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Category: Success

Careful Or Careless ?


I was in a conversation with a friend last evening, and he made a passing remark that he is a very careless person. His comment triggered for me the memory of a blogpost  I wrote sometime in early 2021 titled Of Read more…

What Good Leaders Do


A young mentee recently got promoted into a team-lead role, and he reached out to me for some advice. I shared my thoughts in the form of the following ten things all leaders should do to be truly effective. More Read more…

Performance Is Reality


The sometimes controversial American businessman Harold Geneen famously said, “It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality. “ Words and intentions don’t matter as much as actions Read more…

Premeditation Of Evils

premeditation of evils

I am struggling with some issues at work, and I am trying to think positively, telling myself that everything will ok. But whatever I do, there is a voice in my head telling me things will go wrong, and I Read more…

Three Thoughts On Thinking Better

three Thoughts

A few thoughts were going through my mind this evening. I am penning them down in the spirit of my point number two.

Uplift Your Self-Confidence


All of us are born confident. However, as we grow through various stages in our lives, challenges, failures, and mistakes can sometimes derail and diminish our Self-confidence. For anyone who is struggling with confidence, here are eight quotes that will Read more…

Perfection Vs Getting Started


There are often situations – writing a proposal, presentation, research reports, etc., where we need to work on something and deliver an outcome. Unfortunately, in these situations, we get stuck between aiming for perfection and making progress in the face Read more…

Weekend Story- The Sound Of The Forest

sound of the forest

Many centuries back, a noble king sent his son, the Prince, to a Buddhist temple to study under a great Master. The Prince was to succeed the noble king eventually, and the king wanted the Prince to learn the basics Read more…

Do One

Do One

I came across this funky Portuguese proverb on one of my social feeds that offers a simple recipe for success: “Think of many things. Do one.” Simple and powerful.  At any point, our heads are crowded with lots of thoughts, ideas, and Read more…

Real Or Copied?

real or copied

Charlie Munger, the celebrated partner of Warren Buffet, says that there are two types of knowledge people come with- Real and Copied. Real knowledge is real. It can’t be bought or copied. It has to be earned by doing real Read more…