Let’s raise a glass for the ultimate teacher…

Experience. Challenges, failures, and successes – all culminate into experiences that shape our decisions. These experiences are extremely potent; to the extent that they can color our perspective on a number of important things. Some experiences can alter our moral fibre; others can reinforce the preliminary truths that have been ingrained in us since childhood.…

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The devil has the best lines.

 Big Hair, even Bigger Dreams:  Wisdom from the G.L.O.W.  Be Ok with Being Unlikeable. Being okay with being unlikeable is a rude awakening for many in this selfie-driven / likes-driven world. We can not imagine being ignored, discounted or misunderstood by the public at-large. Ruth, our heroine in magenta tights, does not suffer from this…

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“a pleasant task to do”

Upon resuming activity on the blog, I thought it best to start the party with this poem (part-wish/part-realization). This is My Life by William Stanley Braithwaite To feed my soul with beauty till I die;  To give my hands a pleasant task to do; To keep my heart forever filled anew With dreams and wonders…

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City Blog: Joie de Vivre & Lahore Eat

It was supposed to a quick stop. In and out. A check-in. Basically a #keepingupwiththeKhans in lieu of the Joneses. Plus, we didn’t have any other plans this Saturday night.  We trooped into Lahore Eat with minimal expectations and maxing out on  comfy shoes. To our collective surprise, the open-air stadium ground was well-kept, there…

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Takeaways from VConnecting Sesh at OLC Innovate 2017

I recently took part in a session at the OLC Innovate 2017:Education Reimagined Conference.  The virtual participation format was impressive and glitch-free. Questions were raised by the global participants and were answered by on-site participants Michael Berman, Lora Taub-Pervizpour, and Patrice Prusko. This particular session was masterfully co-moderated by Wendy Taleo, our Virtual Buddy, in Australia and…

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Data-driven Insights for Dating

When apps and love come up in a conversation, we ready ourselves for some lame stories of another Tindr swipe gone-wrong or questions of whether we tried the latest contender for OkCupid.  Taking love (and lust) online is fast becoming a need versus a last-ditch option. There is a limit to how long a man or…

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Product Design Demands Discomfort

Take a careful look at the infographic titled The AHA Moments above.  Ranging from age 19 to 47, these people  have revolutionised how we communicate (Steve Jobs/iPhone), how we re-energize (Dietrich Mateschitz/ RedBull) and even workout (Chip Wilson/Lululemon Yoga Pants). None of them set out to create a break between the old and new way…

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Untapped Talent (Quote)

“It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open…

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Why are we here?

According to the philosopher Montaigne, “The great and glorious legacy of a human being is to live with purpose.”  As 2017 inches closer I find myself wondering more and more about my purpose and whether the actions I am taking are in sync. I keep circling back to serving humanity in an intentional and deliberate…

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