Take responsibility

31st July,2023 Here’s a story from John Rossman’s book ‘Think Like Amazon’: Steve Jobs told employees a short story when they were promoted to vice president at Apple. Jobs would tell the VP that if the garbage in his office was not being emptied, Jobs would naturally demand an explanation from the janitor. “Well, the […]

Schedule your priorities

30th July,2023 Most people feel guilty about taking a day off or spending some time during the working day pursuing non-work-related interests. Ideally, you should work to live, not live to work. Do you get the difference? Of course, we all need to work, but your job shouldn’t identify who you are as a person […]

‘The secret of happiness’

29th July,2023 A shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain.It was there that the wise man lived. Rather than finding a saintly man, though, […]

‘The Pygmalion Effect’

28th July, 2023 In the 1960s, the psychologists Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson went to 18 classrooms and told teachers that some of their students had an “unusual potential for intellectual gains.” The students identified as having unusual potential, in reality, were selected at random. When later tested, the “unusual” students became unusual, showing greater […]

The Luck Razor

27th July,2023 The concept used more in the Startup eco system is applicable universally. It essentially means, when choosing between two paths, choose the path that has a larger luck surface area. It’s hard to get lucky watching TV at home—it’s easy to get lucky when you’re engaging and learning, physically or digitally. Put yourself […]


26th July,2023 Once a king announced a death sentence to two convicts. One of them knew that the king is very fond of his horse. He went up to the king and told him that if you spare my life, I will teach the horse how to fly in the next one year. On hearing […]

‘Reference Group’

25th July,2023 Jim Rohn said: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The people you spend the most time with shape who you are. They determine what conversations dominate your attention. Audit the people around you. Make sure that you’re spending time with people who are in line […]

‘The Law of the Seed’

24th July,2023 Have a look at an apple tree. There might be hundreds of apples on the tree, and each apple has ten to twelve seeds. Now that’s a lot of seeds! We might ask, “Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more apple trees?” Nature has something to teach […]

‘Why I Read books..cont’d’ How to Read

23rd July,2023 If you know how to read, then reading books is relatively easy. You simply have to make time to read. Easier said than done, of course. Warren Buffett, the man commonly referred to as the greatest investor  was addressing students from Columbia University. One of the students asked Buffett for his thoughts on […]

‘Why I Read Books’

22nd July,2023 This quote by Mark Twain sums it all up – “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” Books have enriched, upgraded and saved my life. …when all was well, great books strengthened my creativity, artistry, productivity and jubilation. …when things were hard, […]