Sleep – “Chief nourisher in life’s feast”

Randi Zuckerberg explained the challenges of maintaining a work/life balance in her tweet, “The entrepreneur's dilemma: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.” Now this is not just an entrepreneur’s dilemma. All of us go through this everyday, and a lot of us choose to sacrifice sleep.... Continue Reading →

The Need to Be Needed

I have always been a control freak. I am not good at delegating. I believe I am the chosen one! I feel I have points to make in a meeting or a discussion that will influence the outcome. This makes me fiercely competitive and arrogant. In short, I have a strong “need to be needed”.... Continue Reading →

Success = Confidence + Imagination

What if I proved to you that I was from 2077. And that in my time, you are the richest person in history? You will have infinite confidence; now that you know that no matter what, you’ll be rich beyond your dreams. That’s how imagination and confidence work hand-in-hand. They are super-powers (of sorts) that... Continue Reading →

Eradicating Racism

I remember watching a show on Discovery that talked about how the human body is built to be prey. So like most prey species, we form herds (tribes) to find safety in numbers. But this survival instinct causes a huge social problem in the modern world - racism. Animals tend to herd with other individuals... Continue Reading →

Do what you want to do

I have been growing my beard for four months now, and I look like a barbarian (the kind you’d expect to see on a Viking longboat!) People have been asking me why. Well, I studied in a school where you had to have a clean shave and a crew cut, went on to study in a... Continue Reading →

Keep running

There are times when I feel a little low; thinking about where I’m heading, and if all this is going to amount to anything. It is a horrible feeling. Then I think about what my 16 year old self would’ve thought about this 25 year old guy. Govindan was headboy at 16. He believed in... Continue Reading →

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