A couple of weeks earlier I had the chance to visit the Pallakad Chariot Festival. This an extraordinary event when the devatas (the idols) on chariots are carried into the town – an occasion where Gods come to meet people as opposed to the general practice of people going to worship the Gods in the […]Read More Of Temple towns and IT platforms!
Boxing world cup – and parallels with annual cycles!Read More Of boxing world cups and performance appraisals!…
Wearing Apple in a Window’ed world – the title says it all. Here are my experiences using Apple products in a office setting that uses plenty of microsoft stuff. Is my experience akin to driving a ferrari as a taxicab? Or do I feel like driving a good looking but under-powered car on the racecourse? Why not find out?!Read More Wearing apple in a windows world
The quality of trust we inspire directly influences the chances of success as well. Here’s a quick look at Covey’s framework which promises to help us inspire even more trust – so start reading!Read More If More trust equals More success, how can we inspire more trust? An amble through the Covey framework
Deepavali – the season of colours, crackers and sweets is here. Its also the season of sharing gratitude and wishing each other well. So here’s wishing each of my readers’ abundant success propelled by the magic potion of TRUST; for it is TRUST that makes the world go round. So what is trust really? A […]Read More A lesson on TRUST on an auspicious day!
Success has meant many things over the years. One generation rewarded those who put capital to the best use, another rewarded the “information” owners while a third is looking favourably on those who own platforms. Who will the future reward?Read More Three generations of heroes – and counting!
A decade or so ago, multi-tasking was a much revered skill. People would flash it in their resumes, coffee corners would resound with whispers of the star who could do many things at the same time and supervisors would put that up as a skill to acquire proficiency in as you made your way up […]Read More Multi-tasking to multi-focus
Its that time of the year again – the time when managers get to play judge (or god if you will!) and sift through their teams – leaving the successes on one side and the not-so-successful on the other. Yes, I am talking about the promotion cycle – when men and women suddenly find themselves […]Read More Performance Management time – ramblings from the other side!
A few months ago having travelled to attend a conference meet in Pune, I was pleasantly surprised to meet a colleague and a respected leader at the breakfast table. We got talking about various things and the topic drifted to leadership traits when he reminisced about an exercise from long ago where everyone had to […]Read More Takeaways from the wonderful “Steve Jobs” biography by Walter Isaacson
The other day, a few of us got together and the discussions moved on to how we would need to consistently work on ourselves to stay relevant in today’s fast moving world. A collegue Kartic pulled out a slender book “How Stella saved the farm“, and recommended we read it – this is a mini […]Read More Of farms, innovation and all that…
I experience a “Robin Sharma” seminar for the first time. My experiences and takeaways….Read More Lead without a title – a Robin Sharma seminar experience
And that my friends is a quote from Nassim Taleb’s thought provoking book “Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder”. Good technology he maintains allows the job to be done without drawing attention to itself. Take the Nike hyperfeel shoe for instance – it prides on making the runner feel the ground he is running on […]Read More Technology is at its best when it is invisible