Never do for others what they can do for themselves. Never.

It was through Kevin Lampe that I came across the name Saul Alinsky and his book Rules for Radicals. Kevin was one of the people I got to meet as part of IVLP, a professional exchange program by the US Department of State.


The book did leave an impression on me. I recall gifting Aiswarya a copy around the time she was involved with the Break the Curfew campaign. What has stuck with me more is this one quote of his —” Never do for others what they can do for themselves. Never.”

I have revised several of my approaches of how I go about my work and execution since. The quote has also made its way to our Credo at Rethink.