Category Archives: Featured

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

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… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

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

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. Bell curve is gone from public eye for the most part, though it exists. 80-20 rule will… Read More »

Why You Should Work Hard During Notice Period

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… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

How a CTO Could Help India

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… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

Setting the Limits : Span of Control is NOT About Headcount

What is span of control? You have heard this. Span of control is the number of people you could effectively manage. Essentially it is about how much one person can handle. Because of this reason, there is limited people reporting to a boss. In large organizations, this is one big reason to have 6 to… Read More »