Posts by: Nirmal Thapa

Care

If you care enough, you will make a difference in the culture. I absolutely believe so. If you find something that needs to be done and disregard it because it’s…

All talk, no action

Once upon a time, I used to follow rap and hiphop music almost religiously. I grew up in New York City and was influenced by the rap and hiphop culture.…

Training at your convenience

Training at your convenience is a luxury. The market does not reward luxury; it rewards proactive and hungry go-getters. Training will prepare you for the future. It takes awareness, realization,…

Beyond startup leadership

The entrepreneur starts out with an idea. He/she takes that idea, executes it, and makes things happen. There’s so much action in an startup environment. As the startup begins to…

Opportunity is knocking

There are opportunities almost everywhere. I’m an optimist and see opportunities all around me. It’s upon us to decide which opportunity to move forward with and which one to let…

Mentorship

I strongly believe in mentorship. Mentors are people who can help you grow personally or professionally. I have been extremely lucky to have some amazing mentors. Mentorship is even more…

Travel education

Travelling is an education in itself. We learn so much by visiting a place that we could have never understood, seen, or felt until actually being there. Although technology has…

Constructive feedback

Constructive feedback is focused on pointing out things that the person does well and areas where he or she can improve. This is an essential part of a healthy personal…

Words have power

Our words have value when we do as promised. They have value when we communicate if we cannot do as promised. They have less value when we do something other…

Consistency matters

We see new ventures come and go. Some new businesses start out with a bang. They launch competitions, giveaways, raffles…you name it. Yet, only a few businesses make it. That’s…

The Nirmal Thapa Show

I’m very excited to share with you something that I have been working on for a while: a podcast. Here’s an episode from my podcast “The Nirmal Thapa Show.” For…

Giving feedback

In our Nepali culture, we give utmost priority to relationships and always want to be in “good terms” with our colleagues, elders, relatives etc. In the professional setting, we often…

the Craftsman Mindset

Cal Newport in his book “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” encourages us to approach our careers by adopting what he calls a ‘craftsman mindset’. The craftsman mindset is treating…