Innovations Result from Solving Interesting Problems with Unique Insights

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Innovations Result from Solving Interesting Problems by Mukesh Gupta I read a blog post from Seth Godin titled – “Interesting Problems“. You can read it here. I have always held the opinion that the ability to ask Interesting Questions is key when it comes to staying in control of your innovation process. After reading the post by Seth, I think, solving interesting problems is a great path that can lead to asking interesting questions, which in turn leads us to interesting insights and eventually interesting innovations. So, the question that begs an answer is where and how can we find […]

Empathy and Sympathy

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Empathy & Sympathy by Mukesh Gupta One of the most difficult things for me when it comes to building strong bonds with people I constantly interact with, is the ability to empathise. I always was capable of intellectually understanding what the other person was going through but always found it extremely difficult to feel what they were feeling. I never quite understood why that was the case. I know a lot of people who are similar to me in this regard, so when I came across a resource that can significantly impact this aspect of our personality, I decided to […]

Lessons from My Attempt to Re-Claim My Weekends

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Lessons from My Attempts to Reclaim my weekends by Mukesh Gupta  Situation One of the constant complains that my family has with me is that I am obsessive about my gadgets. Even when I am on a holiday or during the weekend, I obsessively go for the gadgets and if it is not checking my emails, it is to check my twitter feed or my Facebook feed or my LinkedIn or my blog stats or my podcast stats or WhatsApp groups or something else. But they complain that I keep reaching for my phone or my iPad for something or […]

Leadership Lessons from The Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu

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Leadership Lessons from Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu by Mukesh Gupta Looks like the final curtain on the political crisis in Tamil Nadu finally came down, with Palanisamy being sworn-in as the chief minister. There are two leadership lessons that we can all learn from the way this entire episode unfolded. Importance of Succession Planning: This entire incidence only goes to show that there was no clear succession plan in place, if something were to happen to the erstwhile chief minister Jayalalitha. Even if she had someone in mind, she did not make it clear to the candidate or her […]

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

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Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta Do we still need policies I do a lot of travel as part of my work and one of the side-effects of this kind of travel is for us to submit our expenses to get the expenses reimbursed. One of these expense request got rejected with the reason that this is not according to policy and if I need to get the same approved, I need an approval from my CFO as an exception approval. I wrote to the CFO and he approved the request as it was a valid expense that I had incurred for […]