• How to Solve a Problem using Upstream Actions

    Story of VanMoof In 2015, Dutch Bicycle company VanMoof began shipping their bicycles to US customers. While the bikes were getting sold like hotcakes, however they faced lot of problems in shipping them to their customers. The company’s logistics handler weren’t careful while handling the packages which resulted in causing damage to the product. Almost 25% of the bikes were damaged during shipping, due to which they recieved a lot of flak from their customers. In an interview to CNN, VanMoof’s co-founder Taco Carlier explained “We asked ourselves, what do Americans really love? What would prompt couriers to be delicate with a parcel?”. After several hours of brainstroming, they came…

  • How To Develop Bias For Action

    Some lessons have to be experienced before they can be understood Michael Batnick (Investor) Story of Java Jacket Back in 1989 Jay Sorensen a struggling realtor, pulled into a coffee shop drivethrough to get his morning cup of coffee. While on the way out of the drive through coffee spill burned his fingers, forcing him to release a blistering hot cup of coffee onto his lap. While this incident may not have been good for Jay’s lap, it was however phenomenal for his career as he chanced upon an innovative idea which went on to make the life better for millions of routine coffee drinkers. The incident made Sorensen realise…

  • How To Avoid Zero Sum Games

    The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson You spend your blood and sweat to complete a project but on the day of presentation your colleague/manager takes all the credit of your work. You are casually chilling with your friends and someone in your group starts boasting about the expensive new stuff they just bought. Only to get attention ! Your maternal/paternal aunt can’t stop exaggerating the acadamic performance of her son/daughter, with an ulterior motive to humiliate other parents during a family gathering. If you have ever come accross such situations, then you have already got a…

  • 10 best easy to read philosophy books

    The word philosophy is of Ancient Greek origin: philosophía, meaning “love of wisdom.” existence, knowledge, truth, beauty, justice, validity, mind, and language. It’s a wonderful tool for thinking about the deepest questions that arise for human beings, so that we can decipher the ways which can lead us to a better life. To help guide you on that path we have assimilated a list of 10 best easy to read philoshy books. Let us take a look at them and choose a partner to begin our journey. Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy Author: Simon Blackburn Synopsis: This is a book about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate,…

  • 7 life changing lessons from the Book “Psychology of Money”

    In 2014, death of a rural janitor Ronald Read made international headlines when the news about his life savings broke out. The humble janitor amassed a fortune of 8 million dollars, those who knew him were baffled. It was neither a lottery ticket nor any inheritence but he saved what little he could and simply invested it consistently over his lifetime. Doing well with money has a little to do with how smart you are and a lot to do with how you behave with it and behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. It is said that a right book at a right time can shape…