waves of transformation in the world

Notwithstanding debates about future of automobile industry (uber/ola vs own-car), world economy will certainly be dictated by following:

– Generational/Aspirational Shift
– Business Model Shift
– Technology Shift
– Consumer Awareness Shift

Policy makers of all the major countries should be willing to address them in order to recalibrate for the new world.

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Search party

Many times we don’t know ourselves since we assume our identity to be the new clothes that we put on and forget our true self. Then we keep searching everywhere to get self realisation. We need to take a step back, reflect and look inside and we will be able to realise the self.

In search of truth – Blissful journeys of Venky Rao

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keyūrāṇi na bhūṣayanti puruṣaṁ

केयूराणि न भूषयन्ति पुरुषं हारा न चन्द्रोज्ज्वलाः
न स्नानं न विलेपनं न कुसुमं नालङ्कृता मूर्धजाः ।
वाण्येका समलङ्करोति पुरुषं या संस्कृता धार्यते
क्षीयन्ते खलु भूषणानि सततं वाग्भूषणं भूषणम् ।।

नीति शतकम्

కేయూరాణి న భూషయంతి పురుషం హారా న చంద్రోజ్వలా

న స్నానం న విలేపనం న కుసుమం నాలంకృతా మూర్దజా

వాణ్యేకా సమలంకరోతి పురుషం యా సంస్కృతా ధార్యతే

క్షీయంతే ఖలు భూషణాని సతతం వాగ్భూషణం భూషణం

– నీతి శతకం

keyūrāi na bhūayanti purua hārā na candrojjvalā
na snāna na vilepana na kusuma nālaktā mūrdhajā |
yekā samalakaroti purua yā sasktā dhāryate
kīyante khalu bhūaāni satata vāgbhūaabhūaam ||

– Nīti Śatakam

Translation:

Bracelets do not decorate a person, nor do necklaces glittering like the moon.Nor bath, nor smearing the body with fragrance, nor flowers, and nor decorated hair.

Nor bath, nor smearing the body with fragrance, nor flowers, and nor decorated hair.

Only that speech embellishes a person, which has been upheld with cultural refinement.

Indeed, all ornaments decay. Ornament of speech is always the real ornament.

Find your game

Recently a young student shared this with me. Not just the young graduates but most of us face this at different stages of life and feel stuck. Isn’t it?

If we can’t win a stupid game, it is time to change the rules.

If we can’t change the rules, change to a better game for us.

Let that monkey and bird play that game.

There is enough water in the world for seal and fish to not only survive but have fun and live a blissful life.

Penguin will find its habitat, so are the dog and elephant and will find their strengths to blissfully live their lives rather than feeling lost and failed.

Monkey will succeed in that monkey business since even the bird will soon leave it and soar high in the skies.

Trash

The plastic and styrofoam trash at the restaurants is a man made problem that should be addressable.

If we created the mess, we should be able to get out of it, atleast we hope.

In the name of progress, many times our civilization created short term band-aid solutions. We later understand that they are more messier than the problems they were supposed to address, if any.

Iam sure the better sense will prevail in the society and we realize some simpler solutions used earlier were better and we re”search” and innovate again 😅

The mother earth must be laughing. She has seen many civilization in its history over millennia biting to dust when the so-called progress was not inline with the greater good.

Its a cycle and we will also either get out of this junk pile or the mother knows how to discipline its children.

Artificial general intelligence

https://openai.com/blog/microsoft/

Microsoft
Invests In
and Partners
with OpenAI
to Support
Building
Beneficial AGI

I would like to believe these types of deals will focus more on creating the practical aspects of stitching together disperate narrow AI together for a greater good.

I don’t think AGI as the theoretical general intelligence platform will be a reality in any foreseeable future. The concept of AGI needs new paradigm in science and technology for it ever to be a reality.

However it is realistic to expect that over the next few years, we will move towards stitching together different pieces of augmented / narrow AI systems. These will mimic a professional and not a person. AI based Medical and legal professionals that use multiple narrow AI is what we may have that can replace these professionals.

But to create AGI with personality is no where in near future. It however provides for a good theoretical discussion and media coverage.

#AI #AGI #ML #computervision #articialintelligence #artificialgeneralintelligence #neuralnetworks #chatbots #venkyrao #iamvenkyrao

Fearlessness and Decision making – part 1

Fearlessness and decision making are part of a closed loop system feeding eachother.

Fear is a natural feature built into all the species to manage risk. Managing that fear for the best next course of action aka “decision making” is what most of the personality, leadership development that we develop over time.

Each of us make decisions all the time in our daily lives.

Postponing a decision aka “procrastination” is also a decision based on the circumstantial evidence and considered to be best course of action at that time.

Sometimes delayed decisions can lead to catastrophe similar to hasty decisions.

We need to strike that correct “balance” in this decision making. It seems even more important when it impacts larger good beyond self; e.g. teams, organisation, society and countries..

Several ways we continue to learn and enhance these as we journey along..

Few things that help us in this journey include

  • personal development like yoga
  • having a good set of advisors and boards

Some of these enhance our ability to deal with the two important things – fearlessness and decision making.

More details in the next post..

please share your thoughts as well..

#decisionmaking #fearlessness #entrepreneurship #leadership #venkyrao #iamvenkyrao #boards

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