Lately I’ve been spending a fair bit of time reading and writing about working less (watch out for those pieces here). It all began with me stumbling upon the book by Jenny Odell called ‘How to do nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy’. Curious about the content, I watched the Talks at Google session by Odell … Continue reading 31 day challenge: Do nothing
Life is unfair. Some people begin their career with a clear advantage. Your intelligence (measured in IQ) is inherited, so is your socio-economical background, height, appearance and core personality. As per Marc Effron, these together form 50% of the factors that predict success. Nevertheless, the other 50% is entirely in your control. It is this 50% that that the book hopes to address.
Now that the conference is done, after two days of learning and revelry I can say with absolute confidence that SHRM India kept every promise they made. It was truly the best and biggest HR conference in town.
I’ve been on panels, I’ve moderated some and I’ve witnessed many more. One thing I have learnt over time is that unless you are Chris Anderson, you need to do your prep. Too many panels go south purely because the speakers are unprepared, haven’t put in the required hours, hog the limelight or just don’t … Continue reading How to moderate a panel
A few weeks back I came across the most wonderful community ever. Let me introduce you to them. Happening in over 80 countries (including India) and 252 cities, these are evenings very well spent. What: In their own words - Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. … Continue reading “#u%k-up” Nights
Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to the year and are on track to making 2017 the best year so far. After all, isn’t that the entire point of a new year? Fresh starts, new resolutions and new goals to achieve. I hope you have figured out what 2017 will mean … Continue reading 2017!
When towards the end of last year, INC.com came up with its list of best companies; it got me thinking about the companies that inspired me in 2015. These companies make it to this list for multiple reasons. Some were brave enough to experiment, some achieved monumental feats and some just inspired us by doing … Continue reading Companies that inspired in 2015
(An open letter to the employee who inspired me today.) Dear XYZ (name changed to maintain confidentiality), I logged in today to find you being publicly denounced by many for an idea that you had pitched and put into action. You were one of the few who dared participate in our idea generation contest and … Continue reading Press On!