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Penpositive Outclass

By Penpositive Podcasts
Penpositive Outclass is an Active Learner’s Journal. A reflection of the multitudes within us. Hosted by Vinod Narayan, Founder @ PENPOSITIVE.COM, the community for Active and Productive Learners. Vinod delves into his weekly learnings on Life and Work from Conversations, Articles, Books, Movies Podcasts and More. He wraps up every Podcast by reading a Poem, as poems can give us a perspective of the world that we cannot find otherwise. Reach him at penpositive@gmail.com And Connect on FB | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Telegram @penpositive
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#155 Fights with Diets | Staying Healthy – 4
You need to eat healthy… Did you have your vegetables today… You need all the different colors in your diet.. where is the green here… And then when you lift the green circle piece in your colorful cereal.. they say it don’t count… diets…
09:47
September 24, 2021
#154 Routines to stay Human| Staying Healthy – 3
There is always a routine but some we realize some we don’t. Some naturally become part of us and some naturally we end. But again some routines we need to cultivate and then evolve over time. Now you can Request to join www.penpositive.com. Also you can listen to the weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
09:41
September 23, 2021
#153 Making Pushups Happen | Staying Healthy - 2
There are things we thought we could never do in our life and then we start doing it. We feel good… We also start translating that to other things in life. Things move on… Now you can Request to join www.penpositive.com. Also you can listen to the weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:12
September 22, 2021
#152 Struggles with Weight loss | Staying Healthy - 1
Having some physical activity everyday or at least 3 to 5 days a week is what we hear people say. And there are people who do it and those who don’t. Those who do it also have their own routines and what they consider as their type of physical activity and how strenuous it should be. And then people do it for fun and not so fun. Even our goals for doing it are not necessarily the same. And that is not all there are habits, diets, weight loss and a lot more. Now you can Request to join www.penpositive.com. Also you can listen to the weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
08:49
September 21, 2021
#151 The struggle to be always correct
To be correct always is not possible; To always be wrong is also impossible. The only practical option is to continuously learn and unlearn. But who cares.. everyone just wants to be correct…. all the time…. Now you can Request to join www.penpositive.com. Also you can listen to the weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
04:60
September 20, 2021
#150 Starting from Zero is the fun
I have had several instances in life where I have had to start from scratch. It did not feel that great always. But recently I heard this phrase “Starting from Zero is the fun”. And that got me thinking, why would it be fun? Now you can Request to join www.penpositive.com. Also you can listen to the weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:28
September 19, 2021
#149 Talking to Kids about Stress
Stress is a word I started hearing more when I got into my thirties and from then on, it is a word that I have often used and heard in both my personal and professional life. I also don’t remember my parents having a chat with me about it. Did we stress less back then? But today things are different and these are conversations we should have. Click here to read Rahi's blog. Also you can listen to the weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:27
September 18, 2021
#148 Learning ABC from our Kids
When we consume content do we even bother if it is relevant, valid, true, factual, current. We are bombarded with so much content and information that it needs double the time to figure out if it is something we can rely on. Click here to read Rahi's blog. Also you can listen to the weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
08:06
September 17, 2021
#147 Can’t share food anymore
I grew up sharing food with my classmates and continued to do that while I was working. Till I came to US and figured people have their own dietary restrictions. Even then we had our small group that will sit together and share and eat. And yes this was when we used to go to the offices. But now it looks like sharing our food in school and offices have all ended. Also Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile.  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:15
September 16, 2021
#146 Can I Contradict Myself
I feel like saying something today. tomorrow I might change my stand and people might say you are contradicting your past stand. In a world where contradiction is seen as a very bad thing… is it ok for people to contradict what they say? Also Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:12
September 15, 2021
#145 Feeling Tired Today
Some days you are very tired and you have valid reasons for it. For me when I get tired like that, it also kind of stops my energy in many things including recording this episode. But then some activities have to be done to get the tiredness behind. Also Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:16
September 14, 2021
#144 Can some types of cheating be OK?
