At airports, especially at immigration points, people queue up to the longest tail. I am not kidding, I know, because I was once like that. What I thought then was ‘this is long, so this should be the right queue’. I never questioned, did not bother to look up at sign boards – but waited … Continue reading The herd mentality
I can understand and appreciate all new tech advances, still I can’t believe how a plane works. It’s mind boggling for me to fathom that first commercial aircraft took off in 1914, which is more than hundred years ago! I just arrived in Hague, Netherlands to attend a workshop for Civil Society leaders, invited by … Continue reading Up in the air
Today, I have changed the title of this blog site to ‘Future Forward’ from the old ‘common sense blog’. When I started this blog, I wanted to navigate the complexity of the world to make some sense through my writing. Lately I found out having common sense and writing about it, is not enough. We … Continue reading Future Forward
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing, knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci I’m surprised about how much busy we are. No one seems to have time. Parents don’t have time for their kids. Managers don’t have time for … Continue reading Attention: Apply urgently.
I meet some remarkable young people in Sri Lanka at the most unlikeliest of places. I found one last week, in front of a hardware store in my neighbourhood. It was 730 in the morning. I was there to rent a water motor, he was there to rent a heavy duty drill. He’s a mechanic, … Continue reading How to be a good technician. ( A different perspective)