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By Anand Satheesh

25 Aug 2017

The Strange Case of The Cranky Young Teenager- Part 2

People often think of the senior citizens in our society as the ones who should be being cranky about everything, while the youth should be the ones who are much more carefree. We expect the older people to be the ones who feel weary with life, while the youth should ...

By Anand Satheesh

02 Aug 2017

The Strange Case of The Cranky Young Teenager - Part 1

People often think of the senior citizens in our society as the ones who should be being cranky about everything, while the youth should be the ones who are much more carefree. We expect the older people to be the ones who feel weary with life, while the youth should ...

By Anand Satheesh

18 Jul 2017

The True Role of Education

In a study of 1500 classrooms across the US, it was found that only 15% of the classrooms visited kept more than half of their students engaged in the process of learning. Over 90% of students reported feeling overwhelmed, or highly stressed, by all the things that were in their ...

By Anand Satheesh

10 May 2017

The Force of Greatness

Throughout history, there have been people who seem to rise above the rest through their creations, innovations and performances. They brave all manner of criticism and failure for their work, even situations where others would have given up and fallen into despair.

They come from all different backgrounds, races, genders ...

By Anand Satheesh

10 Nov 2016

5 Things Muhammad Ali Taught Us About Greatness

Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest, if not the greatest sporting hero of all time. He transcended boxing and sport, becoming a person ingrained into our culture. In the ring and outside of it, he provoked us and challenged us to fight our personal battles with pride and class, ...

By Anand Satheesh

05 Oct 2016

What is the Safe Job in The Digital Revolution?

My father is a filmmaker. He was once helping cast some extras for an Indian film shooting in Canada. An old woman walked in. She looked about 60, but her grace suggested someone 40 years younger. My father asked why she looked so happy, and she answered “I was born ...

By Anand Satheesh

20 Sep 2016

The Biggest Mistake That Losers Make

Throughout history, there have been those who seem to rise above the rest in some way through the strength of their dedication and talent. They act as an example for humanity and show them what is possible. It is by following these people that we can achieve greatness of our ...

By Anand Satheesh

07 Sep 2016

What Michael Jackson Can Teach Us About Greatness

When we hear the name ‘Michael Jackson’, we think of his limitless talent for dance and music, which have enthralled his millions of fans around the world for decades. When we try to decipher the phenomenon, we look at things like the fact that he was born into a musical ...

By Anand Satheesh

18 Aug 2016

The Problem With Teenage Indecision

Our youth are suffering from an epidemic of indecision. As much as 80% of college students admit to still being uncertain about their major. At least 50% of college students change their major at least once before graduation. Even after college, 27% of students end up working in a field ...

By Anand Satheesh

03 Aug 2016

A Kobe Bryant Story Which Proves That Talent is Overrated

Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He is revered around the world for his high flying clutch plays, which are fueled by an unrelenting competitive drive and a legendary work ethic, all backed by a ferocious talent which got him into the NBA at ...

By Anand Satheesh

11 Jul 2016

The Least Talked About Secret of Success From The Life of Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne is one of the greatest painters of all time. His work led the way into a whole new way of doing art, which has never been the same since he was around. However, his immense genius took a long time to unfold. In fact, the paintings he did ...

By Anand Satheesh

03 Jun 2016

How To Find Your Highest Calling In Life

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is a question I often ask to new friends I meet at school as I am getting to know them. To this day, I have not met anyone who has answered me in a definite way. Most simply ...

By Anand Satheesh

25 May 2016

The Truth About The Sleep Revolution

In recent times, there has been a lot of buzz about the so called “Sleep Revolution”. Arianna Huffington recently went on a book tour promoting her book, “The Sleep Revolution” and sleep has become one of the central themes of the Huffington Post, with many posts being published on ...

By Anand Satheesh

17 May 2016

How To Apply The Mamba Mentality To Your Life?

One of the greatest basketball players ever, Kobe Bryant, retired on April 13 after playing the final game in his 20th season. He went out with a record breaking, breathtaking 60 point performance that, just like his career, will never be forgotten in the annals of sport. He is perhaps ...

By Anand Satheesh

24 Feb 2016

The 6 Winning Secrets Of Usain Bolt

Here are the 6 winning secrets of the legendary Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt is a name that has become synonymous with winning and lightning fast speed. He has 6 Olympic gold medals and 11 world championship gold’s along with a host of other titles to his name. Since the Beijing ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

Is Age A Factor In Success

Outliers is an international bestseller that has forever changed the way we think about success and its factors. Rather than focusing on the age­‐old values of grit and gumption, Gladwell focuses on the more “luck” based stats that contribute to success. He makes his case using facts such as that ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

Is Creativity Dead

In 1993, a book of stories was published that has since inspired and changed the lives of millions of people. Chicken Soup For The Soul kick started a 50 plus book series that is still going strong 20 years later. Thousands of people send in their stories every year, hoping ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

The Tragedy Of The Digital Media Epidemic

94% of teens (12-­‐17) have a Facebook account and use them for an average of 3.5 hours a day. Teens also spend over 2 hours a day on the Internet doing things such as watching videos. Never in human history has a product been so widely adopted as Facebook, especially ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

Finding your way in a wayward world

The world is currently in the biggest age of change since the industrial revolution. More data has been created than in the rest of human history. From the beginning of time until 2003, we gathered 5 Exabytes of data; that is equivalent to 5 billion Giga Bytes of data. In ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

Tony Robbins is not just a self-help Guru, He is a master motivator

Ted which stands for technology, education, design is a platform for the best and brightest in the world to share their creations. It started in 1984 and ever since it has hosted many gems. But perhaps one talk influenced me the most. It is called “Why We Do What We ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

Mindfulness is not the Holy Grail

In early 2014, TIME magazine released a cover story titled “the mindful revolution”. It detailed the increasingly popular ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation, which is taking the corporate world by storm with giants like Apple and Google jumping on the bandwagon prompting many others to jump on too. The ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

It is not how long you live that matters, but how you live that does

“I have a dream.” These immortal words opened the eyes of the world to the evils of segregation and bigotry. These words brought civil rights to the forefront and ultimately the man who spoke them was the driving force behind helping the movement achieve its goal of uniting all mankind ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

5 Habits Of The Happiest Teenagers

The immortal thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” In essence what he says here is that the ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

What, Why and How of Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?
Teens are not performing to their potential. North America consistently ranks below the top 10 in standardized tests. We are developed nations and consider ourselves a model for other nations. The sad truth is that we are nowhere near that level. Developing nations consistently outperform us ...

By Anand Satheesh

06 Jan 2016

The 8 Rules of Ruling Like The World’s Biggest Movie Star: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan is the world’s richest film actor with a net worth of over 600 million dollars. Forbes has called him the world’s biggest movie star and Newsweek has called him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world. His success is magical but that does not ...