What a brilliant, positive experience hosting Harald Katzenschlager and Hermann Gams, the founders of Dream Academia. The two Austrians have made it their life mission to encourage and help people dream big and achieve their dreams. We first met in Doha, Qatar and hit it off immediately. These guys are positivity personified and you can’t help but feel energized around them. We caught up again when I hosted then at my home during their visit to Auroville. We had a meeting with my team and they asked what our childhood dreams were and what our 39 goals in life were? These are simple questions but none of us given it a deep thought. Inspired by the meeting, we have planned to have a group dream brainstorming meeting to figure out the big goals that we as a team want to achieve.
Fantastic book for entrepreneurs. Great example of how to motivate employees and how to run a socially responsible company.
I first came across this book through my favourite podcast, NPR’s How I Built This. It had an interesting episode with Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, an outdoors clothing company. It has 1000 employees with annual revenues of US$200 million. Fantastic book for entrepreneurs. Great example of how to motivate employees and how to run a socially responsible company.
I first came across this book through my favourite podcast, NPR’s How I Built This. It had an interesting episode with Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, an outdoors clothing company. It has 1000 employees with annual revenues of US$200 million. Listen to the podcast.
After we finished the meeting with a client, I was in an upbeat mood. The client loved the work. I took an impulse decision to shoot the two colleagues who were with me. Here are some photos from the shoot. — at Semmozhi Poonga.
When we went for an office outing at Queensland theme park, this is what I found in a remote corner. A huge mound of plastic bottles. Even though Queensland has multiple places to refill drinking water, many still prefer to buy bottled water. The biggest contributor though are the Coke bottles. I felt guilty for we contributed to that mound ourselves.
For last couple of years, I have been having 2 monitors configured to the same desktop and that has significantly improved my browsing experience and work productivity. Buoyed by that, I wanted to push it a bit further. Add a 3rd monitor.
I like to have more screen real estate around me. It helps me compare designs, do research and multi-task. While twin monitors have greatly helped me, honestly, I really don’t think having a 3rd monitor will improve any more work productivity. But it definitely scores high on the coolness factor. Besides, that’s the way Bill Gates works as well. If this works for Bill, then its good enough for me. And so, last week, I ordered in a new 17 inch monitor.
However, the 3rd monitor just sits there on my desk as a show piece as you can see in the pic above. That’s because the computer service company I hired, can’t seem to fix it. They seem to be at home with a twin monitor set-up but a bit foxed with adding a 3rd one. There are tons of articles online on how to fix them and I mailed it all to them. Hasn’t improved their confidence much.
Do you know someone in Chennai who would know how to fix a 3 monitor setup? I’d be grateful for their contact details. Please mail them to me at Kiruba @ Kiruba.com or leave them in the comments below.