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Fitness and Health

During the offsite at the private equity firm I worked with, there was this German guy who was kicking the football like a rocket. Trying to catch up with him left us gasping for air – not one of us could outrun him. And while we were in our...

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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....

Life is an experience

If you ever feel guilty about not figuring out your career path quickly, please take heart – I graduated more than two decades ago, and I still feel...

Reclaim your life

I know you love your smartphone more than you should -- but this is not your fault really. Between 2010 and 2012, Facebook made two changes that...

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Patience Nurtures Competence

On day 1 of my first job with the Indian Police Service – I was quite useless. I had some theoretical knowledge of law enforcement but I am pretty sure I was good for nothing. But people tolerated me and with time and exposure, I learned. The same...

Leadership

One of my best managers at McKinsey announced on day-1 of the client engagement, “Guys, let us aim to make it a 9 to 5 engagement – I mean 9 to 5 pm, not 5 am!” We had never been able to do that on any engagement – least of all, on a super-intense,...

Health Fuels Success

Should you choose success over health or the other way around? It is a false choice. No job should make us choose between health and success. Without health, there can't be any success. When we are in good health, we do better work. When we are...

Strength from Struggles

Growing up in a strictly middle-class family, we did not have too much money. And it may seem like it put me at a disadvantage. It did not. In fact, I consider my upbringing my biggest luck. Not having money, I knew that whatever I wanted to do in...

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