What is the LINK between PATIENCE & PASSION? PASSION & BUSINESS MODEL?
At the Web 2.0 Expo, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk gives a shot in the arm to dreamers and up-and-comers who face self-doubt. The Internet has made the formula for success simpler than ever, he argues. So there’s now no excuse not to do what makes you happy.
Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #021: Do what you love (no excuses!)
We all have a Gospel (beliefs, rules, etc.) to live by. There can be great strength in blind faith. Emotionally, you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that you SHALL CERTAINLY be taken care of. What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #020: The Gospel of Doubt
Alibaba.com. Revenues (US$56 billion, 2019)
Founder: Jack Ma, poor at Math, failed twice at university, finally managed to become (a very good) English Teacher – which opened doors for him to travel – traveled to USA – saw a computer connected to Internet. Became one of the first Internet commerce entrepreneurs in China and the rest is history. Continue reading Book Giveaway #72: Alibaba’s World
Some people say that before loudly telling the world that your PASSION is more important than MONEY, you must have amassed huge amounts of wealth. Though, the irony is that it might be too late.
What’s your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions into profitable businesses — and shares the two questions you can ask yourself to begin doing the same. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #012: TWO questions to uncover your passion — and turn it into a career
Alvin Toffler started explaining about the “PROCESS” of change in his first book “Future Shock” (1970). He followed by detailing the “DIRECTIONS” of change in his next book “The Third Wave” (1980). Finally, he completed the trilogy with this book “Powershift” (1990) talking about “CONTROL” – about control structures and who will control what, Continue reading Book Giveaway #68: Powershift
Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in “monkeynomics” shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too.
OK, this is embarrassing. The speaker REVEALS how we THINK that we are supersmart (and vain about it) but, in reality, using her words, “we can also be incredibly, incredibly dumb when it comes to some aspects of our decision making.” Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #008: A monkey economy as irrational as ours
Event: TEDxLondonBusinessSchoolSpeaker: Nirmalya KumarBio: A professor of Marketing at the London Business School and a passionate voice for new entrepreneurs in India. What do we do with the spare time this COVID-19 pandemic is giving us? Maybe this is a … Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #003: India’s Invisible Innovation
Title: Pitch It!: Inspirational Stories from the Cricket Dressing Room to the Corporate Boardroom Author(s): Dev Prasad What do MS Dhoni and Azim Premji have in common? What about Anil Kumble and Steve Jobs? Between South African cricketing side and … Continue reading Book Giveaway #49: Pitch It!
Today’s Book: 23 Reasons why Businesses Fail and what you can do about it by Barry Thomsen As per a recent report in Forbes: 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, 30% in their second year, 50% by … Continue reading Book Giveaway #35: 23 Reasons why Businesses Fail and what you can do about it
I think the biggest little secret that I can offer is “try to shape the universe differently”. It can be very intimidating to try to take a new product to market or open a new business.
The key is that you must not think yourself as a small part of the big bad world. Instead, you must find a way to make yourself the big fish in the little sea. Continue reading Book Giveaway #33: Eight Giant Steps to Global Domination