Six Lenses: Vignettes of Success, Career and Relationships

Virtually with a marginally of philosophy, but firmly grounded within the truth of industrial and nationwide affairs, the writer argues that 'there is not any truth, simply perceptions of reality.' Perceptions impression our concepts and activities and those, in flip, are prompted through the 'lenses' by which we see the area. There are six such lenses: objective, authenticity, braveness, belief, good fortune and fulfilment. R. Gopalakrishnan makes use of, as examples, the lives of 'ordinary humans' to demonstrate his view. through rotating the lenses, Gopal makes an attempt to appreciate what good fortune in occupation and existence rather capacity. whereas biographies of celebrities are inspiring to learn, they can be learn like dramatic fairy tales-out of the scope of a typical individual. yet in Six Lenses, Gopalakrishnan narrates the tales of Plus (people like us)-as he loves to name them-from enterprise and society, whom he has recognized in the course of his illustrious profession. He elucidates the intense classes that may be learnt from daily stories and exhibits how, by means of changing our perceptions, we will be able to greater conquer the demanding situations we are facing at paintings and in kinfolk concerns. Thought-provoking, profound and wondering, Six Lenses will make you examine your existence and profession in a unique mild.

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So much folks have a deeply held view that our reports are too regular to be of curiosity to someone else. additionally, the hassle serious about remodeling typical reviews into classes is daunting. for this reason studies and classes perish with that individual. The person’s stories and classes are wasted within the related demeanour that rainwater flows into the ocean, no longer being successfully conserved, yet by chance invaluable to the few whom the rainwater may possibly serve on its option to the ocean. I similar to what an American radio manufacturer, David Avram Isay, has attempted. He based Storycorps, that's an ongoing oral heritage venture. for the reason that 2003 his corporation has accumulated and archived greater than 50,000 interviews with 100,000 individuals, hence developing the most important unmarried number of voices ever amassed. His endeavour relies at the uncomplicated concept that every person round you has a narrative that the realm must listen. (http://itunes. com/apps/tedconferences/ted). His is a correct assumption that each individual has a heart-warming tale to inform somebody else, regardless of how usual that individual may be. the belief of this e-book got here to my brain out of my fight to reconcile many features of labor and kinfolk life—questions corresponding to: how are you going to reconcile differing perspectives of a similar individual? How can an individual get the simplest out of either occupation and relationships? Are there fastened beneficial properties of excellent personality and a superb lifestyles? Can personality be constant less than all conditions? How can one be encouraged via others’ management whereas accepting their faults? Is our belief of others in keeping with no matter if their virtues are emphasized or their failings? How can one reconcile others’ virtues and failings concurrently? Do exterior occasions represent a balanced and satisfying existence or an inner way of thinking? on the way to unravel those struggles, i attempted studying a number of books of philosophy. a few of them helped a bit. i believe people are born to benefit, to not learn. to demonstrate this element approximately people being born to profit, to not learn, I bear in mind the tale of B. ok. Nehru, a scion of the eponymous Nehru relatives. A cousin of the previous Indian major Minister, B. ok. Nehru was once talking together with his London university of Economics professor Harold Laski a few fifteen years after his commencement. a piece hesitatingly, Nehru advised his professor that he had came across little use of the professor’s teachings in the course of his sensible occupation within the Indian Civil carrier. The deep-thinking Laski replied, ‘That is sort of ok. i used to be now not attempting to train you classes in economics; i used to be only educating you ways to imagine. and i appear to have performed rather well, from what you are saying. ’ i wished anything functional. i wished a person to speak with me instead of enlighten me. i wanted a narrative or a talk approximately the best way to take into consideration the trouble instead of a pat resolution. i wished genuine and useful examples, a minimum of a few from the lifestyles tales of genuine humans, humans like myself instead of recognized figures. despite the fact that, i'm wary approximately parsing luck right into a formulation.

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