It’s yet another Monday, yet another lazy start to the week. Clearly, most of us are not fans of Mondays. We all need little pick-me-ups every now and then to keep us inspired and to keep us going. The story of Kalpana Saroj, who was once a child bride and went on to build a multi-million dollar company, will do just that.
If you take some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation, they all have one thing in common; they’re all voracious readers. And what better way to learn about running a business, than by hearing it from greatest minds in business! These 10 books listed below (in no particular order) will not only introduce you to the personal lives of these entrepreneurs, give you valuable advice and tips, but also talk about the many failures they had to overcome on their path to success.
Movies are undeniably powerful. They can take you from feeling ‘down in the dumps’ to ‘I can achieve it all’, from ‘I’m the boss of the world’ to questioning your very existence and everything in between all in a couple of hours. So, what do you do when you’re feeling absolutely blue and uninspired? Watch a movie of course! Listed below are some of our favourite inspirational movies (in no particular order) that double up as an instant ‘pick me up’ pill when you’re feeling low on energy. You can thank us later!
There’s so much negativity in our lives, whether it be on our social media feeds or our day-to-day lives, that drowns out all the positive, reassuring messages. This Monday we wanted to share some inspiring positivity to help you kickstart your week on the right note instead. This is the story of Serena Williams, a name synonymous with excellence and strength today who faced her fair share of struggles when she walked out on the court for the first time. As an ode to her struggles, right before Williams’ 2016 win against Angelique Kerber marking here 22nd Grand Slam title and taking her WTA singles ranking to No. 1, the BBC posted a video montage that depicted what the 34-year-old ace player had to face during her career.
Today, the 1st of May marks the day we celebrate as International Workers’ Day or Labour Day dedicated to the working class across a majority of the world. The origin of this day can be traced back to the Haymarket affair at Chicago on 4 May 1886 when labour unions in the USA went on a strike to cap the work hours to 8 hours per day. Following a bomb blast during the strike, the police opened fire on the crowd resulting in the death of 4 of the demonstrators. Labour Day began as a day to commemorate the work and lives of these workers. By 1891, May Day came to be acknowledged as an annual international event. In fact, India saw its first Labour Day celebration on 1 May 1923 in Madras (Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. While our history is rife with exemplary people who have beaten all odds to achieve the impossible, this Labour Day we at KredX salute the silent fighters who support these exemplary people and who’ve made their mark in this work through their tireless work and undying spirit. One such person is Sindhutai Sapkal, the “Mother of Orphans” to over 1400 children.
The increasing number of suicide cases among students every passing year is an indication of the mounting pressure on children. In fact, a 2015 report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed that a student commits suicide every hour in India. The sorry state of affairs of children these days is a wake-up call to parents, mentors and teachers everywhere. It is high time we teach them that marks and academic performances are not everything in life. That people succeed even without them and that there are enough examples in the world of such people who’ve gone on to conquer the world through sheer will, dedication and an awesome attitude.
Every now and then we all need a little something to keep us going. Something to remind us that dedication and hard work does pay off, because like they say, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”. All businesses, no matter how big they are now, had to start somewhere and the businesses mentioned here are proof that even with a small budget your business can succeed with just the right attitude.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 9, 1954, Gardner had a rough start in life with an abusive stepfather, but his mother remained the guiding force and he still lives by her words, “ “You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain’t coming”. He was always interested in pursuing a career in medical research, but the birth of his son, Christopher Jarrett Gardner, Jr., forced him to leave his passion and look for a higher paying job instead.
Tech giant, Apple Inc.’s plans to set up an iPhone SE manufacturing plant in Bengaluru is still in talks. The iPhone maker’s request for tax relief and exemption from customs duty on imported components and equipment for 15 years is being looked into by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Ministry of Finance. The PMO is expected to make the final decision about the proposal, though it is expected to be a favorable one. If Apple has its way, would it have a positive impact for the country and the SME industry in particular?
If there’s anything that Sherlock Holmes has taught us, it’s to not rely on talent alone to make it big in this world. The eccentric, brilliant detective solved mysteries with such ease that it’s almost impossible to not be jealous of Holmes. From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books, to the Hollywood movie and the TV series, Mr. Holmes has definitely taught us some valuable life lessons!