Four months into the pandemic, I stopped watching the news. The everyday tracking of numbers, vaccine trials and stages of lockdown did not help with anxiety. Now into the 8th month, I am back to tracking numbers. As we enter what is being popularly called the third wave of COVID, it isn’t hard to notice … Continue reading The Third Wave
Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of ‘No’s.’ It starts with one reason to not do something, followed by another and then another until I’m snowballed under. No one says it but everyone wants to. The real reason isn’t logical yet the one that stands strongest. They say No because ‘this is how it’s always … Continue reading This is how it’s always been
I failed miserably at the last 31-day challenge. But you already knew that, didn’t you? The last 31 days were my last days in the country – the exact amount of time I had to wrap up everything in my life, move across the seven seas (or maybe just three) and start again. It wasn’t … Continue reading 31 day challenge: Sunday Screen time
I moved country, team and business group in the midst of a pandemic. There - I said it!
The importance of a college degree has been a long standing debate especially when it comes to hiring. Why do hiring managers continue to demand resumes from premium colleges? Are these hires better performers than those who come from other colleges? Does a degree guarantee success? Is the return on investment of a college degree … Continue reading Google Career Certificates: Redefining college degrees
Yesterday I came across a meme that read, ‘the pandemic has been going on for so long that I got into shape and got back out of it.’ I let out an instant gasp as it echoed my exact sentiment. Not only have I slipped out of all good habits I’d formed in the initial … Continue reading 31 day challenge: Focus on Me
This post is a little late in the offing. There’s been a lot going on and I will tell you all about it soon, but first – the four TED talks that made me a tad bit wiser in August. Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor : Sometimes it is a great orator, … Continue reading Top 4 TED Talks – August Edition
There’s no dearth of advice on the skills a new age HR professional needs to equip themselves with. Over the past few months I have come across recommendation on endless courses on time management, influencing skills, data analytics and empathy. Yet the whole suite of recommendations chooses to stay away from critical skills that HR … Continue reading FOUR COURSES HR NEEDS TODAY
Good ideas usually have multiple differences. However, the key to finding the best ideas is to understand which differences lead to long-term competitive advantage. Basing your innovation purely on making something cheaper, or bundling offerings is short term thinking as it’s easy to replicate. The good ideas are these and much more. And the best ideas are so inventive there’s just no comparison.
Complexity is a weak man’s crutch. The aim of technology is to eliminate friction and integrate itself into everyday life so seamlessly that you barely notice when it’s become an inseparable part. Good design draws upon minimum amount of conscious and cognitive effort.