Powerful conversations, encounters and everyday interactions have the potential to be out of the ordinary as they expose people to new ideas and concept. Ideas, if absorbed and executed, can be lessons in becoming a better leader. Using 25 short chapters in his book "Sponge: Leadership Lessons I Learnt From My Clients", Ambi Parameswaran offers quick management tips with interesting examples. Mr Parameswaran praised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for his focused vision and professional CEO like behaviour when it comes to matters of the state. On whether he is the kind of leader who can lead the "grand alliance" in 2019, his tactical response is, "Well, look what a hi-tech city he has built out of Hyderabad".