Circles of Success — Expand Your Constituencies

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were best buddies from childhood in the town of Merrick, New York, USA. After finishing college, Jerry found himself at a loose end, unable to gain admission to medical school. Ben, meanwhile, was already a high school dropout. In 1977, the two completed a correspondence course on ice-cream making from Pennsylvania State University’s creamery. A year later, with $12,000, the […]

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Time for A Success Reality Check

Two of the most brilliant — and wealthy — persons on the planet are hardly ever in the news. If you mentioned their names — Larry Page and Sergei Brin — most people would not recognize them at all. And yet the quiet genius of these two men is responsible for most of modern life as we know it. So many of us use Gmail, […]

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When and How to Solve Problems

Pooja has a problem. She lives in a bungalow as part of a large joint family. She is sitting in her little corner trying to prepare for her upcoming exams — but is close to losing her mind because of the noise around her. Joint families are noisy as a rule with conversations and discussions and arguments. To add to that, there has been the […]

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Re-discover Your Inner Child Again

As I move around the streets of my native Cuttack through its different seasons, I pass through different circumstances. During the rainy season, the streets get waterlogged, difficult to navigate. In the dry season, traffic logjams make it equally difficult to move around. It is not an easy life or an easy city. However, I notice one thing: rain or hail, sun or shine, the […]

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Figuring Out the True Meaning of Success

Tick tock, tick tock. Your clock is ticking. From the moment you ended the previous chapter, your time has begun. Time to focus and take your first steps towards a clear roadmap for living a life filled with success. In the previous chapter, we did several important things — we created a timeline of your life and showed where stand on it today. We calculated […]

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