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Category: Personal Growth

Weekend Story- The Old Man And The Businessman

Old Man and businessman

There was once a businessman who was deep in debt and struggling to stay afloat. Creditors were stalking him constantly, demanding that he pay his dues. Desperate and hoping to keep away from the creditors, the businessman escaped to a Read more…

The Beginner’s Advantage

Beginner's Advantage

I had a couple of new team members joining me this past month. As a part of their induction, I have had the opportunity to spend extended time with them to brief them about the business, the market, and the Read more…

Quality Of Life

quality of life

Interior designer Danielle Colding, in her book  In the Company of Women, has a very nice passage describing freedom and quality of life, which goes like this- “Quality of life is having the freedom to make choices that are not fear-based. Whether Read more…

Some Battles Have To Be Fought Every Day


Each day is new, and we must fight some of our most important battles fresh every day. Unfortunately, these battles can neither be avoided nor delayed. Waking up early today does not mean you can afford to sleep in tomorrow. Read more…

Art Of Possibility


“Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view. Enlarge the box, or create another frame around the data, and problems vanish, while new opportunities Read more…

Three Ideas On Dealing With Criticism

dealing with criticism

When you show up to do something meaningful, there will always be some people around you who will have negative views about what you are doing. You need to be comfortable ignoring the critics and naysayers.Here are three beautiful ideas Read more…

Be The (Wo)Man In The Arena

Man In The Arena

In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt, the youngest president in the history of the United States, gave what would become one of his most quoted speeches titled “Citizenship in a Republic”. This speech would become famous over the decades as the “The Read more…

Weekend Story- The Master’s Lesson

Master's Lesson

At a Buddhist monastery, a student once approached his Master and said to him, “O Master, please guide me. Every time I sit in meditation, I seek out peace. But unfortunately, negative thoughts keep coming to me, and they disturb Read more…



We often misquote Charles Darwin when we say The survival of the fittest. Darwin never said the survival of the fittest. What he actually said was this- “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most Read more…

Can You Sit Quietly ?

sit quietly

Sometime in the 1600s, French Mathematician Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” That he said it 300 years back suggests that dealing with an active mind has been Read more…