Favorites: Storytelling [Part 05]

Birthdays: Me: July 4 (Independence day, United States), Sis 1: Sep 16 (Independence day, Mexico), Bro: April 23, Sis 2: October 22, Mom: October 5, Katrina: July 16, Melissa: October 4, Selena: July 22, Maisie: April 15, ..

Favorites: Storytelling [Part 03]

1. Academia 2. Industry. I wanted to invent the future. Plus bd/developing – ecommerce, Tele-health, etc. technology transfer / invention. (all engineering, physics, chemistry, bio, economics – academic research, industry)

[Development: Government role gets bigger; For-profit bigger; Nonprofit for economic development smaller; Philanthropy remains/bigger.]

Managing Complexity

Managing Complexity In Your Head

Finding it hard to understand a complex phenomenon?

How do you manage complexity in your head?

1. Visualization / Imagination

Imagination by Katrina Kaif


‘The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination’ – Imagination by Katrina Kaif

Language and words are discrete. Visualize, so you see ‘all’, ‘the whole’ at once.

  • Organization
  • Connected Structure – how parts are connected to form the whole; what happens when a part is changed.
  • Chunking

2. Abstraction

Create Abstractions to help you see whole in terms of abstract concepts, when it’s hard to see ‘whole’ at once.

  • Visualization is usually top-down; creating abstractions can be done both bottom-up and top-down.
  • Recursive definitions are one type of abstraction.
  • Naming.
  • Concept borrowed from Computer Science; applicable across disciplines.

3. Generalization



‘Have a good day , and a great week , and just a wonderful life in general ! ‘ – Generalization by Katrina Kaif

Abstract classes and classes of behaviors into Generalizations.

Science is all about discovering generalizations.

4. Systems Thinking

Divide the whole into systems and the systems into sub-systems and their interactions – Systems Thinking.

5. Knowledge Ontology

Organize generalizations into Knowledge Ontology.

Move up and down between Multiple Levels Of Abstractions.

Concept borrowed from Artificial Intelligence (AI).

6. Point of View / Perspective


Perspective by Katrina Kaif

Find new Points of view from which to look at the domain under consideration (examples include how American Physicist Richard Feynman found new way of looking at interactions between light and matter which helped him discard infinities and formulate QED).




‘Seeing the world through different glasses’ – Point of view, zooming in and out by Katrina Kaif

  • Understand part (representative element / elements) to understand the whole – Part – Whole.
  • Lens tool – “zoom in” and “zoom out”.







‘If plan A didn’t work stay cool, the Alphabet has 25 more letters’ – Google Alphabet by Katrina Kaif

  • Problem – Sub-problem
    • Examples
      • Recursion
      • Dynamic Programming
      • Mathematical Induction


  • Individual Element – Whole 
    • Examples
      • Matrix Multiplication: individual element = respective row * column
      • Proof of Inclusion Exclusion Principle.
      • Coloring Principle (Problem Solving Heuristic)
      • Telescoping Tool (Mathematical Problem Solving; Series Summation)
  • Local Behavior – Global Behavior
    • Invariance Principle (Problem Solving Heuristic)
      • Change in individual states – Invariant Global function.
    • Iteration in Computing
      • Thinking in terms of change in state in an iteration.



At the end of the day: ‘Hold on, I’ve gotta overthink about it!’ – Managing complexity by Katrina Kaif

Movements and Missions, Principles To Live By

Movements and Missions. Principles To Live By.

1. # Empowerment Of People

2. # High Quality Education For All

3. # High Quality Health Care For All

4. # High Speed Internet For All

5. # Internet For Mass Collaboration 

6. # Entrepreneurship Development

7. # Finance And Banking For All

8. # Employment For All

9. # Lets Build Nations

10. # Democracy For Nations

11. # Free Market Economy For Nations

12. # Ensure Ease Of Doing Business 

13. # Freedom Of Expression

14. # Empower The Poor

15. # Equal Dignity For All   # Justice For All   # Uphold Human Rights

16. # Minority Rights   # Black Lives Matter

17. # Maximizing Happiness And Feelings As Meaning Of Life

18. # Promote Innovation And Creative Expression

19. # You Receive According To Your Deeds

20. # Mutual Trust And Cooperation Among Nations   # Bilateral International Relations

21. # Nuclear Weapon Free World

22. # Bio And Chemical Weapon Free World   # Eliminate Weapons Of Mass Destruction

23. # Combat Climate Change Through Tech Innovation

24. # Youth Empowerment

25. # Social Media For Societal Transformation

26. # Women Empowerment    # He For She   # Gender Equality   # High Quality Education For Girls   # End Forced Child Marriage   # End Violence Against Women

27. # Build Stronger Families

28. # Stop Extremism Led Violence

29. # Say No To Corruption    # Financial Transparency

30. # Stop Organized Crime

31. # Stop Drug Trafficking

32. # Arms And Gun Control

33. # Stop Human Trafficking

# Nuclear Weapon Free World


  • Iran (Elimination of Future Threats).


  • North Korea.
  • India and Pakistan: Bilateral agreements for gradual decrease in Nuclear arsenal.


  • Agreement: United States, UK, France, China, Russia & Israel.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (2016 – 2030)global_goals_logos_chart


#Roman Catholic Church

#Sufism   Dawah Movement 

Important Links:

“Marrying a Prince not a prerequisite for being a Princess. (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoZuMb19RJ4)” – Emma Watson on Twitter (Feb 22, 2015).

@EmmaWatson Queen  (Twitter link)

প্রিন্সেস শামিতা তাহসিনকে লেখা চিঠি – ২৮

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – এরা এক বছর আগেও আমাকে দেখত – Bangladesh Politics এর “Rising Star” হিসেবে – তৃণমূল (Grassroots) থেকে উঠে আসা একজন!

Western World আর Latin America তে আমার Influence বাদ-ই দিলাম – Bangladesh -এও আমার Influence পুরোপুরি জানত না!

আমাকে দেখা হত – Grassroots থেকে উঠে আসা একজন Leader!

Mr. Abe আর Mr. Modi দুইজন-ই drawn হয়েছে “শুধু” আমার লেখা পড়ে। 

লেখা দিয়ে Heart-এ পৌঁছেছি। 

আর President Xi Jinping আমার কথা প্রথম জেনেছে Family-র একজনের কাছ থেকে!


Letter to Princess Shamita Tahsin – 27


আমি যখন ছোট ছিলাম – অপেক্ষা করে থাকতাম – International Stage -এ কোন বাংলাদেশীর achievement’র খবর দেখার জন্য।

বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট টীম তো আমাদের প্রাণ!


আর আমার কোন achievement দেখলে – বাংলাদেশীরা কি খুশি হয়!

2014 এ যখন জেনেছিল, আমি সামনে US Presidential Election-এ প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতা করবো, America’র President হব – New York’র Bangladeshi American’রা আবেগে ভালবাসায় – “আমাদের তাহসিন ওদের respect পাবে!” … “এটা তো অদ্ভুত, অবাস্তব ব্যাপার … এটা তো কল্পনায়ও ঘটার না …!”