Last month I completed 1 year since I quit advertising, quit a job and started managing a small business along with my wife. What I do now is different from what I did in the past 14 years of my working life. Different but at the core very same. However running your own business has… Continue reading 11 Lessons from being a business owner
Throwback Thursday – The Family’s Answering Machine
Dinner time conversations at our home are always interesting. We either discuss the future of the family or then get nostalgic remembering moments from the past. This week one of the conversations was about the dear old Answering Machine we owned many years ago. At a time when mobile phones weren't so common. Now that… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – The Family’s Answering Machine
What’s your job?
There is no doubt that Seth Godin's blog is a fantastic read. ALWAYS. This one caught my attention and reminded me of one of my earlier posts. Here is what Seth asks: Not your job title, but your job. What do you do when you're doing your work? What's difficult and important about what you… Continue reading What’s your job?
And yes I said yes I will Yes
Last week I had an interesting experience with one of the local auto rickshaw drivers. Now, let me give you some background first. When I get off the train station most rickshaw drivers will refuse the journey to my office [For reasons unknown]. And then last week one of the rickshaw drivers said: YES. I… Continue reading And yes I said yes I will Yes
Let’s reach for the stars in 2014
2013 comes to an end tonight. The year has been quite a roller coaster ride for me. Towards the end of 2012 I became a father and that was a responsibility which has only got larger in 2013, with little T growing up fast and demanding more of our time and attention. 2014 she will… Continue reading Let’s reach for the stars in 2014
What’s your tagline?
When you meet somebody for the first time, most often the conversation starter is "So, what do you do?" How do you reply? "I am a banker." "I am an interior designer." How often do you meet somebody who says... ... I help people accomplish their financial goals. ... I design beautiful homes. We are… Continue reading What’s your tagline?
My daddy strongest
My daddy strongest ... He was our google to all those silly questions we had as kids or then maybe even now. He built our home library full of interesting books before we had the luxury of browsing Crossword. He taught us money management before we could spell Warren Buffet. He was our… Continue reading My daddy strongest
30 lessons to a richer life
Got you. Didn't I? No, I am not going to tell you how to manage or invest your money so that you can get rich and retire even before your kids finish school. Sorry, no such thing in here. Instead I tried sharing 30 lessons I learnt which are helping me enrich my life. I… Continue reading 30 lessons to a richer life
Notes from the TEDx Gateway
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxGateway, where x = independently organized TED event. On Saturday, I attended TEDx Gateway at Mumbai. They managed to put… Continue reading Notes from the TEDx Gateway
Air Conditioned Cabs – how will they differentiate
Luxury services spoil you. Last month I made multiple trips to the suburbs and preferred to use the Air Conditioned cab services over the local trains. And anybody who has booked an AC cab in Mumbai will tell you the good times and bad times when you can get a cab easily.Thankfully, there are about… Continue reading Air Conditioned Cabs – how will they differentiate