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 […]

The Hard Thing About “Digital Transformation”

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The Hard thing about Digital Transformation by Mukesh Gupta Premise: Everywhere you go on the internet, there is one thing that is prevalent. No, I am not talking about Donald Trump, though he seems to be prevalent almost everywhere as well. I am referring to “Digital Transformation”. I have been reading about digital transformation everywhere i go on the internet for sometime now and yet, I don’t yet see true success story of a brand or a business that has actually successfully gone through and transformed, in the true sense of transformation. The question is why is this so? Any […]

4 Simple Ways to Get Lucky

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4 Ways to Get Lucky by Mukesh Gupta In an experiment, social scientist Richard Wiseman, placed advertisements in national newspapers and magazines, asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him. Over the years, 400 extraordinary men and women volunteered for his research from all walks of life: the youngest is an 18-year-old student, the oldest an 84-year-old retired accountant. He gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and count the number of photographs  in the newspaper. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs, whereas the […]