by Sunil Bali. 03-06-2018

I was brought up to believe that accumulating degrees and certificates was the way to succeed.

A first generation migrant to the UK, my mother thought that my salary and job security would be directly proportional to the number of letters after my name.

So I got a huge shock when I attended my first lecture at Business School, because the first thing our MBA Professor said to the class was, “If any of you were any good, you wouldn’t be here."

He said, "If you know what makes people mad, sad and glad, and can consistently make them glad, then you won’t need an MBA."

It was the most valuable thing I learned on my MBA. The rest of the course was about as useful as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

In hindsight, I think I learned more at Nursery School than I did at Business School. If you ever watch toddlers at Nursery School, they forgive very quickly, go where there is excitement, and stay where there is love.

Nursery school kids learn, play and create every day. They look at the world around them with wonder and awe, and realise that whether you’re 3 or 53, life is so much better when you hold hands and stick together.

Nursery kids know what we adults forget ….. love will drive you sane.



  1. A man has suffered serious head injuries after being hit with a large, round, brass percussion instrument.
    Police believe the attack was gong related.
  2. During my wife’s labour, the nurse came up to us and said,"What are your thoughts on Epidural".
    I said, "Thanks, but we’ve already picked a name."
  3. My doctor e-mailed me asking if I knew my "blod group".
    I replied, "typo."

And finally,


Live big & love deep.