Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mothership Saga

It's been a while. I'm enjoying my "time off grid". This article is shared to us by none other than our most cherished enthusiast - Mr.Aire. He's written some excellent article through out these years. Check out his new one -CK

Mothership Saga

Hi folks this is Aire ,hope you remember me. It's been a while I wrote something ;yeah almost 2 years now.Honestly, nothing didn't strike me to drive you crazy.

So lately I was dreaming ,day dreaming precisely, and this came into my mind.




An aircraft  which is in Sydney ready to fly to its destinations - London ,Dubai and  to New York.

You would be thinking what new in this; really thinking about the jet lag you gonna have after the trip - Chill...This is not just  one aircraft flying  to all these destinations. 

Lets call the aircraft now in Sydney-  "Mother ship" ( cool ah!) and  it's got a reason why I named this, because its not just one aircraft,its has two other airplanes attached to it ...ehh sounds weird ..okay.  

I've a similar example for you to figure it out , white knight 2 and space ship, of virgin galatic . Well this is not the cut,copy of it.



The mother will take off from Sydney and after reaching right in the middle ,the other aircraft will get detach and fly to its destinations.

I know  this is taking you to middle of no where....your curiosity is our enthusiasm to do more.

Please do comment :-)

-Aire

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Why do you start a business?




People have been telling me that you have to start a business which can produce great money value in relatively easy way. That it's about thinking how we can make a best deal out of the current situation. That it's a law that we need to be cunning and deceitful to successfully run a business. 


Another reason is, you start a business because you hate your boss and that you don't want to work under someone. So that you achieve freedom. 

Are these the real reasons why you start a business? 

With all due respect, I humbly disagree. 

You don't start a business because you think you can be cunning and deceitful; take advantage of a situation and make money with some hard work. You don't start a business because you hate your boss. If you start a business like that, you will eventually be duped or you will start hating your customers. 

You start a business because that is the right thing to do. 

It's not like - "I have coding skills, so let me start a software company". No. 

It's because it's your desire to help people. You help people by making their life better. You develop your skills because it will help you solve problems. You get money because you need to keep your business float. 

You do it because you can deliver value to others life. That you can change the world. 

Bill Gates is not a billionaire because he is an excellent coder or he is an excellent manager. He is a billionaire because his core desire is to make the world a better place and has the strength and courage to make it happen. Have you watched him lately? Have you been following what he does now? Instead of enjoying the sun beaches or casinos in Las Vegas or Paris, he's trying to eradicate an entire disease from the face of earth - for free. 



Any idea why? 

Because it makes him happy. 

Your reason to start a business should be help your mission in your life. To help others. To make the world a better place. 

It's not about taking stuffs from people, it's about giving. Be generous. If you can provide an awesome service for free - do it. Google did it. 

All comes down to your core desire. Your core why. 

Cheers. 


Friday, June 17, 2016

Feelings & Actions

There is a foundational idea set up by movies and pop culture. The idea is that life is good when we have awesome feeling. Acting upon our feeling is the way to live. All movies portray emotions. They made it so awesome that it convinced mass audience that acting upon your feelings is the best and cool way to live.

Truth is inversely proportional to this idea.

Your actions shouldn't be coming after the feelings. Feelings should be the byproduct of action. Action should be taken for values.

It doesn't matter what you feel. Your purpose, your goal, your direction - take action on that.

We are convinced that if we have purpose, a good job, safety and security - we'll feel good. It's BS.

You do job selflessly. You work hard in spite of your feelings. You care and sacrifice for your better half even if you don't feel like love.

Take action and change your feelings.

This was a impacting revelation for me. I am usually non committed. I was under the impression that, once I figure out what my purpose in life is - I'll be motivated to do just anything. Boy, I was wrong.

Slow and steady wins the race. Slow is okay. Steady not so much. I am sure if we are to understand and conceive it in our mind; we can create wonders. Life can be so much better.

Let us all strive for a higher purpose and stop this ridiculous obsession towards being cool and playing right.

Cheers.

CK

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muhammed Ali Quote


Taking Action

Failure is brutal. It can kill you. The times when it doesn't, it can make you stronger. Easier said than done. 

No amount of self improvement material will help you if you don't take action. Taking action will lead you to failure, or success. It's not about where you end up, but what you do to change it. 

