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Connect the dots gained immense currency after Steve Job’s Commencement address at Stanford in 2005 and the world started trying to fathom out the real meaning of this phrase.  His narration has been on his experience, nonetheless, its a fact of human life, the clarity which he provided is one of its kind.  At the end of the day it’s using our self created arsenal in the best possible way.   Leaving it un-utilised would lessen the value of your life.

We go through lots of experiences, learning and skill development. Mostly, we plan,  as neat as we can.  Having done so we forget about the learnings with the undercurrent thought that it’s to be gone through and then forgotten, if not unlearned.  The huge arsenal of life, thus, remains unused. We generally survive on a day to day or adhoc basis and use the skills and learnings required for the current job.  The connects cannot be planned in a prospective manner.

Steve Jobs said the dots can only connect in retrospect and and capability to connect the dots provide immense value.  The example he gives is his learning calligraphy and then ten years down the line using the age old conventional alphabet style into the modern computer fonts, which we all take is matter of fact now.  If this connect were not to happen we would have ended up with just one font on our computer keyboard.

This is just one example, let the imagination run wild. First one should know the capability to assimilate whatever one has learnt and use it in a distinct manner or in conjunction with some other learning or idea. The customisation of the learning in an innovative manner is the key.  It is skill, creativity and requirement all rolled into one.

 The possibilities can be endless.  All the dots have to be a part of our RAM to be used, whenever required in future.  At the end of the day, it has to benefit both you and the world.


    Sanjay Sahay



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