Having the experience doesn’t mean you’re entitled

I’m in the middle of yet another recruitment campaign. As with all the ones I’ve administered, this one too has its stories to be shared. The latest of which is an interaction with an experienced candidate who’s applying for an independent contractor position. I went through his profile and writer’s portfolio. Was quite impressed by […]

On progress

One of the best things about my BJJ practice is the instant feedback that I get during practice. I have been out of action due to ear hematoma the past three weeks. So, obviously, practice or even going to the gym wasn’t an option. I couldn’t train at home as it would make me sweat […]

How overthinking can fail you as a leader

Last evening I decided to journal my thoughts in long-hand. It’s something I used to do every day but haven’t been lately. I remember the last time I did this — December 2018. Exactly a year ago. And boy, did I not accomplish most things I thought I would. Except, of course, a few exceptions […]

Switching back to PC for good?

My MacBook Pro has gone into service. It’s close to 5 years old now and has been prompting me to get the battery replaced for sometime now. It’s an expensive replacement but it’s Apple. What else can you expect?  Nonetheless, the situation forced me to look for a replacement laptop. My office inventory didn’t have […]

You’ve got to keep moving

Early this year I experimented with going through multiple countries over a 22 day stretch. It was exhausting so much so that I began questioning the real motive behind my world domination (visit a 100 countries in the world before I turn 50…) strategy.  Honestly, I couldn’t answer it back then. And I still can’t. […]

Confessions of a workaholic solo traveler

I’m don’t hustle like the many who wear in on their sleeves. I don’t even have entrepreneurial dreams*. One of my lifetime ambitions is to travel to each and every country in the world. And the worst part is that I don’t have a strong ‘why’ behind it. It’s just something I want to do. […]

Be like Jay Fai

It’s one of the highly popular restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand. And not because it’s fine-dining (it is not) or fast food but for reasons you and I probably won’t know. Why? Because neither of us is getting in before January next year. They’re fully booked! Now that’s an achievement for a restaurant that’s basically serves […]

The one thing that doesn’t allow you to slow down

Attachments. To an outcome, people, and even the circumstances. Yesterday I found myself driving across the town and back simply because I forgot my passport! How the hell could one forget the main document that would let me inside the airport? Stress! What else? Right when I was about to wrap up my work and […]

Chances are you already have/know it…

I miss barbell training. I haven’t been doing it for a month (perhaps more) now despite a green flag from the doctor’s office. Just being conservative. Add to this, I haven’t been rolling for the past two weeks either due to an ear injury. My left one got swollen and had to be drained out. […]

You’ve got to keep moving

Early this year I experimented with going through multiple countries over a 22 day stretch. It was exhausting so much so that I began questioning the real motive behind my world domination (visit a 100 countries in the world before I turn 50…) strategy.  Honestly, I couldn’t answer it back then. And I still can’t. […]