Taking action is not easy. Unless you have a strong "why" in your life, you will not have any initiation to take action. 

Find what truly drives you in life and take action. If you don't know what drives you, find it. Make that your goal. 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's your responsibility


Always Ask Why



Humans can live in autopilot mindset forever. People can live and die without ever having to take responsibility for their consciousness. They just do "stuffs" because everyone else does it. I think that's one of the primary root of our everyday problems.

Problems in itself are not threatening. They are indifferent. Problems doesn't have anything favorable or against you. They are just problems waiting to be solved. 

You may think that problems just keeps coming to you. You may also think that your problems are unbearable. It's not the problem that matters, it's your reaction to problems.

When problems arise, in any case - we only have two options: Flee or Fight. 

Everyone always has this option, every day in every case. 

By flee I mean you try not to indulge in the problem. You don't want to deal with it. Anything boring or hard or complex in our life comes into this category. Cooking is hard, just get a take away. Exercising is hard, just find reasons to postponed it. Reading is boring, pretend reading is overrated. Self Improvement is complex, convince yourself that I am the best; I need no improvement. 

Our mindset works like spectacles. Colored spectacles. You start fleeing away from most problems in life by either ignoring or convincing yourself that it's okay to have this problem not solved. That is a colored spectacle. That is fleeing mindset. That will spread into every aspect of your life. 

This is precisely the reason why millions of talented people doesn't rise up to their potential. They always flee. 

If you want real changes in life, and I am repeating it - IF YOU WANT REAL CHANGES IN LIFE. IF.YOU.WANT. - then you need to fight. 

Easier said than done. 

How can we develop this fight mindset? 

You start by asking Why? 

Every aspect of your life - every problem you face - no matter how hard and big they are - ask why?

Ask why to your solution or may I say, reaction towards those problems. 

Cooking is hard, just get a takeaway. - Why?

Why is cooking hard? 

Why takeaway? Why not eat in a restaurant? Why not diet?

The purpose of asking why is to find the core reason of your reaction. 

You ask these questions, it will lead you to the real you.

Do you hate some people in your life? Why? 
Is it because they don't give you the respect you deserve? Why?
Do you deserve to be respected? Why?
Do you take your self worth from other peoples perspective? Why?
Don't you believe in yourself? Why?
Do you really hate the other person or yourself? Why?

We are blessed in this world to have a better life. It's you who has to choose how you want to live.

There is nothing wrong with fleeing mindset. You can have that and still enjoy love, fun , passion etc - the best things in life which are free. 

Then why do you need to change it? That question is what you need to ask yourself. 

Why change?

Always ask why.

Thank You.

CK

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Seth Godin

He is a God. He is God Man. 

He writes articles that are small and right to the point. It doesn't spoon feed you, it makes you think. 

Subscribe to his newsletter if you can.


Questions

The only way to grow in life is to ask questions. When you are having a bad time, instead of being a victim of it, try asking questions - to yourself. 

Asking the right questions can save your life. 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Warren Buffet Duet with Jon Bon Jovi

This man, Warren Buffet is a legend. He did some legendary stuffs. 



Billionaire by investing in stocks. His wealth is around 67 Billion dollars, which is an average GDP of some countries.    

Pledged to give away 99% of his wealth to the needed; and got other billionaires to give away 50% of their net worth.

Eats like a six year old every day with Coca Cola and burgers. When doctors said - either a better diet or exercise; he choose exercise. 

Defeated prostate cancer. 

When I thought that a man can't get more awesome; here comes a video where he does a duet with Bon Jovi. Freaking awesome!

Check out the video: 



Warren Buffet is like : "It's my life - it's now or never!"

Stay Awesome guys!

CK

Friday, April 15, 2016

Beautiful World




To amass great wealth, you should be generous. 



Wealth, not rich. Wealthy is what you want to become. 



It's not just about money. It's about understanding your life, finding meaning to it. 



If you are kind to mankind, to the world - if you are humble enough to see past haters and backlashes, you would see a beautiful world. A world where you can truly become a part of it existence.



The scary part of universe is that it is indifferent. It does not stop you from doing thing nor does it show you signs to better your life. You do it because you want to do it. You as a human being has gift of life. 



Please don't get caught up in the cob webs of life. Realize that we owe our life to others. We can make thier life better. Through diligent thinking and working hard. 



