Posts by: Nirmal Thapa

on the calendar

If you really want to make things happen, start by putting them down on the calendar. Once the task or activity or plan is in the calendar, you will most…

Relationship economy

Some markets are very small and having good relationships with the key players means access and success. It’s best to know the right people who move the needle. You could…

The reflection

Even the best preparation can sometimes not be enough to achieve the results you wanted. There are things that are out of your control. Other times, you know you could…

Pay to Quit

The policy goes like this. A new employee joins Zappos and then he or she is provided a four week training. Zappos then offers the new employee money for the…

Move the needle

Every day is an opportunity to move the needle. To make an impact. To make your work slightly better than yesterday. A lot of times we leave the important stuff…

The crazy ones

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And…

Some points from Sapiens

Sapiens, the book by Yuval Noah Harari is an insightful and interesting read. As I come close to finish reading it, I have gained some new perspective on major developments…

Suggest alternatives

Identifying problems is easy. For the most part. If you’re honest and open minded about the situation/circumstance/result, you can find room for improvement in almost about anything. You can’t take…

Beauty of not yet

Professor Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford talks about her groundbreaking work on developing mindsets. She emphasizes the power of “yet” in helping students succeed…

Go for it

Chances are that you are contemplating whether to take the plunge or stay where you are. Chances are that you are deciding whether it’s worth the risk or not. Chances…

Growth feedback

Positive feedback makes us feel good. We feel like we’re walking on air when we hear good things about ourselves. Yet positive feedback does not help us get better or…

Listening

How are your listening skills? Are you listening more than you are talking? Are you attentively listening to your team? Richard Branson talks about how important listening skills are in…

Bruce Lee

I have put Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living by Bruce Lee in my reading list this year. I’m glad to have found this video of him…

Dear AI,

You came and changed the game. After that, it was never the same. You were talked about everywhere. It felt like you just came out of nowhere. You were an…