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Karthik Gurumurthy
Chennai, India and Irvine, CA
I empower students/colleagues/associates improve their understanding and empower them in becoming outstanding learners and leaders.
Interests: Passionate in solving problems, Teaching Science, Math and Leadership to likeminded ambitious students.
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-Karthik Gurumurthy I would love to be your tutor. Teaching has always been my passion. I have been teaching/ tutoring Math, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics from middle school all the way to Graduate School. I have been associated with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tulane University, University of Maryland, The Johns... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Guru
-Karthik Gurumurthy The Irish Chemist Robert Boyle worked with his assistant Robert Hooke who developed a vacuum pump. Boyle removed all of the air in a closed chamber and proved that air was necessary for transmission of sound and for candle light to burn. Boyle sealed the opening of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
-Karthik Gurumurthy Alchemy was the attempt to transmute, or change, one substance into another. Alchemist called the agent of transformation the "philosopher's stone," a mysterious chemical preparation that they believed could alter the nature of substances. Alchemists toiled mightily to concoct this miraculous material, using substances such as powder ground... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
-Karthik Gurumurthy Greek philosopher did not accept Democritus's atomic theory. He preferred Empedocles theory of the four elements. He suggested that each of these elements was a combination of two of four opposites-hot and cold, and wet and dry. He discussed the properties of substances in terms of their elemental... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
-Karthik Gurumurthy Question regarding natural phenomena and the physical world intrigued the ancient Greeks. The greatest philosophers tackled the question of the nature of the matter. Thales of Miletus, who lived around 600 BCE, stated that all material things are aspects of one fundamental substance- water. He suggested that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
Posted May 14, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy I just finished the reading the book "Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) and Adam Grant (Prof. in Wharton Business School). After the sudden death of her husband, Facebook COO (and author of Lean In) Sandberg... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy It is easy to forget the people who have helped us at different points. Parents, Teachers, Professors, Family, Bosses, Colleagues, Coworkers, Plenty to name and be thankful. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Remembering you Patti. It has been 33 years since you left us. I still remember the day and it still makes me sad. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Today is a sad day. As one of my beloved uncle whom we fondly referred to as Panchami mama ( in short for Panchapakesan) went to be with Almighty. He was suffering from Parkinson's and he left us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy A conversation with a friend, coworker and family member will turn into positive action when you ask these two words: What’s next? That question focuses on the next action to be taken, the new thing to be done,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Remembering you on your birthday! So lucky to have you as my dad and am thankful for all you have done for us and for all your blessings which is taking us closer to our goals. Please continue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Most of us living on earth today will not win a Nobel Prize, Magsaysay award or a Medal of Honor. Most people will not receive a lifetime achievement award, invent something groundbreaking, or change the landscape of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Life isn't fair, but it's still good. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy I cannot claim this as my own writing; the website attributed it to the world famous "Unknown". I did enjoy the moral of the story. I hope you do too. A psychology professor walked around the stage while... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy There is an age-old idea in the business world that one should never become completely content, or satisfied, as this will lead to complacency and lack of growth. We are taught to constantly seek something greater, bigger, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in the world . To my dad I love you and miss you and will never forget you . What you taught me made me the man I am today. Happy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Just finished up Triggers. This is what I got from the book Marshall Goldsmith explains in Triggers the kinds of things in our environment that derail us from becoming the kind of leader, co-worker, parent, or spouse that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy I have heard a story about Winston Churchill and his extraordinary integrity in the face of opposition. During his last year in office, he attended an official ceremony. Several rows behind him two gentlemen began whispering. “That’s Winston... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Today I received sad news that one of my favorite teachers in high school had passed away. As children, we spend almost as much time with our teachers as we do with our parents. The teachers who have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence