15 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was in My 20s

by Darpan Sachdeva


1. Family is everything – They are the ones who will be there no matter what. I’ve had both friendships and relationships come and go in my life and the one constant has always been my family. Regardless of the situation or circumstance, my family has stood by me through the good times and the bad. They are the ones who will always be there – treat them like they are the greatest people on earth because they really are.


2.Time is an illusion.  When I was younger, it always felt like I had my whole life ahead of me.  So, I kept on procrastinating; putting off reading that book I’ve always wanted to read, not dropping a message to a friend I haven’t seen or talked to for a long time, not exercising daily, not saving and investing, not going out.  Now, I look back and I realized I’ve wasted so much time planning and not acting.


3Take more risks.  When you’re young, you have more opportunities to fail.  More opportunities to fail means more opportunities to learn.  More opportunities to learn is more opportunities to succeed.  Plus, you become wiser and stronger in the process.


4.Don’t work hard, work smart.  Don’t stress the small stuff at work.  More importantly, don’t let your work schedule your life.  Take control over your life and schedule it.

5.Manners are essential. One of the things that irks me more than anything else is poor manners. A simple ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ will get you so much further in life. This extends to taking the time to thank people for things they have done for you or for helping you. A simple Thank You card in the mail will absolutely make someone’s day.


6. You can’t change a person or save the whole world in one go.  You can’t change anyone.  That’s God’s job.  Your job is to accept and love them for who they are.  The change will follow.  If they’re sucking out your energy, learn to love them from a distance.

You’ll go crazy trying to save the world.  It’s frustrating!  What you can do is try to save one person at a time.  How?  Be a friend.  Listen.  Empathize.  Share your time.  Let them feel they matter.  Never underestimate the power of kindness.

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7.Learn about Finances. Even if it might be boring, or not applicable immediately to you, learn about finances. To make money, you need to understand money, unless you luck out (which very few people do).Money does actually matter, sadly. Try and have some kind of cushion: it’ll come in handy if things go wrong, but it’ll also come in handy for experiments.


8. Find happiness within yourself, not from other people, and certainly not from things. Unhappiness leads to terrible choices.At the end of the day, be happy. I mean this literally – do not go to bed cranky. You will not wake up feeling better in the morning. Do whatever you need to do to get those negative thoughts out of your mind and focus on something happy to end your day.Be Happy in whatever you do. If you’re not, why push yourself through it (be it life, work, personal relationships, hobbies, etc.)


9.Learn to love yourself.

You can’t possibly live a fulfilled life until you learn to love yourself completely. When you look in the mirror, tell yourself you’re handsome, or beautiful. Say it often. You’re unique and no one looks quite like you. Embrace it. Love it. Other people will only love you more for it.

10. It’s you versus you. That’s it.

Stop comparing yourself to others. You might never be the strongest person in the gym, the richest guy on a Forbes list or the fastest guy in the marathon. If that upsets you, you’re missing the point. Instead, concentrate on being better today than you were yesterday. If you keep doing that, you’ll be successful. It may not happen right away, but if you stay focused on improving just a little every day, you’ll amaze yourself.


11. Stop worrying so much about what other people think.

Letting the opinions of your peers influence your decisions is one of the worst things you can do. You’ll realize later just how foolish it was. The only thing that is important is what you think and feel about yourself.

12. Make good friends, the ones who will stick during bad times. And remember not to rely on people for happiness.


13. Health. Take care of your body now and you will have to spend less on fixing it later. Eat healthful food, workout, and stay away from the typical vices – your body will thank you later in life.


14.You’ll get your heart broken.  Maybe once, maybe twice.  It’s all part of the package.  Only a very few are lucky enough to end up with their first love.  Most mortals will have to meet a few wrong people before they meet the right one for them.


15. Be honest with yourself and others.Always be true to yourself and others. Period. Honesty gives you peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless. Relationships built on the foundation of lies won’t last.


And finally as an add on bonus advise over the 15 things above to myself would be,

the one and only one:

Learn how to code

Learn to code

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

4 Principles from Mary Kay to success

by Darpan Sachdeva

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Mary Kay Ash,the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics,atributed her success  to the development of self confidence and faith  in herself  and all the people in her vast organisation.,which now consists of  more than 250,000 independent beauty consultants worldwide.