So cheating is bad... But can some cheating be ok. Now don't start thinking about all the kind of cheating you have done in life. Because we use the word cheating in a lot of different ways. As of now I am cheating. I will tell you how.  Also Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:35
September 13, 2021
#143 How about learning something New
I keep talking about continuous learning, but then when someone asks me what are you learning, I might have to think. Do books I read count? Does Articles I read count? What about conversations? Videos.. movies?.. just work…? Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:12
September 12, 2021
#142 Conversations & Learnings
There was a time in the past when even short durations could fit in large and meaningful conversations that hang around in your mind even after it is ended. They open up spaces inside us where we can fill in new knowledge and even use that to unlearn some of the things we already know. Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:12
September 11, 2021
#141 Why Should We Create
There is the creator economy. I am not sure if it is for everyone, but I think everyone should create. Becoming a Creator is not about having a million followers. It is much more personal and valuable than that. Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:02
September 10, 2021
#140 Writing is a Houdini Trick
Suspended straight jacket escape is one of the most famous Houdini trick. Yesterday I felt that writing did such a trick for me. It helped me tremendously… to get out of a mental space I was stuck. Not just that I also learned a few things interesting about me. Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:60
September 9, 2021
#139 My space in a Maze
There are feelings that are tough to explain in words. I have such incidents at times. It is weird but I will try to explain it here. or attempt to put it in words. Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:33
September 8, 2021
#138 We change but not all
“The world is changing” He shouted… “I know it dammit” I shouted back at him.. “So what are you going to do about it” he wanted an answer as if he was standing at that tip of change. I kept quiet and looked around me… I had to think.. Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
04:56
September 7, 2021
#137 From Teachers to Facilitators
Is that a long journey…? in 2020 just before the pandemic broke I was at a teacher’s training institute in my home town in Kozhikode, talking to new teachers who were leaving the college that year…. and this was one of the question I had in mind. The Journey to being a teacher is what they had just completed… Now they need to travel to become a facilitator of learning? Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:55
September 6, 2021
#136 Ten Years back I wrote a Novel
A November Sunday a Novel… around 56 thousand words… completely written in a moving train as part of the daily commute to San Francisco in 30 days in a November in 2011. Not sure if One should call it a Novella instead of a Novel. Listen to my weekly podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:33
September 5, 2021
#135 The slow pace of life
I read carl Honore’s ‘In Praise of slowness’ sometime in 2011. I read that after I heard one of his TED talks. I can’t say I have consciously practiced that. But years later when I look back, there are elements of me that has had an interesting pace. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:46
September 4, 2021
#134 The power of 30 Day Challenges
I am a big fan of 30 day challenges. Doing something for 30 days. This can be anything from exercising or walking to cooking or blogging. Anything you can imagine and you can put that into a 30 day challenge format. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:50
September 3, 2021
#133 The Beauty for Iterations
If there is one thing that I have learned being an agile practitioner for the past 10+ years is that Iterations are so powerful. Not the duration in which you do the iteration. But just the process of iteration. And yes retrospect at the end of it. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:20
September 2, 2021
#132 The Struggle to be Honest
Is being honest easy for people. We all know that honesty is the best thing to do and yet there is so much dishonesty in this world. Many cases people even rationalize the action and don’t consider them as dishonest. So is being honest a struggle? Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
04:41
September 1, 2021
#131 Getting Out of a Country
Today as I was driving my son to school, we were listening to the American Life Podcast that narrated the plight of an Afghan family trying to get out of the country. A heart wrenching story explained through the conversation of two people. Listening to that my mind went back more than 4 decades to a time in Iran when I was probably 8 years old. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:30
August 31, 2021
#130 Negative people on day 1 at work
I don’t know if you have felt this way. Your enthusiasm of being at work on the first day is burst like a balloon by people who tell you have bad things are…. what kind of a mess you have gotten into… OK may be not day 1 but as you go by the week. Well I have and when I tried to analyze more in that my reading was way different. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
08:01
August 30, 2021
#129 What excited me immediately after college
Yesterday I was thinking about all those things that excited me immediately after college. Just one of those weird trips I make into the past. And I was surprised with what I found. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:22
August 29, 2021
#128 My Battles with Smoking
They say just go cold turkey… In terms of smoking… just quit… don’t do a reducing the smoke…. just quit… if not possible take help… I have had my long struggles with the habit. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:08
August 28, 2021
#127 Our Relationship with work
The question is becoming even more relevant with time. May be it is because there is choice. In olden days the choice was non existent for a majority of people. The elite always had choices. That is why we see that when the masses toiled in fields and factories… the elites dabbled on poetry and philosophy. Things have changed. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:15
August 27, 2021
#126 Who are our Friends?
I am not even trying to ask myself who are my true friends. In a world where everything is a friend request… who are our friends? Are they the people you interact with daily or is it those who just are there when you need them. For that to sink in I might have to take you through my friends list. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:25
August 26, 2021
#125 Keeping Passion Separate From Work
Before I start I want to tell you all that, this is what I think now and I might change my thought down the line when I understand life better. Like many others I also grew up hearing that ‘follow your passion’. If you start getting paid for what you like to do then you will never have to work a single day. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
09:21
August 25, 2021
#124 Becoming a Learning Machine
I am sure you would have heard this term ‘Learning machine’ to talk about oneself or others. The first time I heard something similar to this was probably in the movie First Blood where they refer to Rambo as a ‘Killing Machine’. We have come a long way from aspiring to be a ‘Killing Machine’ to being a ‘Learning Machine’. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:19
August 24, 2021
#123 The need to Transform ourselves
Transformation means a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. And I get it that most transformations that are evident and get popular in social media and so on are transformations of appearance… And it is interesting to note that even for human beings the transformation is always hailed as physical while the major transformation is what can happen within us. Listen to my new podcast 'The Minimal Agilist' https://anchor.fm/minimalagile. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:46
