keynote: #Creating #Innovation #Ecosystem in Institutions to enable learners for the future


#Electrifying day it was; #TEDx style keynote on #Creating #Innovation #Ecosystem to enable  learners for the future; @ #Vision2030EduConference @MMUMullana. Of course, my TED cannot be staid and straight jacketed 🙂 Theatrics runs in the blood as the body, mind and soul get into action!
With the disruptive world gaining pace, the three things that we need to facilitate the child imbibe are – Keenness to learn, courage to push boundaries and not be worried about making mistakes and humility that can facilitate to build teams and lead. Each one of us need to be welcoming more and more abstractness in problem solving, and take every such opportunity as one to learn and discover, solve and impact.



It was day well invested with over 100 leaders of schools, colleges, universities interacting and sharing.  It was a pleasure listening to a few speakers too, who were also talking about need of learner-centric environment in the institutions.

The panel discussion that followed on #TEACHERSofFUTURE, seemed to be a corollary to my talk on innovation.

I am delighted to see very youthful education leaders emerging across the country, who are keen to create best of the learning environments; each one has had an exposure to best of the educational institutions within India or abroad. The entire event has been a brain child of Mr. Vishal Sood, an IIMA Alum, who is now at the helm of the Maharishi Markandeswar University in Haryana. With such young leaders, soon the hinterland too will have very meaningfully engaging learning environments that will integrate the outside world into the class and also take the class out to the realistic external world to engage and impact.

An institution would have served its purpose if and only if it is integral to solving the problems of the society within its vicinity. Imagine if every institution, school or university, solves half a dozen problems every year, what will the nation be. I was delighted to see a few of the principals of schools coming to me and talking about how they intend bring this change in their respective schools.

Feel blessed, for such moments. Life is Fruitful.  @careerlauncher @CLEducate @satyaumanandu
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Sharpening the saw 25.3.2016

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Horse and Goat : whom are we sacrificing? How do we enable!

There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat…..One day, the horse fell ill.

So the farmer called the veterinarian, who said:

“Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days.
I’ll come back on the 3rd day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down.

The goat, standing nearby, listened to their conversation and started introspecting.

The next day, they gave the horse the medicine and left.

The goat approached the horse and said: “Be strong, my friend.
Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep!”

On the second day, they again gave the horse the medicine and left.

The goat came back and said: “Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die!
Come on, I’ll help you get up. Let’s go! One, two, three…”

On the third day, they came to give the horse the medicine and the vet said:
“Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise,
the virus might spread and infect the other horses”.

After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: “Listen pal, it’s now or never!
Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That’s it, slowly! Great!
Come on, one, two, three… Good, good. Now faster, come on…… Fantastic! Run, run more!
Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you’re a champion…!!!”

All of a sudden, the owner came back and saw the horse running in the field! He began shouting:
“It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. We must have a grand party. Let’s kill the goat!!!!”

For introspection :
Who is the real contributor? Am I listening to the one who is only shouting? Am I rewarding the right person? How do I create a good feedback loop?


If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember:

AMATEURS BUILT THE ARK [which saved all the species]



Cricket binds India, India binds Cricket…

Whenever self-belief reined supreme, and one has lead by example, success has always followed.

When it comes to successes, nothing has bound India as much has the achievements on the field of Cricket…. Indian cricket has never been the same again, since the Kapil’s Devils conquered the Lords in 1983; then followed Ravi Shastri driving away the Audi as champion of Champions in 1985, Melbourne, Australia.

All these inspired a young school lad from Mumbai, who at the age of 16, got noticed for his heroics on the cricket field and was catapulted into the national team – Sachin. He strode the cricket world like a callouses for the last 22 years, still as enthusiastic, bubbly and focused as ever.

There walked Saurav Ganguly, who infused the self-belief and in-the-face-attitude into the cricket team, while being at the helm of Indian cricket for few years. One of youngsters to walk into his team in 2004 was Mahindra Singh Dhoni (MSD), who was ear-marked from his early days to be the leader of the young India pack. In 2007 this young lad, with ‘cool as cucumber’ and steely attitude, took the mantle of the captaincy to transform the pack into world beaters in every continent.

Here is a quick tribute to the game of cricket and all the cricketers who have made Cricket a binding force… We see the champions and the nation in action!!

2011: Mahi Way : World Cup victory – dedicated to the champion : India wins for Tendulkar. “Sachin carried the burden (expectations) of the nation on his shoulders for the last 22 years, today we wanted to carry him on our shoulders,” a telling statement by Virat Kohli, another youngster on the firmament of Indian cricket who seems to be already shouldering the nation’s expectations and for sure will be there for years to come.

1989: Tendulkar’s first interview, just when he was picked to don the India colors…. DD days

Tendulkar, as a 10 year old, got inspired watching the Dare Devils winning the world cup to jump into cricket headlong…

1983: Kapil’s Devils : World cup victory that infused self-confidence into the Indian Psyche, Indian Cricket has never been the same again; It was the era of Doordarshan

Kapil’s Catch that changed the Indian Cricket

1985: Champion of champions, Ravi Shastri – Further gave boost to the Indian self-confidence
Not able to find the link on Youtube.

2007: Yuvi’s Six sixes – India T-20 champions

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