Mary Kay preached and practised that the first in achieving success is to firmly  believe that you are an excellent person who deserves success.Here are her 4 principles  to help create an image of excellence and begin create an atmosphere of  success in your life.


1.Imagine yourself successful.

Always picture yourself successful.Visualise the person you desire to become .Set aside the time each day to be alone and undisturbed.Get comfortable and relax.Close your eyes and concentrate on your desires and goals.See yourself int his new environment ,capable and self confident.


2.Reflect on your past success.

Every success be it large or small,is self proof thata you are capable of achieving more success.Celebrate each success.You can recall it when you begin to lose faith in your self.

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3.Set definite goals

Have a clear direction of where you want to go.Be aware when you begin to deviate from these goals and take immediate corrective action.


4.Respond positively to life.

Develop a positive self image .Your image ,your reactions to life  and your decisions are completely within your control.


Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

(Video) The Power of love and peace

by  Darpan Sachdeva 

We live today in a world where there is so much need for love and peace like no time ever before.Although love is some thing which mankind has always needed to survive and exist in the universe.Today we need a world  where there exists love ,harmony ,tenderness and above all Peace.As we live and grow,love is the only way for us to be in the state of being in any and all of its forms,

Love surely has been expressed so differently by great thinkers from Picasso to Plato. “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet,” Plato once said.  Luckily, we have real poets (and musicians and artists and philosophers) to put this elusive and complex feeling into words.

Poets & Authors On Love:

1. “Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

2. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.” ― Nicholas Sparks

3. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones

4. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz

5. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” — Robert Heinlein

6. “Love loves to love love.” ― James Joyce

7. “It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.” — William Makepeace Thackeray

8. “Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.” — William Shakespeare

9. “Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it.” — Ray Bradbury

10. “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

11. “The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel

12. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby: awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” — Lemony Snicket

13. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo

14. “Love is quivering happiness.” — Kahlil Gibran


Musicians On Love

15. “Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free.” — Mumford & Sons

16. “Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you.” — Dolly Parton

17. “Passion makes the world go round. Loves just makes it a safer place.” — Ice T

18. “Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” — John Lennon

Philosophers On Love:

19. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle

20. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” — Lao Tzu

21. “In dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities.” — Janos Arnay

22. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Thoreau

Actors & Directors On Love

21. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” — Bruce Lee

22. “Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.” — Drew Barrymore

23. “Do you know how you tell real love? It’s when someone else’s interest trumps your own. I like to put it that way: trumps your own. Love of somebody else — of family, of your kids — becomes the most important, most worthwhile thing in your life. It’s what you foster and protect.” — Brad Pitt

24. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” — Orson Welles

25. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” ― Eva Gabor


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Artists On Love

26. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” — Pablo Picasso

27. “Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.” — Vincent Van Gogh

28. “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.” — Diane Arbus

Famous Leaders On Love

29. “Love is a friendship set to music.” — E. Joseph Cossman

30. “Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.” — Gandhi

31. “Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” — Benjamin Franklin

32. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Unknown On Love

33. “Love is a little world; people make it big.” ― Unknown

34. “Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other, but by how many times you reach each other.” — Unknown

35. “Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.” — Unknown

36. “Love without reason lasts the longest.” — Unknown

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

11 Entrepreneurial Lessons learnt from Shark Tank.

by  Darpan Sachdeva


The show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch investors for capital, has some great business lessons to learn from..

1.Hustle is necessary, but not sufficient. A common refrain entrepreneurs on the show resort to when they’re about to get the nix from all five sharks is: “But I’m such a hard worker! I will toil night and day to make this business a success!” And every time, one of the sharks — usually Mark Cuban — will respond with something to the effect of: “You and everyone else on this show!”

We’ve argued that the world belongs to those who hustle. And it does. If you’re lazy, you’re not going anywhere in life. But in business, hustle is a given. You have to work hard to be a success, but working hard doesn’t guarantee you’ll be successful. If your business sucks and your product is a complete lemon, it doesn’t matter how hard you work. You’re going to fail.

Its a combination of Right Vehicle  with Right knowledge and Right You .When these 3 things are in place ,this will bring in success.

Hustle, but make sure you’re hustling in the right direction.

2) Do your homework. When Mark Cuban negotiates and tells you a deal is final, he means it. I’ve seen enough episodes to know this, so I cringe when an entrepreneur tries to negotiate further and loses a deal entirely. You won’t have the benefit of seeing most people you’ll negotiate with on TV in advance, but you can still do plenty of due diligence — like researching their past deals and talking to their business partners.

The most successful entrepreneurs also know enough about the Sharks to customize their pitch. They tell each one why he or she should personally be interested in the business.

3) Know your business.: what does that mean exactly?

“Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world.” –Mark Cuban

First, you need to know your numbers — sales, cash flow, debt, margin, and so on. The sharks often hesitate to make a deal with entrepreneurs who don’t know important data points like their customer acquisition cost.

But knowing your business extends far beyond having a handle on your numbers; it requires a deep understanding and grasp of the industry you’re competing in. Lots of entrepreneurs come on the show pitching a product or service they think is truly unique,

There are also plenty of entrepreneurs who come on the show with dreams of conquering certain industries (food, clothing, apps, etc.), but have no idea how those industries actually work; for example, they have a food item they want national grocery stores to stock, yet they aren’t aware of the huge amounts of money big corporations spend to secure that shelf space and what an uphill battle breaking into the market will require. Consequently, their plans to succeed are naive at best — completely misguided at worst.

A perfect example of entrepreneurs who came on Shark Tank without really understanding their industry (or even business) was a pair of doctors pitching a social network for their fellow MDs called Rolodoc. The docs had no clue how social media worked, or even what it was, despite the fact that their business idea would supposedly revolve round it. Consequently, they stumbled over even very basic questions about how their idea would be executed and how it would actually make money. Mark Cuban called it the worst pitch in Shark Tank history.

Before you start your business, research the heck out of the industry.

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4.The best businesses solve real problems. The entrepreneurs that succeed in landing a deal usually have one thing in common: their business solves a real problem. Typically the problem the entrepreneur sets out to solve was one they experienced themselves.

The businesses that typically fail at securing funding don’t solve an actual problem. They’re either novelty products or products that solve a problem that doesn’t actually exist.

5) Investors buy into people as much as ideas. The Sharks get most excited about a passionate, likeable entrepreneur. Be honest. If that’s not you, and you need investors, consider finding a partner who fills this role.

6) Don’t be blinded by passion. Here’s another recurring theme on the show: the overly-passionate entrepreneur who’s poured their heart and soul into their product and is absolutely convinced that their business is the next big thing/will change the world…even though everyone else can plainly see that their idea is an utter dud.

“I think passion is overrated. Everyone has a lot of passions. I have a passion for sports – a passion for music. That doesn’t make it a business, and that doesn’t make you qualified to run the business.” –Mark Cuban

It’s hard to knock these folks. Their passion and emotion is well-intended and is frankly admirable in our day of “overwhelming meh” aloofness. Ideally, you should love doing the thing you’re trying to make money at. But passion isn’t enough. Just like hustling can’t transform a sow’s ear into a purse, if nobody wants your product or service, passion in spades won’t magically turn your business into a success. In fact, that unchecked passion can blind you to warning signs that you’re on a sinking ship — before you know it, you’ve invested years of your life and thousands of dollars into an emotionally and financially costly failure.

7) Know your numbers. This is the number one lesson from Shark Tank. Whether you’re presenting to a team of investors or simply working to grow your business, it’s critical that you understand how much cash is coming in and out of the business. While you might think that most entrepreneurs on Shark Tank have a handle on their books, many believe that their passion will sell their wares. However, as we’ve learned from many of the Sharks, passion only gets you so far—numbers tell the real story.

8) Be humble. When a young entrepreneur appeared on the show to sell his custom clothing, he expressed the business drive that the Sharks love, but things started to fall apart when he talked about his lifestyle. Aside from asking for a starting six-figure salary (when the company has only grossed just over $315,000), he also lost some Sharks when he declared, “I’m now living the L.A. life.” As Shark Daymond John, founder of FUBU, expressed on his Twitter feed, a statement like this isn’t very appealing to a potential investor looking to form a responsible partnership.

9) Focus on the customer, not on yourself.
It’s hard to overstate this. Sometimes, some of the Sharks can appear on the show to have soft hearts, especially when they see entrepreneurs who are incredibly passionate about their products and have already overcome long odds to keep their dreams afloat. When it comes time to make a deal, however, an entrepreneur’s personal story is really only compelling if it demonstrates that he or she has a compelling insight into customer needs.

