Complex, not Complicated

Dictionaries define these two words synonymously. They are, in fact, very different. Education is a complex issue1. Like any other human systems. Complicated things can be explained by examining their individual parts. Complex ones cannot. They are always more than sum of its parts. A jet engine is complicated. Mayonnaise is complex. People tend to […]

Personal Dairy Writing for Busy People

This post originally appeared on Quora as an answer I wrote for the question, ‘How do I write an easy daily personal dairy even in our busy schedules? How and why to make it a daily habit?.  “Dated 26/06/2017: Today was a good day.” It is good start to get the habit of daily journaling. […]

The Full Meals Prioritization System

You have been told repeatedly… Eat your frog first MIT first Do first things first I have been using Workflowy for capturing and engaging with my to-do lists (more about it later). I tagged my tasks as high, medium, low. As proclaimed by many productivity gurus the first thing I did in the morning is […]

My Experiment with Day Planning (inspired by Cal Newport)

Cal Newport is an MIT postdoc, now a tenured Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. Besides his grueling academic work like a PhD defense, and 6+ peer-reviewed papers every year, he has written 4 books (the last one, Deep Work being my favorite), and maintains a blog with 10000+ readers, still manages to finish […]