In 1984 after completing my Post Graduation, I had rejected a rare campus offer those days, from Mettur Beardsell (current Madura Garments) Ltd. and opted for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., a PSU. My uncle who had retired from Bharat Petroleum, a PSU but had joined this company when it was Burma Shell Ltd., a multi-national Private company lambasted me for opting out of what he called a meritocracy and opting for the mediocrity, driven by the need for job security. Having seen both the worlds, I reckon he was convinced that the job-security to reward trade off should be made in favour of rewards.
This is the audio form of the post, The Thinking Challenge: Trapped inside, with only a key hole view to the world – Part 2. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.
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In part 1, I had proposed that we are caught in a few thinking traps and fail to comprehend that we have at least 2 views to our world.
- Analytical thinking is dealing with the world as it is: Comprehending reality.
- Conceptual thinking is the world as it can be : Visualising the world with its myriad connects; both the apparent and the hazy.
In this part, I want to counterpose the consequences of overly being in the analytical mode and ignoring the conceptual faculty of our thinking (Click to tweet). Let us tease this proposition a little bit further and see what we come up with. Read more »
K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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