Believe in the greater good. With all its imperfections., negativity and drudgery; our world is still beautiful. 



And it is worth living for it. 



Chan CK

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Space X Shuttle lands in Sea

This is the first time Space X has successfully pulled of a water landing. 

Check out the video below:


This is an incredible achievement for Space X. As told in the video, an efficient fleet of shuttles can be made pushing us to be effective. 

We as humans tend to do incredibly when we are pushed. Space X as a company needed to innovate and by this far they have done an incredible job. 

Congratulations Space X. 

CK

Friday, April 8, 2016

Tesla Cars

I like Tesla Cars. They are not just cool cars with electric batteries, incredible speed and awesome features; they also helps our planet earth. 
  Global warming is a real threat. It's here and real. But we humans tend to believe what's only in front of us. So you don't realize how global warming because it doesn't effect you - yet . That's unfortunate. 

Fortunately, there are people who understand the explications of Global Warming. Once such person is Elon Musk.

I am a huge fan of Elon Musk. He understands how world works. And he's an entrepreneur. 

He wants to eradicate global warming. Global warming is a huge problem that requires every individual in the planet to change the way of life. Main reason for global warming is Carbon dioxide emission. They are produced mainly by internal combustion engines in cars. 

If we are to save the planet, we need to change the internal combustion engines. Why not run the car in battery and motor? But these electric cars are perceived to be slow and boring. There is no excitement in owning an electric car. I'd be rather sticking up with my Toyota. 

So first, before even an efficient car is built; the perception towards electric cars should be changed.

And thus Tesla went on to built a sports car first - a badass car.

Thier first car was Tesla Roadster in 2010. Price was $ 110,00. In 5 years they sold 2,450 cars.



It's fast, cool and awesome. Change of perception began. Electric cars were cool for first time. 

Then they went on to create Model S (2012) and Model X (2015). Just amazing cars for a broader market. Still costly though - $80,000. In 3 years they sold over 100,000 units. 




These cars spread the word world over. People were like" Tesla cars are cool. They are awesome.They have doors that looks like falcon wing". Tesla as a brand began to be recognized as equivalent Apple computers. After all, Tesla was thinking different. 

And finally, Model 3 was released for $35,000. 250,000 pre orders came in 3 days. 



Changing perception worked. 

Remember that, in spite of being a billionaire and still able to make billions of dollars in mere 3 days; Elon Musk's and his teams goal is to save our planet. That is real business. 

Getting people to know each other, creating values and making magic- that's the essence of business. 

I am truly great-full for Tesla company for trying to save our world. I will do what I can. You should too. 

Cheers

CK 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Why Pivot?



Pivot is a strong word. In lean startup methodology by Eric Ries, business will have to pivot towards products or services needed by customers. It's about creating something that is needed by people rather than creating something we want. You see, lean startup helps a fellow entrepreneur to naturally change his focus so that a successful company is built.

I think pivot is an awesome concept. Pivot is about changing direction. It can be applied anywhere in life. Only thing you need to do is ask yourself - " Should I change my direction/focus?"

Now when you ask this to yourself, what are your thoughts?

Thoughts can be strong or weak depending on your destination. If you know where you are going, then thinking about changing the direction makes sense. If you son't know where you are going, then it doesn't matter. So in both ways, pivot, can give you an idea about your life.

Depending upon what you want out of life, pivoting questions can make a difference in life.

It works fantastically with business, and so with life.

Kudos.

CK

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Announcement 2



Alright, announcement time.

I am expanding my writing universe to general business too. Now I write about aviation business alone. I want to start writing about doing business and other industries too. There are some exciting things happening around us - and I will write about it. You know why? - because it's fun.

So there it is. Prepare to read more articles on business and other industries.

AVIATION + BUSINESS.

CK

Sunday, March 13, 2016

DJI Phantom 4



Phantom 4 is the smartest drone ever. It can evade obstacles like a boss. It's so smart that even a 3-year old can fly (there is an actual video it :|) . 

Check out the videos from the verge explaining the new drone:




Cheers.

CK


Friday, March 11, 2016

Donald Trump's Plane

Billionaire, presidential candidate Mr.Donald Trump has a private jet of his own. It's a Boeing 757 manufactured in 1991. This aircraft is modified into extreme luxury and pride as anyone would expect from Mr.Trump.  So extreme that the bathroom sink is 24K gold plated. 



