As a man of science, I would pride myself with challenging the status-quo and the written sacrosanct. I wanted to be open in my thinking and create my own belief system. I was heady with my openness to new ideas, and I privately questioned religious texts and gurus. It is only when she said she said “You have to have faith in something. You have to start somewhere.” that I took a pause. From that moment to know I have invited more faith in my left and made my logic and science sit amicably next to my faith.
The superlatives for New England Patriots Champion Quaterback Tom Brady keep pouring in after the enormity of what Brady and the New England Patriots achieved this weekend winning a record Sixth Super Bowl in an otherwise underwhelming Sunday game.
It’s best to ignore the debate if Brady is the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) athlete (yes, Jordan, Federer, Ali, Gretzky, Phelps and so many others will make that debate unending). …
At a mentoring session of smart college entrepreneurs, the conversation moved to the topic of great leadership and #HowILead. While there are well documented marquee qualities -like ability to inspire, vision, passion, and ambition — that contribute to being a good leader, there are other qualities that are more organic and as critical, and over an extended period of time, essential to achieving greatness in leadership.
When one observes evolution of leaders in multiple context of geography, culture, health of the economy, stage of a company and in periods of flux and steady growth — we discover that there are…
In the words of Khalil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. ….
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable
Here are the pillars on which you can start building the foundations of an authentic and loving relationship with your daughter
No matter how involved and thoughtful you…
The best advice I had from a parent was —
With your child, let the first to five years be about joy and discovery without a lot of “parenting” — let the child be a child, and just enjoy being a father. From five to fifteen, teach her the right and wrong, your values, the life skills, build her esteem, give her constructs to deal with what life throws at her. After fifteen, all you can do is sit back and PRAY that what you gave her enough love and taught her well for her to blossom in life.
Core to my writing: How can we live a meaningful life filled with joy and abundance. — Parent, Technologist, Entrepreneur, FinTech.