Loud Thinking

24/7 Information Assault

In the age of Satellite TV, Internet, no one is able to escape the information onslaught. It could be news, ads, propaganda films, documentaries. Every time you turn on your TV set, start enjoying Facebook, some news item hits you and starts an anxiety process. It could be related to personal life, business prospects, political affiliation. Should we harbor daily dose of anxieties?


In the 1930s, one pastor itemized anxiety into five categories of worries, four of which imaginary and the fifth, “worries that have a real foundation,” occupying “possibly 8% of the total.”

https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/08/27/seneca-anxiety/

The solution is to be a fool and be ready to live.


The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live.


https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/08/27/seneca-anxiety/

Business Model

Business model concept was introduced by Peter Drucker to streamline the strategic thinking process of business planning i-e to differentiate from the competition. No matter, whether intentionally or unintentionally, a business gets itself differentiated by the market. So it is better to do it yourself. It is to decide “what to do and what not to do”.

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Is democracy good for decision making in national interest?

Public at large most of the time is unaware of the true nature of matters that governments need to decide. These may be in the long term interests of the country or may be short term interests of the ruling elites to the detriment of the national interests.  There are always opposing arguments put forward for a decision either genuinely concerned or for some vested interests. Every stakeholder affected by a decision tries to win the position by prevailing the opposing thoughts. In this war, the stakeholders seek majority vote to win their respective positions – a very democratic way.

But what if “YES” vote is in national interest and “NO” vote is against and “NO” wins the majority vote or vice versa.

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