Seek, Plunnge and more…

My words, my world…

About this blog

My words, my world is my own small place in the information highway. I really enjoy teaching and writing just like how a painter loves painting and forgets everything when he is painting. This blog is my canvas. After taking the Plunnge from the corporate world in 2008 to follow my passion, the thing which has grown is my collection of pens and notepads, my hunger to read and learn, my love to teach and write, my time with my family and friends and most important – my happiness and faith.  Everything else has decreased – like my bank balance, weight, stress etc.

I hope this blog of mine captures my thoughts on this simple little word “passion”. As of today, I define my passion in the following areas

1. My academic work as a teacher – my students, my classes and my reason of leaving the corporate world. I teach subjects that focus on how leaders communicate and get things done. To me, Communication is the most important element of every human. And in the complex world of today, it is crucial that a manager or a leader inspires others to act for a positive action.  So I spend hours researching how leaders speak, write, behave in front of their teams. I hope I create leaders who inspire others for a positive action through their words. It’s a long journey and I am thoroughly enjoying it as I discover myself further. I recently launched my online course to reach a million students who want to learn to speak with confidence and become more successful. Click to access the course here.

2. My writings – my first book Plunnge came out in 2011. It talks about a very simple message “if you want to be a painter, and if you feel you could paint for hours without getting tired and nothing else can give you that high, make painting as your full-time career as well”. And you can remove the word painter and insert anything you feel like – chef, politician, farmer, dancer, engineer, doctor etc. More details are on or My second book Seek got released in 2013. And I wrote it for a 18-25 year old of India. I feel they have a tough challenge ahead of them to choose careers. And again, the book has a simple advice for the young to seek their true calling and passions. My recent book which is my first attempt to write on serious academic topics that I study came out in Nov 2015. This topic of persuasive communication is my research focus as well (Look at point 1 above). I teach communication subjects to the first and second year PGP students at IIM Bangalore and also offer as an Executive Education Program. The name of the book is “What to say and when to Shut up” and has been again published by Penguin Random House India.

I hope this blog helps me write more. I will write on the 2 passions above and on related topics on passion/calling.

I can be found roaming within my alma mater, my pride – IIM Bangalore in the wonderful city of Bengalooru.




9 comments on “About this blog

  1. tushar887
    November 17, 2013

    Hello Sir,
    Yesterday, I got a chance to listen to you in the Toastmasters Conference. And reading your blogs made me realize that I am not the only one whose passions change with time and more importantly, it’s part of growing up.
    I hope that just like you, I too will seek the answers to my calling.m

  2. Nimi Vashi
    November 18, 2013

    Hello sir Do you write book reviews? If yes can you please connect with me for the same at

    • rakeshgodhwani
      November 18, 2013

      Hi Nimi, thanks for writing to me. It really depends on the book/topic and the time i have. So not sure if I can commit. Rgds

  3. Sindhu Shekar
    May 21, 2015

    Hi Rakesh I happen to read one of your books ‘What to say & when to shut up’. I just got hooked to this book and finished it in 3 days. It was a wonderful journey is what I can say. I am a budding trainer thank you so much for this wonderful book. Also I have ordered Seek and I am sure I’ll get hooked again.

    • rakeshgodhwani
      June 9, 2015

      Thank you so much Sindhu. I am glad that you found the book useful.

  4. Manali rane
    May 3, 2016

    Hello, I read ur blog on 3 practical tips to success from ISRO’s – Dr. K. Radhakrishnan. Loved it… I was actually looking for Sir K Radhkrishnan’s biography or any books on his achievements or journey in ISRO. Kindly help me if you know any books about him.

  5. Yellesh
    May 7, 2016

    Hello..I read on your profile that you read a story every night to your kids. As somebody on the lookout for god childrens books for my own kids, I would be interested to know the books you read from. Any specific genre/author/publishing house etc. This is only for me to source them for myself

    • rakeshgodhwani
      May 7, 2016

      I refer to many sources – punchtantra, jataka tales, Vedic stories, fairy tales and many cartoon movies. You could start with going to any good store like Landmark or Crossword in your city and take a walk in the children’s books sections. There are big fat compilations with great illustrations. Enjoy with your child !

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