Workplace Politics: Why You Won’t Get Credit for Your Work (Most Likely Reason)

April 18, 2018

There were times when I worked very hard and delivered. Hardly got credit.  I was very stressed.   Joe is really average Joe. He is brought up as a good man. He has been to taught to do the right things, follow ethics. Most importantly, walk the talk. It was an important meeting scheduled by the […]

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Ask Rahul Gandhi: How a Good Idea Can Be Screwed by Dumb Communication (2 Lessons included)

March 11, 2018

Rahul Gandhi again talks about his vision. “When I see MRI machines not connected, I see huge problem. Connecting all of those MRI machines will completely transform the planet” This becomes a butt of a joke. And this is not the first time. While one may not respect Rahul Gandhi much for original thoughts, I […]

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What Business Are You Really In? As Applied to Employees.

February 22, 2018

Peter Drucker. Everyone knows about the management legend who transformed American businesses. One of the most important question from Drucker was – what business are we really in? The most famous example is that of McDonalds. He suggested that McDonalds’ primary business is NOT food. It is real estate. The explanation is that they open […]

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No Collaboration at Workplace? First, Fix the Victory Stand!

January 5, 2018

Everyone knows, most of the business results are from the team effort. Yet, the businesses try hard to assign the credit to one hero. To justify it there are enough management theories – like Bell curve, 80-20 rule. The outcome? It just causes more fights, conflicts and stress. Many managers just shrug it off saying […]

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Why You Should Work Hard During Notice Period

December 10, 2017

People moving across jobs is usual. It is increasing due to the shift in social behavior, attitude of both organizations and employees. For whatever reason, one might want to move on. Flickr/ Pavlina Jane What follows the resignation is notice period. Some countries have long notice period. Like India. 3 months is many companies. Here I want […]

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Management Reviews: What I Learnt about “Real Intelligence” from Artificial Intelligence

November 16, 2017

As we learn more about AI, we know this: Neural networks based AI is very effective for many problems Human brain is based on neural networks We also know that AI based systems are still evolving and have limitations AI based car might confuse a picture of car as car If AI system is taught […]

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Confessions of a Closet Entrepreneur

September 7, 2017

As we all know, entrepreneurship is hard and risky. Day job may be comfortable, but lacks the freedom. However it gets pay check. How about the best of both worlds? Trying to setup a business while working? Then as it picks up, one can come full time onto it. Yes. there is stress of both […]

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Six Sigma for Govt Policy: How to Set Right Indian Smart Cities Initiative

May 8, 2017

India announced smart city initiative years back. Ever since it was announced, it was a big confusion. Debate on definition of smart city itself took years and is still continuing. Global ideas of smart cities can not be copy pasted at the moment. Around the world the cities are good and clean. They just need to […]

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Startup India: Modi should Dissolve the Govt Fund of $1.5Billion and Do This Instead

March 3, 2017

Everyone asked Modi govt to support startups. Modi delivered. Along with many good initiatives, a fund is also born. Before it is too late, I suggest the opposite. Dissolve the fund. Use it for something else. Before I explain further, let me take you back to 1980s. Indian govt had the noble intention of encouraging […]

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How a CTO Could Help India

January 26, 2017

As everyone knows India is in interesting times. Workaholic Prime Minister. High energy of the masses. Good number of social problems to solve. And good amount of money in hand to spend. If played well carefully, India could have good living standard, not just from the economic figures, but also from the eyes of common […]

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: How it could wreck the society!

October 25, 2016

An apartment complex in Bangalore, India. With fair amount of shared history and strong opinions, it is natural to see conflicts in the apartment society. This one was epic. It was about extending the rain water harvesting capacity. Let me spare the details and focus on real story. Murthy uncle was furious. “What does THAT man think […]

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Large Organization Recruitment: Why HR Does NOT Consider Your Referral

October 22, 2016

You are working in this organization for long time. You have a close friend, in dire need of job. You send the resume to HR team and no response. Gradually you feel guilty, powerless and frustrated. Can not even get an audience for a friend in the place where you worked for so many years!? The same friend […]

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