April

Bowl of Berries

Quotes

" The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be"

" Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it." -Charles Swindoll

Thoughts

Encompassed with AI hype, companies wish to apply AI for everything. AI is not a panacea but needs to solve a real problem with a return. Follow the feasibility curve categorizing AI projects as Accelerated, Augmented,  Automated to make informed decisions.

Feeling unlucky ? By taking little risks that get you out of ur comfort zone, you can start building a sail to capture luck. Inspiring TedTalk on capturing winds of luck by taking risks, showing appreciation and looking at ideas with a lens of possibilities.

MAY

Eagle Flying

Quotes

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” - Michelangelo

Only trust someone who can see these three things in you: The sorrow behind your smile, the love behind your anger, and the reason behind your silence

Thoughts

Can you explain a complex idea in a short and memorable way?

Organizes world’s information and makes it universally accessible - Google

1,000 songs in your pocket - iPod

Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic (Carrot & Stick) works only for non-cognitive tasks & destroys creativity

Intrinsic (Autonomy & Purpose) works for cognitive tasks & boosts creativity

June

Purple Buds

Quotes

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have  everything

If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion - Napolean Bonaparte

Thoughts

Managing your ToDo list makes you feel like a juggling hamster sprinting towards an inevitable crash landing? Listen to the Ted Talk that helps you multiply time

Risk is no longer the actions you take but rather the actions you choose not to take. Does fear of failure make you uncomfortable?

 

JULY

Gourmet Dessert

Quotes

When you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it  - Paulo Coelho

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still – Lao Tzu

Thoughts

Persuasion is no longer a soft skill but a fundamental skill that can help you attract investors, sell products, build brands, inspire teams and trigger movements

Do you believe that reflection carries restorative powers and can even be transformational?

4 kinds of reflection that will yield different perspectives : long term, short term, right now and distant future

AUG

Cherry Popsicles

Quotes

“There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all” – Peter Drucker

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for - John A Shedd

Thoughts

Wanna be an emotionally intelligent leader?

Identify the dark personality traits that make you less effective and address them

Self-confidence, reinventing yourself, adopting entrepreneurial mindset, continuous learning and improvement are key qualities that help you in second half of your career

SEPT

Baby Elephant

Quotes

You don’t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential – Scott Adams

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will

Thoughts

Are you dying to get up in the morning and go to work? Have you found your calling yet?

Trust is an important leadership skill