Titima Suthiwan, Associate Professor for Thai Lang. and Lit., NUS – Real Leader Interview 23

Dhanya: I met Prof Titima Suthiwan through my friend Eunice. When I was speaking of Real Leader Interviews and about how we were meeting people with passion, Eunice thought it fit to meet her Thai Prof who was always passionate in her classes. She says its one of the best classes she ever attended. She […]

On The Amazing Case of Jerry Rice

This week’s book learning is from ‘Talent is Overrated’ by Geoff Colvin (Please click for prequel learnings 1 and 2). Jerry Rice was average by NFL’s (high) athletic standards. Average build, average speed – good, but nowhere near extraordinary. He only received a sports scholarship from a small college in Mississippi, but went on to […]

Finding Purpose

I sometimes wonder if most of the institutions we have dreamed up as human beings exist to fill that gap, that massive emptiness created by a lack of purpose. I find these institutions to be of 2 kinds – the ‘bigger than yourself’ institutions i.e. religion, organized sports where you are part of something bigger […]

Two Sides of the Same Coin

With every initiative we take comes frustration and excitement. They are two sides of the same coin. If we are headlong into a pursuit, it is equally likely that we walk back home feeling on top of the world or walk back home feeling hopeless. Disappointment and joy are part of the journey too. At […]

Bullish Optimism

I am bullish about a couple of things – – If you work hard, stay focused and dedicated, good things always lie ahead. – The best times ALWAYS lie ahead. – You never peak. In fact, like U2 believed, you are always ‘arriving’ as a phenomenon. – If you are building things for others… even […]