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Dear Abhijit,

As always interesting sketch notes.

My Comments are as follows :

1) Why don’t facts change our mind? - Humans tend to learn more out of experience than by other methods. Even facts therefore needs to be experienced to be acknowledged and to be learnt.Experiences validate perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, self concept, communication and so on.

2) The First Career Transition - why it matters. It matters as people management skills hold greater importance in highlighting one's professional talent or expertise in a discipline. People tend to first like the person and then like his/her expertise or the skill. One has to be liked first and be agreeable to the Client/Customer where for example the congruence of Values or intent or purpose becomes a pre-requisite before engaging or paying for an expertise.This is how "Trust" gets generated first, before the partnership commences.

3) Do Schools Kill Creativity -

Creativity should lead to critical thinking, right questioning skills, creativity has to enhance affective domain (matters related to heart such as Ethics, morality, and values) and psychomotor (should enable easeness or seamlessness in using limbs, or enhance comfort and physical ease). Creativity cannot be just cognitive - matters only related to how mind works. Therefore Schools should impart holistic education. Few Schools teach creativity holistically. They teach / promote critical thinking and questioning skills for example. To illustrate with my personal learning - Once in my MBA Class at IRMA I solved a Production & Operations Management problem in a creative way and the answer was correct. My Professor gave me an F (utter fail grade) in that quiz. When enquired he replied correct answer doesn't fetch marks. Correct process and the correct thinking is what is being tested. He said "Your answer is right but method to arrive at the answer or the solution is wrong". I learnt from life experiences in the course next 25 years that Professor is right. MBAs are being paid for adopting right processes to arrive at decisions. and NOT for decisions being correct. I do not know if you disagree with me on this.

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