Conducted a collaborative & interactive workshop on Work Productivity. The participants were heads of all departments at NotionPress, the book publishing company.
I love the unconference methodology because the team gets to open up on problem areas, growth opportunities and the best part is that they put their heads together to suggest solutions and strategies for implementing them. The team committing to ideas and solutions on their own is far more powerful than an external person telling them what they need to do.
I peppered the event with fun activities as a way to infuse in energy. We ended the event with everyone committing to areas of improvement for their team as well as themselves. We recorded these on audio as a reminder for the team and will be useful to gauge them when we reconvene next week for the second half of the workshop. Eagerly look forward.
Yesterday was the finals of the Merchants & Bankers Regatta at the Madras Rowing Club. I wish I had known this earlier and would surely have been there. The Rowing Sport is very special to me. It taught me the beauty and power of team work. Had the privilege of captaining an amazing team where we went on to win a record breaking number of championship titles in the century and half history of the club. Such a beautiful sport. Such fond memories of camaraderie and sportsmanship spirit.
(Photo courtesy: Muthu Rajamani)
Such a pleasure to be invited by St.Johns School to address their students. I did my initial schooling at St.Johns, though at a different campus.
The guy who excelled in telling other’s stories now gets his story told…and how! Excellent video profile of Abhash Kumar, Head of Marketing at FactorDaily and earlier the Head of Digital Marketing and Growth at YourStory. I first met Abhash at the Book Authoring Workshop that I conducted at my farm. I loved his passion for content and importantly building readership. This video also reaffirms my belief in the power of videos in effective storytelling.
Thank you for your contributions and heartfelt support for the Food Forest Project. We have collected Rs.28,200 so far. The amount will be used for buying fruit saplings and these will be planted starting this Sunday and over the coming weeks.
This amount will help cover part of the Rs.6 lakhs expenses that will take to afforest the 7 acres of the farm over the next two years. The majority of the expense is setting up the drip irrigation, manuring, mulching, and labour.
The Rain Gods helped as well and the farm received a decent rain yesterday after a gap of 3 scorching months. What a wonderful coincidence! This is easily the most meaningful birthday I have had. Thank you for making it special.