Last evening we had a great session on social enterprise in Sri Lanka.British council did a wonderful job convening it. It was a dream to have this kind of conversations in Sri Lanka. Back in 2006, when I started the journey, I never thought this much progress was possible.War ended, internet penetrated thick and fast, and it seems all the ...

It's always a pleasure see Loku Sir (Dr.Ariyaratne) speak.He spoke today to Sarvodaya leaders at all levels.He said, "problems start inside you. Answers are also with in you."Do not look for faults in others. It's just a waste of your time and energy.Start from the smallest step. Let the compassionate thoughts lead you.It takes lot of first steps to realize ...

Following @MelGuna was how I knew her. I interacted with her few times on twitter.I did not meet her, I did not even know her face.That paint bass came to rob her phone. She happened to be in between bass and phone.She's gone now.Gone like the wind.I tried to swallow this hollow piece of tragedy for a week.I don't know ...

At age 15, I used to wait in-front of TV impatiently for the commentators to come out to the pitch and give their analysis of the pitch for the match. A test match. A bloody 5 day test match, which I would watch ball-by-ball.Insane right?I saw a tweet today that ICC has shaken their powers for the money or something ...

'Wave' is an amazing memoir novel.It's the real life story of a tsunami survivor, who lost all she loved.Mother, father, husband and 2 sons.Read it to feel the gift of life.I was struck by Sonali's detailing of the event. I can't imagine the grief she went through.The decision she took to share about the agony, is a brave one. It ...

I planned for a book.I started it. Wrote 3 chapters, yet could not get on with it.I showed it to few friends, got advise on writing books, but it did not pick up from my end.I wanted to write a book because I liked writing.Was fascinated by the book for some time. Fascination was not enough.I thought hard.Would this be ...

I always had doubts about self driving cars. Also we don't have an answer to traffic we create.Major issue about self driving cars is, safety. I watched Sebastian Thrun, the man behind Google self driving car, speaks about his vision.A fascinating 3 minute video : Click here.

I overheard a person on phone." No, don't let him take IT courses. Look at me, IT did not take me anywhere. As I told you get him to do banking, at least he can get a low interest loan " Can you see the lethal dose ? Anybody seeking advise on careers, need to talk to 5 people. Actively.By ...

"100,000 people have signed up to live in Mars, knowing they will not return to planet earth.Only few will get the chance for first flight". This little amazing news popped in a dinner conversation.SpaceX is not science fiction. It's actually happening. Elon Musk is a visionary in every sense.The signed up people will get supplies in Mars from Earth once ...

Long tension story short: I was 15 minutes late today to leave home, and met with an unprecedented traffic. My wife got late for school and me for office. My first meeting was delayed 30 minutes.Not nice, when it was the first thing in the morning.The image of my wife been late (a not happy face) lingered on until I ...

When we get to some point of achievement in life, (or sometimes at a failure) we value ourselves by asking the question " what would I lose? "Most often people stuff many things in their back pack. 'Back pack' here is the metaphor for the burden of life. Too many things in your back pack weighs you down from doing ...

When I am in-front of laptop, creating a document, I wish I had the resolute to switch off social media.I had the wish, but not the resolute.So in to 20 minutes of work, I would go to internet for some 'search' and end up in twitter and facebook or some blog(s). It would take 15 minutes to understand I am ...

Life is meaningful, When I like things I do.Not when I do things I like.When I say 'I don't like the things I do' , mostly it means I am uncomfortable.That extra effort to 'like what I do' even when I don't feel like doing it first, takes me out of my comfort zone. That's when magic happens.When I like things I do, it's about caring and sharing.When I do things I like, mostly it's about my self.

Entrepreneurship is about 'go get' your aspiration, dream of things what drives you.Question: 'What is really that drives you?'A wealthy professional in Colombo, respected in many circles for his technical proficiency and unparalleled commitment, confessed me that he wants to run away from city and hide in a village.A youth in a village, with eyes gleaming with hope, is willing ...

Android domination, in numbers. This picture tells a remarkable story of android domination, which might be the greatest tech domination in history. Picture above and quote below was pulled out from a google+ post of Tim O'Reilly. Look at the numbers. Impressive figures. It goes on to show that in a complex competitive eco system of devices, apps, operating systems, law suits, patents, telcos, ...

'Rich' is the new buzz now. In past, I looked at rich on Silicon Valley, then on Indians in awe. Now it's our own.Forbes published 'the richest 6 of Sri Lanka', few days back. (Read full article )It talked about Dhammika Perera's journey. (Read full article )This gives 'hope' for entrepreneurs. If Sri Lanka to get the best from the ...

"Fusion Smart Village" started off in 2010, with Google Nexus 1 phones in Sri Lanka. At this moment, the tech savvy around the globe are head over heals about Google Nexus 5. This video by Marques Browniee explains how Google (with Nexus 5, Kitkat and Google 'now') will high jack even the iOS environment. Since 2010, smart devices have ...

What #SmartVillage means now Tomorrow (24 OCT), I will be speaking about "Smart Village" at Google Business Group's "Mobile for Business" event. This is from the event page, Can smartphone help develop rural communities on education and improve economy? and can a very personal device like smartphone be a shared device? "Smart Village" an innovative project since 2010, created by Sarvodaya-Fusion (a social ...

Writing my first book. Writing a book is hard. First I needed to find a topic I was passionate, and then to brainstorm and check if that is something people would buy. This 'buy' thing was Gihan's idea. I wanted to publish as a e-book. But Gihan said, "if you need to be serious about writing a book, it should be printed." I ...

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