Lessons in Leadership – The Golden Rule

This week Pope Francis reminded us of the Golden Rule. In his speech to the US Congress, he said – Let us remember the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:1)”. This Rule points us in a clear direction. Let us treat others with the same passion…

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Pursue Happiness – Happy 4th of July!

“The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself” – Benjamin Franklin We all know the below famous line from the US Declaration of Independence – “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with…

The Science of Persuasion

I am a coffee enthusiast and my old Italian espresso machine at home have had few mechanical issues in the past couple of weeks.  Over the weekend, we were at a nearby mall and I was strolling with my 18 months old son in the hallways of the mall. A big sign outside Williams-Sonoma (kitchen ware…

Did you know of this prophecy?

Alexander the Great – Alexander’s mother believed that Alexander was the son of Zeus (Father of Greek Gods and men) and that he was a superhuman destined for greatness from conception. True to the belief, he became a God like King and conquered the world. Buddha (Siddhartha) – Legend has it that, on the night Siddhartha was…