Csikszentmihalyi on autotelic work and the conditions that create “flow”

There’s an oft-cited quote in the Bhagavad Gita[1] that explains the role of work in a person's life. Loosely translated, it states that one should “perform work in this world without selfish attachments [desire for money, fame etc.], and alike in success and defeat.” In other words, when performed with attention and without regard for consequences, … Continue reading Csikszentmihalyi on autotelic work and the conditions that create “flow”

AR Rahman on technology, tolerance, and the creative process

Embracing the confusion and constraints in your life might be the way to finding focus and fulfilling work. AR Rahman is a world renowned composer, winner of two Academy Awards, two Grammy awards, and numerous regional and national awards in India. In June 2015, he visited San Jose on 'The Intimate Concert Tour" and participated in a fireside chat at … Continue reading AR Rahman on technology, tolerance, and the creative process