by Rajat Mishra

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What Elvis Reminds Us About Technology Disruption

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine” – Elvis Presley The corporate world romanticizes competition. Business-school students around the world carry copies of Sun …

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How Wabi-Sabi Amplifies Through Simplification

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci Wabi-Sabi – a Japanese term – is a form of appreciation for the beauty of simplicity. …

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Powerpoint Presentation

What is George Clooney’s secret to “Effortless Cool”? Sprezzatura.

I have always loved George Clooney: from the doe-eyed Doug Ross in E.R to the smooth Danny Ocean in Ocean’s Eleven to the suave Ryan …

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What Bobby Fischer’s c4 Opening Teaches Us

Bobby Fischer moved a pawn two squares and shocked the chess world. It was game 6 of the 1972 world chess championship, American challenger & …

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Don’t Forget Rule #6

“Nothing in life is quite as important as you think it is while you’re thinking about it.” – Daniel Kahneman.   Ben Zander, conductor of …

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Princess Diana’s Magic of Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Twenty years ago, the world lost one of its most beloved leaders: Princess Diana. She was a vivacious, empathetic, and committed leader with a passion …

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How to make a presentation

Why the Executive Summary Fails

Executive summaries are seductive. As a neat list of main points of a presentation, they make us feel safe. We put them upfront in our …

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What Connects the Challenger Address and COVID-19 Communication?

On January 28, 1986, the American shuttle orbiter Challenger broke up 73 seconds after liftoff, bringing a devastating end to the spacecraft’s 10th mission. The …

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Driving Change

What the Black Eyed Peas Teach Us About Driving Change

“I got a feeling … tonight’s gonna be a good night” – Black Eyed Peas  The Black Eyed Peas opened for Oprah Winfrey’s 24th season …

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Powerpoint Presentation Tips

How To Dodge Bullets

“Are you saying I can dodge bullets” Neo “No Neo. … When you are ready, you won’t have to”. Morpheus The Ubiquitous Bullet Points 30M+ …

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