GBM Thoughts Blog

Take a day off from work, to learn what works.

April 17, 2018

There are so many ways in which we can change the world By now the results are out and winners of the ABBYs PR awards have been celebrated, so it’s safe for me to share my learnings from a day spent as part of the jury. This post is not about who won or lost. […]

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Giving, is as good as it gets

March 26, 2018

“For it is in giving that we receive” Francis of Assisi. Not a new thought for sure, but one that life has woken me up to in the recent past. Lesson #1 : Give your time. I spent an entire Sunday with my son, reading aloud the Merchant of Venice. It was one of the […]

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How to be a ‘LEARNING LEADER’ ? Give away the good stuff !!

March 12, 2018

An hour and a half into the conversation and I had to tear myself away. Elise was inspiring. No slides. No sermons. Simply a fascinating story and lots of lessons to take away. Lesson # 1: Stay on the ride. Elise had lots of motorcycling metaphors in her talk and they work well. The most […]

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How to be happy? (at work)

March 6, 2018

I attended a session by Jennifer Hancock, Founder of Humanist Learning Systems where she shared her recipe for a happy life. Three things that she tries to live her life by (and also evangalise, as the secret to finding happiness) seemed to make a lot of sense, so I’m sharing them forward. 1.    Live life fully […]

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The best time to go for marriage counselling is when your marriage is doing well

February 27, 2018

The value of preparedness and how to sell that proposition to internal stakeholders was so beautifully captured by this thought. In fact, the anecdote shared by one of the participants at the summit was that after reading an article about marriage counselling, which basically said that when things are going well working to strengthen the […]

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Lessons from Last Sunday @TEDxGateway

February 27, 2018

Dr. Saurabh Rana, talked about his battle with TB and how he struggled to find a support system to fight through. As a result of this ordeal he has started a called ‘Survivors against TB’ www.survivorsagainsttb.com. But what has stayed with me was the simple but ever so powerful thought, that we should all be […]

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Make luck your strength, not your weakness

January 11, 2018

For the longest time, I had a lucky tie. It was blue with yellow tweety birds on it. Every big pitch or important meeting that I wore it to somehow seemed to go in my favour. Soon it became a must-wear part of my attire on all important occasions. My team members would even ask […]

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Luck is about making the most of opportunities

January 11, 2018

When you are born in a military family, as I was, you dont have the luxury to indulge in the concept of luck. If you are posted somewhere, you have to go. If you are alloted house number 13, you dont say no. The armed forces work on discipline, and that is what I’ve been […]

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Five Stories that gave Hope in 2017

January 3, 2018

As we end the year, there are many lists and recaps that we come across. But if you are like me, you’d like to end the year on a positive note, looking ahead with hope and resolve, and not looking back with sadness or what-ifs. The power of the fourth estate in impacting our state […]

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