November 2014 - Nand Kishore Chaudhary

Mindfulness Can Give Our Minds Some Needed Rest

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Mindfulness is a business buzzword these days and many of the top companies are incorporating its principles into their organizations. Earlier this year, TIME magazine featured the phenomenon in a cover story entitled “The Mindfulness Revolution.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, a mindfulness expert who is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, defines mindfulness as being fully aware and present on a moment to moment basis without judgment. In other words, taking the time to smell the roses, as the old saying goes.

Should Budding Entrepreneurs Avoid Mistakes?

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Admittedly, there’s a booming interest in entrepreneurship education lately, and its advocates claim that there’s more science behind the subject these days. But I think that much of what modern entrepreneurship classes explain and teach—the best ways to avoid mistakes—are misleading. Teaching budding entrepreneurs to avoid failure risks causes them more damage. They are lured by falling into never-ending planning and product manufacturing, without practical research or trialing.

Piecing together dreams by cultivating homegrown talent

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It is common knowledge that most of the things we use – clothes, mobile phones and other daily-use items – are made in other countries. This translates into lost job opportunities domestically. Too many young people in India are too eager to go abroad because they feel they have no options. India has the manpower and the intelligence, so why should we rely on others to make the goods we use every day? This is now becoming major point of conversation in order to make the India a better place for all.