Clever relationship hacks!

November 4, 2009

Hi Folks,

Check out this really really good metafilter discussion about clever relationships hacks. You have to work things/issues out in any relationship (mostly). How do you work things out? What specific tricks/tactics you have developed through experience, that help you better cope with relationship tensions or to enliven the relationship in general? If you are want to know, visit this forum discussion on metafilter – What clever relationship "hacks" have you come up with?. Some of the comments are hilarious and thought provoking –

We made a deal that any time someone had to say something he/she was worried about saying, he/she’d get a smooch for it. So admitting fears about life in general or the relationship specifically always gets rewarded. And a good conversation ensues.

And look at this one, which I think is single most important and yet so difficult thing to do. I like the poo metaphor. 🙂

Swallow your pride. Then digest it, pass it, flush it, and be done with it forever. It’s only exacerbating the argument.

There are few more excellent tips. Visit forum to check it out.

Also let me know if you know of any of your own.


Cheers


What did you learn today? Oct 28, 2009

October 28, 2009

Hi Folks,

Every day, I share most interesting links, quotes, insights that I come across. Here is today’s scoop –

  1. There are lot of things which need serious consideration if you want to buy a home. It’s not as easy as painting a rosy picture of a big house in your mind and seeing coming it alive. Mind you, I’m not saying you should not buy a home. But when you do so, when you think you are ready to switch from renting to owning, there might still be a lot of small things you should consider, beware of. When it comes to that, I think this mint.com blog post is a good place to start – First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes. All mint.com blog posts are generally good resources for a family man/woman who like to worry (now than later) about their financial health.
  2. There is a lot of discussion/debate going on about how news publishing business is going digital with no single successful, one-size-fits-all revenue model in picture. Some say news is going to be free (on internet) because no body will pay. Some point at success of wall-street journal and economist. Here is a epochal(IMHO) blog post by Clay Shirky – Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. He outlines clear parallels between current era (printing press – internet) and earlier era (before printing press came along) and make very interesting observations about future of publishing business. If you are into this kind of thing, you will love it – “It makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem (with the rise of internet).”

What did you learn today? Can you please share with me?


Cheers,

Tejas Joshi


What did you learn today? Sep 20, 2009

September 20, 2009

Hi Folks,

I try to share most interesting links, quotes, insights that I come across. Here is today’s scoop –

  1. In this interesting blog post, Ben Casnocha shares his reasons for – why he travels. I agree with most of the reasons.
  2. I recently read this piece on Nieman Journalism Lab, about why comments are vital to creating communities around news websites. I especially like this paragraph – "Our comments routinely point us in the direction of new angles for stories, and in many cases commenters have become sources for future pieces. They do fact-checking for us, which we should be grateful for. And they let us know which stories they care about and which they don’t, which is invaluable market research. But those aren’t the only reasons why comments are important. Giving people a place to talk about important issues has value in and of itself, and the more we restrict that and impose limits on it, the more we risk losing the trust of the people formerly known as the audience."

What did you learn today? Can you please share with me?


Cheers,

Tejas Joshi


What did you learn today? Sep 11, 2009

September 11, 2009

Hi Folks,

Every day, I share most interesting links, quotes, insights that I come across. Here is today’s scoop –

1) Adam Savage of Mythbusters talks about 2 biggest failure of his life. Stories are nice and engaging, but till late in the talk (on 31:00 min mark), when you almost feel like what does he trying to say? Where is he leading this? Adam delivers this important thought –

Success is your achievment. Success defines how you are progressing. Failure is your vehicle for success. Failure leads you on the path to success. Failure tells you what to do (or not to do) in order to achieve success, in a subltler way than you may realize.

2) We hear news about health care reform all the time. What is it? Why does America needs it? What’s exactly the problem with American health care system? How does health care reforms aims to solve these problem? What are people out there debating about? To answer all the above questions, read this undisputed most effective piece of journalism by Atul Gawande. According to some well-known journalists, it’s best article you’ll see this year on American health care. It took me couple of hours to read the whole thing, but it was worth it. If you read it, make sure to read it through, most of the important part is towards the end of the article.

What did you learn today? Can you please share with me?


Cheers,

Tejas Joshi