Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

Zen and Buckminster Fuller

One of the quotes I used for my signature file was “I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

On Social Courage

“It takes courage to be good—social courage—to be honest with yourself, to do things the right way.”      ~Malcolm Gladwell Although the above quote from Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast Revisionist … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Contradictory Solutions

Here’s a Buddhist saying to remember at the beginning of an action-packed week (that makes you go, “huh?”): “The fastest way from point A to point B is to be … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Articulating Habits: techniques for meditation

“It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Innovation and Being Innovative: Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 Silicon Valley

When I moved to Silicon Valley, I attended many meetups and networking events for entrepreneurs. The experience quickly shattered the ideological impression I had of Silicon Valley. It came as … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the Intrigue of Process

If I could only go to one performance of the symphony, I tend to choose the rehearsal. The timing is not optimized for the general public and the schedule isn’t … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Failure

“Failure is very important. It introduces an idea you don’t ever return to.” ~Dan Barber (From Season 1, Episode 2 of Chef’s Table) Photo: Sign at a restaurant in Dallas-Ft. … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Giving Up Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~Alice Walker Another quote that reminds us of the merits of “fake it til … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

On New Knowledge vs. Reminders

Commenting on the popularity of self-help books, an author who felt like her book was more a helpful book rather than a self-help book, said: “More people need to be … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Decisiveness

It’s easy to stress about making decisions, because it feels like it will lock in a particular outcome where there is no going back, as with the proverbial die. “iacta … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment
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