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this blog is my mind detox and not meant to influence anyone.  read it and make your own conclusions.

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50 years and going strong

management: 2 min read 50 years and going strongWhen was the last time you saw a couple completing 50 years of marriage? Are you confident that you are going to see one 10 years down the line? Its ok, you don’t have to answer. 🙂 Last week, my in-laws completed 50...

the “why” of life

management: 2 min read the why of lifeIts funny how we see the same message everywhere once we start believing in one. I saw a TED video by Simon Sinek a few months back where he explains the importance of thinking through “why” before we shout out loud about what we...

self and short-term

management: 2 min read self and short-termWifey and I were stuck in a traffic jam yesterday. The deadlock was caused by a truck driver, who went on to a wrong lane to go past the signal as soon as it turns green. It was frustrating for everyone. In the midst of all of...

opinions are bad for business

management: 2 min read opinions are bad for businessBest lessons come from simple stories. There is a person who I speak to every time I need some guidance. She listens and tells me a very good story. A story that simplifies the problem statement and the solution in a...

if you see it you can change it

Why do a few people think better than the others? How can they articulate better? What do they know that we don’t? There is one common thread I found after speaking to several people. The reason they think better is not necessarily because they know something extra....

Just Read, Write, and Speak

management: 2 min read Just Read, Write, and Speak Great answers come in small packages. These small packages hit you like a ton of bricks when the answers dawn on to you. I had one such experience recently. I had this great honor of meeting a professor who spent his...

Don’t be a walking cliché. Make your life count.

management: 2 min read don't be a cliche, make your life countSometimes, innocuous discussions lead to something paramount. My wife asked me a simple question - “Is there anything that we can do together for a living?” Didn’t I tell you about how innocuous the...