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Policies & Processes —Are they really HELPING?

Policies & Processes are the lifelines of any organization; big or small. These are a set of guidelines/actions which are expected to improve the efficiency of everything related to business. Organizations with the right set of policies/processes are expected to perform better than those running in whimsical ways. HOWEVER, is that the case in reality? …


  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, …

How to create Great CONTENT?

Content Management Tips  Content is meant to either EDUCATE or ENTERTAIN – best yet, do both! If your content is not doing either, you need to relook at your style & strategy. There a few basics and there are few specifics too – depending on WHY do you write. Basic guidelines for writing engaging content are: …

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 …

Goodbye 2017 and Welcome 2018 – Happy New Year

  Another year comes to an end and a new year is shining right ahead. As we all prepare for all the adventures and great things we wish to achieve in the next 365 days – it’s equally important to assess the year that just passed by – to learn from mistakes and be proud …

Is It Truly Better to Give Than to Receive?

  New perspective on ALTRUISTIC behavior   Isn’t it amazing the way Dopamine and Cortisol (and other chemicals) work in terms of human psychology? I have always been intrigued by these things and have been studying them for a couple of years now. I am gathering as much information in any form on this and …

Everyday MUSINGS 3: ‘HONESTY begets HONESTY’

  It was a usual weekday morning, and I was driving down to my office, maneuvering the chaotic traffic. It looks like this (image below) – every day of the month, throughout the year. I would skip describing the traffic conditions and will only say – it is a road to one of the largest …

Everyday MUSINGS 2: ‘Follow your OWN path’

It was a cold winter morning when I decided to leave from Chandigarh to Delhi in my car since had to be in the city for an important business meeting. I usually start while its dark to avoid traffic on the highway and save time. But that day, nature had a different plan for me. …


Everyday MUSINGS 1: ‘EMPATHY’ – A missing People Skill

  ‘EMPATHY – a missing People Skill these days’   It was a usual weekend outing with family to a newly built shopping mall (extension of one of the best hotels in the city). It wasn’t a mad rush but still, there were a good amount of people around.     The mall management has …

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