I can help you if:

I’m an MIT graduate with a graduate business degree running the Business Thinking Institute in Princeton.  I will teach you the strategies and tactics I have learnt – the baggage you need to throw away and the systematic knowledge, skills, tools, psychology and physiology and looks you need to acquire for business success.  I have built robots for Boeing, headed up strategy and marketing for a $4B business of Lucent, consulted at client sites across 16 countries, interviewed over a hundred CEOs and business leaders and started three companies.  I use the CLIMB methodology that essentially sheds your baggage, leverages (and adds to) your strengths, minimizes (or eliminates) your weaknesses to achieve greater success.


C.L.I.M.B. is a systematic roadmap for business success.  You know a lot about business but do not have the different elements fitting together to help you achieve business success.  We help you identify those success factors and help tie them together so you can continue to learn and become more successful.  We will help you identify and shed your 'baggage', and assess (and solidify) your foundational blocks before you acquire more knowledge, skills and techniques.

Comfort Zone and Confidence.  Each of us has a comfort zone where we feel 'safe'.  If being in business is outside your comfort zone, you need to understand and overcome it.  You must assess, build and manage your self-confidence, irrespective of your experience, title or wealth.

Leverage your Strengths.  You must leverage your known strengths for short-term results and long-term performance

Increase your Strength by adding those required for business success and also outnumber your weaknesses

Minimize (or eliminate) your weaknesses

Build on your successes to build momentum and confidence


Who is this for?

Whether you are a business owner, executive at a company, entrepreneur or employee in a business, I can systematically coach you on each of the business success factors.  Most people know (or have heard) about many of the elements of business success but few people know how to tie it all together.

This website is for people who are serious about achieving greater business success – professionals and those seeking to be business professionals.  If your first instinct is to judge, not learn, this is probably the wrong site for you.

If you are a seasoned business professional who needs to plug a few gaps, we can help you get back on the fast track to greater business success.  If you are in the early stages of your business career, we will give you the sequence of success factors to get you going.  We do it disreetly - your identity is masked as a paid member.



The Secret to Business Success....

Well, let me be blunt.  There is no magic pill for business success. However, you MUST COMMIT to becoming a PROFESSIONAL business person – not as a hobby, not part-time just give it one-shot which is for amateurs.  If you want to seriously master the art and science of business, we can help you here.  We have identified business success factors and have a systematic way in which you can develop your knowledge and skills in each of those success factors  If you commit to achieving business success and continuously ‘close the gaps’, you will become increasingly successful.  You can keep score with whatever metric makes sense to you (money!). 

"I am passionate about being a professional businessman, and my calling it to share it with people who are serious about business."

There are several successful business people who are good, some that were at the right place at the right time and most others who are toiling away.  Yet others are kicking the tires and considering it as a profession.  I have started three companies, worked for Boeing and Lucent, served consulting clients across 16 countries and been a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.  I am not a one-trick pony nor a faddist.  I am a prolific reader, networker and thinker – I am a student of business who applies what I learn (building my business) and will teach you what I have learnt.  I will bring (many hard to reach) experts who will share their expertise with you online and in-person.


Fads & Gurus

There are many fads depending on who is heavily promoting their latest book.  And, there are many ‘gurus’ – usually self-anointed.  Following fads and gurus is like drinking Red Bull or 5 Hour Energy – after the caffeine wears off, you’re back to your old self.  What we have is a systematic way for you to build your knowledge and skills a la carte (pick a success factor you want) or from the bottom-up -  making you mentally stronger, smarter and more successful in business.

If you are serious about business or a successful business person, you don’t need vague advice like “Pick the right niche” or “Marketing is important for a business” or “Use social media or die”. Most people do NOT know how to piece it together with other essential elements to achieve business success.


Where Do You Start?

Everybody wants money and success but where do you start?  Besides all the things you need to learn and acquire, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCCESS RELUCTANCE.  Knowing where to start and what to work on is a challenge for most people.  We have quizzes for each of the success factors.  If you take the quiz/quizzes, you can assess your gaps and know what you need to work on.


What resources do you get?

Every day, we learn new insights into achieving greater business success and those will become blog posts, podcasts and events soon after.

The most expensive mistake you can make is not seeking help you know you need (to 'keep up appearances' or not let others find out that you 'need help' or 'don't know everything').  And, the biggest mistake most people make (and I made this for years) is to attempt ‘do it yourself’ or postpone it.  The opportunity cost to you for each year is substantial. Are you making one (or more) of those expensive mistakes?

You can access the entire website and the membership for the daily price of a cup of coffee. Depending on your mindset, you can either contemplate the expense or jump on the opportunity.  

You probably went to a 4-year college spending $100,000 to $200,000 to get the degree and maybe a business school spending another $100,000 to $150,000.  If you got both, you spent $200,000 to $350,000.   Did those ‘guarantee’ business success? 

The biggest lesson I learnt after a few years out of MIT was that I had not ‘arrived’ – no degree, pedigree or contact will make you ‘successful’; success requires shedding baggage and a commitment to lifelong learning, continuous improvement and continuous effort (with vacations!).

Only YOU can decide how serious you are about achieving business success; only YOU can make the commitment to achieve greater business success.  About 80% of the people committed to achieving business success will act TODAY - choose to be among the top 10% of all business people?  Are you a seriously committed business achiever or will you make the same expensive mistake (again)?







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