibited by people around the world. We have been trained to do so! Measuring ourselves against the competition that is “Out There” is not just phenotype but is ingrained in our genes. Our world is a relative world. The idea of…

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War Politics: India x China

All war is bad! War against neighbours specially so! It leads to unimaginable loss of life, normalcy, happiness and prosperity not only for the right here and now, but for generations to come. Its sad that the Ukranian and Russian people have to go through the mad whims of the “strongman” Putin. I hope the…

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Gamification II

Following are the notes I took in the Gamification class conducted by Prof. Kevin Werbach at The Wharton School The Design Process Design is a process of attacking problems. Its not always something that is used in creative pursuits (be it advertising, graphic, UI/UX etc) Design is a general approach to address challenges. Design thinking…

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Hot Haste

The last two weeks have been fun, trying to figure out why we move like cars on a highway as if we have destinations to reach, which never seem to arrive. This brings me back to the subject, “What is it all about?” The question is like an onion, layers of which are constituted by questions…

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Your Price is Wrong

I started investing in the markets last year. Everything made sense, or so I thought! Investing is a really fun game. You get to read a lot. You learn about a lot of businesses, a lot of whom were already a part of your daily lives but you never noticed. After a lot of reading…

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Gamification I

Gamification is the use of game elements and game design techniques in non-game contexts. Three main areas where gamification adds value : External : Marketing, Sales, Customer Engagement Internal : HR, Productivity enhancement, Crowdsourcing Behaviour change : Health and wellness, Sustainability, Personal Finance Game Elements : Points, Rewards, Avatars, Leaderboards, Badges, Challenges. Usually used game elements in…

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2021: Review

2021 was weird to say the least. It started with promise, fears on covid redacting, everything seeming to get normal. Unless it didn’t. It took a sharp U. Anxiety, loss of loved ones and complete chaos. Orientation of the mind changed, things that felt important changed, the way I perceive things changed. A lot of…

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