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Morning Habits Matter

“You want to change the world? Start by making your bed” – famously spoke Admiral Bill McRaven, the former head of US special operations command. How you start your day is often how your day goes. And how your days go, is how your life goes. So if...

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Career Growth Hack

The first time I did a course on valuation at Wharton, I did not learn much – it was way too technical and conveyed little intuition. So I...

The Biggest Reward

In Dec 2014, I got an award that I didn’t quite deserve. That year, the TiE Kerala chapter gave me their annual ‘Startup Entrepreneur of the Year...

Beyond the Hype

When I was running my previous startup, ConceptOwl, I heard of another EdTech startup that was growing rapidly using strategies that were not...

Distraction = Death

I once thought that the biggest harm from digital distraction (e.g., WhatsApp, Instagram, etc.) was the wastage of time. It is like saying that...

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Health comes first and foremost

An investment banker friend of mine working with Goldman Sachs in New York once told me that in their office gym, you would find people running on the treadmill even past midnight. Being an investment banker is a grueling job – people often work...

Breaking Down Goals: One Step at a Time

One way to run 20 km is to just run the first 1 km without worrying about the remaining 19. And then repeat that 19 times. That is how I often run long distances, and I believe, so do a lot of people. What is true for running, is just as true for...

Commitment

One of my past bosses had a very clear metric to evaluate your commitment – how long you sat in the office at night. In fact, he himself used to sit till 9 pm every day. A very hard-working guy he was. Except that when he was transferred out, his...

Embrace Unsettled Paths

When I graduated from IIT in 1995, I was expecting to soon figure out my life and my career, and quickly 'settle down'. I then joined the Indian Police Service, the ultimate platform for 'settling down'. It was such a stable and predictable job...

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