I realized I don’t group my postings by category. I think it’s a good habit that I should start. It helps to be disciplined in terms of what I write and be clear on the subjects that are dear to me or rather, I have very strong opinion about. Because I really don’t want this blog to be another junk, a journal where I just throw out whatever that pops into my head. It has to have a purpose. Based on my previous posts, I think I should start categorising them in the following manner:
- Corporate life
- Life lessons
- Working mom/woman in general
- Data analytics
- Trends and technology-related
- Book review
- Weekly reflections
Ok there you go. 10 is a nice number. Now I wish wordpress can automatically assign all the previous posts accordingly.
Category 4 is something that my husband thought I should be sharing given that I am now a working mom and I do have my fair share of views on this so maybe I’ll make it a point to write on a weekly basis.
Category 6 and 7 are definitely of my interests which I would like to advocate to the younger people out there. So need to write more about it.
Category 9 is something that I just thought of, just to push myself to actually finish reading a particular book before jumping onto the other one. I’m doing it already and inching to get a 3rd book for the year without finishing the first 2.
So let’s talk about category 9 today. Here’s a few excerpts from the book ‘Stay the course’ which I am currently reading, which I thought are interesting:
- “A man cannot serve two masters” – very true and I can totally relate to that. At work, we use the term ‘monk’ and whenever the projects have more than 1 monk, things just fall apart. At the end of the day, who makes the final decision? Who is accountable to push through the project when there’s hiccups?
- “Innovations without precedent, however, no matter how sensible and logical, are rarely able to win the approval of conservative directors” – speaking of radical ideas, if you are running a start up, maybe easier for you to implement but not when you have almost retiring/retired board of directors
- “The board would adopt the option least disruptive to the status quo”
- “The guiding star of “stay the course” again proved to be an essential aspect of my ability to surmount challenges; weathering the heartaches and the disappointments of the years”– easier said than that, so much respect to John Bogel to be able to stay the course
- “Anyone with a new idea must expect to be greeted with skepticism, followed by condemnation and attack when the idea becomes reality” – so don’t be afraid to share your idea, no idea is a bad idea until it is being executed
- “We must never underrate the power of compounding investment returns, and always avoid the tyranny of compounding investment costs” – we know but we never follow haha
Ok I should stop now before Aariz wakes up. I need to do some tagging first.