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Karthik Gurumurthy
Chennai, 600028 India and Irvine, CA
I empower students/colleagues/associates improve their understanding and aid 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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Posted 6 days ago at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy The last birthday we spent with you was in August 2011. Now it is all just memories. We do miss your physical presence. I know you are always guiding us every step of the day every day in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Striving towards Excellence
- -Karthik Gurumurthy Today is Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima is an Indian festival that is celebrated as per the Hindu Moon Sign calendar to express reverence towards your Guru, your teacher or mentors. Etymologically, the word Guru has been derived... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy All of us have blind spots and it is very important that we take time to be aware of them. If we want to develop your own ability to be more conscious of your strengths, weaknesses and how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy I consider myself very fortunate to work with some of the best companies and highest performers of our day. I noticed that many had succeeded at becoming the best in their space, but that once they did, they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy As young adults prepare to go off to college, most on them on their own for the first time, having to make important choices and do their own laundry, I like to pass along these simple rules: If... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy What I say is not adding value. I have some experience but not enough…. I will be found out. And made fun of. I don’t want to sound or be branded a phony; Look into the mirror. You’ve... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Yes, There are actually dozens of examples. They are called contronyms-words that are their own antonyms, depending on usage. Dust: It can mean "to add fine particles" or "to remove fine particles" Left can mean both "remaining" and "departed" Off can mean both "activated" and "deactivated" Oversight means... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Aglet: The plastic coating on a shoelace Ferrule: The circular metal part holding the eraser to pencil. Glabella: The spot between your eye brows Lunule: The white, crescent shaped part of the fingernail. Peen: The round or wedge-shaped end of a hammer- i.e, the part that doesn't hit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Scroll down a page: Don't be a slave to the scroll wheel. The next time you reach the bottom of the screen when you reach the bottom of the screen while reading, hit the Space Bar to jump one screen. length down. Hit it by accident? Shift +... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Audio: Audire is a Latin verb meaning "to hear" and video " to see" Doctor: How can someone be a doctor of Philosophy? Because doctor means 'teacher" in Latin. Exit: In the verb "exire" means to go out.So exit means "he/she /it goes out"/ Minus: Latin as simple... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Enervated: People think it means "energized." But it really means "weakened." The word nervus originally referred to sinews and tendons but around the 1600s it became a byword for strength and vigor. Enervate first meant to cut the nerves or tendons and later came to mean to less... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy I have shared this quote from Michael Josephson before and from time-to-time we all need to think about the same. "Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Dearest Appa, We miss your physical presence. Happy 75th Birthday! You always taught us through your example and there is not a day that goes by without thinking about what you have done for us. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Today is the first day of the rest of your life . Let us make it happen! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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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 World Wide
-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
-Karthik Gurumurthy Junior year, in my opinion, is the most important year for college-bound students. This is when students start researching and narrowing down which colleges they are actually going to apply to. Junior year is the hardest academically for... Continue reading
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