10) If you’re not making money, it’s just a hobby. Kevin O’Leary has a saying, “Any business that after three years isn’t profitable isn’t a business, it’s a hobby.” There’s nothing wrong with hobbies. They’re fun and provide a creative outlet. But don’t fool yourself into thinking that your little manly-scented artisanal soapmaking experiment is a promising biz just because you’ve sold 8 bars on Etsy.

11) Just because your friends and family love your idea, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen people pitch what is obviously a stinker of a business, only to be stunned when Mr. Wonderful declares, “This is insanity! I forbid you to continue!” How do these incredulous would-be entrepreneurs invariably respond? “But all my friends and family think it’s a great idea!”

Of course they do. They’re your friends and family. They think you’re awesome, so they think everything you do is awesome; it’s the halo effect! Even if your friends and family do realize your business idea is a bad one, they probably wouldn’t say so. They’re worried you’ll shoot the messenger and so they’ll simply tell you what you want to hear.

Take the husband/wife creators of “Elephant Chat.” They invested $100,000 of their own money into developing their product – a little plush elephant stuffed inside an acrylic “communication cube” that a spouse could place out on the counter to let their partner know they wanted to talk about an issue in the relationship (“the elephant in the room”). It retailed for $60. They swore everyone they talked to thought it was an amazing idea. None of the sharks took the bait.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.


21 Entrepreneurial Quotes to adhere to‏

by Darpan Sachdeva

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After giving away  many of my years to entrepreneurship,i do often  give this question to my self and around –What is Entrepreneurship? 

To the untrained eye, an entrepreneur may appear to be a person who has started his or her own business. While this is technically true, there’s so much more to the journey of entrepreneurship than just bringing a business idea to fruition. Its the power of problem solving be it in any field and sphere of life and to do it profitably.

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence.

One thing that always helps me through the ups and downs is to connect with some of the greatest minds during the journey.I strongly believe true entrepreneurship is all about masterminding.

Down below are some of  my favourite quotes for an entrepreneur  to live by:

1.”Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master. 

2.“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”– Guy Kawasaki, founder of All Top.

3.“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”– Vince Lombardi

4.Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”Steve Jobs

5.“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.”- Richard Branson

6.“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”- Thomas Edison

7.”The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.

8.”When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford 

9″Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” Mark Twain, author.

10.“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

11.“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”- Donald Trump

12. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”Winston Churchill

13.Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

14.“If you don’t know what to do with your life, do something that saves lives. The world is full of of people in need, be the part of their life that fills that need.” – Sanjeev Saxena.

15.“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.

16.”Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.” – General George Patton.

17.Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Dr. Napoleon Hill 

 18.“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”- Mark Twain

19.“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”- Bill Gates

20.“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.

21. “Always deliver more than expected.” —Larry Page, co-founder of Google.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.  

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Technology and Innovation – Abundance to Mankind

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Ever growing technology has changed totally the way we live and think.It is taking us towards  constant abundance what mankind has never felt and seen earlier.

We are   solving today on ever growing speed our daily faced problems with the new innovations and technology. This is just the tip in the iceberg,as we head towards a world of immense abundance in the years ahead.

Disease predicting,phone data,real-time wildlife tracking and pollution fighting artificial intelligence systems,we are solving today with the help of innovations.

Down below are some of the latest recent innovations already applied to our  lives.

A Kenyan Won the Gold Medal in Javelin After Learning How to Throw on YouTube



What it is: Julius Yego of Kenya won the gold medal in javelin at the recent World Athletics Championships, and narrowly missed the current world record. The distinction? Yego is almost entirely self-taught: he learned to throw the javelin by watching YouTube videos of former Olympians and world title-holders.

Why it’s important: As the Rising Billions come online, they’ll have unparalleled access to free information. The mark they make on the world — whether through athletic or academic prowess, consumerism or entrepreneurship — will be massive.


Inciting an Immune Attack on Cancer Cells

cancer-vaccines-sem-400x301What it is: Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a vaccine that helps the body attack cancer using its own cancer cells. In experiments, the cryogel triggered an immune response that proactively protected test subjects from tumor growth and shrank existing tumors.

Why it’s important: The injectable cryogel vaccine is minimally invasive, simpler and less expensive than other cancer cell transplantation therapies. It’s also an excellent illustration of how materials science and engineering converge to mimic the body’s natural responses.

