Thursday, 2 June 2016

It's just play - Lila



Lila (SanskritलीलाIAST līlā) or Leela, like many Sanskrit words, cannot be precisely translated into English, but can be loosely translated as the noun "play". The concept of Lila is common to both non-dualist and dualist philosophical schools, but has a markedly different significance in each. Within non-dualism, Lila is a way of describing all reality, including the cosmos, as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute (Brahman). In the dualistic schools of Vaishnavism, Lila refers to the activities of God and his devotee, as well as the macrocosmic actions of the manifest universe, as seen in the Vaishnava scripture Srimad Bhagavatam, verse 3.26.4:





Monday, 23 May 2016

What does it mean to be a seeker?








Whether it is through politics, therapy or religion, there are those people who are looking for a greater meaning to their lives. For these people, the life of material pleasures is not enough.

If you, too, are looking for the absolute Truth, you are a seeker. Within all seekers there is a drive that keeps them looking, that keeps them questing. Their Spirit thirsts for a union with its Greater Self. From communism to transcendentalism, from drugs to psychic phenomena, a seeker's journey can be a long one.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

How can we hire the right people to support our culture and continuously experiment?





Hiring

  • How do the best companies hire the best people?
  • Why do “A’s hire A’s,” but “B’s Hire Cs”?
  • How do you source, attract and hire the most talented people?
  • What are the best interview questions and most unique interview styles?
  • What are the best rapid screening mechanisms? How do you automate it?
  • How do you gamify hiring?
  • How do you ensure a new hire fits your culture and team?
  • How do you test a new hire in a real-life work scenario?
  • How do you test the quality of their work?
  • Should you be ruthless about hiring the best people?

Culture

  • What is culture?
  • How do you create it? Can you create it? Who creates it?
  • How do you maintain it? Evolve it?
  • Why does every company need very strong core values?
  • What are the best examples of a strong, productive company culture?
  • How does Uber create culture? Amazon? Google? Apple?
  • What are some examples of culture creating value?
  • How do you invest in ‘culture’?

Experimentation

  • Why is experimentation so important?
  • How do you create a culture of experimentation?
  • How do you incentivize “failing forward”?
  • Why should you try to kill your best ideas?
  • Should experiments be kept secret?
  • Why are hyper growth and experimentation so linked?
  • Why should you worry about progress, rather than success?
  • How do Amazon, Uber and Google enable experimentation?