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Hedonic Adaptation, & Helping Ourselves

What the "How of Happiness" has to offer us.

Verinder Syal

Feb 26, 2021 11:12am

The Truth About Trade-Offs

Key points about the practice of Essentialism, and why doing less can lead to greater success.

Verinder Syal

Jan 21, 2021 01:42am

Art of Selling: Part I

Good marketing, it has been said, can make selling obsolete...

Verinder Syal

Jun 19, 2017 09:07am

Abdication of Responsibility

Our 2nd Newsletter focuses on what Leaders don't do, why, and what they should be doing. Happy Ho...

Verinder Syal

Dec 23, 2020 02:50am

Ethics & You

Ethics is more than a buzzword, or prerequisite for college majors. It is a standard of living an...

Verinder Syal

Dec 10, 2020 07:24pm

An Entrepreneurial Mindset

An international presentation concerning the universal Principles of Entrepreneurship.

Verinder Syal

Dec 08, 2020 11:18pm

Leadership

Less is More

The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of ...

Verinder Syal

Sep 28, 2020 12:19pm

Give & Take

Giver. Taker. Matcher. I first came across these terms in Adam Grant's Give & Take several years ...

Verinder Syal

Aug 25, 2020 03:00am

Leadership & Life

This article is adapted from a talk I give in our final Leadership class. I believe the ideas app...

Verinder Syal

Aug 11, 2020 07:50pm

People Are More Important Than Ideas

I have been struck by how important it is to have the right people in the organization...

Verinder Syal

May 31, 2016 10:16am

A Circuit Breaker

Will your team break down at some point? You can bet on it. Some tools for those not so fun but c...

Verinder Syal

May 03, 2016 07:35am

What Do Good Teams Look Like?

Developing Good Teams: It starts with listening...

Verinder Syal

May 01, 2016 02:30pm

Entrepreneurship

Ethics & You

Ethics is more than a buzzword, or prerequisite for college majors. It is a standard of living an...

Verinder Syal

Dec 10, 2020 07:24pm

An Entrepreneurial Mindset

An international presentation concerning the universal Principles of Entrepreneurship.

Verinder Syal

Dec 08, 2020 11:18pm

Getting Things Done is Hard

Dreaming is fun. Talking is easy. However, getting things done is really hard.

Verinder Syal

Jun 03, 2016 09:17am

Dysfunctional Teams Are The Norm

You need a team that can together put together all the pieces of the puzzle... But Dysfunction ru...

Verinder Syal

Apr 15, 2016 10:33am

Team Experience

How many teams have you been a part of? Were the experiences positive or not? Examining our memor...

Verinder Syal

Mar 31, 2016 06:55am

Assembling Skills

You know what you want to do, but you do not have all the required skills. Is that a problem?? Th...

Verinder Syal

Mar 23, 2016 05:18am

Business

Art of Selling: Part I

Good marketing, it has been said, can make selling obsolete...

Verinder Syal

Jun 19, 2017 09:07am

Abdication of Responsibility

Our 2nd Newsletter focuses on what Leaders don't do, why, and what they should be doing. Happy Ho...

Verinder Syal

Dec 23, 2020 02:50am

Art of Selling: Part II

An important recap about the difference between: Transactional Selling vs Relational Selling.

Verinder Syal

Jun 27, 2017 08:43am

Promotional Plan

It's time to turn your attention to how you will communicate with your customers. Promotion embod...

Verinder Syal

Jun 19, 2017 09:04am

Pricing

How should you price your product or service?

Verinder Syal

Jun 05, 2017 09:21am

Brand

A product is generic - carrots, computers, phones. A brand gives the product an identity, a perso...

Verinder Syal

Jun 02, 2017 05:46pm

Life & Education

The Truth About Trade-Offs

Key points about the practice of Essentialism, and why doing less can lead to greater success.

Verinder Syal

Jan 21, 2021 01:42am

Relationships

I was rummaging through old articles I had written and came across John Maxwell's "Winning the Pe...

Verinder Syal

Sep 05, 2020 04:45am

A New Journey

A 17 year journey came to an end recently as I wrapped up my two final classes at Northwestern Un...

Verinder Syal

Jul 28, 2020 03:44pm

Plan B- Need To Pivot

Harvard Professor, Amar Bhide, explains that 93% of successful companies had to pivot to alter th...

Verinder Syal

Nov 11, 2016 03:33pm

Finding Meaning

"What should I do, how should I live, and whom should I become?" are questions that we all ask ou...

Verinder Syal

Mar 18, 2016 03:17pm

What are your Top Five Skills?

If I were to ask you what are your top skills, would you be able to tell me?

Verinder Syal

Mar 15, 2016 06:48am