“We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.” — World Economic Forum.

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is inevitable. reported that either have a digital transformation strategy in place or are working on one. have adopted a digital business strategy compared to 38% of traditional companies. for digital-first business strategies are services (95%), financial services (93%) and healthcare (92%).

The pandemic is…


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Imagine you are sitting at your computer and are about to apply for your dream job. Thoughts start to go through your head that all this is a waste of time.

You are thinking, “My parents didn’t go to college” or “I have a learning disability” or “There’s no way I’m going to get this job”.

And you don’t even apply. It does seem familiar and not uncommon at all. , the author of , has some interesting insights. She says —

Men are confident about their ability for about 60%.
Women don’t feel confident until they’ve…


Reversing the traditional model

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Mentoring is usually defined as the older generation passing down wisdom to the young, but there’s a massive benefit to flipping that around and allowing the novice to teach the master. Reverse mentoring essentially flips the traditional mentoring model.

The current workforce consists of up to five generations, and it’s becoming increasingly diverse across all spectrums of underrepresented groups. Still, that change is not arriving nearly as fast in C-suites and boardrooms, meaning, there is a growing gap between leaders and their people in regards to their perspectives and experiences.

Organizations are more prone to fall right through that gap…


Last week, I had a fantastic opportunity to attend the first for women hosted by Y Combinator, and it was the best all-nighter I have ever pulled.

Before I dive into the nine pieces of tactical advice, let me tell you a bit about what the Future Founders Conference is all about and why it is something all aspiring women entrepreneurs must consider attending.

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YC’s Future Founders Conference 2020

The Future Founders Conference is an evolution of Y Combinator’s , which, since 2014, has been helping women founders start and run their companies. Through the Future Founders Conference (which we…


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It has been a while since I consciously promised myself that I would meditate every day, take control of my life and rule the world.

But to no one’s surprise, I didn’t follow through. My #1 excuse to not meditate was: Lack of the right time and the right place.

I believed — I’m sure most of you also do — that, for one to meditate, one needs to take a chunk of time off one’s schedule, find a calm spot, sit in the right posture and hear the sounds of silence. …


TED Talks are altogether a different game. A lot of these talks have changed people, perspectives and lives. Some make us happy; some make us sad. But only a few talks change the way we perceive the world.

, author and psychologist, in his powerful talk, walks us through the controversial evidence that human beings are sexual omnivores by nature.

Through this talk and his book,, he hopes that a more nuanced understanding, on our part, may put an end to discrimination, shame and the kind of unrealistic expectations that kill relationships.

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The talk is succinct…


This post is part of the series where I, to be more mindful, am doing things I’ve never done before. I’ve designed this fun project to give myself something to do and not succumb to the pressures of life and get lethargic.

Call it the plan of the universe or a coincidence, but my first task out of my BTR Jar was to “Go out on a long Sunday Brunch” and guess what, today is Sunday! Last night, I was pumped up and motivated to take the reins of my life into my own hands. I promised…


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Last night, I went out.

It might not sound like a big deal because I live in Barcelona (well, Sant Cugat — and no, it’s not the same), the city that parties all through the night and sometimes through to the morning breakfast and afternoon brunches. Barcelona is a beautiful, historic, inviting and embracing city with people so friendly and understanding that despite a language barrier, are always loving and cordial.

I’ve been living here for almost a year now and yet, I have been to the beach twice, haven’t tried any platos tipicos de Catalanes, haven’t made any day…


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2020 began with a bang!
With a robust economy, eager investors and unprecedented levels of venture funding, startups had near-perfect conditions to thrive. The investment community entered the year with a record in investment capital for startups.

But as it turns out, the $120 billion capital will not be nearly enough to offset the negative impact of the financial crisis as investors are directing their investments away from high-risk and illiquid upstarts.

Startups, don’t lose heart. There is hope.

Many of the world’s most innovative and notable companies were born during the downturn and especially during the 2008–2009…

Diksha Bathula

If you’re not failing every now and again, it is a sign you’re not doing anything innovative 🚀

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