Critical thinking

What matters most in life


Life is a very mysterious and complex journey. We make it more complex. It’s all about our thinking. Some people think that the main goal of life is to accumulate resources, vie for power and control over other people and go on to accumulate more resources...

Reverse cheque puzzle solution

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On finally receiving double the amount he wrote in cheque after 20 paise was expended from amount received from bank, Bhabababu understood that the bank cashier must have given rupees for paise written on cheque, and paise for rupees written on cheque. The reversing created a basic confusion in finding the cheque amount...

The Sun is beyond us

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Noon passed. I finished part of my work after lunch and looked up. What happened? Already day end? All my windows were open and the light gradually dimmed while I worked, I didn't notice. How long am I working?...

Problem solving Principle of focus and Principle of defocus

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It is recognized all around that without intense focus on a single objective you cannot achieve big. In every area of activity and thought intense focus has the potential to create extraordinary results. Focus is everything, or is it? What if your objective is not fulfilled and your world without a back up plan crashes down?...

Playing cricket is somewhat like living life, at least in the area of Zero Based Problem Solving

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It was the post match analysis that caught my attention, but for a different reason now. The expert analyst was explaining, “For batsmen, concentration is important. For a single ball, you lose concentration and you are OUT. But the same goes for the bowler too. Look at how he bowled the last over...”

How to convert a mishap to a blessing using principle of hidden opportunity

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I always thought till sometime back - mishaps and really bad things would happen around me and NEVER to me. You also would have thought so. Till the first misfortune struck. And then other misfortunes followed. You feel cornered and deeply depressed. Know for sure that dark days will end and strangely, you would one day find unexpected opportunities spring up out of the misfortune that caused you so much trouble...


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