Shubham Mittal

New Delhi, India

About Shubham

Bio

I'm a blogger and prospective entrepreneur. Apart from that, I'm a hobbyist artist, writer and photographer. I too have zeal in philosophy and theoretical physics, especially the origin and the fate of the universe. I'm a curious guy and anything that deviates from normal attracts my attention! In short, I'm a wonderful person for the rational people! Business is what I aspire to do, but in a new way which is known as entrepreneurship. The matters of business matter me. So, I want to explore this matter further. My future lies there! I'll discuss my activities as I work out the plans and strategies to establish a business of my own. In a nutshell, I'll be evaluating my past, discussing my present and visioning my future!

Languages

English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Thai

Areas of Expertise

Inspiring action among the youth of the world, Steve Jobs, Innovation in business, Leadership , Education Systems, Luxury Brand Management, Luxury

I'm passionate about

The world of technology is not less exciting. The talks about the internet services, latest technological advancements, the world of IT gadgets like Smartphones, Smart glasses.

Universities

Galgotias University

Talk to me about

I am a BBA student aiming to become an entrepreneur. I have interests in reading, writing, arts (sketching and painting), and theoretical physics.

My TED story

I believe there is great potential on sharing our personal TED or TEDx story, and how it affected you or your life. We can create a human collage of our own experiences and anecdotes.

