We believe that everyone is born to create, learn and communicate. It's what makes us human.
We explore this further through the blog, podcast, experiments and teach some of this through our courses, workshops and talks.
On The Design Your Thinking Podcast, we explore the thinking that goes into making the hardest decisions, stories of learning and change with creators, entrepreneurs and non-conformists.
Simply put, we try and hunt for the most interesting people around the globe, to have a conversation that can shape (or design) the way we think.
On the blog, we write articles focused on helping you become a better learner, communicator and creator.
You will find articles on topics like 'podcasting', 'writing articles and blogs', 'creating products', and more.
For 15 years, I worked for big companies like IBM, Verizon and others. Interestingly, I had always wanted to work for IBM since the first time I saw the name on a PC when I was in high school.
Back in school, I took part in theatre & enjoyed performing magic.
I practice Martial arts, exercise and mental conditioning everyday.
The Design Your Thinking blog and podcast began with a sense of urgency. It's a longer story, but let me shrink it to fit inside a couple of sentences.
My wife Vijetha gave birth to our son Vivaan in December 2013. Just a few months before that, my father, a medical doctor and a teacher, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. With mixed emotions on one hand and a dream on the other, I had to make a choice. Design Your Thinking was born out of this choice I made in 2013, to follow my interests.
I describe this in a lot more detail in my manifesto, I recommend you read it right away (here's the pdf).
"Am I living and utilizing my 100%?"
There is no good time to start tapping into your 100%. I made my choice a few years back, set my goals and started to work towards them. What are yours?
Speaking of choices, here are the words of Karen Dillon, about who I talk about in my manifesto. She reminisces a conversation with Professor Clayton Christensen..
“…and we started talking, and an hour and a half later I stood near my car with the keys in my hands for like 10 or 15 minutes…unable to like put my keys in the car and go because I was so moved about what we talked about. The gist of it was…was really assessing if you are making all the choices in your life that will lead you to have the life that you want. Or if that’s a bad decision…you are applying your resources and your energy to things that are not truly your strategy…will take you off-course.”
Take a moment to reflect on these words, and set a goal.