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September 18, 2017
WHAT IS A LIFE WELL LIVED?– By Asif Zaidi

WHAT IS A LIFE WELL LIVED?– By Asif Zaidi

One can learn a lot from the modern leadership mantras. Recently I attended a leadership training program for executives. This intense five-day program featured lectures from top executives and leadership gurus like Marshall Goldsmith, Thomas J. Delong, Robert Steven Kaplan, and Jim Loehr. While it was useful, I was amused to see how man’s age-old love for wisdom and quest for knowledge of how best to live have been distilled into skills for success in the corporate world. These skills aim at maximizing our prospects for happiness and calibrating our morals to succeed, while remaining compliant with the law and grounded in the relevant ethos. In […]
August 8, 2017
MEDITATION AND THE FORCES OF LIFE– By Asif Zaidi

MEDITATION AND THE FORCES OF LIFE– By Asif Zaidi

Meditation helps our soul constantly bathe itself in the sunshine of the spirit. Probably the most asked question of all is, What is the purpose of life? A vast variety of answers are offered. Some say that the meaning of life is in service through surrender of the self and self-sacrifice; others that the meaning of life lies in delight and enjoyment before death takes it away. Some contend that life is about preparing for the eternal life beyond the grave; others that its purpose is the approach to non-existence. Many claim that the meaning of life is developing and organizing life on earth. And there […]
July 14, 2017
SELF-REALIZATION THROUGH SELF-KNOWLEDGE - By Asif Zaidi

SELF-REALIZATION THROUGH SELF-KNOWLEDGE – By Asif Zaidi

What we attempt to retain we lose. By and large mankind has always has been reluctant to turn its gaze upon the mystery of inner life. Instead, we have been eager to reach out to the distant planets and to survey the outer world of matter and motion. That’s why astronomy was the first science to receive attention, whereas psychology and now genetics are the latest. Man’s knowledge has progressed from the external to the internal, though it is difficult to describe where the frontier of one gives way to the other. Apart from satisfying our curiosity about the nature of things, our favourite pursuit has […]
June 8, 2017
THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING-By Asif Zaidi

THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING – By Asif Zaidi

We have to make sure that our speech is loaded with meaning. The charm of the spoken word, like the melody and harmony of music, has a way of penetrating our souls. No script can enshrine the full allure of the spoken word of a master. Its appeal, force, and warmth are diminished without the heart of the speaker breathing life in it. The spoken word has been the most potent agent propelling the progress of mankind. Imagine the impact of the few words that Heraclitus spoke, the revolution wrought by a few utterances of Socrates, the inspiration of a few sayings of Buddha, the force […]
June 2, 2017
READING TO PURPOSE IN THE AGE OF INTERNET - By Asif Zaidi

READING TO PURPOSE IN THE AGE OF INTERNET – By Asif Zaidi

I had just taken to reading. I had just discovered the art of leaving my body to sit impassive in a crumpled up attitude in a chair or sofa, while I wandered over the hills and far away in novel company and new scenes… My world began to expand very rapidly, the reading habit had got me securely.       — H. G. Wells While I am becoming increasingly good at not getting any reading done, I sometimes do rue the now almost complete loss of my habit to read regularly. That habit that involved staring at first few words on the first page until first the lines […]
May 16, 2017
YOUR TEAM FOR ORGANIZING EVENTS – By Asif Zaidi

YOUR TEAM FOR ORGANIZING EVENTS – By Asif Zaidi

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”  Vince Lombardi It is not easy to plan and execute a successful event unless you have a good team to rely upon. Make sure the team you select for an event has the people with right skills for fulfilling various roles involved in organizing the event. Lucid and effective communication is an imperative. ASSEMBLING A TEAM The size of the team you assemble together for an event depends on the size of the project you have on hand as well as on the resources available to you. Generally, the bigger the […]


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