August 23, 2021
#122 Toxic Productivity
Yesterday when I wrote about Toxic Positivity there was another Toxicity that was bothering me. This is Toxic Productivity. In the same way as the other, Toxic Productivity is this obsession with being productive in every waking minute we have in the world. May be even increasing the waking hour we have. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:15
August 22, 2021
#121 Toxic Positivity
Recently I have heard this phrase called toxic positivity and it is rampant on social media. For those who do not know what toxic positivity is, it is this obsession with positivity…. the concept that every individual should give a positive spin to everything that happens in life. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
09:15
August 21, 2021
#120 When School started again
This is a Parent’s chronicle. You want to read my son’s narrative you can go to his blog and read 44/365 My first day of school. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:36
August 20, 2021
#119 Employee Mental Health
Recently I see many articles on employee mental health and even companies being concerned about it. Also companies have been started to just address this space. What I am not sure is if it has always been a concern or the pandemic just made people discuss this more. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
09:28
August 19, 2021
#118 Two things that my son wrote
In this episode I want to talk about two posts that my son wrote in the past week. Here are the two Posts if you wish to read 39/365 What it’s like to be the youngest family member 36/365 What it’s like to be a teen Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:31
August 18, 2021
#117 Looking Good, Feeling Good & Being Good
Today as I went for my morning walk I was listening to a podcast in which they were mentioning about looking good and exercising and how it helps people in how they feel and this thought popped up in my mind. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:13
August 17, 2021
#116 A Ritual for initiating a change
Change is always an interesting topic for me, may be because we talk about it a lot in our agile world. But the change I wanted to talk today is about personal change. It is true that on a personal level change happens always. Some knowingly and some unknowingly. And at other times we have to initiate a change. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:02
August 16, 2021
#115 I am a girl from Africa by Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Today let’s talk about an interesting memoir that I read. Written by Elizabeth Nyamayaro ‘I am a girl from Africa’ is a a fascinating read. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
09:54
August 15, 2021
#114 Thoughts that make you feel stuck
Sometimes a thought comes to your mind and refuses to go away. As I struggle to make sense of it… as I try to understand where that thought came from and what its significance is it continues to grow… And it gets uncomfortable. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:01
August 14, 2021
#113 Parenting across three worlds
When I was a kid I think I had way less of generation gap with my parents. It was like we all lived in pretty much the same world. We watched the same movies.. we were interested in the same news about the world. We even had similar tastes and food and so on. Not that everything was identical but there was way more similarities. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:44
August 13, 2021
#112 What does family mean to us?
It runs in the family… family has your back… we are all a big family…. beyond our own ideas of a family… big or small.. over the years we have been come across many references of family. Always family is something that is close to you or brings you closer to someone else in this world unlike any other person. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:08
August 12, 2021
#111 Wasting time like there is always enough
Now at 50 when I look back, one question that comes to my mind is have I wasted time. The answer is yes. There have been so many instances when I could have used my time better. May be it was because I did not know back then what I know now. So even if I were to go back and try it all out again it will be the same. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:51
August 11, 2021
#110 Making a small change to my exercise routine
Routines have been part of my life for a while. I had to change some. So here you go. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:18
August 10, 2021
#109 Felt like old times again
Yesterday we were invited to a small gathering.. a party to be precise… after over 1.5 years this is the first house visit in a way… no we did go to our cousin’s place for a birthday party… But this was the one in which it felt like old times for a while. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:46
August 9, 2021
#108 The Block feature on Social Media
As a content creator one of the most amazing and useful feature I use is the block feature. But the general thought of blocking is negative… personal I find this a very positive feature. One that enables us to keep people who don’t behave away from your content. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
10:02
August 8, 2021
#107 Social Media and Stress Relief
Today Morning I wrote a blog post about Social Media and then by evening my thoughts had changed. Let me take you there. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
09:19
August 7, 2021
#106 Focus Not on hours but Value Delivered
In a recent call that I did with a group of college students over zoom I told them that while we would think a company pays us for the hours we work or be available that is not the way we should look at it. We should look at the value we deliver. Let us explore. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
08:32
August 6, 2021
#105 In a Cinema theater after so long
Finally after one and a half years I get to watch a movie in the theaters… Sharing my joy and how it transported me to places. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:39
August 5, 2021
#104 A good pair of shoes for better walking
This is not an advertisement for any particular brand of shoes… but it can be an advertisement to start walking. It will make you feel better and you can walk better with a pair of shoes. Sharing some experience with you. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
08:18
August 4, 2021
#103 A short road trip after a very long time
I am back after our short trip to Oregon. It feels good being back home… Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:07
August 3, 2021
#102 An Act of Kindness
Today’s episode was inspired by a quote from Aesop Tales “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:58
August 2, 2021
#101 The cost of being ourselves
Today’s Podcast was inspired by a quote by Jeff Kinney “Be Yourself and people will like you” Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:59
August 1, 2021
#100 Shaking the World
Today’s Podcast was inspired by a quote by Mahatma Gandhi. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world”. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:07
July 31, 2021
#99 Why we should talk about Community.
Today’s Podcast was inspired by a quote by Jean Vanier… “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
06:18
July 30, 2021
#98 What makes you happy?
Today’s episode was inspired by a quote by Dalai Lama…. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:48
July 29, 2021
#97 A good side of everything?
Today’s Podcast was inspired by the quote “Train your mind to see the good in every situation.” The author of the quote as I understand is unknown. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
04:20
July 28, 2021
#96 Why the heck should we plan?
