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What type of loser are you?

What type of loser are you?

In this hyper-competitive world, we are obsessed with winning. We are taught to strive to win. All the books available teach us why #winning is important, how to win, how to stay on top, how to win new business/customer and how to keep striving for more. Rarely, we are taught how to accept our loss. There is no curriculum in school that teaches us how to deal with #adversities. Recently #startups came up with the concept of #failfast and encouraged #entrepreneurs to share their #failure stories because each had at least one and others wanted to learn from their mistakes. But when one actually fails, most established leaders will be overwhelmed with emotions such as grief and anger. There are hundreds of stories of leaders, who crossed the lines to win at any costs. Remember #Enron, #WellFargo and more recently the presidential #elections of US. The point I am trying to make is everyone loses in some point in life, it can be in our professionalRead More

Who will solve your problem?

Who will solve your problem?

In the Hindu mythology stories, you must have observed when Lord Indra (God of Heaven) is in trouble, he reaches out to Brahma (God of creation). When Brahma cannot solve Indra’s problem, he takes Indra along and reaches out to Lord Vishnu (God of preservation). If the problem is grave and even Vishnu does not have a solution, he reaches out to Lord Shiva (God of transformation). But when the problem is graver, he along with all other Gods reaches out to Goddess Mahakali. This is an upward escalation of a problem. The problem is if the Goddess solves the problem, next time all the Gods will directly reach out to her. So the Goddess has to solve the problem of Shiva, why is he not able to solve Vishnu’s problem? Shiva has to solve Vishnu’s problem, why he is not able to solve Brahma’s problem and so on, soRead More