Attention: Apply urgently.

  “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 forContinue reading “Attention: Apply urgently.”

How to be a good technician. ( A different perspective)

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)”

When to startup

pic credit: Dialog After the #ngage session, after the food ran out, few young people (age 20-30) asked me questions. I could distill them to this question. ” I want to do a startup on something I love, but cannot find time with my current job. Should I quit? “ My answer is A BIGContinue reading “When to startup”

The ministry of utmost happiness

I saw a small boutique type M.D.Gunasena store in Fort, in front of the World Trade Centre. Been the book worm I am, made a mental note to visit it after the meeting. They provided the same discounts they provide at the book fair. That tempted me to browse the books inside. ( At BookContinue reading “The ministry of utmost happiness”

Outsourcing everything

There are things you cannot outsource. There are things that cannot be ‘Uber of this’ or ‘AirBnB of that’. As much as there are trends, we should not be enslaved to think that everything can be outsourced to cut cost or look sexy launching an app. There are many failure stories, that does not getContinue reading “Outsourcing everything”

How to innovate over and over.

Most of us, when we hear about “innovation” tend to visualise staff retreats, having fun and been creative by expressing ideas. Then come up with that ‘aha’ moment, and go and work on it. Once in a year routine, may be twice a year. Far from it. Innovation in reality is loads of hard work,Continue reading “How to innovate over and over.”

Is giving tabs/smartphones an answer ?

Someone asked me “Do you think giving smartphones and tabs to school teachers , students and government officials, a good answer ?” My answer was ” It depends on the answer you are seeking ” Yes, you may solve the accessibility problem. May be that will help the receiver be more connected. But with outContinue reading “Is giving tabs/smartphones an answer ?”

Upgrade interviews.

An interview is a matchmaking process. Usually, employer is hunting for skills, candidate is selling skills. Skills can be acquired. Internet can be used to what schools and universities deliver. Of course, a basic education is essential: a school education, a diploma, a degree. Also skills are now renewing, refreshing, and revamping every 6 monthsContinue reading “Upgrade interviews.”