Learning every week – 7-Dec-2019

I believe we keep learning all the time. It’s just that we forget what we have learnt. I learnt a while back that we forget 95% of things we learn but I am forgetting where. Which is why I started a while back writing down everything I learnt on a weekly basis. I did that in a spreadsheet and now I think it is time I wrote more regularly and in a more elaborate manner.

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Leadership Styles

Primal Leadership Book Cover

I am reading a book called “Primal Leadership” and just completed the chapter on Leadership Repertoire. This chapter talks about four broad styles of leadership which are resonant in nature (and two more which are not resonant). Resonance here means that the people are in sync with the leader. Reading about these six styles, some examples, and what these styles look like made me think of managers and leaders in my own life.

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10 Years of Professional Life

This year, on 25th June, I completed 10 years of my professional career. It has been quite a ride and I have written about it at least twice before. In my last post about this which was five years back, I wrote about a turn of events towards something entirely different. Today, I’m going to tell you about another turn of my career, one that I thought I’d never make.

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SodaBottleOpenerWala – Quaint name, standard food

SodaBottleOpenerWala

I had been hearing about SodaBottleOpenerWala since quite some time before I made it there. It is located on Lavelle Road which didn’t make it easy for me to plan a trip there soon. I finally made it here last month for lunch with a friend. We didn’t need reservations. I just called in to confirm if walk in is possible and off we went.

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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

Florentine

Go to The Ruby Slipper Cafe for a breakfast and prepare for a leisurely meal, because it will take time, and it will be worth it.

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Café du Monde – The Place for Beignets

Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

I wanted to go to Cafe Du Monde even before I knew I wanted to go to New Orleans. After watching New Orleans in movies like Chef, I had made up my mind to go here.

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Morning Call – For Beignets

Beignets and Cafe Au Laite at Morning Call

While reading reviews, Morning Call came up several times and I thought I would try if I could. It turned out that this is located in the City Park which I was visiting anyway and although it was a little tricky for me to find it, it was well worth it.

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House of Kebabs – A decent house, but no home

I walked in House of Kebabs for lunch one day when I was supposed to wait in Basavangudi for a couple of hours for an errand. The name and ratings sounded appealing and I decided to try this place out.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop – First Impressions

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released last week and I wanted to try it out soon. As I just gave away my home PC and I couldn’t close applications running on my laptop, I had no choice but to try it out in a virtual machine. I just wanted to see if it works properly, loads everything, and PHP 7, of course.

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Black Mug Cafe – An Unexpected find

Black Mug Cafe

Another week, another cafe. I was quite surprised to find one in my own backyard. I just started searching for “Nearby” cafes on the Zomato app, not expecting anything. I actually found a cafe not even a kilometre from my house and I was shocked. I went to try Black Mug Cafe the very same day.

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