But, Where are they headed?

You have entrusted them with your subscription, email, number, or are even following them. Now, they have your attention. Do they add, distract or amplify the work you choose to make happen? The problem with fancy clothing, flashy toys, flawless filters on social media is that it’s more self-serving. Not every picture is worth a 1000 words. Very rarely do you stumble upon pictures that are worth 10,000 words

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Reputations: whole or hollow?

Reputations take ages to build but minutes to destroy. I disagree. Is it really that hollow, brittle and weak that it breaks in minutes? Facades that are built get destroyed easily, reputations don’t. If you are building a reputation and are up for paying the price. Remember the integrity will be tested. Build it on the foundation of values. It’s hard work, easy shortcuts are plenty but they rarely

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(Off-topic) The Rakhi request.

You’d been waiting for Rakhi for a long time, now that you’ve cherished the relationship with your Brother, celebrated the festivity, collected gifts and cash. I believe you have a choice now: Spend the money – Buying that AND clothing you had your eyes on, That flagship smartphone, or the sling bag with suede. Save the money – Tucking it in the secret compartment of your lady purse or

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Sell sell and sell

You may trick someone to buy your product. But they will soon discover it and never return. You can reduce the prices to make the sale and join the race to the bottom. You know you’ll reach their sooner or later. You can bombard people, paint their world with your name and push them to buy you. Selling is not just about getting the order . It’s about adding

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Infinite returns.

There are a few habits, rituals, disciplines that pay compounded returns. You may not be able to reap compound interest on your money but you can definitely do so with the other areas of life. A simple DEAL – Diet, Exercise And Lifestyle. These maintained over a long enough period of time reap compounded returns. Pick one little habit and begin investing time, energy and attention to keep it

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False formalities

You’ve heard enough of them to a point that you have begun to ignore them. In conversations, artificial sweeteners rarely work. They are ok to get by. But if you intend to make an impression, initiate a connection, build a network then you’d need to change the by defaults of your conversations.

The mighty small.

The proof of the pudding is not just in eating. It’s in the little things much before you choose to eat. The appearance, ambience, affluence of the experience can be easily manipulated. In short, you can be fooled. When stuck with a dilemma to choose between 2 close choices. Choose the one that is more meticulous. Cause if somebody was careful enough to look into this small aspect, they

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Eat the right head

In the Indian culture, there’s a phrase that if literally translated means “Don’t eat my head”. Figuratively it means stop picking my brains! I think it’s worthwhile to pick brains. What you’d learn in a decade can be learnt over coffee with a wise man in an hour. So, whose brain would you seek a sneak peek of? Choose wisely and ask shamelessly. Skip the gossips, the complaints. Seek

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Groups vs networks.

Groups are inherently closed, have a high-barrier to entry, need constant attention to keep up. They are formed usually due to the proximity of people, common characteristics or even due to similar problems. Networks, on the other hand, are open, have low or no barrier to entry, are extremely diverse from deans to doctors, CXO’s to compounders all form a network. And one can easily co-mingle among them. Building

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