Technology as a path to empowerment

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Philanthropy

I never felt so powerless as the day my brother was killed. I was twelve. As a Tamil boy growing up in war-torn Sri Lanka, violenc [...]

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Why Giving Is Good For You: And I’m Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Motivation

As I take a short break from my career, the power of giving is very much on my mind. Particularly as I prepare for this summer’s [...]

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Social media is fooling you: greatness is NOT the norm. It’s the exception

By Rafael Sarandeses   |  
Motivation

Barcelona, 29th September, 2002. Telefonica World Series by Nissan (pre-F1 racing category). Warm-up session on race day. As I dri [...]

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5 Lessons I Learned in 2017

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Motivation

5 Lessons I’ve learned in 2017 I felt like 2017 was one of my worst years. And I have had some very bad years. Yes, we did hit [...]

5 Reasons Why it’s Going to be Alright

By Shayan Mehdi   |  
Motivation

Life has a pretentious way of throwing curve balls at us. Some days we’re elated & feeling on top of the world and other day [...]

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5 ways to treat anxiety & depression

By Shayan Mehdi   |  
Motivation

Life is indeed an interesting journey. One day you may be on top of the world and the next you may be scraping by at the bottom of [...]

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Be a helper. Inspire someone. Empower their soul.

By Shaz Khan   |  
Motivation

You know what’s really tough? Loving people for who they are. Not for who we want them to be. Not for who we think they can be. [...]

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Warning: you do have one superpower. This is how you can use it

By Rafael Sarandeses   |  
Motivation

Now, get ready and leave home to do whatever you normally do. Feeling it yet? Real ownership is one of the most empowering feeling [...]

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Technology that isn’t just for the privileged few

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Motivation

Look back at the last decade and ask yourself: has the digital revolution made us better? Has social media made you a better frien [...]

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Be a warrior. Life is tough.

By Shaz Khan   |  
Motivation

People think I have my life together. Guess what? I don’t. Being perceived as great (in a highly constructed reality you’ve cr [...]

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Your Soulmate Will Destroy ‘You’

By Shaz Khan   |  
Motivation

When you hear the word soulmate, you probably think of some unexpected, perfect, just-like-you match that comes into your life one [...]

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Can we hack poverty?

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Motivation

Financial inclusion and financial technology — or fintech — are the two big buzz phrases in banking right now, and for [...]

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The Brexit fallout threatens one of UK’s greatest assets

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Inspiring Stories

The referendum result has given rise to more division and xenophobia in Britain. We must not let this undermine the UK’s culture [...]

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Shared Dreams: The start of a real adventure…

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Inspiring Stories

Next month 25 young people will be making a life-changing decision when they get on a plane to Sri Lanka. This cohort of bright in [...]

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The Most Beautiful People

By Gurbaksh Chahal   |  
Inspiring Stories

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have [...]

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How this determined woman has offered something better than charity

By Kieran Arasaratnam   |  
Inspiring Stories

There are few people that embody the ideals of “self-determination” and “empowerment” more completely than Leila Janah, wh [...]

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If you think you're not [insert reason] enough to do yoga

By Laurie Parma   |  
Inspiring Stories

The only aim of yoga is to practice mind-body awareness. The outcome of which is presence, relaxation and comfort in both mind and [...]

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Confirmation Bias - Selective Blindness in Action.

By Laurie Parma   |  
Inspiring Stories

The goal of the confirmation bias is to spot and bring up to attention familiar or endorsed knowledge. It’s our built-in ‘want [...]

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Knowledge. ‘Knowledge is power’

By Dil Sritharan   |  
Inspiring Stories

Knowledge. ‘Knowledge is power’ - an aphorism that has been repeated countless times, in countless languages, across countless [...]

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Are you really taking note of your big life lessons? These are my hard earned 38.

By Rafael Sarandeses   |  
Inspiring Stories

Change is very difficult to embrace. On the one hand, everything around you is actually designed so that you don’t change. Peopl [...]

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