The Four Secrets To Commercially Successful Innovation.

Let me begin by sharing a story. A group of people were around a river bank when they saw a baby floating down the river. They were shocked and one of them quickly got in the river to save the baby. Just when the person was getting out of the river, they noticed two more babies floating downstream. Immediately, two …

The One Thing That Will Guarantee Your Safety In A Recession

There are two types of people in the world, ones who are afraid of a recession and ones who actually look forward to it. Yes, believe it or not, there are people who actually look forward to a market downturn. The vast majority of people of people, of course,  belong to the first category. Yet, it is the people in …

Why Years Of Experience Is The Wrong Metric To Judge Capability

  People used to often come up to my Father and ask for a raise or promotion by saying they possessed 5/10/20 years of experience. The first question my father used to ask was “5/10/20 years of doing what?” What he was implying was one can sit and do very little for 20 years but somehow still hold on to …

“No Pain, No Gain” is Not Always The Right Advice To Follow

Whenever we tend to go through painful experiences in life, we often keep pushing on because of the age old advice we have been given, which is “No Pain, No Gain,” That advice is sometimes true, but many times, following it could be the worst thing you could do. When you are in the gym,  soreness is good. A burning …

Why We Need To Experience Bad Luck from Time to Time.

    Entrepreneurs (and highly motivated Employees) are like farmers. We need to work very very hard by planting a lot of seeds to get a chance to succeed.   But we also need to work intelligently.  We need to ensure the seeds are actually of the right kind and of high quality. Then we need to water it day in …

The Two Key Requirements To Achieve Any Goal.

There are many factors why people have difficulties in achieving their goals. But the two biggest reasons are – Working in the wrong direction or using the wrong system.  If you are on the right direction but using the wrong system, it is like walking from New Delhi to Beijing instead of boarding a flight. Your hard work won’t reward …

Do You Make Things Happen Or Do You Make Excuses?

A lady who failed in business said she failed because she had to take care of her kids. Another lady who succeeded said she did so because she had to succeed to take care of her kids! A man became an alcoholic because he said his father was an alcoholic. Another man never drank a sip, because he said his …

How To Take A Decision When In A Dilemma!

  I was recently invited to be the keynote speaker at India Emerge Youth Summit 2018 organized by VIT University. I am a corporate speaker and usually do not do many university events, however because they were following up with me diligently for a while, I accepted the invitation. When they started advertising my appearance, I received an email from …

Why Tom Cruise is Mega Successful and Why Usain Bolt Lost His Last Race.

  I constantly study other people as I believe there is something useful you can learn from everybody, whether they succeed or they fail. I was recently watching a video of a businessman named Dan Pena who was narrating an incident where he was having a discussion with a man who had been the Hollywood Mega Star, Tom Cruise’s personal …