November, 2016

‘Making Others Good – the secret to success’ – a talk by George McCown

George McCown, Director and Chairman of the Management Council at MDC Acquisition Partners Inc. spoke at Ashoka University on the 11th of November 2016. McCown is the founder of the World Business Academy and a mentor to Ashoka University Founder and private equity investor Ashish Dhawan.

IMG_0361Titled Making Others Good – the secret to success, McCown started his conversation with Ashoka students by quoting the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, “I have a favourite quotation from the Upanishads that states- You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” Using this quote, he emphasised through his talk the need to connect that deep desire that we all have within us, to our higher purpose. This, he said will be ‘what ultimately will make us productive for the world’.

“What I learnt were two things. One, making others good does not mean making others feel good. It means caring about others to tell them the truth. Two, there should be a shift from being driven by that ego to being supportive of changes in everything in life.” said Yash Vardhan Gaddhyan, an undergraduate student of Ashoka after the talk.  

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