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Think, Act, Switch

Think, Act, Switch

There are two types of people. Those with a bias for thinking and those with a bias for action. The ones with a bias for thinking map out everything before taking the first step. The ones with a bias for action step out first and then start thinking about the map....

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What vs Why

What vs Why

When two corporate employees from the same industry meet, you might think they have a lot in common. When two entrepreneurs meet, you might think they will have a lot of common topics to talk about. When two doctors meet, you might think they will connect fast. But I...

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Beginnings

Beginnings

Change generally begins when you have to, when you must; not when you want to, when you should. Resolutions don't work because they are set based on what you want to change rather than what you have to change. Want to change is not much of a driver. It is a should do,...

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An Invisible Audience

An Invisible Audience

Go somewhere you dreamt of but don't take photos.Pursue something important but don't share it with anyone when you get it.Buy something valuable but don't tell anyone about it. Why? It is an interesting experiment. It will then be clearer to you if you are doing...

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Think, Act, Switch

Measuring What Matters

You can slice and dice your data to come up with insights, boasted one of the data vendors. Utilisation by practice, sales performance against goals, attrition by manager. Calories consumed by day, grams of protein and carbs, strength and cardio days per month. Target...

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What vs Why

Passion vs Profit

People want to pursue their passion and make a living with that, of late. Follow your passion, do what you love and you don't have to work a single day in your life they are told. Yes, that's true but you may not make any profit. It is contradictory. The pursuit of...

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Student or Teacher?

Student or Teacher?

"Health is the real wealth" Swami said excitedly, as he put an extra spoon of sugar in his coffee when we met last weekend. As Jigneshbhai looked up from his book slyly, Swami retorted, "I know sugar is bad, but I have earned it today." Jigneshbhai and I smiled at...

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An Invisible Audience

Please Leave

"Sshhhh" said Swami with his finger to his lips to the couple sitting next to us with their toddler on the wife's lap. The husband also gave a reprimanding look to the toddler first and then to his wife asking her to silence the child. Meanwhile, the child did not...

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An Invisible Audience

Just A Game

"Imagine if you were the only person in the universe, then what would you do?" asked Jigneshbhai while we met for coffee yesterday. My friend Swami and I looked at each other and reconfirmed that both of us were around. Swami was almost going to hold my arm to check,...

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An Invisible Audience

What will not change?

"Everything material is changing all the time and is temporary, so for lasting happiness, we should change our focus from what is temporary to what is eternal" said our broker friend Jigneshbhai as we met for our weekend coffee yesterday. Swami and I were stumped...

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