Category: experience

Decision memos

I love this productivity tip. A Fast Company article cited how former President Barack Obama made decisions when he was in the White House. The article stated how the former…

Staying ahead

If you want to stay ahead, you have to constantly challenge yourself. Taking on challenges keeps you hungry, humble, and in a learner state of mind. The hardest part is…

The weight of awards

At a recent award ceremony, one of the pioneers of taking wireless technology to rural parts of Nepal, Mahabir Pun was honored with the Pioneer ICT Award. On stage, he…

Why go to college?

At a time when technology has enabled most of us in the world to take online courses and workshops from anywhere plus colleges are an expensive investment, we need to…

Take a walk

Walking has so many benefits. Walking can instantly lift your mood—especially when you go outdoors. A recent study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience found that walking improved both convergent and divergent thinking, the two…

Are you ready?

Well…one is never “completely” ready. Launching a new project, starting a business, or something major in our personal or professional lives, an individual is never completely ready. We can prepare…

Eisenhower matrix

I found it very useful to put all the activities that needs to be done on a project or a day on the Eisenhower matrix. By having everything up there…

Fundamentals of success

Success is followed by the application of key fundamentals. For me, the fundamentals are hard work, vision, execution, focus, humility, commitment, team work, fun, and some luck. Hard working people…

Why startups succeed?

Startups succeed for a variety of reasons. It could be the idea itself, the team, or the business model. Bill Gross of Idealab shared The single biggest reason why start-ups…

How do you teach culture?

Can you actually teach culture at your company? How about putting the company’s core values in places where everyone can see? And what exactly is culture? These questions are not…

It’s the people

Once upon a time, I read somewhere “Most tourists come to Nepal for the first time to see the mountains, they return for the people.” People are what makes Nepal…

Rising above the machines

There’s a lot of hype about AI and automation these days. The hype is real. It is reshaping companies, industries, communities, and even countries. Yes, countries as well. An opinion…

The coach

All managers should, in part, be coaches. This is from the Picking up the Bill article on The Economist (May 25th 2019). Gallup, a polling organization cites research showing that…

The omnipresent school

The class is in session. We’ve gone from cave settings to our current access from anywhere online class settings. Schools, colleges and universities meant physical structures with classrooms, playing areas,…

apples to oranges to mangoes

The road to success is different for each individual. No one success story follows the same track. The fundamentals of becoming successful can be more similar. Hard work, focus, dedication,…

First mover disadvantage

We’ve heard of first mover advantage where the first company to venture into the market benefits from an early entry, building a brand, creating customer loyalty and so forth. Is…

Tools of happiness

Here are some ways that can make you happy. -Do things you love (even if you don’t get paid for them) -Spend time with your loved ones (family, friends, relatives)…