Ever heard about Svalbard Global Seed Vault?

Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the biggest and most secure seed bank in Norway.This bears ample testimony to the vision of the iconic botanist . agronomist , geneticist Nikolai Vavilov from the Soviet Union. Vavilov had an infinite mindset that inspired his followers to follow his vision & just cause of creating a seed backContinue reading “Ever heard about Svalbard Global Seed Vault?”

Why a “Just Cause” makes sense for every organization

A “Just Cause” is defined as the futuristic vision aimed towards engaging employees of an organization for achievement of fulfillment in their lives.This is solely driven by the sense of meaning in the vision that makes monetary short term benefits insignificant to an employee of an organization. Needlessly to say taking baby steps towards thatContinue reading “Why a “Just Cause” makes sense for every organization”

How “WHY” is different from “Just Cause”

Simon Sinek who introduced the concept of WHY , has very aptly mentioned the difference between WHY and “Just Cause”(One of the pre-requisite for Infinite mindset) in his wonderful book titled “The Infinite Game”. WHY gives a sense of purpose in our lives whereas a “Just Cause” is the vision which we move towards toContinue reading “How “WHY” is different from “Just Cause””

Organizations working towards a “just cause”

Organizations that work for the advancement of a just cause , work towards a vision that is expected to be realized in future which if realized can advance society at large. Such kind of vision makes monetary & short term benefits irrelevant.In such organizations people like their work but most importantly love their jobs sinceContinue reading “Organizations working towards a “just cause””

Nikolai Vavilov and his just cause

Nikolai Vavilov was a renowned Soviet agronomist , botanist & geneticist who had a vision of creating a bank of plant seeds to protect the world from famine and similar disasters due to the unavailability of crops and plant seeds. His vision became the “just cause” which got his fellow doctors so engaged that evenContinue reading “Nikolai Vavilov and his just cause”

Importance of a just cause in an infinite game

Just cause is a vision which has not been realized but a cause that is worthy enough for believers to even be ready to sacrifice their lives. The goal of an infinite fame is not to win but to keep playing for the future realization of something bigger than ourselves. Hence the importance of theContinue reading “Importance of a just cause in an infinite game”

5 essential practices to lead with an Infinite Mindset

To lead an organization with an infinite mindset , in the infinite game of business , a leader needs to be mindful of the following 5 points: 1) Advance a just cause 2) Build trusting teams 3)Study worthy rivals 4)Demonstrate existential flexibility 5)Have the courage to lead Simon Sinek very aptly makes a mention ofContinue reading “5 essential practices to lead with an Infinite Mindset”

Why a finite leadership mindset is addictive?

Though the game of business is infinite , there has been a rise of leaders with a finite mindset trying to run the show in the game of business. A finite mindset which results in quick short term gains often comes at the sacrifice of employee benefits and empathy. Terms such as “Number one inContinue reading “Why a finite leadership mindset is addictive?”

Shortcomings of a finite leadership mindset

According to McKinsey , the average longevity of a S&P 500 firm has been steadily decreasing from an average of 61 years to 18 years. The primary reason for this has been attributed to a leader’s shift in mindset from infinite to finite. The moment quarterly numbers become topmost priority , shortcuts like employee layoffsContinue reading “Shortcomings of a finite leadership mindset”

Why is there a need to hire ‘A’ grade employees for emerging start ups?

The “Art of The Start” by Guy Kawasaki mentions the following famous saying of Steve Jobs , on the need to hire ‘A’ grade employees , for any emerging start up: ‘A’ grade employees would hire ‘A’ grade employees , ‘B’ grade employees would hire ‘C’ grade employees , ‘C’ grade employees would hire ‘D’Continue reading “Why is there a need to hire ‘A’ grade employees for emerging start ups?”