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A Silver is as good as bronze, and not much worse than gold.

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An Article By Vijay Batra An interesting finding about many Olympic athletes, an athlete winning a silver in many cases is less happy than an athlete who has won a bronze. Why? because an athlete who won the silver, often feels that he or she lost the gold. On the other hand, an athlete who…

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Working better works

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“The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people’s creativity. People don’t go to Toyota to ‘work’ they go there to ‘think’.”   Taiichi Ono The great Taiichi Ono, an industrial engineer, considered to be the father of Toyota Production System emphasized…

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Overcoming Fear

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not be reduced by them.”  Maya Angelou The epic cricket match played between Australia and South Africa on March 12th, 2006 will go down in history of cricket as to how united a team can do wonders. In the match…

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Life is like a thali, you can do much more than what you are served.

Recently I was chit chatting with my Aunt who shared an experience she had with my father about 30 years ago. She had gone to my father for some advice. My father asked her a question, “do you believe in destiny?” to which my aunt replied “Yes.” My father went on to say that it…

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Harmony makes small things grow,lack of it makes great things decay.

I recently read the book Transcendence authored by Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The book chronicles the spiritual journey he experienced with Late Pramukh Swamiji of the Akshardham, Swaminarayan movement. Following are a few passages from the book that I found inspirational and instructional. “My father had told me very plainly, ‘Abdul, if you surround…

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Be Optimistic

Two dogs were put into two different mazes, one maze had an exit point, and the other maze had none. The dog with no exit point, after trying for a while gave up and sat in a corner. The dog in the maze with an exit point, came out after some effort. After some time,…

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A letter by Prakash Padukone for his daughters!

Dear Deepika and Anisha, You stand at the threshold life, and I want to share with you some lessons life has taught me. Decades ago, as a small boy, growing up in Bangalore I started my tryst with Badminton. In those days there were no stadiums or courts sport people could train in. Our badminton…

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Manage failures

Manage failures, or the failures will damage you. “Any experience which doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.”                                                                                       Dostoyevsky The most important characteristic that we need to inculcate in our children who will live in the 21st and 22nd century, is the ability to fail. All successful people built their success on the lessons…

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Six Pillars for a Vibrant Life

A psychologist rightly identified the six pillars of a vibrant life, which are as follows: Certainty Variety Intimacy Growth Contribution Significance Certainty is the first pillar, it means that our day to day conduct should be tempered by discipline, so we are consistent in our efforts in serving our family and our co-workers. People like…

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Weekly Video Series by Vijay Batra

Hi , This is the playlist of a series videos by Mr. Vijay Batra. We hope this video triggers your positive thoughts, come back next week for your weekly dose of Inspiration!    

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