Why Attend Conferences

I am writing this perched over a makeshift work place: a table in front of a bed. I am in Islamabad right now, for the Social Media Summit 2014 that took place at the Serena Hotel. The event lasted two days. I couldn’t make it for the first day: I was happily busy...

Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with THIS

Journey of a thousand miles… Someone somewhere is baking a cake for the first time. The cake comes out OK: it’s eatable. But it tastes funny. On a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the best and one being the worst, the cake is hovering between minus 3 and minus 2. A few...

Job, Career or a Calling

There are three ways to look at our work. Either we think it’s a job, it’s a career, or we think it is our calling. And at least one of these categories is very, very bad for us (no prizes for guessing which one though). +++ There was a study done by Dr...

The Job and The Struggle

Recently we talked about identifying our job. We also saw how we can ritualize the work: show up everyday for our job. My job is to write. To design. To solve problems. Not necessarily in that order. I do it every day. I must. That’s my decision. I have also...

شوق کی بات

اردو میں لکھنا شاید شوق ہو یا کویی شرمسار سا زوق ہو ان باتعں سے کوؑی فرق نہیں پڑتا، کیونکہ اب اردو میں لکھنا ضروری یے۔