In the world around us, we find two kinds of people: some who are path-dependent and some who are path-creators. The world goes round because of the former; these are the people who deliver predictability. But the world gets better, because the latter exist. These are people who see things that do not exist or see what others do not see. I am fascinated with their stories, collected over time, and published in Forbes India. Now the entire collection has just been brought out as Zen Garden (Penguin). Let me share a few stories from my encounters with these path-creators.