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Issue 49 - 03 | Mini Sagas: Bite Sized Lessons For Life and Business

By Rajesh Setty
Published Aug. 6, 2008 10:03 p.m.
50 words is not a lot. Sometimes, though, you can say a lot in 50 words. Add a good picture to the background and you have a story in 50 words.

In this photographic manifesto (the first in ChangeThis history) Rajesh Setty has compiled 15 mini sagas from his collection. Each 50 word story is packed with a lesson on life and/or business.

Our hope is that you will enjoy these stories and it will inspire you to write your own mini saga on a topic of your interest.

From Mini Sagas:
"A mini saga is a story told in exactly 50 words—not 49 or 51 but in exactly 50 words.

Benefit #1: Writing a mini saga expands your creativity. Constraints typically expand creativity or induce flight. When you have to put everything in 50 words, you have to 'leave behind' a lot. That’s where the creative juices start flowing.

Benefit #2: Writing a mini saga stretches your thinking. What will you write about? You have to think about topics that will fit in 50 words or squeeze them to fit in 50 words. That puts thinking on overdrive mode.

Benefit #3: Writing a mini saga enhances your discipline. Deciding what to write about, deciding what to leave behind and putting it in 50 words requires discipline throughout."

About Rajesh Setty | Rajesh Setty is a serial entrepreneur, investor and author based in Silicon Valley. Rajesh serves as the president and CEO of Suggestica where they build private and public discovery engines using Rawsugar technology. He also serves as the executive chairman of Jiffle where they help solve scheduling problems across companies. Rajesh is involved in several other technology businesses in the US, Europe and India in some combination of investor, founder, advisor and/or an executive. He is a member of the Band of Angels, an angel network in Silicon Valley and Vistage, a worldwide networking organization for CEOs. His latest book, Beyond Code: Learn to distinguish yourself in 9 simple steps! (foreword by Tom Peters), was published in late 2005. To keep up with Rajesh, visit his blog at http://blog.lifebeyondcode.com.


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