The 757 first flew with Danish budget airlines called Sterling Airlines. Couple of years later it was in fleet of Mexico's TAESA airline. After the airline became defunct, it was bought by billionaire Paul Allen of Microsoft. Paul Allen used it for almost 15 years until in 2011 Donald Trump bought it from Paul.

Soon after it was bought, Trump modified many external and internal features.

Externally, the plane got brand new engines from Rolls-Royce. The new Rolls Royce RB-211 turbofan engines made the aircraft a hotrod among its kind. He also splashed the name Trump in its fuselage making it very distinguishable. Duh!



Internally, it was all state of the art. Starting with cockpit - was upgraded into glass cockpits. The 243 passenger aircraft was turn into a 43 passenger aircraft with dining hall, bedrooms, shower, guest room and other stuffs you common find in a house. Even the belt buckle and other metal linings are gold plated.



With purchase and modification, it cost Trump, $100 million. It's one of the costliest private jet in the world. Again, Duh!

Check out the vide below to see for yourself:


Cheers!

CK



Monday, March 7, 2016

CyPhy Works




This is a drone company that works with US Air Force for betterment of military technology. They have raised a series of capital investment recently being a $22 million from Bessmer Venture Partners. 

The company is lead by co-founder of iRobot Helen Greiner. 



Ever since I read "I am Malala" , I have been looking out for influential woman figures who does awesome things for the world. Helen Greiner is one such person. She says her interest in Robots and Drones were inspired by R2D2 from Star Wars. That's so cool. 

I found a video in Forbes where she talks about thier latest cosumer focused drone Lvl 1.

Check out the video below:


Thank You for reading Guys.

Cheers.

CK

21st century's first bomber

Formally designated B-21 signifying the aircraft as the 21st century's first bomber.

The new B-21 aircraft is a long-range strategic bomber for the U.S. Air Force. The program was initiated in 2014, with contracting being awarded to Northrop Grumman (B-2 Spirit).

Oh, and it looks lot like B-2.



B-21 will cost about 700million a piece. U.S. Airforce needs around 200 of these and expects 100 to be in operation by 2020. I gotta say, tight schedule. 

Ofcourse the new nbomber will be stealth and more.

This aircraft is no ordinary bomber. Even though it's primary purpose is long-range strategic bomber; it will also be designed to these three things:

1. Intelligence gatherer: basically a surveillance aircraft like SR-71 A Blackbird or U-2. It would have all high grade surveillance sensors.

2. Battle Manager: coordination, commands, guidance and direction in any battle environment just like an Northrop Grumman E-8. 

3. Interceptor Aircraft: I am little skeptical about this. Interceptor aircrafts engage in dogfights. Can a long range bomber engage in a fight like that? Only time will tell.

Thanks for reading guys.

Cheers

CK

Friday, February 26, 2016

AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile

AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile is one of the oldest and most successful weapon of all time. 

They are heat seeking missiles with photovoltaic cell attached to them. 

Check out the video below:

Have a great day.

CK


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Virgin Galactic unveils new Space Ship



Virgin Galactic officially unveiled their new space ship called "VSS Unity". It's the predecessor to previously crashed SpaceShip in 2014 (Read about it). 

The new ship is named VSS Unity by Prf. Stephen Hawkins. 

'We are entering a new space age, and I hope this will help to create a new unity,' he said, launching the craft via a video message of behalf of Virgin boss Richard Branson.
'If I am able to go & if Richard will still take me, I would be very proud to fly on this spaceship,' he said. (Ref: Dailymail)



The new ship is packed with many safety features, including a lock mechanism for "feathering unit". The last ship was crashed due to the early deployment of feathering (which is rotating the wings 65° to increase drag) at transonic speed. It was a pilot error. 

Since the crash there were only few cancellations. Majority of the passengers who signed up still wants to go. 

We will have to wait till end of the year to see how VSS Unity performs. 

In high school I once read an article in Popular Mechanics magazine. The article was about the most desirable jobs in the future. After seeing the first one, I was skeptical. I am not now. 

The first job was : Commercial Space Ship Pilots. 

Great age of space will commence soon. 



Good stuff Virgin. 

Cheers.

CK