Deontology is a school of philosophy that judges the morality of an action based on rules. It doesn't take into consideration outcomes (or the weighing of which outcome is better). To illustrate this idea, let me use a daily social interaction as an example. A colleague sent picture of 2 designs of socks in our [...]
Athena, a school teacher, wanted to motivate her students with goodies. Little did she realise that would cost her her job.
If ever you feel that you are not doing well, look elsewhere. Here's why.
Let's run through a familiar memory. You just bought a new gadget / machine, which is wrapped in plastic. You are supposed to peel that layer of protection off, but even if you don't, you can still use it rather well. Some people will want to leave the plastic on for as long as possible, [...]
If not, why does everyone of us want to add a dash of something onto food served before us?
What method would you choose to motivate your team, if you were a leader?
Adam Grant, a Wharton professor, talks about 3 types of characters in an organisation (namely, Giver, Taker and Matcher), how they perform and influence in an organisation, and how to encourage or protect the Giver, whom is found to be most valuable to the organisation.
One morning in late Oct 2012, I made my 8th attempt at obtaining a license that the majority of the population can obtain by the 2nd: A 3A driving license. Back in university, I had made 7 continuous attempts to pass my driving at Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC), over the span of half a [...]
Azen was known among his friends to be very hospitable. Yes, he was slightly more affluent than his neighbours, but he would not shy from offering help and care for the weaker ones. He would often open his house up for parties, so that people around him could experience some fun and laughter (and of course [...]
One thing that I would say I have learned a lot about while I was in prison, was this thing about fairness. In a sterile environment where everyday life has been watered down into spartan, bare minimum, even 5 sweets can cost someone whatever left of his freedom behind the walls. And when life is being [...]