Just finished reading the amazing journey of Stephen Ritz 'The Power of a Plant" chronicling his mission to grow healthy minds and Schools. The book starts with the statement he made in his 2012 TED X talk "I am not a farmer. I am a people farmer, My favorite crop is organically grown Citizens." It … Continue reading The Power of a Plant – The incredible Journey of the People Farmer Stephen Ritz
I was watching an interview with Philip Levine as he remembers his life in the Ford's River Rouge Plant. As he talks about his life there; a time when his young self never knew if he would ever have a way out of there and not even in his wildest dreams did he think it … Continue reading Learning from Philip Levine on – What Work Is
Preserving the Soul means that we come out of hiding at last and bring more of ourselves into the workplace. Especially the parts that do not 'belong' to the company. In a sense, the very part of us that doesn't have the least interest in the organization is our greatest offering to it, It is … Continue reading Can companies use Poetry to look deep inside them to find its Being and bring forth its Lyrical existence?
I have heard people say that they will be happier if they had so much money that they don't need to work again, and they could start doing what they love. My answer to them has always been - There is no better time to do what you love than NOW. And for that you … Continue reading Don’t Quit Your Job; Not Yet
Last week a question started bothering me. Do people really hate Mondays? We all have seen people who on a Monday and on the same Friday look like they are not even related to each other. They appear and act as if they are two different people. Most of us might not see them on … Continue reading Looking forward for a Monday at Work
Is there one such profession where you keep getting better. I think every profession that we see gives us the opportunities to be better. The question is how we define better. And the fact is that we don't get better in any profession unless we start doing something about it. It is not always about … Continue reading A profession where you can keep getting better
It is said that memory fades when people age. As human beings we have a unique ability to forget even without age. As life takes us through the circumference of the globe some of us tend to forget people and events. Sometimes these are the same people and events that made us who we are, things … Continue reading When I was young I could remember anything, whether it happened or not
About 20+ years ago as a 20 something young entrepreneur in Bangalore, India; I attended a year long program by Crestcom International (I only did 6 months). It was two full day sessions every month that cost us almost 16000 Indian Rupees for the entire Year. And 16K was a lot of money in India … Continue reading More than being taught new things; We should be reminded of what we already know
It is important to do something new every now and then. You might ask "Even if I love what I do?". The answer is Yes. Because it is quite natural for us to fall into seemingly subconscious boring lapses of momentary non-existence even while doing the things we so much love. When you do something new … Continue reading Do something New on a regular basis; It Helps!!
Everyone has a passion but most people are not lucky to have their passion and profession be the same thing. The constant push by self help gurus have been to make a living doing what you love. It is not always easy. But pursing a passion, doing what you love to do is important even … Continue reading Pursuing a passion on the side can make life happier