My Favorite and Most Impactful Reads of 2020 (IM 838)

  This post will share my favorite and most impactful reads of 2020: Book that inspired my journey… (January 2020) Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim Collins one of the best business books I ever read. His theory of “who” is more important that “what” has been…

The two companies (IM 804)

At enlightened companies, the leaders questions, “How do we make things better for our customers?” But in the companies that act to seem like them, the question is,” How do me make things better for us?” That’s the difference between the true visionary companies and the companies that act like that. And it changes everything…

Choose “both” (IM 760)

We are taught to choose one option when we are given a choice. This has been true in most of us. We are told to “Go to school or start a company”.  But why should we choose one of them? Why can’t we take the both? Elon Musk is running Tesla and SpaceX; he’s also…

Value learning over everything (IM 708)

The simple law of human psychology is that our thoughts will revolve around what we value the most. If it’s a money then we tend to choose a place that offers the big paycheck. Inevitably, in such places, we focus on proving ourselves to other people, which creates a lot of pressure. In such places,…

Lessons from Cato (IM 704)

Marcus Porcius Cato the Younger, better known to the world simply as Cato. He was the senator who led the opposition to Julius Caesar in the last years of the Roman Republic, then killed himself rather than live under a dictator. In his own day, he was a soldier and an aristocrat, a senator and a…

Stoicism (IM 703)

“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca It is the way of life which involves training and practice for endurance of pain and hardship without even displaying the feelings. It helps us to regulate our thoughts and emotions. Stoicism has been growing increasingly over past decade, with the…

Responsible for the outcomes (IM 683)

There are things that are uncontrollable and there are things that we can control by our present action. Owning the outcomes means being responsible for it. Whatever situation life brings to us, we must take responsibility for making the decision rather than focusing on our weakness and complaining about it. When we start to become…

What do you own? (IM 675)

Some won machines. Some won real estates, stocks and companies. Some own the health and business empires. Some own trademarks, legacy and social status. Many successful leaders and companies are started by a person who owns something. It may be the skills, the ideas or the passion that drive that person towards it. As we…

Cost and Value (IM 609)

A $150 bottle of wine takes almost the same time as to make  $30 bottle of wine. A $50 worth of Nike sneakers can last as much a $200 worth of Nike pairs. In most of the cases, the cost of the stuffs is not relevant. The cost cannot add value to the stuff. And…

Brilliant Quotes from Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (IM 596)

Fred Wilson, Co-Founder of Union Square Venture:           “Being different matters. But you have to be different in a ways that users will feel right way.” 2. Ginni Rometti, Chairman, President, CEO of IBM:         “The only way to survive is to continuously transform into something else. It’s…