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Weekend Story-UBUNTU


An anthropologist once visited a tribal village in South Africa. He spent the day engaging with the tribe members. Then, in the evening, he gathered all the children in the village and proposed a race.  He placed a basket full 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…

The Lesson Death Imparts


It was a proud day for our family as my younger son graduated from high school today. As we sat in the auditorium, watching the graduation ceremony and a witty commencement speech delivered by one of his teachers, I was Read more…

Weekend Story-The Two Brothers

Two Brothers

This is a story about two brothers. One of the brothers was a drug addict and a drunkard who had a history of being violent. The other was a successful businessman who had a wonderful family and was respected in Read more…

Be Wary Of Your First Impressions

First Impressions

A few days back, a young friend of mine made a flippant remark about someone. “There was something about that person-Something about her tone of voice, approach, and attitude that put me off completely. I felt an immediate sense of Read more…

Abundance Or Scarcity-What’s Your Mindset?

scarcity mindset

When you show up with an abundance mindset, you see possibilities. In contrast, when you come with a scarcity or constraint mindset, you only see obstacles and challenges. Stephen Covey popularized the idea of an abundance mindset in his book Read more…

Don’t Ascribe Bad Intent Behind Wrong Actions

Bad Intent

Many of us often struggle with a bad habit of interpreting others’ actions as their intent. Here’s how this bad habit plays out many times. We don’t do something well, or we do something wrong, we say it’s not us, Read more…

The Boundaries Are In Our Heads

Boundaries in our heads

Often when it comes to dealing with any opportunities or challenges, we create our own self limiting narratives. We say things like This is not how things have been done before, or My boss has not told me to do Read more…

Be Inspired- The Incredible Story Of Arunima Sinha

Arunima Sinha

My friends know that I am always looking for good stories that inspire. This afternoon a friend referred me to watch a video of a talk by a young lady Arunima Sinha. In this 18 minute talk, Arunima Sinha traces her incredible Read more…

You Will Get What You Believe

what you believe

Here is an idea for everyone to consider. Life doesn’t give you what you want. It gives you what you believe. If what you desire and what you believe are in synch, you get what you desire. If what you Read more…