Monthly Archives: May 2012

Business and Ethics

Once you enter the arena of business you realize that greed is universal. The whole system works by balancing or aligning greed. There is a saying that "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy." It also holds true with the business world. A business never works the way it was planned. Like a tree which...
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Physical Food vs Mental Food

One morning Buddha went out to gather alms but didn't obtain any. When he came back, Mara mocked him and said, "How will you manage today?" Buddha answered and said that he would eat the mental food of Priti (joy) like Abhasvara devas. This made me think that in popular culture we have too much focus...
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Supernatural, Extra Dimensions and Purity of Mind

SuperNatural

Dealing with the supernatural has not been a choice for me. It was one evening in 1986 when I was doing Puja in the open air. A natural spirit started talking to me. Most probably it was my grandfather who died two years before, but it could have been my uncle who was elder to my...
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Why America Is Different

I spent my first 24 years of life in India and moved back to the land of my birth to spend more than one year there when I was around the age of 26. So I have seen enough of India and enough of America, I guess I can say, to last more than a...
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Paid Online Advertising

I just read that GM is pulling it's paid ads from Facebook.  Here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/05/15/gm-says-facebook-ads-dont-work-pulls-10-million-account/. As much as I like Facebook, I think GM has done the right thing. I have always been skeptical of the impact of online advertising. I myself never click on an ad, and I bet I am not the only one. I agree...
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India and Socialism

This is election year in America and there is a lot of talk about socialism. Republicans portray Obama as a socialist. And the truth is Democrats come as close as they can in America to socialism. India has had its own long love affair with socialism. The Indian economy has grown almost tenfold since its breakup...
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Man vs The Mission

Every organization has a mission, whether it's for profit or non-profit. Though the word mission is abused and overused a lot, the truth still stands that the mission is always bigger than man. Humans have always struggled with the question of "Why do I exist?" I think most missions stem (or should) stem from this....
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