Quought for the Day #35 – Ashwin Rangan

Quought for the Day #35 – Ashwin Rangan

By Rajesh Setty on Sat 13 Jan 2007, 11:37 PM – 2 Comments

Until recently, Ashwin Rangan served as the Chief Information Officer of Walmart.com. Prior to this assignment, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer of Conexant in Newport Beach, CA (www.conexant.com). Ashwin was a member of the founding team that spun-out Rockwell Semiconductor Systems (in January 1999) and created Conexant. Prior to joining Rockwell Semiconductor Systems in 1995, Rangan served as senior manager of Demand Management Systems at AST Computer in Irvine, CA, until AST was acquired by Samsung Electronics.

Ashwin serves on the board of Suggestica.

My $.02: The quick recipe for unhappiness is to not know what makes you happy. If you don’t know what you want, whatever happens, it won’t be what you “wanted.”

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Here’s Ashwin’s Quought for the Day

“What is the one pursuit that invariably brings YOU a feeling of happiness?”
Write down your answer. And measure – for yourself – how much of time everyday gets invested in that activity. The answer will be quite revealing, I feel.

Related Links:
1. CIO Institute
2. Suggestica
3. Walmart.com

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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Anonymous  on January 14th, 2007

It seems to me that happiness is usually a momentary thing and what one needs to strive for is a sense of well-being in life. Can there really be a steady state of happiness? Happiness can depend on factors beyond our control. Happiness is just a bonus on top of the steady returns of a life structured and balanced for well-being. Even the smaller and larger sorrows that life will bring for everybody will be unable to shake too much a life set up for well-being.

I think I get what Ashwin and Raj are saying and agree with them. I am probably just quibbling over words but understanding exactly what one one has in mind as being the state of happiness seems important to me.

Anonymous  on January 15th, 2007

thats a good $0.02. i’ve been trying to figure that out myself.

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