Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wider Scapes' of Sahyadris

Presenting here some of the wider shots of Sahyadri landscapes. It is a real treat to visit the plateaus in the month of September and it turned out to be one awesome trip this time as well.

(Kindly click on the pictures to enlarge them)

The beautiful Kas lake in Satara

Sun shine on the gorgeous backwaters of Koyna in Satara

Breathtakingly beautiful backwaters of Koyna river in Satara 

Panorama of the Thosegar waterfall 

Yellow flowers and the backwaters 

Yellow carpets of Smithia hirsuta

Plateau overlooking the Kanher dam in Satara

Lonely tree along the yellow/green carpets of the beautiful sahyadri plateau

Gorgeous tree personified

Sahyadri slopes overlooking Urmodi dam
(C) 2012, Srikanth Parthasarathy

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

the unconscious

Excerpt from the book Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow

We all make personal, financial, and business decisions, confident that we have properly weighed all the important factors and acted accordingly - and that we know how we came to those decisions. But we are aware of only our conscious influences, and so have only partial information. As a result, our view of ourselves and our motivations, and of society, is like a jigsaw puzzle with most of the pieces missing. We fill in blanks and make guesses, but the truth about us is far more complex and subtle than that which can be understood as the straightforward calculation of conscious and rational minds. 

Well, what I perceive, experience, the judgments I make and my actions are (to a certain extent) influenced by factors I'm not aware of. What I know is always limited.

and the unconscious is wonderful!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

the dilemma

Excerpt from the book The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

When the best firms succeeded, they did so because they listened responsively to their customers and invested aggressively in the technology, products and manufacturing capabilities that satisfied their customers' next-generation needs. But, paradoxically, when the best firms subsequently failed, it was for the same reasons - they listened responsively to their customers, and invested aggressively in the technology, products and manufacturing capabilities that satisfied their customers' next-generation needs. 


Those are stunningly few simple and consistent factors determining the success and failures of the industry's best firms. The dilemma that sometimes doing the right thing is the wrong thing.