Archivo de la categoría: Trabajo y vida

Mis pensamientos sobre la vida corporativa, conciliación de la vida o la falta de ella, y así sucesivamente.

Inutilidad,en

Cuando mi madre me dio a luz,,en,fue una situación de tocar y hacer,,en,Fui creado con una cabeza anormalmente grande,,en,que me gustaría insistir está lleno de un cerebro del tamaño de un pequeño planeta,,en,Ya sea por la cabeza o alguna otra razón médica,,en,mi madre tuvo que someterse a una cesárea de emergencia,,en,esto fue hace más de medio siglo en una remota estación de montaña cerca de Munnar en Kerala,,en,crisis de mediana edad,,en,inutilidad,,en, it was a touch-and-go sitiuation. I was created with an abnormally huge head, which I would like to insist is filled with a brain the size of a small planet. Whether because of the head or some other medical reason, my mother had to undergo an emergency c-section. Recordar, this was more than half a century ago in a remote hill station near Munnar in Kerala.
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Amigo de la infancia,en

Cuando yo era un niño,,en,Tenía un amigo en el vecindario,,en,Un inteligente,,en,y un poco nerd,,en,niño,,en,no como yo,,en,Solíamos pasar el rato,,en,juega al bádminton y haz experimentos de física,,en,Cuando éramos adolescentes,,en,Nos distanciamos un poco,,en,como nuestros caminos divergieron,,en,Fui a IIT-USA,,en,global-citizen-route y terminó en Singapur,,en,Él,,en,de ambiciones más modestas,,en,se quedó en casa,,en,y consiguió un trabajo más o menos similar a lo que mi padre solía hacer,,en,Seguí oyendo de él,,en,aunque en realidad nunca me encontré con él,,en,Él se casó,,en,Probablemente tuvo un par de niños,,en,y todo debe haber estado yendo sin problemas,,en,incluso un poco aburrido,,en,Pero hace un par de años, de repente murió de leucemia,,en,amistad,,en,pluma parker,,en,Otro día,,en,otro tiroteo en la escuela estadounidense,,en,Las consecuencias previsibles serán,,en,pensamientos y rezos,,en, I had a friend in the neighborhood. A smart (and slightly nerdy) kid, not unlike myself. We used to hang out, play badminton and do physics experiments. By the time we were teenagers, we kind of drifted apart, as our paths diverged. Más tarde, I went the IIT-USA, global-citizen-route and ended up in Singapore. He, of more modest ambitions, stayed back at home, and got a job roughly similar to what my father used to do. I kept hearing of him, although I never really ran into him. He got married, probably had a couple of kids, and everything must have been going smoothly, even a bit dully. But a couple of years ago he suddenly died of leukemia.

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American School Shooting

Another day, another American school shooting. The predictable aftermath will be “thoughts and prayers” (aunque las personas usan diferentes palabras ahora debido al clima actual de escepticismo,,en,otro debate sin sentido sobre las leyes de armas,,en,y algunos "nunca contra" y "nunca se olvida",,en,En lugar de esos ejercicios en futilidad,,en,Pensé que escribiría sobre algunos otros aspectos curiosos del letal romance de Estados Unidos con pistolas,,en,lobby de armas,,en,la violencia armada,,en,tiroteo masivo,,en), another pointless debate over gun laws, and a few “never agains” and “never forgets”. Instead of those exercises in futility, I thought I would write about some other curious aspects of America’s deadly romance with guns.

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Si su hijo es tan grande como usted,en

My mom used to say that when your child is as big as you, you have to treat them with respect. What she actually said was that you had to address them using a respectful form of “usted,” which doesn’t make any sense in English, but may work in Hindi or French. It worked poetically well in Malayalam. I was reminded of this maternal pearl of wisdom recently when I was watching a movie with my son.

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Contradictions

Life is full of contradictions.

I am attending a research retreat on mindfulness and contemplative practices at the beautiful Garrison Institute. I am learning a lot of interesting things, and meeting a lot of like-minded and excellent people – the kind of people with whom I could have deep conversation about the unreal nature of reality, unlike most people from other walks of life would politely and tactfully excuse themselves when I get a bit unreal.

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An Instructional Experience

I just finished my first term as a professor at Singapore Management University. I taught an undergraduate course called Computer as an Analysis Tool, which is on business modelling and data-driven decision support. I had about 130 estudiantes, in three sections of three classroom hours each per week. I have to say the whole thing was a very enriching experience. Por supuesto, the reasons behind this statement will be expounded on, theorized and hypothesized – this is Unreal Blog, después de todo.

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Twilight Years

At some point in our life, we come to accept the fact we are closer to death than life. What lies ahead is definitely less significant than what is left behind. These are the twilight years, and I have come to accept them. With darkness descending over the horizons, and the long shadows of misspent years and evaded human conditions slithering all around me, I peer into the void, into an eternity of silence and dreamlessness. Es almost time.

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Sunset Career

La enseñanza es una vocación noble y gratificante. As my sunset career, I have accepted a faculty position at Singapore Management University, la enseñanza de análisis de datos y el modelado de negocios en la Escuela de Sistemas de Información. Estos temas se sientan bien con mi entrepreneurial ventures from earlier this year on data analytics and process automation, que eran todos una parte de mi salir de su retiro.

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