When you think of Converse Chuck Taylors – you think about the classic shoe. Classy, cool and comfortable. Worn for taste rather than as a fashion statement. But, there used to be a time where owning a pair of Converse was like owning an iPhone. You had to have it. Period. It was a brand…The Mistake … Continue reading The Mistake in Communication that Cost Converse Billions — The Executive
Why do some talented people fail miserably? Why do they lead very average lives when they could have attained greatness at some point? Talented people do not fail because they lose momentum or because their ability wears off. Sometimes, they are simply in the wrong environment. Because your environment affects your performance. No one knows…How … Continue reading How your environment affects your performance
A speech opening is crucial when drawing your audience to you. It leaves a mark in the listeners mind. It tells them if they should listen further or not. Here's my infographic which I've featured on my official blog (I share the most effective techniques to open a speech successfully in this blog and post … Continue reading How to write a powerful speech opening [Infographic]
This article will teach you how to speak so well that your audience will decide to follow you even to the depths of hell. (Yes, you read that right) You will learn the secrets that great speakers use consistently to make an audience go “wow”. Now while these tips are important, they don't mean you … Continue reading 3 secret techniques that will make your speech hit the gut
The decline of an Empire I covered the Rise of an Empire on Part I in this series, based on Sir John Bagot Glubb's essay on the "Fate of Empires" in 1976. If you haven't read it yet, you can do so here. On this post, I will cover the decline and fall of an … Continue reading The 3 stages that Destroy a Country.
In 1976 Sir John Bagot Glubb, a British veteran soldier and scholar, wrote a great essay called the “Fate of Empires” in which he recognizes a few conspicuous similarities in the rise and fall of civilizations. He identified 6 stages in an Empire’s life-cycle, and wrote about the signs each stage would display. If you … Continue reading What you can learn from history – the 3 stages of a Rising Empire (Part 1/2)
Everyone wants to be successful. But what constitutes success? What are the chances of you making it and someone else not? According to Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, the worst thing for individuals and businesses to do is dive into something that everyone else is doing. When we do more of the same thing, … Continue reading Is competition ruining your chances of success?
In a world where having it all seems to be the only option, when confronted with a choice between nobility and victory many tend to make a very daunting choice. But there’s a story that won’t leave my mind, which since the day I read made me believe that there’s much hope in doing what’s … Continue reading Why nobility wins in the long run
Bad advice is everywhere, from your single friend's relationship advice to Donald Trump’s twitter consultants'. The worst of its kind is 'popular-advice' because most of it is flaunted out of context. Unfortunately for us, there’s a lot of it around. Unless we really understand what situations popular-advice applies to, taking it too seriously could lead … Continue reading The Top 3 Bad Advice that might be holding you back from being great.
I have a theory on the contemporary take on “love” and why this word, which was once considered so pure, is now slowly being flushed to the sewage. I’m not just talking about love for a person but also about our love for things like our work and even our possessions. We fall out of … Continue reading Why do we fall in love so fast, and fall out of love even faster?