The Educated vs Smart

Found this gem while browsing Rich Litvin’s website. Here’s how Dave Trott draws the distinction between educated people and smart people: “Educated people learn answers. Smart people invent answers. Educated people satisfy examiners. Smart people bypass examiners. Educated people stick to the curriculum. Smart people go off piste. Educated people have degrees. Smart people have […]

I teach because I learn

Whoever said you’ve got to be a subject matter expert to teach or train anything wasn’t thinking clearly. In my opinion, training or teaching anyone requires you to have curiosity than mastery. Heck, if you are a “master” you know that “the more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” I’m not a […]

Execution is everything!

I’ve talked in detail about hustle porn and how delusional can it get after some time (without any offense to GaryVee, of course, he wouldn’t give a shit but still…). Like it or not, the millions of fans that Gary has like him for the motivational messages he shares on a daily basis. It just feels […]

Seven steps to success by John Maxwell

Found this nugget on Goodreads while perusing quotes on leadership for my next masterclass session tomorrow. Seven Steps to Success Make a commitment to grow daily. Value the process more than events. Don’t wait for inspiration. Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for an opportunity. Dream big. Plan your priorities. Give up to go up. Want […]

When the workforce ruins the whole experience for you…

I’m still recovering from my surgery and still dependent on Uber to ger around the city. Though I did drive to office yesterday, it wasn’t as great an experience as I’d imagined. I was a bit conscious about that bandaged dressing on my back. Anyway, I booked a cab to get to a family ceremony […]

Applied minimalism in the age of unlimited options!

Every subject of study has two facets: theory and application. We cram (while respectfully trying to understand) a lot of theory while we’re in school and continue doing that in college. If we’re driven enough to attend the lectures (in Asia, particularly in India) or stay awake (the rest of the world) that is. Take […]

Getting out of your own way

It’s difficult to master. I’ve been trying to do so for the past many years with moderate success. Be it coaching, leadership, training coachees in the classroom or in the gym or even relationships, I have been responsible for some of the most significant fuck ups. And that’s putting it lightly. What got in the […]

The Law of the Mirror

Adding value is the 3rd law, “The Law of the Mirror” from John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The premise is pretty straightforward, you must see value in yourself to add value in yourself.   The most important question that people ask when I say that is “how can I add value in myself?” That’s […]

Sony’s biggest entertainment failure might surprise you!

Bumped into this great piece (essentially a set of curated tweets by Matthew Ball (he’s something big at REDEF… and he’s good! Follow him on Twitter for more goodness) last evening! Matthew talks in depth (across 16 tweets!) how Sony’s biggest failure hasn’t been the Walkman, its film studio or the mobile business but its […]