Today’s episode was inspired by a quote by Earl Nightingale “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:36
July 27, 2021
#95 That is a lot is Positivity
Today’s Podcast was inspired by a quote by Jim Thompson “Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive.” Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
07:05
July 26, 2021
#94 The importance of Failure
Today’s episode was inspired by this quote by Michael Jordan “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:43
July 25, 2021
#93 Pursuing what you want
Today’s episode is inspired by a quote by Oprah Winfrey “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” Joining our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:51
July 24, 2021
#92 When we struggle with goals
Today’s podcast is inspired by a quote by Tony Robbins “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible”. Joining our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:58
July 23, 2021
#91 Looking in the wrong places
We never find things where they are. same goes with people and solutions to problems and so on. Today's podcast was inspired by a quote by Jodi Picoul “Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” Joining our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:05
July 22, 2021
#90 Keeping your face always toward the sun
I need some positive vibes and I am using this podcast to get there. For the next few days I am planning to do a daily short session just to feel good. Today's podcast was inspired by a quote by Walt Whitman "Keep your face always toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you" Joining our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Twitter: https://twitter.com/penpositive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penpositive Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
05:32
July 21, 2021
#89 Only if Love should Pierce You
It is EP 89 and not 90 as I say in the Podcast. The title is a poem by Salvatore Quasimodo. As usual let’s do our retrospective. It was a OK week. That is not all.... please listen and leave some good reviews. Share your thoughts on the Podcast's Website, Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Embark on Your Learning Journey by joining our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Clubhouse: @vinodnarayan https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
13:56
July 19, 2021
#88 When Improvements do not happen
My Podcast has started to feel a lot like a meditation when weekly I get to look back at my week and without being aware this will be public analyze it. Welcome to my retrospective this week. As the title says none of my improvements worked this week. But a few things did go well and here is my son's blog that I was mentioning on my podcast. Click Here to read Rahi's Blog. That is not all.... please listen and leave some good reviews. Share your thoughts on the Podcast's Website, Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Embark on Your Learning Journey by joining our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/  Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Clubhouse: @vinodnarayan https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan
18:16
July 12, 2021
#87 We can look back and think and Retrospect
Changing this Podcast to a Retrospective format. Answering three questions every week…  What Went Well? What did not go well? What will I improve? That is not all.... please listen and leave some good reviews. Share your thoughts on the Podcast's Website. Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Clubhouse: @vinodnarayan https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
19:22
July 5, 2021
#86 Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
This week had a few lows and I believe in life's lows are evened out by other incidents and vice versa. Here are what we will go through.  The news of the sad demise of a friend How can we be more relaxed and less stressed? How can we help people speak in English? How can I contribute better on Social Media How I used Clubhouse as an Educator and Learner I have restarted reading Seth Godin’s Blog daily. An interesting Podcast is 'In The Bubble With Andy Slavitt' Aome interesting conversations I had last week A chance encounter and introduction Poem of the Week is by the French Poet Jacques Prevert That is not all.... please listen and leave some good reviews. Share your thoughts on the Podcast's Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Clubhouse: @vinodnarayan https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
27:48
June 28, 2021
#85 Father’s Day | Parallel Curriculum | Habits and Projects | Poems and more
On this week there is a lot to unpack and here you go. But before that to donate and support my friend Abdul Bari for his treatment please visit at https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-roomani-umme. Here are what is packed into this episode. Now at 100K on Clubhouse. Father’s day Thoughts A Parallel Curriculum in schools Difference between a Habit and a project.  When Covid gets very close to you. Podcast mentioned in this Episode. It’s been a minute With Sam Sanders Act up - A History of Aids/HIV Activism  Interesting Conversations I had. Interacting with Students of Palghat GEC on Engineering and Professionalism Speaking at the Hackathon for Kerala Police on the Perils and Promise of Social Media  Reading Week in Kerala Poem by Carl Sandburg - A Father to his Son. That is not all.... please listen and leave some good reviews. Share your thoughts on the Podcast's Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Clubhouse: @vinodnarayan https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
19:40
June 21, 2021
#84 Environment, Skater Girl, Social Media, WEN I-TO and More
