ashamajithia

9 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 12 Following | 1 Follower | @ashamajithia | Keep up with ashamajithia on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “ashamajithia”

How to Create Your Reason

Here’s a tiny question: what do you do when reach the edge of heartbreak? Consider the story of my good friend Priya. Let go from a successful career in finance, with no new opportunities on the horizon, Priya bravely decided to write a book about careers and meaning. One long year later, Priya’s …

You’re Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You may think you already know how others view you — as a skilled communicator, or an incisive numbers guy, or a manager who always brings out the best in her team. But then again, you might be surprised. One modest, self-deprecating executive was shocked to learn, after engaging an executive coach …

Can You “Manage” Your Family?

An interview with <b>Bruce Feiler</b>, <i>New York Times</i> columnist and author of <i>The Secrets of Happy Families</i>.<p>ADI IGNATIUS: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief of HBR, and today, my guest is Bruce Feiler, author of the new book, The Secrets of Happy …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Yellowstone National Park

Cultivating Self-Affection During Tricky Times

Fragrant scents of cherry blossoms and pink dogwood fill the air alongside the lake. Each of the flowering releases a gentle rain of perfumed petals to those of us in wonder, down below. Spring, in all her glory, dares the frosty air. Do we? Do we dare to shake off the wintry cold that hardens …

Evasive action

THE videos were set to the James Bond theme tune and labelled as a “shocking mega-exposé”. They were released by an investigative website called …

What Will You Create to Make the World Awesome?

When web designer Ben Blumenfeld was working for a major TV network, he was responsible for creating websites for mainstream shows. One day, he made a breakthrough that led to a significant uptake on a show, but the success struck Ben in a way he had not expected. His success meant <i>more</i> people would …

How to Use Temptation to Strengthen Your Willpower

I was running a leadership offsite at The Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon — one of my favorite hotels — and the food, as always, was exquisite. The carrot cake at lunch was so delicious that I ate two pieces. And when the staff brought out big, thick, gooey, homemade cookies during a break, I was …