20 Important Lessons from “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”

Many people work very hard in their life, few work 10+ hours a day but eventually do not save much and never get rich. 

Robert Kiyosaki, author of the book explains smart ways to escape this “rat race”. I have summarized the book for your quick, better understanding. Please note that this book has very big impact on my life and my goals.

Summary from the Book:

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A “Green” Mystery

Recently, we were passing by a plant Nursery & my wife asked me to stop and purchase some indoor plants. Since I also love the same, we stopped by & my wife purchased a few indoor plants. Few of them caught my attention & I decided to buy those which looked bit fancy. I asked the nursery owner if they could be grown indoors without direct sunlight. He said yes. That is where we bought our mystery plant! Read More…

Commercial Excellence Award

In August 2018, I got the award in my company – Intellect Design Arena for one project in my portfolio. The project was about the upgrade in the Tier-1 prestigious bank. Since this was the first upgrade project of its kind, the expectation was that once it goes live, it will have some critical & serious issues. However, it was so smooth that some competitor banks were wondering whether upgrade really took place !!!

Yes, that was a reason behind getting the award. It was Commercial Excellence award for 2018. It set the tone for what to expect from me in future & also set high benchmark in the company. Thanks to the project team who made it possible. 

Eco-friendly Plastic Bottles

You must be surprised by blog title.

As we daily read in a newspaper that PET bottle is not only a major source of pollution but the face of pollution & found in abundance at the bottom of the ocean. Coco cola alone sells over 110 billion PET bottles every year. So, you can imagine the number of bottles being consumed annually worldwide. So, why don’t we use environment-friendly glass bottles instead of PET bottles?
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Konark 2018

I was having dinner in a restaurant in Singapore when my boss, Balaji, called me telling that I had been awarded the KONARK for this year. I was literally in awe on hearing the overwhelming news. Immediately I checked my mails and found that yes, there was message from Govind Singhal with subject line that “Congratulations! You are now a Konark!” It further read as below.

Congratulations!  We are pleased to announce that you have been raised to the status of KONARK in the Organization.  This has been done past your nomination and further evaluation by the central Jury.  This by no means is a simple thing! Read More…

The Smart Art of Investment

When I started my career in 1996, I was only concerned about my salary. I only knew that the more money you earn, the more money you can have. I did not have much idea about investing neither any one guided me. As tax filing return dates used to approach, financial consultants would request me to take Insurance policy to save tax. I was happy to invest in the same. I felt happy while investing in such tax savings scheme considering that I have reduced tax liability. I never gave a thought that how much returns it would generate over the period of time. Read More…
Biren Parekh