There is mystery about life and death , that is how we become storytellers. That we will just vanish one day without a trace seems inexplicable. From where do we come and where do we go are questions asked since the beginning of time. There are no answers , it all seems meaningless, after all nothing matters, and to make sense of our existence we … Continue reading WHY DO WE TELL STORIES?
A brand is like a living person. It needs to be authentic to build trust. No person can constantly be winning. There will be days of struggle , days of failure. There are moments of truth. “Always good” is based on untruth. Trust cannot be built on “Untruth”. Can a brand be authentic and own up failure, say sorry ?. Can a Organisational or Person … Continue reading HOW BEING VULNERABLE CAN MAKE A BRAND MORE POWERFUL
It was this very question that got me to start Heroes of India YouTube channel. Global pandemic had been announced. The world was locked down. There was uncertainty, gloom. The storyteller in me wanted to change the narrative. With stories of hope , of real heroes. Those who did not walk away. Those who chose to make a real difference in our world. I wanted … Continue reading WHEN THERE IS GLOOM, CAN A STORY SPARK HOPE
A denim jeans , how can it be any different from any other denim jeans. The fabric of any denim jeans could be from the same factory. And then one has a story and puts it on the fabric. I noticed this story on the inside pocket of my jeans. This is the story ‘Why’ I wear Levis. The story of Levis is the story … Continue reading A STORY ON FABRIC
Every business has a story. I met Renuka after my cycling today , she has a food truck that sells healthy detox juices. I asked her her story. Renuka had lost her job of 19 years during the pandemic. She was managing the CRM at a real estate company. The business vanished , “we were like white elephants for the company, I was fired after … Continue reading A SMALL BUSINESS STORY
Yesterday my very first client I worked with after I got out from the Corporate world as a marketing strategist and coach hit 5x business. Yes it feels good even as the pressure now mounts to sustain the momentum. This is what I learnt from the experience 1. Passion – the client is completely passionate about what he does , he is not just there … Continue reading 7 THINGS I LEARNT FROM GROWTH HACKING FOR A CLIENT
The cage is fictional, there is none , we create our imaginary cage .
The day I understood this I experienced freedom. Continue reading PUT YOUR EXCUSES ON HOLD
We are here for a finite time and one day nothing will matter. Dreams and worries will be buried , turned to ashes when it all ends. Just in a moment everything will be over. Finally it all ends , one day sometime in the future even our planet will vanish into a void. How can we make sense of anything. What is the point … Continue reading WE LIVE A STORY
We get on any social media platform and we find it filled with Advertising. Everyone seems to be selling something. We are identified by various data points stored on us by the platform, maybe thousands , some even we may not be aware of. The trail we leave behind on the digital world is monitored. Algorithms try figure out what we are most likely to … Continue reading WHEN EVERYONE IS SELLING , TELL A STORY
What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow? You think that is not possible. Think again . Thousands lost their jobs suddenly overnight during the pandemic. No warning. One of my colleagues from the first company I worked at connected with me , he was looking for a job , he was desperate , months had passed with no income and bills needed … Continue reading WHAT IS PASSION PROJECT ?