The FMS ego

We had hired two interns from FMS at Acadview (now acquired by Upgrad). It was a 2 months internship. One of them came to office for 1 day and then disappeared. Did not even bother to communicate or respond to texts/calls/emails. The other guy made us hire two more interns under him. Shared a lot of strategy, advise, concepts, even …

My ex liked my page but …

I have been working on it since the time we were together and she knows how much the book means to me.  So, I recently created this Facebook page to get the word out about my upcoming book #Trapped.  I did invite everyone on my friends list to like the page but I noticed this “one” like in particular.  This particular …

The Real Entrepreneurs

Three different Entrepreneurs told me “If you find quick success, it’ll come down quicker”. “Real, sustainable success is built over time”.  There are a lot of Entrepreneurs in the ecosystem. Some, who get lucky in their journey, and never pursue Entrepreneurship again.  The real Entrepreneurs, however, will keep coming back to Entrepreneurship.  Because, Entrepreneurship is a mindset. The real Entrepreneurs …

Spoiled Experiences

There are some people out there who ruin it for everyone else.  Someone decided to mentor but the mentee did not bother to keep in touch or say ‘thank you’. Now that ‘someone’ no longer bothers to mentor anyone. Someone decided to contribute to a cause but later found out that the beneficiary misused the funds raised. Now that ‘someone’ …

Taking people for granted

I’ve learnt that the closer the person is to us, the more we take them for granted. Have you experienced this? We take our parents for granted. Our mentors for granted. Our significant other for granted. We start taking our friends, colleagues and everyone else in our comfort zone for granted. The only way to overcome this is to be …

Me too

The IIT/IIM tags, the awards, the honor and everything else that you’ve worked so hard to achieve in life mean nothing if you’re accused of sexual harassment and have to apologize publicly. As Warren Buffett says, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

Insignificance Of Human Life

5 days ago, my Uber ran into a pillar. 5 years ago, my fat, heavy, desert bike got flipped over, making my entire body pressed in between the sand dunes and the bike. I was unable to move or breathe for quite sometime. In moments like these, we realize how granted we take our lives for and it reminds us …

On Children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,

Biggest April Fools’ Prank

To all those who are currently studying at some college, got placed and thinking “life is set” – Happy April Fool’s Day!