I am living the dream

Still, if they were pushed out, why would smart, professional women insist that they chose to stay home? Because that’s the most emotionally healthy course: wanting what you’ve got. “That’s really one of the agreed-upon principles of human nature. People want their attitudes and behavior to be in sync,” said Amy Cuddy, an assistant professor in the management and organizations department at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. “People who’ve left promising careers to stay home with their kids aren’t going to say, ‘I was forced out. I really want to be there.’ It gives people a sense of control that they may not actually have.”

Quote from The Opt-Out Myth.

Reminds me of “entrepreneurs” who “always wanted to join the family business”.

Must Watch TV

If you are allowed to watch content from only one source for the rest of your lives, please, please, PLEASE let it be TEDTalks.

Each year, TED hosts some of the world’s most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. The talks they deliver have had had such a great impact, we thought they deserved a wider audience.

I’ll talk about specific talks I liked in followup posts. In the meanwhile grab as many talks as you can and watch something sensible for a change! These are not a bunch of nerds or professors giving boring lectures, but these are entertaining talks that force you to pause and think (bet you hate to do that!). Trust me on this, go ahead and watch this stuff – you won’t regret it.

May I recommend starting with Mr. Hans Rosling (download) or Mr. Malcom Gladwell (download).

Wouldn’t that be a sweet sight!

…a weeping Gary Neville sitting on the turf in Athens as Steven Gerrard lifts the greatest club prize of all. Again.

An article that reflects on the CL draw for the quarters and beyond.

By the way, the break/ vacation is going quite well (see proof, below) and there’s atleast one aspect of it I want to write about – but that’s for later.

At Bhim Tal