90 Countries! In early July 2014, I opened my blog to the public, the big wide world. Six months later, my readership has spread across 90 countries, simply because people shared the posts with their social circles. The four largest reader groups come from the Philippines (Naturally! I was born there and I have family and friends who […]Read More Welcoming 2015 (Readers Across 90 Countries)
“Our dream was to demonstrate that you could run a business in India without corruption and create wealth, legally and ethically.” ~ Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys Technologies, as quoted by Bill George in ‘True North’ “One of our major customers conducted a comprehensive review of their purchasing activities, on the heels of allegations of fraud. After more […]Read More Soar Like The Eagle … It’s A Brand New Year!
Whatever you are struggling with today, large or small, widely shared or yours alone, may you have hope. Early on Tuesday morning, lives were lost at the #sydneysiege. While I slept, others slipped to life beyond. Leaving many to mourn. Lives were changed, now always marked. How changed, no one can grasp. As I slowly went through […]Read More It’s a Beautiful Day?!!
It was a dreary day. And the sun disappeared too quickly. I was running late. So I half-ran to the small auditorium. “I hope I’m not too late to hear her sing.” I reached the door. Stop. Pause. “I hope the door will not creak when I open it. I don’t want to disturb the audience.” Applause. […]Read More Papa, Can You Hear Me? (Loss and Hope)
When I wrote my first posts in June, in the relative isolation of a private blog only accessed by immediate family and friends, I dreamed that I would inspire a generation of leaders so that they pursue full and meaningful lives. I want to thank you for the gift of your time … Your story and your […]Read More Readers from 70 Countries! (Celebrating A Milestone)
Brrrr. I looked outside the ground floor window of my bedroom. It is c o l d. Bitingly c o l d. I have three layers on! And I am inside the house. In winter, there is no snow in this part of the country. The snow is on the mountains, just beyond where my eyes […]Read More 50 Rejection Letters (My First Winter In Australia)
“The cactus has flowers!” With delight, I rushed inside the house and declared my news to the children. I had just arrived from work, parked the car, then absent-mindedly made my way to the front door. Then my eye saw it. The cactus plant that I had in a pot, left behind (abandoned!) by our home’s […]Read More The Cactus Blooms!
A late evening at work. Heading down to the ground floor lobby. Walking towards the front door, absent-mindedly. Ooops. Almost crashed on the glass doors. They didn’t open automatically! I forgot. It’s after-office hours. Where’s the button to open the doors? Oh, there you are. The bright green button. How could I miss you, dear bright green […]Read More Sometimes I Just Have To Twirl
I am blessed to have a small and growing number of readers across thirty-four countries after only two months since starting this blog. Thank you to those who visit this site regularly. Jeannette says she reads my posts with a mug of coffee on hand! Why not try that with a friend? Thank you for getting […]Read More Two Months, Thirty-Four Countries. Thank You!
My first taste of rejection happened shortly before I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. As is the usual practice, the ‘big name’ companies came to the campus to interview candidates for their new graduate programs. I rushed to the Dean’s office to check my name against a scheduled list of students to be […]Read More I Am Thankful For Closed Doors
Is life just a cycle of eating, sleeping, studying, working, playing, fun interspersed with sorrows, some wins, a few losses, gathering trophies and accolades, medals, fame, fortune, then passing them on to others. Is that it? Is that all there is to life? When I was in university studying for a degree in Chemical Engineering, […]Read More I Looked for the Meaning and Purpose of Life and This is What I Found
Today I was early for a lunch meeting with a friend in the digital media industry. We were meeting near Central Station. Central Station at noon was moderately crowded but I found an empty seat in the main concourse, close to the shops. I was browsing through the HBR blog on my iPad when I […]Read More What is the price of hope?