This week we have a packed episode and here are some of the things that are on my mind menu served on this week's Podcast. Using Social Media and my Time Daily Writing Exercise started. Started reading the Book Hype by Gabrielle Bluestone World Environment Day, What Am I doing ? Is startup for everyone? When to change a Job? Ask What is our Social Media Usage Patten Skater Girl on Netflix. Watch it Today.. Now!!! Poetry: Purpose By WEN I-TO That is not all.... please listen and leave some good reviews. Share your thoughts on the Podcast's Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Clubhouse: @vinodnarayan https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
28:39
June 14, 2021
#83 My Clubhouse experience after the Android Launch
I have been having clubhouse for five months now, but I have used more of it in the last one week since the Android version was launched. Why..? And what does that mean now. Here is what I think.  Here is what I have in the Podcast, No poems this Episode. Why I Joined Clubhouse (& When) The impact of Android Release The Malayali Factor Why Am I on Clubhouse Now What do I do on Clubhouse? Clubhouse vs Podcast Current Interest in Clubhouse Current Concerns in Clubhouse Future Capabilities I wish to see How do I plan to use it in the future What about Clubhouse Copycats? Share your thoughts on the Podcast's Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Clubhouse: @vinodnarayan https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
35:53
June 7, 2021
#82 As I complete half a century
Today I complete 50 years of existence... or living I guess... No this is not an episode on that... but just that it happen coincidentally on the day I am recording this Podcast. I also decided to structure the Podcast in a different format.  Here is what you have in this Episode... What’s Happening in my life What is in my mind? What did I Read ? What did I Listen? What Conversations did I have? What am I Learning? What else is worth mentioning? Poetry: City that does not sleep by Federico García Lorca Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
26:21
May 31, 2021
#81 We all Learn so we can outclass Ourselves
In Today’s Outclass we have a lot to cover. Here is a Glimpse of what we have Today.  What is an Outclass?  The Need for us all to be Healthcare Literate.  We all Walk in Different Woods - Some Thoughts Who is a Professional in Your Opinion? What Seth Godin Says about Professionals in his book ‘The Practice’  A Conversation on Movies and what is the future of entertainment Poetry: Today I Like Life Less By César Vallejo To Listen to the Book Intro Videos on Penpositive YouTube Channel that was mentioned in the Podcast. And do Subscribe to the channel if you like Work by James Suzman:  https://youtu.be/d1HqANVg-gI  To Raise a Boy by Emma Brown: https://youtu.be/JX7ZyopPBcE Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
33:00
May 24, 2021
#80 Learn from every thing you consume | An Active Learner’s Journal
Restarting the Podcast as a weekly podcast and this time it is not just longer but it also touches up on a range of Topics. here are some of them A question that came to me (Do You want to be a Product Manager) On the Podcast 'People I Mostly Admire" On Recent movies I watched, Nayattu & The Spy  The Book 'The Hype Machine' by Sinan Aral Poems by Palesthinian Poet Mehmoud Darwish & Israeli Poet Yahuda Amichai Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/
50:02
May 17, 2021
#79 | A Change | From Daily to Weekly
I think I have achieved what I wanted with this daily Journal. I am shifting this podcast to a weekly Podcast publishing every Monday. Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
06:37
May 13, 2021
#78 How Productive should we be?
Today the thought of productivity came into my mind. And also a poem by Philip Levine Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
11:19
May 12, 2021
#77 If We Are Not Allowed To Laugh
Today Let us ponder about laughter. And also read Pablo Neruda’s Poem ‘Your Laughter’ Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
09:36
May 11, 2021
#76 Opposition by Mitsuharu Kaneko
Today not feeling well so instead of the Journal piece I am just going to read a poem by the Japanese Poet Mitsuharu Kaneko Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive  Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
03:28
May 10, 2021
#75 How we make others feel
Today it is Maya Angelou.. Podcasts Website Penpositive Outclass: https://penpositiveoutclass.com/ Connect on Social Media: Follow in Social Media: https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan Reach me on Telegram: https://t.me/penpositive Embark on Your Learning Journey Join Our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ 
05:50
May 9, 2021
#74 Keeping Your Word | My Daily Podcasting Journal
We stick to our commitments sometimes and we don’t at times.. either way if we continue that... we become that... that nature of ours is want we will be identified with...
08:46
May 8, 2021
#73 Finding & Creating Oneself | My Daily Podcasting Journal
A quote by Bernard Shaw and a Poem my Cesar Vallejo... And some rant about Life...
08:09
May 7, 2021
#72 Consistency With A Low Bar | My Daily Podcasting Journal
Consistency is more important that how high you go... I heard about it today while listening to Sendhil Mullainathan on The Knowledge Project Podcast. Also in this episode I have a quote by Bruce Springsteen. And a Poem by Edith Södergran.
12:06
May 6, 2021
#71 The Multitudes we have | Daily Podcasting Journal
We all have Multitudes in us... we collaborate and contradict and create conflict.
10:01
May 5, 2021
#70 Idealist to a Cynic | Daily Podcasting Journal
A quote by George Carlin and a Poem by Boris Pasternak.
