Author Archives: Shakeel Akhtar

About Shakeel Akhtar

I am a husband and a father making a living as an IT Program Manager. I am working towards a life of balance and fun. You will find some ideas, productivity tips, book reviews and overall my personal philosophy on life. I am more of a thinker than a doer and this blog is a way of reminding myself to do more than just think.

Is the foundation of your belief system on shaky ground?

Yesterday’s heresy is today’s dogma. The definition of dogma is, “An authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true.” Dogma is certainty. Dogma is a belief system. This system could be personal, … Continue reading

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3 Do’s from the book Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields

Here are the 3 Do’s from the book “Uncertainty: Turning fear and doubt into fuel for Brilliance” by Jonathan Fields.  Accept uncertainty. Whenever you start on a new path or venture or endeavor, accept the uncertainty. Looking for any guarantees … Continue reading

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Prasoon Joshi – Impressive Credentials

Last weekend, we went to Aspen to see the fall colors. We stayed there overnight and me being a morning person wanted to see the fall colors in early morning sunlight. So, I went to Maroon Bells (pic: courtesy Aaron … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together – Great Video

Amazing video of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together. Here is what Bill Gates said after hearing about Steve Jobs’ death “I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ advice, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish”

Here is a video of Steve Jobs giving a commencement speech to Stanford graduates. This video is very popular on youtube and has been seen millions of times. Pretty inspiring and particularly when Steve Jobs talks about death. I have … Continue reading

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How Happiness Can Fuel Success At Work

Disclaimer: I do not agree with each and every statistic mentioned in the infographic below nor with the solution. I agree with the most obvious thing. Engaged employees spur profitability. As to how much profitability, it is up for debate … Continue reading

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What % of employees are engaged?

Check this infographic out. It says 1 in 3 employees are engaged. There have been different studies that did not come out with the same numbers. Some studies have said that over 53% of employees are dissatisfied with their jobs. … Continue reading

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