22 Aug
Genius of Excellence

Posted by Deven Shah On August - 22 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” I am always intrigued by stories and ideas from people that are genuinely good in what they do. They juice me up. In this article, I am sharing what I have learned from a number of examples, books and own personal expe


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13 Jan
A New Earth

Posted by Deven Shah On January - 13 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

I read Ekhart Tolle’s A New Earth over the winter break. It gave me a new perspective to look at everything in life. What did I learn? Tolle focuses on consciousness in the book. It’s the universal energy that different people, cultures acknowledge and recognize in a number of different ways –


Category: Books I Like, Deven's Journey

A lot of people have enriched my life with their books, message and work. I am going to write about 25 of them in this series. In this post, I will write about John Madden. I would love to have a coffee with him and soak in the ambiance around him. John does three things so well; I can’t wait to l


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12 Aug
My Yellowstone Trip

Posted by Deven Shah On August - 12 - 20113 COMMENTS

Last week, we went to the Yellowstone National Park. I have seen Ken Burns’ PBS documentary on national parks, and always have the fascination to see all of them. And I had read and heard a lot about the Yellowstone National Park. But, even then, the experience was breathtaking and mind-blowing in


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A lot of people have enriched my life from their books, trainings and workshops. In this series, I am going to write about 25 of them that have showed me how to think, and how to live a better life. I indebted to Seth for three insights that help me think. Relationships that help test new ideas B


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23 Dec
Three Lessons for Stick-to-itiveness – Make Your Message Stick

Posted by Deven Shah On December - 23 - 20104 COMMENTS

What if your marketing message is an energizer bunny? What if it just keeps going and going and going … in minds and hearts of the target audience? People would still have that connection at the time of making a buying decision. It maximizes your returns from the time, budget and passion that you


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16 Dec
Communication for Credibility – Four Keys

Posted by Deven Shah On December - 16 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Communication is so important for all that we do. Is there is a place where you don’t need it? Whether it’s in the family, in my social network, inside the company, with customers, and also while talking with target prospects… communication is required everywhere. I think the key to success


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A lot of people have enriched my life from their books, trainings and workshops. In this series, I am going to write about 25 of them that have showed me how to think, and how to live a better life. I write about Daniel Goleman in this post. Daniel’s book, Emotional Intelligence, gave me a very po


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A lot of people have enriched my life from their books, trainings and workshops. In this series, I am going to write about 25 of them that have showed me how to think, and how to live better life. I write about Anthony Robbins in this post. Anthony Robbins I have read and listened to his books –


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04 Dec
Win-win relationship – Is it a cliché, or an art, or a science?

Posted by Deven Shah On December - 4 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Win-win relationships…. win-win situations… win-win agreements… I keep hearing about them all the time. The expression win-win is used and abused so much that it has become kind of a cliché. However fostering relationship that helps everyone involved in it has so much merit and value. Is it a


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