Be it a novice investor or a seasoned one, most have their eyes and money in the tech sector, chasing the next digital unicorn. Sure, technology has shaped the economy for decades, but investors are being myopic if that’s their sole investment segment.
5 years into selling our award-winning, pharmaceutical-grade health supplement we were ready to swim in shark-infested waters; looking for investor funding. Through the process, we learned some invaluable lessons. This is our story and message for investors.
Does MVP + MVA = Investor Ready?
We’re not sure.
As a small boot strapped company, we have launched 3…
The decaying roots that crumble a marriage, short term, or long term.
I was preparing dinner when I heard the news flash, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. I am saddened by this news. This world-famous, power couple seemed to have it all; incredible wealth, beautiful children, a successful business, and a larger-than-life philanthropy mission they were both passionate about. What happened?
Twitter comments are ablaze with opinions because we all love to second-guess what may have gone wrong between the two. I don’t know either of them personally and will not use…
Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your false ego. Rumi
Titanic the ‘unsinkable ship’ sank on its maiden voyage. This story has been retold countless times and still leaves its listeners awe-struck. How did the world’s largest floating vessel succumb to a jolt from an iceberg and sink? Wasn’t this built as an unsinkable ship?
Did the iceberg sink the Titanic, or did man’s ego take it down?
The makers of the RMS Titanic were full of hubris. In the early 1900s, the ocean passenger trade was highly profitable and competitive, with ship liners eager…
Of the two wolves, good and evil, the winner is the one you constantly feed.
“The only devils that exist are the ones that live inside us, that’s where all of life’s battles need to be fought. When you realize how difficult it is to win those internal battles, you’ll be more tolerant of the scoundrels around you.” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Father of the nation, India.
I heard this quote while watching the movie Gandhi, a biographical depiction of his life. It dug deep. It’s true, there’s both good and evil in all of us. …
What’s your favorite object? Was a matter-of-fact question my daughter asked, one evening while doing her homework. Her study space in my home office, so interruptions like these are common. I’m her instant mommy-Google, word dictionary, story listener, and so on. Did I mention she’s eleven and has a gift of the gab?
My first instinct was irritation for her total lack of concern that I was in the middle of my work, multitasking between accounting and working on some purchase orders. These kids!
She was persistent. “Mommy, what’s your favorite object, just name any object?”
This time I snapped…
I haven’t met my father in 8 years. Our relationship has suffered multiple fractures from years of irreconcilable differences. Sadly, our story is not unique.
According to Karl Pillemer, a Cornell researcher, over one-fifth of a nationally represented sample reported having estrangements with their: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or sister.
Are we happy being estranged from our family?
In my case, there is a deep void created from this estrangement. Thankfully, the worldwide quarantine gave me time to heal and reconsider my stance. The pandemic-induced loneliness made us realize the importance of family ties.
Buddhism says that parents…
The world population is facing explosive growth in chronic diseases. The new slow-death sentence for mankind.
In 2020, WHO (World Health Organization) projected a 57% rise in chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and type 2 diabetes. The common thread between all these diseases is that they are easily preventable with lifestyle changes. The global healthcare systems are crumbling in response to the growing epidemic of chronic diseases. This leaves us with one option — taking charge of our own health.
The 2020 Global Nutrition Report examines the critical role of addressing inequalities to end…
I gaze at the night sky
and see a world of infinite possibilities,
a vastness that dwarfs human ego spectacularly.
A magical, mystical abode that clearly mocks humanity,
our rockets and satellites simply graze its limitless expanse ever so slightly.
Despite all our endeavors to reach the red planet or mine the moon,
our so called limitless minds can barely fathom the vast universe,
where earth time stands still in awe of the light years ahead,
infinite galaxies full of stars, planets, quasars, and black holes,
none of them need our company so let’s put our human ambition in perspective.
A majority of Millennials are not currently married, marking a significant change from past generations. Only 44% of Millennials were married in 2019, compared with 53% of Gen Xers, 61% of Boomers and 81% of Silents at a comparable age.
This ‘No-to-marriage’ or cancel-marriage trend is here to stay and expected to worsen with Generation Z.
Millennials, also called Generation Y, Generation Me, or Digital Natives, are those who were born between 1981–1996.
“The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do.” — H. L. Mencken
In its truest form marriage is a sacred union between two…
Buddhism is about transforming this world of suffering and hardship into a world of hope - Dr. Daisaku Ikeda
Buddha means an enlightened one. Buddhism teaches that we ALL have the state of enlightenment within us, waiting to be awakened. Buddhists are the awakened souls.
There are many types of Buddhist teachings. Despite the confusing variety, they all boil down to two forms; Hinayana Buddhism (orthodox teachings based on the lesser vehicle) or Mahayana Buddhism (new teachings based on the greater vehicle).
The Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism, being spoken of here, follows the Mahayana tenets that state that Buddhahood can be…
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