10 unforgettable lessons I learnt from participating in codeathon

I recently participated in a Codeathon event at SunGard. The event had high energy levels and a good buzz on Twitter. The idea is to come up with a concept, and then code and develop the proof of concept to completion in 48 hours. More than 300 developers participated in what turned out to be […]

Free personality test

Many conflicts arise because of multitude of personality types. Personality determines a number of important functions about how we perceive the world:

  • How we collect information
  • How we respond to situations
  • How we relate to others
  • How we solve problems

Knowing our own personality types and how we are similar to or different from others can give us greater insight and make us more tolerant, understanding and effective. This link has a free personality test and provides a profile on the lines of Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

The new road to the top

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In a study of top executives of more than one hundred Fortune 500 companies, two Harvard professors draw lessons on success. The study highlighted, the value of education, changing norms of success and growing international influence as key factors.

20 Ways to save time for what is really important

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Are you getting the time to do what you know is really important? Of late, I have heard from a number of people how they want to do something but just don’t find the time. This is in important areas like: · Following a passion · Dedicated time for reading · Setting up a learning […]

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

“This is why alchemy exists,” the boy said. “So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for lead; and then lead will have to turn itself into gold.

“That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”

- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Well, why did you say that I don’t know about love? the sun asked the boy.

“Because it’s not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind. And it’s not love to see everything from a distance, like you do. Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World. When I first reached through to it, I thought the Soul of the World was perfect. But later, I could see that it was like other aspects of creation, and had its own passions and wars. It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”

- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist