Operating in an unstructured zone

Many of us tend to be very comfortable operating in a safe and secure structured zone. If we do not have one, some of us have the ability to create one for ourselves. How important is it? How can we tap into those who can operate in the unstructured space?

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Local entrepreneur series #2 – Shankara caterers

A common friend introduced me to Suresh Ganesh, a local entrepreneur. They have been catering Indian snacks and food items in US for long. However, their business seems to have been impacted by COVID. During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Local entrepreneurs series #1 – GLO*real

A common friend introduced me to Swathi Basker, a local entrepreneur. Was inspired by her and her products instantly, that made me start this series! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Every day counts towards writing your history

History is made one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time. We can write our own history if we plan for it and act accordingly in our present!

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Resourcefulness – learning from Sri Rama

Recently I got an opportunity to listen to Ramayana and the virtues of Rama. Was amazed by His resourcefulness and what I could emulate from His nature.

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Life lessons from the story of a salt seller

While growing up, my mother used to tell me many stories. She would then ask me to figure out the moral of the story and how I would use it in life. It used to be interesting listening to her stories while she was busy multi-tasking through her chores. One of the stories about a salt seller got etched in my mind.. sharing it and what I learned from it!

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Role, empowerment and ability to make choices

Being able to empower your team to take accountability is great! What happens when the leader who has empowered their team members is no longer empowered, and is bound by constraints from multiple fronts?

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Support the medical professionals around you

Medical professionals need our help! We are running low on face masks for them.. let us get together and make face masks and send it to support our medical professionals in our local hospitals! When Forbes raised this awareness, called a few hospitals around to check if there was an immediate need and Yes.. we can help! Have collated all the articles about it in this page..!

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Role of technology during a crisis

In the past few years, across the world we have faced many crisis situations. Whether it is a flood zone and the cities or state is cutoff, or tsunami effect and aftermath, or earthquakes and taking stock of people who are alive. Think of the many incidents and the number of technologies, and our communication challenges that have been occurred in the past decade or so! There are so many aspects we get to learn from one incident to the other! Sharing some of what I have observed and grown to respect over the years!

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Learning from middle schoolers

Grades 6,7,8 typically fall under middle school. While volunteering at one of the school events, got a chance to spend a few hours with a small group of middle schoolers. We started chatting and some of their perspectives were eye-openers for me. Sharing some of them!

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Tesla, Chladni and Yantras

“If you want to learn the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration – Nikola Tesla”. This statement piqued my curiosity and I started looking at whether it was actually possible to scientifically exhibit a connection.. was amazed at what I found!

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Singapore – Aero farming or Hydroponics

For the past few weeks, have been reading up about Aero farming and Hydroponics. Being a foodie, while doing a project on special foods at Singapore, got to see that Singapore imports more than 90% of its vegetables. Only about 8% of the vegetables and eggs seem to be locally produced. Got me thinking..

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Smart farms

When I wrote about the technology innovations like Bee BOTS, I wondered if these AI and Robotics sensors were only for Bees and whether they can or are being used to monitor the patterns of other animals. Felt like I had opened a Pandora box (Internet of things). Sharing what I have learned thus far..!

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Diabetes and Innovation around it

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. This is a very standard way to describe diabetes.. interesting to see the technology innovations around it. Sharing what I have learned thus far…!

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Global Cities and their impact

While sitting in a class on International Management, we were introduced to the concept of Global cities. The term seemed interesting and my mind immediately wanted to check if my city was a Global city 🙂 One hour into the lecture, we realized its impact on us globally..! Sharing what I learned thus far..!

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Garden Gadgets & Apps

Gardening is a physically exhausting activity, especially if you mow your own lawn and also plan to grow veggies and fruits in your yard. Simple gadgets help us greatly! Sharing some of the gardening gadgets I found interesting and useful! And some I would want to try – just for the fun 🙂

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Counseling @ NY Museum of Science

Few years back I was run a career counseling workshop at the New York Museum of Science. Thousands of school and college students were visting to understand their future prospects based on their interests and capabilities! Sharing one of the aspects that made me introspect..

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How do 10 year olds think these days?

When I was growing up, focus used to be on studies and play. When my children were growing up, focus was on studies and extra curriculars – not necessarily play. Amidst all the subjects and theory, there has and will always be a good amount of applied knowledge that one needs! I am a true believer of this. I was pleasantly surprised to see how some of the elementary schools in a few states were teaching new subjects. Sharing what I learned and how I felt…

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AgroTech business showing growth potential

I heard the term Agro Tech a few years back and wondered what is the big deal about technology in Agriculture. It would be used by farmers and they cannot pay a lot to buy expensive equipment, so the technologies involved in it would be simple pulley systems like what I had seen in farms while growing up.

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Hydroponics and the future

Few years back I heard the term Hydroponics for the first time when there was an event at the local school showcasing the latest trends in gardening. Was an interesting concept! A year later, my mother sent me a video link to show how farming was done vertically. Amazing concept!

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Bees – University research, Robotics and Apps

In the previous post about Learning from bees, we looked at what is the current challenge we are facing and what can we do to save the species.

It made me think, are the universities doing anything about it? What does the current digital age and Robotics/AI organizations doing about this challenge.

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Medical Innovation – Visor to detect stroke earlier

Cerebrotech Visor Can Rapidly Detect Severe Stroke with 92% Accuracy. Yes.. you read it right! Technology innovation that can help stroke patients be diagnosed much earlier, making it possible to reduce the severity of the stroke.

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Rooftop gardens

While researching about what can be done to revive bee population, came across very many cities and city-builders, architects considering the option of building rooftop gardens across bigger cities. Cities being now called as Big cities, will become global cities attracting twice to ten times the population from suburbs in the next ten years (Courtesy: Internation Management session at Wharton)

Pictures are google-searchable and I do not own them. However, they seem to be portraying a story.

Barcelona rooftop garden
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Learning from Eagles

I received this article below few years back from my facebook friends, and something about it impressed me. The painful aspect of transformation from within was explained so beautifully. I am a firm believer of “One cannot change unless the desire comes from within”. It made me think if this kind of change and tranformation is actually possible.

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Reducing carbon footprint on Earth

One of the articles on World Economic forum on the reducing the carbon footprint triggered a thought.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/12/with-thank-you-emails-polite-britons-burn-thousands-of-tonnes-of-carbon-a-year/

There are organizations who are thinking about reducing our carbon footprint on earth. As an individual, what can I do to help?

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Skyscrapers

With the number of global cities increasing in the next decade, we would be seeing an increase in skyscrapers that would adorn our horizon. What will the next decade bring to us as innovations around buildings and architecture would be interesting to see. I had a chance to visit the Liberty museum of science in New Jersey where they had a showcase segment on skyscrapers. It was very interesting to see how the experts are looking at the next generation of skyscrapers and how their ideas of humans living in the sky can become a reality soon.

The learning from the World Trade Center, architecture from the tallest buildings addressing heating/cooling needs, Go Green initiatives, solar panels, renewable energy sources etc.

The tallest building with solar panels is in Manchester, Europe

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