Busy binging?

The culture of binging is a reality. So, what are you binging most on? Soap operas, commercial movies, easy reads? Or documentaries, hard to read books, series based on things that matter to you, perspective-altering movies? Under Armour’s line fits aptly. “It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.” They’re 2 different roads and most don’t have the time to tread both. You have

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No is the begining of negotiation.

No is the beginning of a negotiation. Most stop and accept the rejection. But a few understand that it opens multiple possibilities. Put in your negotiation hats and think how can you enrich the deal for everyone involved. There are multiple ways to do so: The easiest one is to reduce the price and this is what MOST people aim at. The next option is to buy more and

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Start small, start now.

The name, logo, subtitle can come later. When building a project, executing an idea, penning down a book the structure or the outline is more important than the title. The business model and systems around it matter. Working ON the project is better than working IN the project especially when you are just starting out. The branding doesn’t matter initially. It’s OK if you don’t get that coveted, apt

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Change is obvious, means are not.

When campaigning a change, a novel idea, or even an amendment. Which path do you choose? We can hammer it down to the last person. Force them to comply, obey and not ask questions. The current school system was a result of such an approach. It works but at the cost of a lot of things. We can take the carrot and stick approach and drive the change by

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(Off-topic) 5 reasons why I changed my name.

I didn’t quite change my name, just updated it. and here’s why: 1: My name was Puneeth Jain K. I believe Jain is an individual following the religion Jainism rather than a surname and my actual family name is surana. When something becomes a part of one’s name, it becomes a priority and I wanted to give my family that priority. The K represents my dad’s initials and in

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Progress, please.

The smallest possible action that you can take daily to make something happen. Breaking your project down to the smallest bit that you look forward to every day and increase the input, efforts and attention invested incrementally. Bit by bit the work stacks up, the project progresses and it gets completed. This is not about the first step, this is about the 1 step that you take daily to

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Democracy is still a dream.

The irony of democracy is that while the country is democratic its workplaces, schools, colleges, institutions are not. They continue to centralise power in the hands of a few. The top-down power hierarchy is the norm. When a kid is cultured to follow orders, obey and not question the teacher, the professor and later the boss. How can we expect that individual to yield the power of democracy? To

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Pick yourself

If you are waiting to be picked then it’s a long wait. For that big break, the coveted position, the glam role or even that internship opportunity. The gatekeepers are almost gone. The secondary decision makers, series of doors that had to be crossed before one met the right person is no more existing. The feeling that you are not skilled, talented or big enough for someone to consider

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Everyone is a crisis manager.

When organising a meet-up, a talk, a seminar or even an event. The minute details make all the difference. The more meticulous you can be in planning before the event the smoother the event runs. Because you’ve thought it through, prepared for it and have a plan B to it, it’s easier to deal with it in the heat of the event. Diffuse issues before they arise. If the

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