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By Arvin Patel, EVP and Chief Intellectual Property Officer, TiVo

Mindfulness is a passion of mine; I practice meditation in my personal life, and I use the principles of mindful leadership to help me be a better executive at work. The word “mindfulness” has become a popular buzzword in recent years, but what does it really mean? How can mindful leadership make your workplace more harmonious and productive? In general, mindful leadership is a way for leaders to manage their stress and improve their self-awareness and emotional wellness. It sets a positive tone and creates productive energy throughout the organization…


Working from home is my reality and if you work in technology, finance, marketing or law, it’s most likely your reality too. According to CBS News, the number of U.S. job postings on indeed.com in January 2021 that mention “working from home” has more than doubled from the year before. Many of us, may have anxiety about returning back to work as we’ve created a new groove that is benefiting our mental health (bye-bye office dynamics and long commutes). Some of us may be looking forward to going in a few days a week and are energized when meeting face-to-face…


Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Former Champion and Coach to Champions, Javier Mendez, and me, Arvin Patel at the American Kickboxing Academy, San Jose, Ca.

I am a lawyer and have found that negotiation is one of the most essential skills to being successful. It was my passion for negotiation that ultimately led me to technology entertainment and innovations. I loved understanding what was possible, what could be gained through partnerships and collaboration, and how both parties could ultimately walk away with what they needed while strengthening their relationship in the process. …


My son, Kayan and I on a hike

It’s not just us, our kids are feeling it too. What we can do together and separately to manage pandemic fatigue.

There are so many benefits to staying at home. The obvious is we are safer from the virus when we do. Also not commuting and being with our loved ones, especially our children, is time we never would have had before. But the lack of separation from our home and the school and work environment is blurring a line of when it’s time to dedicated to each. …


As we say goodbye to an unprecedented year of sadness and pain and concurrently, a year filled with valuable lessons, I wanted to share how I am collecting this year’s moments into next year’s actions both personally and professionally.

1. Double down on focusing on what’s in your control. Clarify and manage your critical priorities.

2020 was an unparalleled year of crisis. Our nation suffered. Business shuttered and lives were lost. Though hope is on the horizon with approved vaccines, we are still in the midst of coronavirus chaos, it might seem like the world is upside down and all…


To Bounce Back Strong From COVID-19, America Needs An Entrepreneurship Agenda

Co-authored by Tim Draper, Global venture capital investor, and founder of Draper Venture Network and Arvin Patel, COO, Invention Investment Funds at Intellectual Ventures, Entertainment & Tech Thought Leader

COVID-19 has exposed a much-neglected wound in American capitalism which now threatens America’s ability to recover quickly from the ensuing economic crisis. As we come out of the crisis, we are faced with a tragedy of the loss of millions of small businesses with 40 million unemployed in the US, and ten times that many globally. …


A moment of silence for George Floyd during a protest march in Manhattan Beach Photo: Allen J Schaben

In the past few weeks, it has become clear that America must do better. Americans are confronting our ugly realities that have helped fueled American prosperity, mostly at expense of communities of color, over the last 450 years. The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others have recently and rightfully ignited the country to action. We owe it to many young Americans, mothers and fathers, and even our elderly for putting their bodies and lives on the line to drive unprecedented awareness across our nation. The question I’ve been asking myself and others, is how…


As a man of color, what is happening in America isn’t lost on me. From everyday microaggressions to larger defining events, racism isn’t an anomaly for brown and black people. There are defining moments you’ll never forget; those moments when you were made to feel unsafe and unwanted. For me that was when I was slammed onto a hood of a cop car. My crime? Hanging out in a wealthy suburb where no one looked like me. I was just a kid (who ironically at the time, happened to be interning at the DA’s office in San Francisco) but that…


By Arvin Patel, EVP & CIPO at TiVo, Entertainment + Tech Thought Leader, Forbes Contributor

The coronavirus crisis is putting everyone in a state of uncertainty, anxiety, and worry. But even in the most stressful times, I believe that we have a choice to make: we can either choose to assume the worst-case scenario, or we can choose to approach the problem with optimism and mindfulness.

With the right mindset, along with mindfulness and self-care, leaders can help create a positive and inspiring example for their team. …


By Arvin Patel, EVP & CIPO at TiVo, Entertainment + Tech Thought Leader, Forbes Contributor

The bad news: we’re all stuck at home because of the coronavirus.

The good news: never before in history has there been so much great stuff to watch on TV!

Streaming services are booming because everyone is home, and it’s made me more appreciative of great TV than ever before. Yes, we have to stay home for a while, but at least we can comfort ourselves with some great entertainment.

I’m really passionate about innovation and intellectual property, so I can appreciate the creativity and…

Arvin Patel

An inventor and leading voice on #entertainment and #innovation. COO, Invention Investment Funds @Intellectual Ventures

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