Posts Tagged ‘Puja Gupta’s Life By Design
Cerebrate is an initiative started by a good friend of mine, Kiruba Shankar. His idea was to get best thinkers and achievers from different fields together for four days of brainstorming and bonding. It’s an hybrid between an invite-only event and an unconference. It’s TED meets FooCamp.
The beauty of the event lies in its diversity and excellence. Each of the achievers are from an unique field. Participants from Advertising, Law, Theatre, Space Technology, Media, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Photograhy and Movies will be spending time together, sharing their experiences, challenges and best practices.
Unlike a traditional conference there will be no audience. Everyone participates in active discussions. Participants bring their ideas, enthusiasm, sense of humour and experiences to share with the rest of the team. They share their dreams, successes, failures, challenges.. Cerebrate is all about enriching oneself with inspiring life lessons from each another.
Now Cerebrate happens over a weekend but then what if people don’t have time? Samuel Eddy, another friend of mine came up with another interesting idea, CerebrateXpress! Now CerebrateXpress is a one day event, concept is same where the achievers meet and share their stories.
The first Cerebrate Xpress event took place in 25 April 2012. The theme of this event is Education. Here are excerpts from the first CerebrateXpress
Life By Design by Puja Gupta, a life center that helps people design their best life
1. The one question education never answer is why should we learn something?
2 .If you don’t look at the past, you may not be able to look at the present or even future
3 .You lack the human touch when you get educated too much: Venkatesh Chandrasekaran
4 .Patience is what the education system should provide: Shiva Kumar
5 .A skill that you can’t use in the right place at the right time is of no use: Shiva Kumar
6 .A person who is educated is one who can Learn, Unlearn and Relearn: Shiva Kumar
7 .In India we want children to remain children for the rest of their lives: Aysha Rao of Little Theatre Trust
8 .Now the education is all about getting your job, we are missing the bigger picture -DrLizAlexander
9 .Careers are not linear and are not meant to be: DrLizAlexander
10. My passion was to work with BBC, but two years passed I realised that Its not my ultimate dream- Dr.Liz Alexander
11 .There are two types of people, people who live by dreams and people who live by excuses: Puja Gupta
12 .Dream is to have a school where we teach the kids about wealth management, relationships