In 1997, I joined AIESEC in Mumbai while I was at university. Little did I know that my experience there would help me build a global organization.

I have come to realize that lessons learnt early in life have a significant imprint on our personality. These lessons may come from…


“Language needs work. Consider getting your paper edited by a native English speaker.”

“The author needs a native English-speaking co-author to thoroughly revise the grammar of this manuscript.”

“This paper is not written in sound English and cannot be accepted in its current form.”

It’s not uncommon for authors submitting…


I’ve had migraine attacks for as long as I can remember. But they got progressively worse between 2011 and 2014.

Part of me knew what was triggering the attacks. These three years were the darkest period of my life. My self-esteem was at its lowest and insecurity at its peak…


“CACTUS is a technology company accelerating scientific advancement.”

Last week, we introduced the organization to CACTUS’s new identity in an entirely virtual event with attendees from all 8 countries we have offices in. …


The genesis of CACTUS is now part of company lore.

I was in Japan on an internship with AIESEC in 2001 where I happened to meet a researcher at the University of Tokyo to get advice about starting a waste management company.

At the end of our conversation, the researcher…


My mentor/coach Sameer Kamboj and I had a conversation some time in the beginning of 2019. He asked me why I enjoy driving on vacation abroad but not in Mumbai. I responded with many reasons that may resonate with some of you: it’s more fun and relaxing while driving abroad…

Abhishek Goel

Co-founder and CEO of Cactus Communications (cactusglobal.com). Scicomm, customer delight, happy workplace, mindfulness, coaching

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