My father was a great teller of tales. However, neither he nor I realized this for much of his life. If I had asked my father tell me a story — which I’ve don’t recall ever doing — he’d have likely said, “I don’t tell stories.” However, he did. And darn good ones at that. … Continue reading Be Empathetic – Lessons from my dad
Should I start my own business?” If you have ever found yourself asking this question, you are not alone. And rarely does this question arise by itself — on its heels, many more rush in. “How do I know it’s the right thing? What’s the first thing I should do?” A simple search on Amazon … Continue reading Should I start my own business?
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"Why do you take the bus? Couldn't you at least take an auto (3-wheeler cab)?" My father never stopped asking his friend, a Gujarati Jain gentleman, this question each time he visited. Even the times he did come to our doorstep in an auto, my father whispered to me conspiratorially, "He probably took the bus … Continue reading Keep your needs simple – Lessons from my dad
"I can line up ten old and experienced fools in front of you this evening." My father always began his story with this line. As the professional CEO of a family-owned business, one of the challenges my father had to contend with was the different working styles of the younger generation. The speaker in this instance … Continue reading Experience Matters – Lessons from my dad
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