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Are you the master of your trade? - Part 2

In my previous blog Are you the master of your trade? - Part 1, we learnt about the importance of "Deliberate Practice" for achieving expert performance. In this blog, I am going to address some contrasting differences between experts and novices performance. For understanding this, Psychologists an…

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Are you the master of your trade? - Part 1

“Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and ven…

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Buy from DMart, but not the stock

Warren Buffet said, "Price is what you pay, the value is what you get."

Today, I am going to share an exciting view about one of my favourite shopping hotspot. It is none other than DMart. 

A Brief History of DMart

DMart is a one-stop supermarket chain that aims to offer customers a wide r…

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The Emergence of Jhambhavan - Part I

“The inability to predict outliers implies the inability to predict the course of history.” 
― Nassim Nicholas TalebThe Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

I am a firm believer in the statement mentioned above. No matter how harder we try, it's almost impossible to predict…

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Why I am bullish on Everest Industries? Part - I

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are my personal opinion and should not be considered as an investment recommendation. Please consult your financial advisor before making any investments. 

Company Profile:

Everest was established in 1934 and has over 8 decades of experience in bu…

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High Performing Equity Mutual Funds. Do you own them?

"Mutual Fund investments are subjected to market risks. Please read all scheme related documents carefully before investing."

I am mentioning the statement above for a reason. These days, most of the new investors are getting lured by high returns given by different mutual funds. Due to which, th…

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Do you invest or just save?

"The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao Tzu

When I was five years old, my dad has bought me a piggy bank to make me develop the habit of saving money.  Fortunately, I can continue the habit of keeping for the next 18 years. Thanks to my dad for helping me develop the habi…

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Find your true calling!

“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it …

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Planning Fallacy

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky proposed the concept of planning fallacy in 1979. 

Picture 1: Daniel Kahneman

Source: http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Kahneman.jpg

"Planning fallacy is the tendency to underestimate how long it shall take to complete a …

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Beware of Ambiguity Effect

Ambiguity effect was proposed by Daniel Ellsberg in 1961.

Ambiguity effect is a cognitive bias where decision making is affected by a lack of information or ambiguity. The effect implies that people tend to choose options for which the favourable outcome is known over an option for which a favo…

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How to use your $86,400 efficiently?

“How often do you find yourself saying, “In a minute”, “I’ll get to it” or “Tomorrow’s good enough” and every other possible excuse in the book? Compare it with how often you decide it’s got to be done, so let’s get on and do it! That should tell you just how serious your procrastinating problem rea…

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The Pomodoro Technique

 

Figure 1- Source: http://pomodorotechnique.com/

 

Before getting into the aspects of Pomodoro Technique, let me share a story:- I had set a goal to complete an on-line course. I am required to watch 2 hours of video lectures every week. Moreover, I am supposed to take a weekly quiz which i…

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Be Creative!

" Every Child is a born artist but the problem is whether they remain an artist when they grow as an adult" Said Pablo Picasso.  

                          

         2014 is a great year for me. Firstly, I'm the 'President' of Rotaract Club of Lead India Ahead, Rotary International …

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SQ3R METHOD

                                     

"Let a man learn thoroughly whatever he may learn, and let his conduct be worthy of his learning".

~Couplet no-391, Learning, Thirukkural.

Learn effectively using the SQ3R method for good retention rate and an increased performance in your …

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You will never forget your keys again

Read this post to improve your memory. Share it with your  friends, family, relatives, etc to impress them with your new ability to remember more information.

Why we tend to forget certain items after a short period of time? 

John is a second year Sociology major. He finds difficulty in rememb…

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Part I: Why we cross our arms?

The story happened six months back. Ram, a final student of Commerce was giving his speech in a forum. I was a passive observer. After Ram started his speech, within a span of 2-3 minutes nearly 40% of the people have crossed their arms.  Ram was completely ignorant to their non-verbal signs and una…

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The Power of introversion

Dear readers,

Let me share you an anecdote, I attended my first Psychology class in the month of June in the year 2012.  Like every high school student I wondered how a college life would be like? Puzzled, to be frank. With my thoughts , I went to the canteen to sip tea.

When I returned to my cla…

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What's your personality?

Instructions: 

Read each question, and write a Yes or No beside each question number. There are no right or wrong answers. Answer each question honestly, and take as much time as you need. If some questions are hard discuss it with your friend or partner.

Send your responses to: saravanan_balakr…

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The secret behind pupil dilation

Figure 1: Showing the difference between a constricted pupil and a dilated pupil.

Before reading this article, which is the one that is most appealing or attractive to you?

 

"Always look into the eyes"

Our eyes plays a pivotal role in our whole perceptual process. It perceives thousands of i…

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