About Hari


I am new to the world of knowledge at 21(slightly late I know).I recently fell in love with books and unbound human potential that we see everywhere around us.I love running,playing the guitar,keyboard,dark chocolate,coffee,healthy and wholesome food,books of all kinds and everything that makes me a better person than I was a day before.

An idea worth spreading

Nothing very inspiring,but do anything,if anything at all to satisfy yourself,not to impress.

I'm passionate about

Stuff that usually goes unnoticed,Music,Reading,Writing,Cooking,Running,Frugality,Knowing the 'Whats' and 'Whys' about things I come across

Talk to me about

Anything and everything

My TED story

My TED story began with the first TEDx event that my seniors organised in my college. I have been to TEDx events whenever they have been organised within places I can reach in a matter of under 12 hours, and have enjoyed each of my experiences. I am a regular follower of TED talks. Now, I find myself on my own journey to organize a TEDx event in my college in the near future, and subsequently do my part at spreading ideas worth spreading.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Hari Menon
Posted about 1 year ago
Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems
As mentioned by Mr. Porter, there is an imperative need of changing the way we look at any form, beyond a profit making machinery for a select few. The talk follows the same theme as that in the book 'Atlas Shrugged', wherein addressing matters of social importance is given a higher moral stance over the profit making ability of individuals of the society, in spite of the fact that the former cannot exist without the latter functioning optimally. As an example in the real world today, apart from those cited in the talk, there's an Indian company named SUZLON, involved in wind-energy. Again, how easily, the company targets fundamental problems like pollution and energy to churn out profits. As a matter of fact, there is always profit that can be made out of every adversity/problem. It is just a matter of how, when and who grabs the opportunity, the benefits of which will circulate back into the society directly, or indirectly.
Hari Menon
Posted about 1 year ago
Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath
Firstly, can't wait to get my hands on that book! Everything big need not be daunting. True for all obstacles, although not realized at the time of facing one. Besides, as far as the 'underdog' tag is concerned, it is all about our culture and upbringing in general. Bigger-the-better attitude. The same reason why a costlier product 'appears' better and appeals to the senses in comparison with a less costlier product serving the same purpose. As someone else mentioned, maybe the 'strategic' perspective to the whole story was never taken into consideration.