Hiring a Gatekeeper vs. a Gatepusher

We have all been through countless job interviews in our lives when we are told after the interview that we are not suitable for the advertised role as we don’t have all the experience needed to perform the role. This is if you are lucky to have made it to an interview in the first place. I recently … [Read more...]

Warm hearts and cold faces

Imagine you are just back home from work at the end of a long day. You enter the safe, familiar, four-walled boundaries of your home. It’s time to have some dinner, spend time with your family or housemates, vent out some of your frustration about the trials of the day, and perhaps also have a bit … [Read more...]

Face-Off is On!

In yesterday's post Face-Off, Peeps!, I raised the question of why organised groups including organisations hold on to an artificial persona, when human beings in their social life tend to look for direct face-to-face communication, honesty, and openness. A recent article in Mckinsey Insights has … [Read more...]

Face-Off, Peeps!

It was an absolutely great experience to spend a whole day at TEDx Sydney 2014 held last weekend at the Sydney Opera House. Inspiring to see people from different walks of life and hear their stories directly face-to-face. How good would it be if television presented stories straight from the … [Read more...]

Matt Damon – Finding meaning beyond acting

There is tremendous potential of using a business centric approach to solve many of the world's current problems. In this interview with Matt Damon and Gary White, Mckinsey Insights presents a story on how micro loans are being used to solve scarce water problems. An article in Wall Street … [Read more...]

Hey Kids, go clean up my mess, will ya?

Dad: My son, my daughter, I am afraid when you grow up after your expensive private school education and privileged neighbourhood lifestyle, you have to sweep and clean up all the mess we are now creating on this planet. Son: What mess are you creating, Dad? Dad: Well, all the things we use to … [Read more...]

Don’t laugh up there, we mean business

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet - Mark Twain … [Read more...]

Financial Markets – A mirror on us?

Financial markets are like the mirror of mankind, revealing every hour of every working day the way we value ourselves and the resources of the world around us [so that] it is not the fault of the mirror if it reflects our blemishes as clearly as our beauty – Niall Ferguson … [Read more...]

Marrying into the top job

Father : I want you to marry a girl of my choice Son : I will choose my own bride! Father : But the girl is Bill Gates' daughter … [Read more...]

East-West Product Life cycle Management

Do you think we are selling the Sustainability concept mostly to people in the western world? You don't yet hear much about sustainability if you live in the East. You do hear about growing population, increasing prices, threat to the basic necessities of life ,buy insurance policies and oh yes why … [Read more...]