11:06
May 4, 2021
#69 To Breathe | My Daily Podcasting Journal
Today the thought that came to mind was about Breathing. Also a poem by Pierre Reverdy. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
07:53
May 3, 2021
#68 I am Ignorant | My Daily Podcasting Journal
Today's Podcast is about ignorance. I am ignorant. In fact my FB Profile description was as follows "In ignorance we think we are something; As knowledge creeps in we realize we are nothing" We live in a world we all need certainty and there is nothing like that. What we can do is to continuously learn. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
14:15
May 2, 2021
#67 I don’t choose my battles |My Daily Podcasting Journal
Do we have a choice on which battles should we fight. Not always I guess. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
11:55
May 1, 2021
#66 It’s ok to Cry | My Daily Podcasting Journal
Why is it that we try not to cry when we grow up. We should cry because we can. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
07:38
April 30, 2021
#65 Stay Masked | My Daily Podcasting Journey
Today I was thinking about masks.... and decided to go there... Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
12:60
April 28, 2021
#64 Why do I do What I do? | On Parables By Franz Kafka | My Daily Podcasting Journal
So today the question that came to mind is why am I doing what I am doing. And I wanted to read some Kafka. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
16:29
April 28, 2021
#63 Started walking in the Morning | My Daily Journal
Yes... I was able to move my 5 mile walk to the morning.... The Daily Journal format is continuing. Today we have quote and poem from Rilke. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
10:26
April 27, 2021
#62 Move Our Body | Penpositive Daily Podcast
Today let us talk about moving our body... I made some changes to my usual routine.... And yes we have poems by Spanish Poet Antonio Machado. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
17:40
April 26, 2021
#61 April 23 was World Book Day
Ok so I have a new format. A poem, A Quote and some talk... The poem is by Paul Valery and Quote is by Umberto Eco.... Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
15:09
April 25, 2021
#60 In the Night by Else lasker-schüler | Penpositive Poetry Podcast
Today let us read a poem by Else lasker-schüler. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
07:36
April 24, 2021
#59 The City by Constantine P. Cavafy | Penpositive Poetry Podcast
Today I bring you the poem ‘The City’ by the Greek Poet Constantine P. Cavafy. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
06:11
April 23, 2021
#58 On My Birthday by Rabindranath Tagore | Penpositive Poetry Podcast
Today I bring you the poem ‘On My Birthday’ by Rabindranath Tagore. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
06:12
April 22, 2021
#57 Nightsong by Louis O. Coxe | Poetry Podcast
Today we will take a look at Nightsong by Louis O.Coxe. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
05:35
April 21, 2021
#56 The Money Cry by Peter Davison | Poetry Podcast
Today we have the poem 'The Money Cry’ by Peter Davison. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
06:31
April 20, 2021
#55 Rent by Jane Cooper | Poetry Podcast
Today I bring you the poem ‘Rent’ by Jane Cooper. Reach me https://linktr.ee/vinodnarayan
06:57
April 19, 2021
#54 | In the Trail of the Wind | Native American Poems
Today I want to read from a book I picked...
05:00
April 18, 2021
#53 Slowing Down
Today’s poem is called Slowing Down... Join me. You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
03:20
April 16, 2021
#52 My Travels | My Poetry Therapy
Today’s poem is called my Travels... Join me. You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
02:34
April 16, 2021
#51 | Freedom With An Apology | My Poetry Therapy
I wrote this poem after I read an incident where a person who was incarcerated for most part of his Adulthood was let go after they found new evidence that proved him not guilty. You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
03:25
April 15, 2021
#50 My Life in an Hour | My Poetry Therapy
Today is a poem I wrote in 2009 chronicling the first one hour of my day. You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
03:14
April 14, 2021
#49 | Where Did I Go Without A Hint? | My Poetry Therapy
Today’s poem I had written in 2007 and after a short break from writing. You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
04:04
April 13, 2021
#48 Today’s Poem is ‘Life Sailor’ | My Poetry Therapy
Today I present you a poem that has both love and life and love life.... You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
03:06
April 12, 2021
#47 | Droplets Of Life | Poetry Podcast
A poem about life and what we have and not and what we lose... May be... You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
04:02
April 11, 2021
#46 Beloved's Arrival | Poetry Podcast
Today let us have a Poem. May be will follow this route for a few days. You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
04:13
April 10, 2021
#45 Today’s Word is ‘KIDS’ | My Podcasting Word Therapy
Today's word is 'KIDS'.. let us see where that takes us. You can also read me on https://vinodnarayan.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
05:03
April 8, 2021
#44 Today's Word is Pointless | My Podcasting Word Therapy
Today's word is Pointless.. let us see where that takes us. You can also read me on Medium https://penpositive.medium.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
03:44
April 8, 2021
#43 Childhood is the word today | My Podcasting Word Therapy
After the 30 day challenge I was thinking hard if I should continue this daily podcast. At the end of it I decided I am going to continue. But a small change. Now before I make the Podcast I write it where I use the word as a writing Prompt. You can also start read me on Medium https://penpositive.medium.com/ Social Media Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Twitter https://twitter.com/penpositive Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
04:34
April 7, 2021
#42 My 30 Day Podcasting Challenge ends today.