My own experience from TED was that, during a "difficult" turn in my life, I needed courage to cope with changes in my life to move forward. So I wanted to connect with people who would serve as examples and "role models" of going through difficult times and finally arriving!!! So I spent my two weeks of summer vacation where I would wake up in the morning, walk for 10 miles, come back and watch TED talks for the rest of the morning. It was like a "treatment". Watching Tonny Robbins or Liz Bolte Taylor was exactly what I wanted to connect with. It was striking that through the TED.com platform I had such a great support for FREE. People I did not know were helping me out! WOW! That was a defining moment for me.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
How many languages should we learn in bussiness? which one we must have to learn?
While English is certainly the most preferred language of the business world, there’s no need to be arrogant about it. Business students can’t just be good students anymore — we live in an age where a successful businessperson must also be worldly to be a success. Learning a foreign language can be difficult, but ultimately supremely beneficial to a student’s credentials. And using Google Translate won’t do; you’ve got to know the ins and outs of an idiomatic language in order to really make your point. If you can do business in several languages, especially with written communication, there’s a host of jobs open to you that wouldn’t normally be on your radar. And that’s not all. Studies show that bilingual folks have better brain function. The limits of your world are the limits of your language, and it’s long past time to make your world as large as it actually is. Learn one of these seven relevant languages for business, and you’ll be one giant step closer to a truly global career.
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
Is money the only way to reach happiness, satisfaction, or sense of completion?
All right, all right, we know that money doesn't buy happiness. But let's be honest: More money doesn't exactly make us miserable, either. The wealthy enjoy an intangible benefit that often eludes the paycheck-to-paycheck worker: a sense of control over their lives. They feel secure in their jobs and less stressed about their futures. (Plus, they can order room service instead of trying to make three meals out of a Subway sandwich.) But are they much happier than the rest of us wage-earning, '90s-model-Camry-driving schlubs? Not really. Rich! Happy? Not really Studies show that lottery winners, heiresses, and the 100 richest Americans are only slightly more satisfied than the guy toiling for his pay in the generic office-park cubicle. Still, mere mortals find it difficult to allow that an extra digit or two on the paycheck won't put a permanent smile on our faces. Why is it so hard to accept the idea that increased wealth doesn't markedly improve our mental health? Happy amnesia The ability to imagine -- to try to predict our future state of mind -- is what sets us apart from less-evolved species. It's also the very thing that stunts our shot at true happiness. We assume that a sportier car, a bigger house, a better-paying job, or that dress will bring us joy because, well, they did in the past, right? Not really, says Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard psychology professor and the author of Stumbling on Happiness. "Research reveals that memory is less like a collection of photographs than it is like a collection of impressionist paintings rendered by an artist who takes considerable license with his subject," Gilbert writes. We forget that the new-car high deflated well before our first trip to the mechanic, and the raise came with stressful late nights at the office and a steeper tax tab.
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
What are the advantages and disadvantages of flexible working?
The advantages of flexible working are that you can still have a life outside of work and work a schedule that fits around your lifestyle. Many employers offer flexible working conditions so that families have more time together and people are happier working in a time of day that is comfortable for them. A disadvantage is that flexible working means that odd shifts may be needed to accommodate the schedules of others with seniority. Another disadvantage is employers feel obligated to give you the schedule you want even if it is not where you are needed the most.
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
Why the USA isn't #1
"We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories. Number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending..." In Sorkin's honor, here are 25 other things America isn't number one in: America ranks 13th in starting a business, according to the Doing Business rankings compiled by The World Bank. The U.S. ranks 47th in press freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders. So much for freedom of the press. The U.S. ranks 20th in international trade, according to the Doing Business rankings compiled by The World Bank. The U.S., which ranks 15th in dealing with debt insolvency according to the Doing Business rankings. The U.S. is ranked 10th in economic freedom, according to The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. is 25th among 43 developing countries for the best place to be a mother, according to Save The Children. The U.S. is only the 11th happiest country in the world, according Columbia University's Earth Institute. There are 21 countries better than America in freedom from corruption, according to Heritage.org. The U.S. was ranked 24th in perceived honesty, according to Transparency.org. America is ranked 39th in income inequality according to the CIA World Factbook. Need a Hepatitis B vaccination? The U.S. is ranked 89th in percentage of children who have been vaccinated according to the World Health Organization. The U.S. is only 47th in infant survival? That's true, according to the CIA World Factbook. Want to live a long life? Don't live in the U.S., which is 50th in life expectancy according to the CIA World Factbook. How well is our economy growing? The U.S. GDP growth rate is ranked 169th out of 216 countries, according to the CIA World Factbook. Our GDP per capita is only 12th in the world
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
How many people have given up caffeine, how long and how do you feel?
Giving up caffeine isn’t easy and the withdrawal symptoms aren’t pretty, but unless you’re giving up caffeine for medical reasons why would you ever want to? Caffeine withdrawal isn’t a laughing matter and it, for sure, is a very unpleasant experience. Luckily these symptoms only last a few days to a week so there’s light at the end of the tunnel. However, even after the withdrawal period is over, I personally still never feel quite as good as I do when I’m drinking caffeine all of the time. This is most likely due to the changes that occur with the dopamine receptors in the brain because of caffeine. I guess mine might be forever altered.
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
How many people have given up caffeine, how long and how do you feel?
Last year I did a caffeine detox and it wasn’t pretty for me nor the people I live with and it seems like the more caffeine a person consumes, the greater the intensity and duration of the withdrawal. We decided to put together a list of the most common caffeine withdrawal symptoms so when you’re experiencing them, you’ll be comforted to know that you aren’t really dying but just detoxing from the caffeine. Also, for those who aren’t normally caffeine drinkers, these symptoms can be noticed after quitting caffeine even if it was only consumed for a few days in a row. Top 10 Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms Headache A caffeine headache usually starts behind the eyes and then moves up the front of the head. Sleepiness This just isn’t your normal tiredness, this is sitting up straight but still can’t keep your eyes open tiredness. Irritability Everyone and everything gets on your last nerve. It’s best just to lock yourself in your room during this stage. Lethargy Forget about productivity at this stage because you’ll be unmotivated to do anything. Constipation Caffeine stimulates the bowel, so without its daily does the colon gets a little cranky too. Depression Caffeine withdrawal can take away all hope for living. Temporary blues are one thing, but if you already struggle with depression this could be a big issue. Muscle Pain/Stiffness If you normally have some caffeine prior to exercise then during caffeine withdrawal you could feel as though your muscles have weights strapped to them. Lack of Concentration Forget school, studying, brain surgery, or jet engine repair during this stage of withdrawal. Flu-like symptoms Stuffy nose, blocked sinuses and even vomiting have been reported by people withdrawing from caffeine. Insomnia Some people are strange and actually can’t sleep when going through caffeine withdrawal.
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
What did you do to find your dream and passion in life?
Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. But not everyone knows exactly what his passion is right away. Don't worry -- whether you're looking for your passion to find a new career, or if you're looking to get completely immersed in a new hobby or activity, there are a number of things you can do to find your passion. Think about what you love to do. To find your passion, you should first take a look at your own life and see if you're already doing something that you love -- but just not doing it very often. Figuring out what you really love to do and channeling it in a productive way that turns it into a passion can help you explore your heart's desires. Here are some of the things you should ask yourself when you brainstorm what you love to do: What are my goals? If I could do one thing for the rest of my life, what would it be? What do I love to do? What would I do, even if I didn't get paid to do it? What makes me feel like nothing else exists? What activity makes me feel completely in my element? 2 Think about what you've always dreamed of doing. This is different from making a list of all of the things that make you happy. Here, you'll have to write down all of those things you've always dreamed about, but haven't done because you don't have the time, the money, or because they're impractical or even slightly scary. Here are the questions you should ask yourself as you brainstorm what you've always dreamed of doing: What is the one thing I have always dreamed about, but never got to do? What did I want to do when I was a child? Do I have an impractical dream that I once abandoned? Is there something I've been afraid to try because it takes me out of my comfort zone? Is there something I've been wanting to do but haven't done because of financial fears? Is there something I've always wanted to do but haven't tried because I've been afraid I'd fail or just not be very good at it
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
What is the difference between happiness and satisfaction?
Happiness is a state of “Mind”, where as Satisfaction is the absence of “want.” Can you be happy and yet not satisfied? Yes you can. In a case of extreme poverty one can be happy and at the same time desire to want to improve ones condition. By the same token, satisfaction can be attain without being happy. We see this every day, where a wealthy person has everything money can buy, but is still not happy. You sometimes wonder why, since “happiness” is a state of mind, why more people are not happy and since the rich are far less in number than the middle range income and poverty level or the homeless. Happiness is also an emotion, were as satisfaction is not. You can choose to be happy regardless of your material attainment in life. Your belief system plays a enormous role in emotional well being. If you believe “less” is more, then happiness can be manifested in ones life without wealth.
199685
Shubham Mittal
Posted over 1 year ago
How do you make social connections?
Connection happens when you get: concrete help, such as having a friend pick your kids up from school emotional support, like hearing someone say, "I'm really sorry you're having such a tough time" perspective, like being reminded that even the moodiest teenagers grow up advice, such as a suggestion to plan a weekly date with your wife validation, like learning that other folks love reading train schedules too