Raj is an Associate Director - Content & Research at AICL Communications Ltd. He previously worked as an Assistant Vice President of Investment Publishing, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse. He is also a storyteller, columnist and speaker. Raj holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur.
Modern science, according to Carl Sagan, is a voyage into the unknown with a lesson in humility at every stop. The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential to disrupt our ‘way of life’ could very well be one such voyage through 2018.
Being in the finance industry as an editor for over a decade, I have always wondered why financial analysts speak or write the way they do. In fact, no industry has made incomprehensibility so much respectable as much as the finance industry has done.
Letting go of an unsatisfying career was a critical part of creating a life without regrets. Finding a purpose was another. Self-help gurus often harp on making your passion your profession. But I have realized along the way: Passion is often overrated. Passion blinds your vision and clouds your judgment. Purpose, on the other hand, drives you to stay relevant and respond faster to rapid changes.
I’m not a big fan of reality TV, but there’s one show that I watch without fail since it started airing in India – Shark Tank. For the uninitiated, Shark Tank provides aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to seek capital in exchange for equity to a panel of ‘Sharks,’ which includes billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful”).