The OWL Despatch

Going beyond the obvious

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go beyond obvious insights and think in first principles

I want to talk to you about two ends I have been struggling with over the last few months. At one end, there is the obvious. And at the other end, there is the “beyond obvious”. Repeatedly, the smokescreen of the obvious interferes with our understanding of the real. The obvious is an inviting substitute Read more

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Why are you happy?

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Many years ago, my manager, a very wise man, asked me a question: “Why are you happy?”  It seemed like a simple question. I quickly realised that the question packs a punch. Try asking yourself that question and wait for a while for the answers to emerge.  It always had deep answers whenever I was willing to Read more

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Patience Play

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It is 15 days since the new year. I am tempted to ask you how your new year resolutions are holding up. But I wont go there. I would rather tempt you with a fascinating piece I read. Fifty Two fantastic (if not eye popping) stories that I am willing to bet you will enjoy. Read more

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To the future in 2019

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To the Future 2019

So, a brand new year is upon us. Let’s get on with it. That’s the mood that fills me today.The operative word for me this year is PLAY. I wrote about that earlier today and was quite taken by how many people it resonated with.  At our very core, we all love ‘Play’. It symbolizes Read more

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Love is in the Air

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Its that time of the year. That’s the most dependable cliche that one can use during this time of the year and get away with murder! From guilt-free dunking of the 39th helping of the plum cake to indulging my little miss in tall tales of real unicorns! Love is in the air.  All said Read more