And finally 30 days are over. What is it next? Will I continue. Did I get what I set out for...? Let's connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
12:33
April 5, 2021
#41 | Today’s Word is ‘ENTERTAIN’ | My Podcasting Word Therapy
The word is entertain and I did not have any clue in what to speak. Today is also the 29th day of my 30 day Podcasting Challenge. Let us see where this takes us. May be I am tired. Let's connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
08:48
April 4, 2021
#40 Today’s Word is Conflict | My Podcasting Word Therapy
Conflict... that is the word today.... let us see where that takes us today. Let's connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
07:55
April 4, 2021
#39 Today’s word is ‘FAMILY’ | National Poetry Month 2021
Family... that is the word today.... let us see where that takes us. Let's connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Join our Active Learning Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
07:08
April 3, 2021
#38 Today’s Word is ‘Fight’ | National Poetry Month 2021 | My Podcasting Word Therapy
Today it is not just a new word, it is also poetry. Today is the National Poetry Month in United States... And the word is 'Fight'. Let us see where that takes me. Let's connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
14:06
April 1, 2021
#37 Today’s Word is ‘LIFE’ | My Podcasting Word Therapy
As part of my experiments with words today I got the word ‘LIFE’. Here is what comes to mind. Let's connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
11:34
April 1, 2021
#36 Today’s Word is ‘BLOOD’ | My Podcasting Word Therapy
Last few days I have been wondering if content creation can have a therapeutic value. Creating Videos is fine but the whole process of uploading and Thumb-nailing is personally very stressful for me. Creation is fun and promotion is tiring I guess. So attempting the Podcasts as a form of Therapy for myself. Let us see. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com or Connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/ and share your thoughts Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
09:49
March 31, 2021
#35 An Experiment with a Word
This is an experiment. Trying to see what comes into my mind when I think about a word.... Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/penpositive/  Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
11:32
March 30, 2021
#34 Think Again By Adam Grant | Book Podcast
Amazing Book and not just that looks like I have got a new idea for my continued podcasts. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
11:07
March 29, 2021
#33 Indulging In Poetry
I have been waiting to do this episode since I did the episode on Corporate Poetry Experiments. Let us indulge in some Poetry. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
05:34
March 28, 2021
#32 The Case for a Parallel Curriculum
Curriculums can get obsolete so isn't it high time we talk about having parallel curriculums focussed on employability that kids can choose based on their interests. Today is Day 20 of my 30 day Podcasting Challenge. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
10:38
March 27, 2021
#31 Starting to Read Later in Life
I have always felt bad that I was not much of a reader as a kid and now when I love to read things have changed. Today is Day 19 of my 30 day Podcasting Challenge. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
17:31
March 26, 2021
#30 Reading Comics as a Kid
Taking a walk down the memory Lane thinking about comics and reading. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
10:42
March 25, 2021
#29 On Time & Planning
When I decided to change the way I create the podcasts that now requires some changing and some planning. That is what we will cover in this Podcast. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
07:57
March 24, 2021
#28 Attempting a Video Podcast
I am trying Video Podcast, meaning I am changing the way I record. I am doing it as a Video and making it available for Podcast. That helps me have the content in multiple formats and available to a larger group of people. I hope to have them on my YouTube and my Instagram. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
09:25
March 23, 2021
#27 What I learned about what I love to do
When we hear side hustles we often think of a day when these will become the main activity in our life. Or will it. My personal experience is I have more than once tried and failed in that attempt. And I think it has to do with me and not with the idea being impossible. But anyway want to share that with you all. Do Email Me on any Topics or any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
12:31
March 22, 2021
#26 The Lonely Century By Noreena Hertz
This is the Lonely Century says Noreena Hertz. An interesting read. Do Email Me on Topics and any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
12:54
March 21, 2021
#25 Lifetime Warranty; But Whose?
In this episode sharing a small story from my twenties. As story about Lifetime Warranty. Do Email Me on Topics and any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
10:27
March 20, 2021
#24 The Failure of your idea of Success
What will happen to you when someone tells you that you are not successful. May be you will be shocked, May be you will object.. May be you will be confused. When I heard that I was probably drunk and so after 20 years I am making this podcast. Do Email Me on Topics and any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
17:32
March 19, 2021
#23 Reprogramming The American Dream | Book Podcast
There are many Technology books that are written for Non Tech folks mainly focussed on the Impact side of it. To Work, To Life and To Society. Here is an interesting book by Kevin Scott, the CTO of Microsoft and as it says From Rural America to Silicon Valley - Making Serve for us all. Do Email Me on Topics and any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
21:24
March 18, 2021
#22 How scheduling a Meeting in the Mother's Room taught me Inclusivity
How did we learn about inclusiveness? It was not very long ago for me when an incident hit hard and made me realize how little I think and try to understand about others. That is the topic for day 10 of my 30 day podcasting Challenge. Do Email Me on Topics and any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
12:60
March 17, 2021
#21 The 365 Days Parenting project
As Parents with teenage kids many of us go through this time when we wonder if there is a communication gap that is building between us. And none of us want our kids to distance themselves from us as the grow. I did a project a few years back with my daughter who was in high school back then and today I am starting the same project with my son. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
09:38
March 16, 2021
#20 Better Not Perfect By Max H. Bazerman | Book Podcast
Day 8 of my 30 day Challenge. What are you aiming for? Better or Perfect? Written by Max H. Bazerman 'Better Not Perfect is will interest you if you like the topics of Goodness, Ethics and negotiating for common good and even agreeing to disagree. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
19:23
March 15, 2021
#19 Prosperity Paradox by Clayton Christensen | Book Podcast
Day 7 of my 30 day Challenge Written by Clayton Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon Prosperity Paradox will be an interesting book for those keen on understanding the connection on business and society. The book puts forth the argument that Market Creating Innovations help nations lift their society from Poverty. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
22:47
March 14, 2021
#18 Loonshots By Safi Bahcall | Book Podcast
Loonshots in my opinion is a must read for Entrepreneurs and business folks and also people in research. Through industries and stories Safi takes you through some very interesting observations that can change the way you see organizations and innovation. This is Day 6 of my 30 Day Podcasting Challenge. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
20:11
March 13, 2021
#17 Two Books of Cal Newport | Deep Work & Digital Minimalism
Day 5 of my 30 day podcasting challenge. These two books of Cal Newport I had read back to back. I know I have done a video on Deep Work but not on Digital Minimalism. Today I thought let me take both of them and do a Podcast. What I felt and what I tried and what worked. Well doing it with minimal distraction. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
20:27
March 12, 2021
#16 Poetry in Corporate Life
Day 4 of 30 Day Podcasting Challenge. Today I wanted to share with you some ideas I toyed on a few years back... bringing Poetry into the Corporate sector... Rather than the business value of it I was trying to bring something from my life on to my work and see if they can mix well. Sharing with you that idea and a blog post that I wrote back then. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
16:46
March 11, 2021
#15 Change by Damon Centola | Book Podcast
Day 3 of my 30 day Podcasting Challenge. Introducing to you the amazing book Change by Damon Centola. A must read to understand how big Social changes happen. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
19:25
March 10, 2021
#14 Chatter by Ethan Kross | Book Podcast
Today is day 2 of the 30 day challenge and let us talk about the book Chatter by Ethan Kross. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
17:50
March 9, 2021
#13 A 30 Day Challenge begins Today!
