The world is now gaga over the need for Social Enterprises and how impactful they are capable of becoming. People are increasingly looking for providing solutions to societal problems while at the same time ensuring a reasonable profit while doing so. Young people are looking to ‘private gains’ while seeking to do ‘public good’ too. While all this is admirable and very welcome, we must also understand and appreciate that such enterprises have to be embedded with the value structure that makes them really ‘valuable’ to society. And these values have to be driven by the people founding and leading such enterprises. Listen to this talk that I gave to young social entrepreneurs a few weeks ago.
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Some time ago, Nitesh Batra the founder of the Mindful Initiative reached out to me through a common friend asking if he could interview me for a podcast that he runs. Having been interviewed several times in the past for newspapers and television, I was expecting this also to be similar to the ones that I had participated in. A friend who is a well known communication expert had once told me that the quality of the interview is the end product of the chemistry that emerges in that moment of time between the interviewer and the interviewee. It includes
We all are familiar with the popular adage, ‘Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it’. While this could be true in several situations, I feel that it may not be appropriate when it comes to learning from India’s civilizational past. I strongly feel that we have several lessons to learn and this Tedx talk of mine explains how we can craft India’s current education system learning lessons from our past systems. Listen on…