Tuesday, May 29, 2012

8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture

Came across this great article by Paul Alofs about creating a passionate workplace on the Fast Company site. I'm just putting a summary here. Worthwhile to read the full article.

1. Hire the right people
2. Communicate
3. Tend to the weeds
4. Work hard, play hard
5. Be ambitious
6. Celebrate differences
7. Create the space
8. Take the long view

Full article here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Random Pics

Some random pics taken during the last couple of weeks :)





Guardians of the Tower

Dam and Rajanganaya

Dam and Rajanganaya
Dam and Rajanganaya

Dam and Rajanganaya

Dam and Rajanganaya

Dam and Rajanganaya

Tree of Life


Wild Grass

Stairway to Heaven

Roadside Shrine

Nuwara Wewa - Anuradhapura

A child monk getting ready for a dip in the lake

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Saints and Monsters

Children born into the world
lack any sense of being
minds blank like empty slates
ready to be written
They do not know right from wrong
or what is good or what is evil
minds pure and unpolluted
They learn as they grow
all the secrets of this world
all the beauty it has to offer
and the dangers that lurk
that can destroy you
in a blink of an eye
parents, teachers and
the society at large
plays an important role
on what the end result is to be
And that end result
Is the ultimate question
whether the child will grow up
to be a saint? or to be a monster?

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

How to Live Well - ZenHabits

Image from: http://adityaajmera.blogspot.com

Very interesting post written by Leo Babauta on the ZenHabits site. Basically it's about being happy without owning the world.

Summary of his points:

  1. You need very little to be happy. 
  2. Want little, and you are not poor. 
  3. Focus on the present. 
  4. Be happy with what you have and where you are. 
  5. Be grateful for the small pleasures in life.
  6. Be driven by joy and not fear. 
  7. Practice compassion.
  8. Forget about productivity and numbers. 
Please read the whole article for more details. Well worth the read.