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Getting used to “NO”

Getting used to “NO”

Growing up in an Indian household, I was taught to ask few questions, obey orders, and fall in line. These lessons helped me get through many different circumstances in life. However, there was an ill side effect: I lost confidence and initiative. As a result, I would...

On the Edge: Review

Sometimes, the best lessons are learned through experience. Hence, when my wife recommended I read this book, I was curious why the two of us would have a common interest in a book. After reading it though, I see why. Allison Levine shares leadership lessons learned...
Grit: Review

Grit: Review

I must confess I read this book a few months ago but have finally made the time to write a review about it. If you have not read the book, you can watch a TED talk here. Angela Duckworth shares her research concluding that in the long run, people who persist through...
How Show & Tell became relevant in my career

How Show & Tell became relevant in my career

The popular elementary activity I rarely participated in (since I had little to show) holds fond memories for kids. For a few minutes a little child arrests the attention of the entire classroom with an interesting item that they brought to share. You know the...
I hate being a cook in a crowded kitchen

I hate being a cook in a crowded kitchen

I’ve recently experienced two situations that reminded me why it is hard for me to take initiative and jump immediately. For the first, I was selected to be part of a group to implement and build an information exchange within our company. At first it seemed...