5 Rules to Follow – Simon Sinek

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I came across this video where Simon Sinek talks about 5 rules to live by. He shares these lessons through some very interesting and compelling stories. I highly encourage to watch the video below (about 18 mins). If you don’t have the 18 mins and want to know what are the 5 rules that he talks about quickly, they are as follows: Go after the things that we want: There are two ways to see the world – to see what we want or to see everything that stands in the way of what we want. Rule is – We can go […]

Read This if You are A Sales Executive or a Sales Leader: Best Among What I Read – Sales Edition

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Best Among What I Read by Mukesh Gupta If you know me at all, you would already know that I read a lot of stuff – right from business topics like (Sales, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing) to personal topics like philosophy, religion, psychology, habit formation, economics and the lot. I used to share a collection of articles that I really thought were well written or were thought provoking for me, almost everyday till a few months back. Some of my readers have indicated that they miss those collections in place, that it saves them time and requested that I start posting […]

The Creative Process

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Today, I came across two extremely creative ideas, that made me think about creativity and how do we get creative ideas. What follows is my take on how we become and stay creative. First, lets look at the creative ideas that inspired this post. Idea 1: Iftach Gazit’s Sous La Vie bags cook meals in the washing machine. Designer Iftach Gazit has created a paper bag which can cook food in a washing machine, alongside the clothes that are being washed as well. Gazit’s bags are made from waterproof Tyvek paper, which keeps the food soap-free. They have an inner sealed […]

Why We Behave Badly and What Can we Learn from that Behaviour

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Why We Behave Badly & What Can we learn from it by Mukesh Gupta Today, I did something bad. Something that I had decided to never do. Ever. Yet, I ended up doing exactly that same thing. What I did seriously undermines one of my most important tenant in my personal manifesto – to stay healthy – emotionally. What I did took a toll on me and even more so on the person on the other side. I immediately felt sorry after whatever I did. But, does that help? No. The damage was already done. I did apologise, because it’s […]

Lessons in Storytelling That I learnt from TED Conference Speakers

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Lessons in Storytelling From TED Conference Speakers by Mukesh Gupta Premise: Story telling has been one of the most memorable and influential ways to spread ideas. The TED conference is so popular because the speakers in the conference are mostly good at telling stories – stories that they are passionate about and that passion spills over to the audience and we are able to connect. Also, note that the duration of these talks are not very long. So, I wanted to learn if there are any story telling secrets that i can learn from the TED speakers. Also, I thought […]