I do this. And I found it is wonderful. Say I allocate 1 hour for a report, I stop it at 50 minutes – completed or not. Say I am having a discussion , I stop it at 50 minutes – before the next meetiing I take 10 minutes off. It is wonderful, on a day of massive work load. ...

I find very few people read books now. ( not news papers, not internet articles – but real books ) I am reading a lot. But sticking to one book, on a stretch, is kinda hard. Time of course is very limited. Demands to acquire new skills in quick time, makes me search for really good books. Problem is – ...

What you measure, you can monitor – It’s objective. What you record, you can discuss – It’s meaningful. What you review, you can share – It’s good learning. Let me replace ‘what’ with ‘if not’. If you do not measure, you cannot monitor – There’s no objective. If you do not record, you can not discuss ( can have a ...

” I saw on television how a man was knocked down by a vehicle while crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing in the presence of traffic police. This compelled me to invent the mobile colour light stand “ A 12 year old school kid from Mathugama, Sri Lanka has invented a mobile colour light stand. Or I would say he is ...

is very exciting, alas for a short time. All have a good time, until the meeting is over, and it’s time to walk out. Knowing that there was an opportunity to explore, but we were not open, makes us sad. Knowing that someone was at receiving end, partly because of our mistakes, yet we were not humble enough to admit ...

In The Art of War, Sun Tzu writes 3 rules of war. Only fight when there’s a prize worth fighting for Only fight when you know you will win Only fight when there’s no other way to reach your goal. Don’t let the ego, pride and politics get in your way. Always have the rule #3 as the guideline.

is a lethal combination, as it is found in 3 phases, in abundance, in each day of our lives. Anger – When we hate someone who’s weaker than our selves. We tend to go in full throttle to harm that person. Fear – When we hate someone who’s superior to us. We do not take action, yet fear consumes a ...

Think of it as a good thing. That’s a start. There’ll always be a project with: not enough money, not enough time, not enough people, and scope intolerable. Many great things happened out of constraints. Frustrations. And of course from the creativity that it was responsible. Rather than whining, embrace it. Think alone. Talk about it with positive minds. Build confidence with ...

What Data Storage Has Done To Us? Not long ago in 2004, I had my entire University final year project, in 10 floppy disks. I sectioned my word document to fit in 1.4 MB of data on each floppy disk. A guy who carried a case of 10 floppy disks (Roughly 14 MB), was regarded ‘cool’. Zoom in to 2012 – Hard disks of 1 Terabyte  capacity ...

A Letter To AL Students Tomorrow, Advanced Level exams 2012 starts. Lot’s of expectations. It’s just like Olympics. Study for 2 years,and then tested with in a 5 hours of writing a paper. Athletes too, work hard for 4 years, to be tested in a few seconds. All eyes for a moment, is upon the athlete and the student. And then life moves on. ...

Sri Lanka’s garment industry has emerged as a viable alternative to traditional fast fashion suppliers such as Turkey, a local manufacturer said this week. “Sri Lanka is not as yet competitive purely on price, but the industry continues to be attractive to brands focused on fast, reliable supply that is accompanied by an assurance of social and environmental accountability,” ...

Treat Yourself A Customized Twitter Back Ground If you are tired of using available boring twitter back grounds, and you wanna do a background that reflects your passion, this post is for you. This might save you good time on internet search. Here is the link to the post. Here’s the trick. You need to have Photoshop, and patience of 20 minutes. On photoshop – don’t get ...

Jason Russel, of Kony 2012, was a regular guy with pics of his family and back yard, on his twitter and FB feeds. He wanted to do something to get attention to his cause, in this noisy social media space. He ended up creating the most viral video in history of internet. In the process of getting millions of ...

This video describes a new wave of apartments coming up as a life style. It’s unbelievable to think how that much of space innovated with in 300 square feets. End of the day it boils down to ‘necessity is the mother of innovation.’ No one can afford the sky rocketing land prices. So why not live large on a 300 square-foot apartment?

A summit by above title is now happening at Cinnamon Grand, organized by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce ( CCC ). I have read the proceedings from FT, and found some interesting insights. Here are the nuggets. A successful nation fulfills 3 requirements: Move rapidly, Rule of law, Accountability. The rules of business and economics are universal. There’s no such thing ...

It’s an amazing story, how this my new plot of land, in the web real estate, has come to be. I will detail you soon, on ‘how’ it happened. But for now, I like to welcome you all, to this sleek space, where I will use as an idea lab. A space where I can bounce my ideas with you. ...

Today I watched Malinga speaks to Kelum Shrimal in a talk show, before the start of 3rd test match (Pak vs SL). Malinga was candid, very talkative, and to the point. I was amazed to see his maturity. 4 years back he could not speak at post match interviews – a shy guy who let his bowling do the ...

Right now lot of activities are happening in Colombo – on start-ups, Social Enterprises and Venture Capital. Courses are booming, and policy makers are also beginning to breath life in to it. Geeks show interest to start their own stuff. Bad thing right now, which can very well happen, is start-ups waiting for big money from Venture capitalists and ...

Academics & business magazines are searching hard for the holy grail of what makes a great “ Entrepreneur ”. There are thousands of books out there. Millions of articles.  I talked with many entrepreneurs in last month. I was privileged to ask blunt questions, and get straight from the gut answers from all of them. These are the people who have really done ...

Yesterday night I tried logging in to this blog. I could not. Thought it might be ‘blogger’ outage. But then other blogger sites were working fine. I tried to log in to admin panel, and it works fine. Yet still I cannot see the site. I can even do new posts like this from admin panel.  Strange thing is, 2 ...

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