The 8 C’s

I met Mark Nicolson when I attended his conscious leadership workshop at Esalen Institute in November 2018, titled “Conversations on the Edge: The Leader of the Future”. Since then we became friends and had the opportunity to work together. I first heard the idea of “being successful in one’s intimate relationship is what is usually requiredContinue reading “The 8 C’s”

When to launch?

Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman has a well known quote. It goes “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” Have a look at Linkedin homepage when they first launched in 2003. Clearly, Reid did not wait to perfect the product. He had the key elements that defined Linkedin baked into the product, but inContinue reading “When to launch?”

Things will never be the same

I humbly predict the following changes in human behavior in the post-Corona world. It will be interesting to look back at this post in a few years. People will realize that slowing down is actually not so bad. We will realize that a slower life style with less commuting, less consumption, less travel, and moreContinue reading “Things will never be the same”

Best Marriage Advice

Relationships are the most important part of our lives. A marriage defines probably the most important relationship of one’s life (except the one with one’s self). There are tons of good content out there on how to lead a successful relationship with a partner. Some of my favorites on this topic include the following: UndefendedContinue reading “Best Marriage Advice”

Knowing yourself with Enneagram

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” said Aristotle. That must be why many business schools and corporations have their students and employees do the popular Myers-Briggs test during the orientation period. The business school I attended was equally famous at graduating some world class leaders as well as world class villains. World classContinue reading “Knowing yourself with Enneagram”

Life is Easy. Less is More.

In the West, we value ambition, accomplishment, progress, competition, productivity, civilization, order, and innovation. These are noble values. In our quest for achievements along these values, we frequently, or should say I frequently, find myself overwhelmed by the activities, decisions, and options that I have to consider and choose from. In those moments, I findContinue reading “Life is Easy. Less is More.”

The dirty secret of capitalism

Almost everyone likes whistle blowers, unless the whistle blower is ratting out a system that benefits them. What I like better is when powerful insiders talk transparently about how a broken system is benefiting them more than it should. In this talk, entrepreneur/investor, Nick Hanauer is doing exactly that. Some people find this act hypocriticalContinue reading “The dirty secret of capitalism”