Zain K.

Ultralearning- a powerful self-learning tool to accelerate personal growth

September 21, 2021

I was introduced to the concept of Ultralearning through a book of the same name by Scott H. Young. Ultralearning involves a deep dive into a focus area for a well-defined time to reap maximum benefits. In this book, the author talks about how he was able to put this approach to use by getting an MIT education at home using the free MIT OpenCourseWare. Amazingly, he did so in a matter of one year instead of the usual four. …

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Is giving Constructive Feedback ALWAYS the right approach?

September 10, 2021

It is drilled into us through self-help books, motivational lectures, and seminars that the best way to give feedback is by utilizing the constructive feedback approach. Very simply, constructive feedback is one where you appreciate what the other person is doing right and point out their mistakes. Not only that, an essential part of it is that you also let the other person know exactly what needs to be done in order to improve. This is no doubt an effective …

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If you are employed in Pakistan, this Tax Hack is a must for you

September 5, 2021

You work hard. Earn. But the government takes a cut from it- taxes. Won’t it be great if you can snatch back a portion of it? From the government? Yes. It comes in the form of ‘tax rebate’ and if you aren’t already using this tax hack, then you are in for a treat. In Pakistan (along with the majority of countries) the government wants people to keep money in circulation rather than hoarding (read: saving). So they incentivize investments. …

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Is it (still) worth reading books when everything is just a google away?

August 21, 2021

We are exposed to more information in a day than someone who lived in the 1400s in his entire life. Let that sink in. We are living in an age of information. In an age, where information has started taking a toll on us. Everything is just a quick google search away. Want to know which water pump to purchase based on piping lengths? Simple google it out and calculate the HP required. Want to know how to apply trends …

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Students, relax! GPA does matter (but not for the obvious reasons)

August 3, 2021

I get this asked time and again, does a good GPA matter? In short, yes it does. But answering why that is, might take a few minutes. So read ahead. What GPA does not do? It does NOT define your intellect. This is something people have a misconception about. GPA does not define how smart you are. It just shows that you have put in a lot of concentrated effort towards your studies. It does NOT guarantee a wonderful job. …

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