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Not a coach but an entrepreneur providing coaching services

We’re well past the middle of November, which for me means that it’s time to reflect and study on the year that’s about to fade out, for good, I must say. If you think this might be a tad too early a time for self-reflection, you’re probably right. But I can’t cram all the year’s […]

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Business Leadership Random Thoughts

Congratulating an entrepreneur on raising funds…

… is like congratulating a chef on buying vegetables! Said a LinkedIn influencer recently. I couldn’t help but think about the role an entrepreneur plays in the grander scheme of our society. Is their role simply restricted to raise funds to build their companies or perish? Is their success measured of how quickly they scale […]

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Business Marketing

How you can leverage content in 2020

Let’s be honest — irrespective of your objective, if you’re looking for information you can find it in a matter of seconds. Consider this: More than 500 hours of content is being uploaded to YouTube right this minute! There are over 17 million active podcasts right now. Close to 600 million blogs exist of which, […]

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Business Marketing

Find the first 10 and then the other 990

If you’re an entrepreneur (perhaps a wantreprenuer?) or know people who are, chances are you have heard or read Kevin Kelly’s take on the 1000 true fans. It’s probably one of the most useful marketing lessons of all time. A practical strategy to maintain one’s sanity while building a sustainable business over time. The only […]

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Business Coaching Personal growth

Perhaps you’re not cut out for it?

I think by now it’s pretty clear that being an entrepreneur is a status symbol for most people, besides being famous and rich. I said “most people” because I don’t include real entrepreneurs in that category. They’re a different breed and the sooner we (the others!) realise that the better it is for them. Particularly, […]

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How Tobias Lütke built Shopify

I first heard this episode earlier this year and then again a couple of days back. I first heard this episode on NPR’s How I built This podcast earlier this year and then again a couple of days back. I was driving when the episode finished and I couldn’t resist but pullover my car and […]

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Fascinating

Apple, Google, Amazon, Harley, Disney, Mattel were all started in a garage… what’s your excuse?

Before you think of this as yet another “inspirational” post, let me assure you — it’s not. Most iconic companies that we know of are believed to have humble beginnings, which is partially true. You’ve got to know the other side of the story. Check out this wonderfully curated tweet post from Historic.ly that unleashes […]

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Business Personal growth Random Thoughts

Getting more focused with limited formats

I’ve always been big on teaching and training people. It’s some thing I was born to do. I believe focused training interventions are the fastest way to up-skill teams and fast track their performance. Of course, subsequent coaching and hyper-concentrated follow-up sessions are greatly effective to make the learning permanent but not every stakeholder is […]

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Business Coaching Personal growth

Charge a premium? Why the heck not?

You’ll need money to both survive but thrive. And I think each of us can thrive if we muster enough confidence to charge a premium. If you feel that’s “easier said than done,” let me tell you, it’s all about your mindset and that’s the one filled with fear (of failure and whatnot), doubt (in […]

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Business Coaching Personal growth

So, what do you do?

Every now and then I would bump into someone who would eventually ask me, “So, what do you do?” It’s one of my least favorite questions. The worst of all scenarios, however, is introducing myself in public settings. I hate it. And that’s just putting it mildly. Yet, I end up sharing a rambling of […]