I love 30 day challenges that help you push yourself on doing something. It gives you an opportunity to try something consistently. I do a few of these every year. And today I am starting a 30 Day Challenge for Podcasts. The goal is to make podcasting a habit and natural. Not perfect but consistent and daily for the next 30 days. Will decide if I need to continue same frequency after that. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/  Connect on Instagram @penpositive or on Clubhouse @vinodnarayan
21:52
March 8, 2021
#12 What the heck is Clubhouse? | Penpositive.com
If you are not yet in there you might start hearing about it... Clubhouse is a by invite only Social Media Experience and here is my experience being part of it for just 15 days. My Clubhouse ID is @vinodnarayan. Or Search for Vinod Narayan. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/
26:02
February 22, 2021
#11 Upstream By Dan Heath | Book Talk
A wonderful read from the first page. Learned so much... And want to share some of that with you. You should get your copy and read. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/
29:36
February 17, 2021
#10 Active & Productive Learners
What is an Active Learner. How can we make our learning productive. I am going to share a few things in that regard. The fundamental philosophy of learning on which Penpositive is based. Do Email Me any Comments/Suggestions: agile@penpositive.com Join the Community: https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channels Penpositive: https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Personal: https://www.youtube.com/vinodnarayan Poetry & Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/
18:17
February 12, 2021
#9 Nine Lies About Work | Book Talk
A fascinating book 'Nine Lies About Work' by Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall. Loved and what to share with you my learning experience in detail. Connect with me: https://www.penpositive.com Share your thoughts via email agile@penpositive.com
29:16
January 30, 2021
#8 Agile Conversations with Siraj Sirajuddin
I had an amazing conversation with Temenos Co-Founder Siraj Sirajuddin back in November 2020. This was a conversation that is up on the Penpositive YouTube channel. But thought it would be great to have the conversation on the Podcast as well.  You can visit Temenos Agility at https://www.visiontemenos.com/ You can be part of Penpositive at https://www.penpositive.com You can reach me via email agile@penpositive.com
22:30
January 25, 2021
#7 Penpositive With Usha
The podcast gets a facelift with Usha joining, but I am still the same. In this first episode of us together we talk about relationships and how the stay at home is impacting....
30:21
November 29, 2020
#6 Are You Scrum Positive?
This is an interesting question and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the same... Reach me at agile@penpositive.com if you are interested in chatting more on this. Join Our Community https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe To YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Email Me Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com
20:00
November 16, 2020
#5 How I became a Scrum Master
In this episode I want to share with you how I became a Scrum Master. May be next time I will share some of my experiences. Join Our Community https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe To YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Email Me Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com
26:14
October 14, 2020
#4 My Octopus Teacher on Netflix
My Octopus Teacher should be your next watch on Netflix... Fascinating beyond words... Join Our Community https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe To YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Email Me Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com
10:47
September 21, 2020
#3 Digital Transformation | Book Podcast
Tom Siebel’s Book ‘Digital Transformation’ is what we have on this Podcast... A fascinating must read for anyone interested in knowing more about Digital Transformation and how it impacts the business... Join Our Community https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe To YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Email Me Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com
36:16
September 10, 2020
#2 Billion Dollar Brand Club | Book Podcast
Lawrence Ingrassia’s Billion Dollar Book Club is a fascinating read on the Direct to Consumer Business Model and all the disruptions that have happened and happening... A must read.... Join Our Community https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe To YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Email Me Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com
28:18
September 2, 2020
#1 Penpositive, me and my world during this time
This is the first Episode after my last attempt of this Podcast that did not last beyond 4 Episode... A solo rant during this time... that is all... Join Our Community https://www.penpositive.com Subscribe To YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/penpositive Email Me Comments/Suggestions: penpositive@gmail.com
29:26
August 14, 2020