A Better Servant

  
(Word of caution: Razor-sharp content — it just might hurt you!) Come to think of it... a journey never ends, never halts; it only slows down. And that's temporary, because life makes you think, compels you to make choices, and drives you to work hard for what you want. Life, as an active volunteer, [...]

It Takes a Village…

“It takes a village to raise a child,” says an African proverb. But this child is you. It’s me. It’s our loved ones. It’s the ones we know. This child grows up to become a dreamer. Just like us. She has outgrown what the village has to offer her. And she leaves the village one [...]

Do Nothing!

Isn’t it weird that we fight, argue and complain how chaotic an environment can get for productivity and thinking, only to miss it’s when it’s totally silent? It was a long workday yesterday and I decided to stop by Starbucks to wind down my day and reflect on my wins and learnings from the past [...]

Ogilvy’s Guide to Writing Well

If you've ever wanted a short concise guide to writing well, you've essentially got three options to choose from: 1) William Zinsser's On Writing Well 2) Strunk & White's The Elements of Style (free reference link) 3) David Ogilvy's infamous memo titled "How to Write" While the top two books are quite portable, by reference [...]

A Simple Productivity Hack

If you often end up staring at that motherlode of a to-do list at the start of each day, then congratulations! You've just turned mankind's greatest productivity tool into your life's biggest source of stress! And guess what, it's normal. I've felt that way myself many times. Listing down your items for the day isn't [...]

JUMP!

Had an awesome weekend with some of my work colleagues. Off Site training programs are always fun. Among the many activities we did, white water rafting and paintball shooting stood out. Paintball reminded me of how tough it is to survive in a battle field (even a mock one!) if you're not aware of your surroundings. And, I [...]