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“HOW TO” reduce STRESS?

Sometimes it seems as if we’re on a collision course with insanity. The pace of life, the endless demands and incessant contact through email, cell phones, and other “electronic leashes” seem to keep us in a constant state of alert. I’m convinced that stress management is as much about the little ways we decompress daily …

‘HE’ was standing right there!

HE was standing right there..   When the Sun went down and the darkness spread, When the world had turned black and all hopes were dead. When nothing seem to work out the right way, And when it felt the tough times were there to stay!         HE was standing right there.. …

Do not settle for anything but the BEST in life!

Fortunate are those who gain realizations throughout the process of life and am glad to be one of those.  Below is a snippet of one such realization – for you to read and let me know if you relate to it or even otherwise! Do not settle for anything but the BEST in life. Be …

Google Duplex AI Assistant to save time for an average person – to do what?

Google Duplex – an AI Assistant making calls for people, booking tables and making reservations! Wow, we are moving ahead in tech, aren’t we? The piece from The Verge cites all possible issues with a bot making calls and the person on the other end not knowing about it – might create serious social issues …

Heartcount over Headcount – that’s all that matters!

If we look back – it all started with ‘Hands to work’ in the Industrialization era. Workers were expected to perform GIVEN tasks and that would be it. There were a select people putting their heads into things. It was an apt thing to do at that age, maybe. Then the world moved on to …

Ball-tampering

Ball Tampering – look beyond the press conferences & video clips!

Following the recent ball-tampering issue in Cricket world, I have listed a few things that I call as lessons as they do qualify as learnings for everyone in the understanding of the subject and the game. These apply to every walk of life, even corporate and work.   1. Decision Making: There is a fragile …

Be ‘YOU’ – it’s easier than being someone you AREN’T!

If you do not voice your opinion due to the fear of being judged or misunderstood or not being seen in the right light (if you are bringing out shortcomings of something) – then your opinion does not matter at all. Think about it –  It does not take any hardship to be YOU, rather it …

Live life – to the fullest!

Charles Bukowski had once said (allegedly): “How the hell could a person enjoy being awakened at 6:30AM, by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to …

Steer your career in the new year!

People work as an individual as well as in different teams, do different things and explore new things in their careers. However, there always comes a time when everyone starts thinking – where am I going? What direction is my career going in? They might have some fantastic moments in their career in the past …

Everyday MUSINGS 5: ‘TRUST’ & ‘EMPOWERMENT’

  Major TRANSFORMATIONS can be brought about by CHANGING little things. Exactly two years back, I took up the most challenging job in my career – so far. It was a distress call as one of the very critical functions had suddenly lost the top guy – with immediate effect. The management, including my boss, …

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