EXPERTS, ULTRACREPIDARIANS AND CHARLATANS

The intent of this essay is to start a healthy debate on the subject of expert versus common knowledge, the pros and cons, that is, of each. First of all, those of you who don’t know the meaning of the second word, here it is from Wikipedia: “Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. The term ultracrepidarian was first publicly recorded in […]

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LOVE – THE GREATEST FEELING ON EARTH

Love and Life are two four-lettered words about whom volumes have been written by poets and writers alike. And yet, like writing about Nature, God and Beauty, there is always something more to write. There is a great deal of confusion whether Love is a selfless emotion or the most selfish of the emotions. It is selfless because when you love, in near absolute terms, you come to a point […]

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BEST OF ‘MAKE YOUR OWN QUOTES’ – LEADERSHIP LESSONS

Upon starting my blog in 2010, I did a comprehensive piece on Leadership (my three favourite words all start with L: Lyn (my wife), Love and Leadership): ‘Leadership In The Navy – Past, Present And Future’ and then later, having joined India’s largest corporate, I did another piece: ‘Ten Things To Avoid As A Leader’, which reflected my observations of the environment around me. My fascination with Leadership continues. Many […]

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BEST OF ‘MAKE YOUR OWN QUOTES’ – ‘I THANK YOU, O’ GOD’ SERIES

It has been a little more than three  years since I put up in this blog ‘Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ and fifteen months since I put up here ‘Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ – Part II’. In these three years or so since the first blog-post and 38 months since I started with the Facebook Page called ‘Make Your Own Quotes’, a lot has happened. One, from […]

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