Uber And Hilton Team Up For Seamless Travel

Local-Scene_Screenshot-300x592What it is: Uber has partnered with Hilton on two key guest experiences. Hilton HHonors members and hotel guests can set Uber ride reminders to seamlessly request an Uber on travel days, and the Local Scene feature displays top restaurants and nightlife destinations, as determined by Uber riders’ visits.

Why it’s important: Uber has mountains of data. It knows exactly when and where its passengers travel — and with this Hilton integration, it’s surfacing and sharing useful insights that enable travelers to explore destinations like they’re locals.

Phone Data Can Predict Infectious Disease Outbreaks

153147708What it is: Princeton and Harvard researchers recently analyzed the anonymous phone records of 15 million Kenya users and compared this data to areas where cases of rubella were reported. They discovered that subjects’ movement patterns matched the locations with the highest risk of rubella within that year-long period. The researchers plan to test this method’s efficacy for other outbreaks, like malaria and cholera.

Why it’s important: This is one more useful application of Big Data — in this case, to track the spread of seasonal diseases. Medical professionals can use this information to target localized treatment.

Hawaii’s New OTEC Power Plant Harvests Energy Stored in Warm Ocean Water

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What it is: Hawaii is now the first U.S. state to generate electricity using the temperature difference between ocean water at different depths. This new 105-kilowatt ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant is the world’s largest of its kind, producing electricity at the rate of $0.20 per kilowatt-hour.

Why it’s important: Because the sun naturally heats surface water, there’s a virtually limitless supply of ocean thermal energy. Just one commercial plant would prevent the burning of 1.3 million barrels of oil and a half-million tons of carbon emissions each year.

Japan is Building a Fully-Automated Indoor Farm Capable of Producing 30,000 Heads of Lettuce Per Day

ImageProxyWhat it is: The Spread Vegetable Factory in Japan is planning a $16.5 million indoor farm that can produce 30,000 heads of lettuce per day, with a goal of 500,000 head of lettuce per day by 2022. The vast majority of the growing process will be automated — humans will just be on hand during the seeding and germination process.

Why it’s important: The Spread reports that automating the cultivation process maximizes growing space and cuts labor costs in half. Automating indoor farming and food production in a scalable fashion could be the key to solving food scarcity in Japan.

Transparent Batteries That Charge in the Sun Could Replace Smartphone Screens

ImageProxy2What it is: Japanese researchers have developed a transparent lithium-ion battery that can recharge itself using the sunlight or other bright light sources — without a separate solar cell. The researchers changed the chemical makeup of the 80- to 90-nanometer electrodes, so they maintain their efficacy but also allow light to pass through them.

Why it’s important: Future iterations of this battery could become smart windows that auto-dim during the heat of the day and simultaneously store power, or perhaps become additional smartphone batteries that store power while users are outside.

The Dutch Railway Could Run Solely on Wind Power By 2018

ImageProxy3What it is: The Netherlands has committed to run its electric rail system entirely on energy produced by wind farms — within three years. Wind farms currently supply about half of the rail network’s energy, and the wind power needed to ramp up efforts will come from within the Netherlands, Belgium and some Scandinavian nations.

Why it’s important: The Dutch railway system carries 1.2 million passengers a day, and this move to renewable energy could inspire other large cities to follow suit. The International Energy Council reports that land-based wind power installation rates have gone up by 24% annually each year for the last 15 years — soon, 18% of all global energy production will be from the wind.

Buzz Aldrin Opens Florida Institute Dedicated to Colonizing Mars

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What it is: Buzz Aldrin has announced his latest mission: the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, which will be dedicated to research supporting Mars colonization. Aldrin has been working on this effort since his retirement from NASA and the Air Force, and he’s partnered with the Florida Institute of Technology to supercharge his efforts.

Why it’s important: Buzz Aldrin enters a growing field of players interested in colonizing Mars, including SpaceX, NASA and Mars One. With such an influx of investments, focus and supercredible entrepreneurs, innovation and dramatic breakthroughs aren’t far behind.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

Kindness of Mankind-So beautiful (Video)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

The video is hope, inspiration, giving, helping each other, the kindness of mankind.
This is what human beings were originally evolved as a species, to love,grow and help each other and be happy and content.

Down the path,we forgot this some where…..



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

10 Differences Between Real Entrepreneurs and ‘Wantrepreneurs’

by  Darpan Sachdeva


Today we live in the information age  after  almost a  century of Industrial age era.The information age has given us an immense opportunity to grow and rise above our expectation exponentially  if we would have a thirst to do it.We see rise of millions and millions of entreprenurs on daily basis who  are hungry for success.

