Thought Leadership Essays

passion

The Power of Connection – Bridging the Divide

September 12, 2016

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about Keyhubs’ evolving blueprint.  We have branched into new areas since we embarked on this journey in 2009, and I wasn’t sure if / how all these new hobbies / developments were going to fit together. Then, in April, I had an epiphany. I could see the puzzle […]

Teaching – How the Students of MCTC Touched My Heart and Soul

May 29, 2015

Sometimes the best things in life happen by “accident”. You don’t really plan it – it just sort of happens – naturally, organically. I never really planned on becoming an entrepreneur. It just sort of happened. The same thing occurred with teaching. It all started with this blog. When I started blogging 4+ years ago, I […]

Honoring The Spirit – How She Changed Me and My Definition of Success

December 9, 2014

This blog has been a very important platform for me. Through it, I have been able to openly share about my personal and professional life, which has been greatly enriched by the practice of entrepreneurship. As I have progressed in this journey, I have often felt compelled to honor those individuals that have made this […]

Pathways – The Future of Education?

May 16, 2014

My parents were seekers. They immigrated to Canada from India in the mid-1960s in search of a better life – broader professional opportunity, wealth and comfort. Still unsatisfied, having attained many of the trappings of western life, they shifted their attention to metaphysical pursuits. Ironically, after coming to Canada, they discovered Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and […]

Meaningful Work Starts With Love

January 25, 2014

I have given a lot of talks in the last few years – mostly about Keyhubs and the business applications of social network analysis. About a year ago, I was invited to address the Entrepreneurship Club at the University of Minnesota. If you have been following my blog, you know that I like to write […]

Active Disengagement – Is the Spirit of Commerce at Odds With the Human Spirit?

October 4, 2013

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the alarmingly high percentage of actively disengaged employees in the workforce. There are many factors that affect employee engagement – job fit, company culture and manager / employee relationship to name a few. When I reflect on my own career and the times I felt more […]

Hobbies Are Underrated – The Case for Heart-Centered Entrepreneurship

July 23, 2013

I have written about many aspects of the entrepreneurial journey via this blog – the metaphor, the mystery and the back-story to name a few. But I have not written about one of the most important, critical and soulfully satisfying parts of the ride. It is what I refer to as the “Hobby Phase”. If […]

Find Your Passion and Bring It Forth

June 23, 2012

Have you ever checked out Yahoo’s Second Act stories? It is a webby-award winning, growing collection of short (5 minute) video stories, chronicling the reinvention of everyday people, through passion and purpose. I don’t watch much TV, but I do eagerly await the newest installment of “Second Act” stories. There are about 150 of them […]