History always repeats itself. Sadly we often do not learn from it. Not because we arrogantly ignore it, but history has an advantage of painting the big picture after the fact, which is often not visible in the given present time. History is full of leaders who indeed moved the world forward and of those who brought the world to its knee. Countless leaders once revered were later abandoned or worse slain by their followers.
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Xerox. Kodak. Nokia. What do these names have in common? Once a dominant player in their respective industry now remains iconic examples of how the mighty falls. They were all once hugely successful companies that failed to adapt, or was it?
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We have entered the age of an unprecedented shift in almost every economy that touches our lives. The changes now range from being deceptive initially to outright disruptive rapidly. The waves are affecting us in the way never seen before.
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Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater, an investment firm made a 30 min video explaining how the economy works. I watched this video a couple of years ago to explain quickly to my kids the workings of the world’s economy assuming I knew much of it already. I was surprised how much more I learned in 30 min.
Watch time: 30 min — worth your time.
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I joined some of my esteemed colleagues at an award and recognition gala at a downtown Toronto hotel last weekend. It’s an annual event that brings all the high achievers together for recognizing their exceptional work done through the previous year.
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If you have ever been to Ray’s pizza in New York, then consider yourself very fortunate, because the last time we were in New York and called for a reservation, an automated voice advised us to call in 6 months. No kidding!
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“I have tons of emails to sort through.”
“I have too many meetings.”
“I am too busy.”
“Gosh! I hate Mondays.”
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June of 1970 was one of the worst months for my father’s business in Mumbai, India. The market was turning very fast. My father had a strong reputation in the industry, and as a result, although far from being an ideal situation, it was still a blessing to have a small but crawling flow of work to keep the ship from sinking.
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Our school principal, Father Francis Mascarenhas, would occasionally visit some classes for observation. Although it didn’t seem random for my class, his visits were usually a surprise. There would be an absolute pin-drop silence as soon as he would set his foot inside the class. I recall the experience of one being a mix of fear, respect, maybe more fear than respect.
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Pit stops help keep the journey exciting and also prevent falling asleep on the wheel. Continue reading “★ Detour | Off Topic”