So what is the reason that not every body is able to get that huge success even though they follow the same set of formulas laid down ? Its probably  not all are entrepreneurs but wantrepreneurs.. Down below are 10 differences in between real entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs:

1. A wantrepreneur thinks it’s all about them, a real entrepreneur knows that the team is everything.

“The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven’t been able to put it together.” – Mark Cuban

A real entrepreneur knows the value of teamwork and leadership. The greatest idea can never succeed without the right leader and the right people being able to organize and work together in any case.


2. Real entrepreneurs are driven by their passion, wantrepreneurs are driven by what they think their passion should be.

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos

All successful entrepreneurs do what they love and love what they do. Failure is pushing an idea you don’t truly believe in, being knowledgeable and passionate about your business is what makes it a successful sell.

3. Entrepreneurs don’t let failures stop them while wantrepreneurs easily get discouraged

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”-Steve Jobs

Entrepreneurs carry on, learn from their mistakes and work it off. Thomas Edison kept working on discovering the light bulb after failing 1,000 times. Wantrepreneurs get discouraged and stop altogether.

4.. Entrepreneurs keep moving while wantrepreneurs keep complaining

 “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”-Guy Kawasaki

Entrepreneurs make things happen, no matter how small a step forward it is. Wantrepreneurs are always looking for excuses and complain when it gets hard to get going.


5. Real entrepreneurs embrace and learn from failure, wantrepreneurs are defeated by it.

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”– Bill Gates

Every entrepreneur meets failure at some point, but it’s what happens after that separates the real from the fake. After all the time, energy, and money spent, learning from why you failed and being better off is the key to meeting success later on.

6. The business goal of a wantrepreneur is the money, an entrepreneur’s goal is to be the best.
“Money is the trophy you get from doing the job well.” – Freeway Rick Ross

Becoming an entrepreneur with the mind to make lots of money often leads to failure. Success isn’t about getting rich, it’s about being the best at what you do, and wealth always follows the best.

7. Entrepreneurs work hard for the business while wantrepreneurs work hard for their image

  “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”-Thomas Edison


Entrepreneurs work hard to make their business a success. They’re too busy with working to worry about what other people think about them. Wantrepreneurs don’t have the patience to work on the business. They look for shortcuts and prefer to spend their time making people think they are already a success.

8. Entrepreneurs adapt to changes quickly while wantrepreneurs call for meetings

When there are changes in the business environment, entrepreneurs are able to act quickly to adapt, and often times finding opportunities in the change, whether it is a better way of doing something or tapping a previously unknown market. Wantrepreneurs are often shaken by change and are too busy discussing every little aspect of a change during meetings to adjust on the changes. Therefore they are often left behind

9. Entrepreneurs are risk-takers while wantrepreneurs are risk-averse

 “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”-Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

The business world is tough and only a handful survive the cutthroat arena. Entrepreneurs are not afraid to risk their funds, image, or business because they believe in their business, their product. They know the risks involved and yet they put out. Wantrepreneurs would rather bet on a sure thing.

10. Entrepreneurs innovate while wantrepreneurs procrastinate.

“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder

Entrepreneurs don’t wait for the perfect idea to come to their mind. They know it doesn’t have to be original or unique to make it successful. Often the best idea is seeing the gap or the need to improve on what already exists. And a lot of successful businesses started with the entrepreneur needing something he/she couldn’t find anywhere.

Wantrepreneurs, on the other hand, obsess about finding the right idea or the next big trend that will get them rich quickly.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.   

10 Start-Ups to Invest In

by  Darpan Sachdeva

start up

Startups are the call of  the day .We need more and more fresh and enthusiastic minds to initiate with these startups.The minds that are today’s online and offline entrepreneurs who have the courage,vision and ambitions to bring the best of the technology on to the table to serve mankind. They are people who can make the life richer,easier,enlightened and being able to solve daily needs at all levels of the society with these new startups as evergrowing they are

Down below are 10 startups which are prospective from the investor’s angle and as predicted by investopedia.com


1. Slack

Slack is an internal communication platform that is used by over 30,000 companies. Founded by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield in 2013, the company has quickly reached a valuation of over $1 billion. Slack allows company employees to communicate in one place no matter if they are working from their office computers or tablets while on the road.

2. DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud-based hosting company that was founded in 2011 by Ben and Moisey Uretsky. DigitalOcean has undergone an incredible amount of growth over the past four years, and in 2013, it was named the world’s fastest-growing cloud hosting service. To date, it has over 400,000 customers and has raised $90.2 million in funding.

3. Mixpanel

Mixpanel helps companies understand how their customers behave while on their website or mobile app by providing A/B testing tools. The startup wants to give companies the ability to look deeper than just page views and, instead, see the entire path of the customer. It was founded in 2009 and has raised over $77 million in funding.

4. Acorns

Acorns is hoping to make saving and investing as simple as possible. After connecting their debit and credit cards, the app gives users the ability round up all purchases to the nearest dollar. The extra amount is then added to a diversified investment portfolio. The company was founded in 2012 and has raised $9 million in funding.


5. Shyp

Shyp, which was founded in 2013 by Jack Smith, Joshua Scott, and Kevin Gibbon, is attempting to take all the stress out of shipping packages. The company will pick up your items wherever you want, pack them for you, and then ship them for the cheapest price possible. Shyp is currently operational in New York, San Francisco, and Miami and will soon be launching in Los Angeles. To date, it has raised $12.1 million during two rounds of funding.


6. ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a communication platform that helps connect teachers, students, and parents. This platform allows teachers to encourage students while engaging with the parents about their children’s progress in the classroom. ClassDojo is currently being used by over 35 million students, teachers, and parents worldwide. Founded in 2011 by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary, ClassDojo has raised $10.1 million in private equity.

7. Blue Apron

Founded in 2012 by Matt Salzberg, Blue Apron is trying to make cooking at home a little bit easier for busy families. Each month the company ships recipes and pre-portioned ingredients to their customers. This helps to not only save time, but also reduce food waste. Blue Apron currently delivers over one million meals each month. Since its launch, it has raised $58 million in funding.

8. Instacart

Instacart, founded in 2012, gives customers the ability to order groceries either online or from their smartphones and then have them delivered within an hour. In December 2014, the company raised $220 million in funding and has now raised $274.8 million since its launch.

9. Jet

Jet was founded in 2014 by Marc Lore, who also founded Quidsi.com, the parent company of Diapers.com. Some have touted this e-commerce company as being an Amazon killer even though it will not officially launch until spring 2015. The companies had a $140 million Series B round of funding that closed in February 2015, raising their total equity to $220 million.

10. Uber

A list of the the best startup companies to watch in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without including Uber. The ridesharing startup has revolutionized the transportation industry. The company has reportedly been testing out additional functions, such as convenience store delivery and courier services. It just closed a new $1 billion round of funding, bringing its total to $5.9 billion since the its 2009 launch.


The Bottom Line

Not all startups are going to become successful. The companies that have been listed here all have a great idea, experienced leadership, and have received significant investments for their futures, giving them a leg up on the competition.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.  

Technology serving humans-(A new “drinkable book” has pages that turn raw sewage into drinking water)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Technology has once again helped us towards the right path in solving our human worldly problems what we face on daily basis.It does provide us with the fact that there are abundant opportunities for us human species to exploit the technological growth for the betterment of us humans in every way we can.Please read below for the amazing milestone:


As many as 358 million people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have reliable access to drinking water. Now, researchers have come up with a book on water safety whose pages can be used to filter water.

Trials done in 25 contaminated water sites in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Haiti, and Bangladesh showed the book, which contains tiny particles of copper and silver, could eliminate over 99% of bacteria, according to results of the project unveiled at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting that began yesterday (Aug. 16th).


Teri Dankovich, from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, who has been leading the research on what she calls “the drinkable book” said in one trial, they tested a ditch contaminated with sewage that contained millions of bacteria. “Even with highly contaminated water sources like that one, we can achieve 99.9% purity with our silver-and copper-nanoparticle paper, bringing bacteria levels comparable to those of US drinking water,” she said.


Each page is embedded with silver and copper nano-particles. The pages contain instructions in English and the local language; water is poured and filtered through the pages themselves. One page can purify up to 100 liters (about 26 gallons) of water and one book can supply one person’s drinking water needs for about four years, the researchers said.

The researchers currently make the books by hand themselves—but are now looking to ramp up production and send the books to local communities.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.