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Category: Managing Mindset

Weekend Story- The Glass And The Lake

Glass and lake

An unhappy young lady once went to a wise old master seeking guidance to be happier. Pointing to a can of salt on the table, the wise master asked the unhappy young lady to pick up a fistful of salt Read more…

Are You Intellectually Humble?

intellectually humble

If someone were to ask me this question, my instinctive reaction would always be, “no way, I am intellectually humble,” whatever that may mean. The truth would be different if someone else were asked to comment about my intellectual demeanor. Read more…

Give Your Best- Success Vs Winning

Success and Winning

At god’s footstool to confess,  a poor soul knelt, and bowed his head. “I failed,” he cried. The master said, “Thou didst thy best; that is success.” Many years back, I came across this lovely verse in a Ted Talk Read more…

Don’t Blink, In That Moment

Don't Blink

Resharing an inspiring post, That Moment, by my favorite, Seth Godin. Whenever I feel like I am not making progress or when I feel like giving up on any issue, I refer to this message for inspiration and to remind me Read more…

Beware Of Unconscious Distraction !!

unconscious distractions

A couple of weekends back, I knocked off three hours of watching four episodes of a TV show on Netflix. It wasn’t in my weekend plans to watch this show. It just happened. It was a riveting suspense thriller. Every Read more…

Don’t Keep Grudges


When I was in my thirties, there were situations where I would occasionally disagree or have a difference of opinion with a colleague at work about how some matter should be dealt with. While in the main, most of the Read more…

The Feynman Technique

feynman Technique

A few days back, I wrote about the idea of Teach To Learn to fast-track your understanding of any new subject or concept.  The idea of teaching to learn is inspired by the popular Feynman technique postulated by the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. The Read more…

Joy Is In Work Well Done

Joy In Work

I am currently in Nairobi, Kenya, conducting business workshops with many of our clients and prospects. These workshops help us understand our clients’/prospects’ technology and innovation roadmaps, identify challenges, and co-create solutions that help them future-proof their businesses. The days Read more…

Teach To Learn

Teach To Learn

In the last few months, a few newcomers have joined my team. They have been going through the customary induction and orientation programs to get familiar with the products and services my company offers the clients. I was speaking with Read more…

Do You Understand The Problem You Are Trying To Solve?

Understand the problem

To solve any problem efficiently, identifying the problem correctly is an essential first step. If you try to solve a problem without diagnosing the problem correctly, you end up wasting a lot of time and effort. Consider a good doctor. Read more…