Growing out of the Box

  I have been invited by Don Bosco Publication, which reaches out to families and communities globally, to share my thoughts on the theme ‘Accompany the Youth for a Bright Future’. My previous post for the publication was focussed on how families can ensure they have a better chance of their children bringing forward the best versions of themselves, and this time around, I have decided to share some of my learnings on the topic of embracing a Growth Mindset.   I was watching a Vinod Khosla interview recently. For the uninitiated, he is amongst the bigger Indian names in...

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Not Just Another Brick In The Wall…

  I have been invited by Don Bosco Publication, which reaches out to families and communities globally, to share my thoughts on the theme of Family for their Jan 2016 New Year publication. Shoutout to Mrs Diana Charles*, former faculty member, St. Columba’s School, New Delhi (India) who suggested this to me, as also Fr Joaquim Lobo, Don Bosco, who was kind enough to reach me on a call the very next day, to make this happen.   I have chosen to contribute by pitching in with a post to help families help their kids navigate their inherent curiosity and interests to pursue...

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Saving the World in Four Views

        Lending momentum to ‘Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ; we have some really really incredible individuals coming together to use their talent, prowess and humour to create magic.   If you, like me, thought of yourself as a strong supporter of women rights (esp the workplace) – think again… because viewing the work put together by these incredible individuals exposes how quite a few of us have been conditioned to accept some things as ‘the...

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The ‘Fourth’ Be With You

    August 2014     I had recently accepted the responsibility of serving on the Board of Advisors for a new venture being built from within India, and was working with the cofounders to build on their initial team plus suitable Advisors, as we grew the venture in line with our vision to build a global brand.   In the process, we met one individual (highly respected in the sector with immense knowledge and clout) who asked if we ever intended to expand to Europe and the West whilst working on our plans of ‘world domination’… only to then point out...

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Goodbye, Mr. President

    I was back home yesterday night post work only around 11 PM IST and it was not until today morning that I came to know of our former President Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s demise.   As I browse through my Facebook stream filled with messages of individuals who had their fair moment of inspiration meeting, working with and learning from the Hon’ble President, I would have loved to say that I had the honor of knowing him personally, discussed his vision for India 2020 and what made him believe in it so much, along other matters that inspired him to act on his...

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Ignorance & Other Virtues of being an Entrepreneur

        “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway” – Mary Kay Ash      A few years back whilst attending one of the weddings I had been invited to, I managed to run into an elderly individual whom I happen to know. As we exchanged pleasantries, he shared with me, albeit with a hint of regret in his voice, that his son who was a few years younger to me had turned entrepreneur and was now managing without a monthly salary and as little money as he managed...

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