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22nd Edition of The Spark – January 2019

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Hello!

On this youth day, we start off this edition with Swami Vivekananda’s most popular quote. This quote is enough to inspire any youth anywhere.

The banner image features a moon rover built by Team Indus. They designed the rover as a part of the Google Lunar X Prize. However, the team and their competitors fell short of the deadline to win a funding for the winner from Google.

However, they did not give up. It seems like it will finally go to the moon with NASA’s help. It is shortlisted by NASA to “fly scientific and commercial cargo to the moon” over the next 10 years. The team says it is still in the early stages but it will be #moonbound. Read about their mission.

We also have a blog about how Swami Vivekananda’s life can be an inspiration to millions of entrepreneurs worldwide. His life itself was a message. We also have interesting articles from the web about capitalizing on your team’s diversity, the top leaders to watch out for in 2019, and how to take measure of innovation.

Swami Vivekananda was against procrastination. He campaigned for the youth to take right actions and now. The ‘Innovation Paradox’ section is a contrary to the great monk’s message but we are in this setting more often. Hope it brings you a smile.

Let us take inspiration from the Youth Icon Swami Vivekananda this National Youth Day.

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Chief Innovation Coach

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Pearls of Entrepreneurship from the Life of Swami Vivekananda

Vivekananda was against totalitarianism and fanaticism of all kinds. He campaigned against them wherever he traveled. However, more than his timeless messages to the youth, his life life itself is an example to millions of entrepreneurs.

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AROUND THE WEB

The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

This is Fortune magazine’s annual list of the greatest thinkers, speakers, and doers who are stepping up to meet today’s challenges.

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The Five Dimensions of Curiosity

Psychologists have compiled a research on benefits of curiosity. It enhances intelligence, it increases perseverance, or grit, it propels us toward deeper engagement, superior performance, and meaningful goals.

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How to Capitalize on Your Team’s Diversity

The reality of working in highly diverse groups or organizations is not all positive. Having diverse group members can also lower cohesion and raise conflict due to interpersonal differences.

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Taking the Measure of Innovation

The R&D conversion metrics show that higher spend does not inevitably translate to stronger performance. That should come as no surprise to seasoned executives and analysts. Rather, when we benchmarked companies within select industries, results varied markedly.

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