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The case about business cases

I honestly don’t feel the need to create business cases unless you’re selling a product or service to a potential or existing client. They would need that kind of documentation in addition to references and use cases to be able to sell your brand internally. I, however, would only invest time in building a case […]

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Make your workplace great again!

I know it’s easier said than done but it sure is up a committed leader’s alley. A fearless organisation is one that provides psychological safety, encourages open communication, and makes it safe for all employees to fail. Of course, I don’t mean failing deliberately but doing one’s best while embracing failures as and when it […]

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How have you been and how are you doing?

I’ve seen a spike in the number of WhatsApp messages I’ve been receiving of late. Almost all are a variant of the following message: Hey, Sunil! How have you been? I hope all is well?Stay safe and strong. Cheers! And I’ve done my best to respond to each of these messages. Generic or not, it’s […]

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This too shall pass

Could this be the worst the world has ever seen? With all due respect and without minimising the seriousness of the situation — I don’t think so. We’ve see more than a dozen crises’ over the past 20 years such as the Y2K/dot com bubble burst (2000), 911 attacks (2001), SARs (2003-4), the global financial […]

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Choose your sources wisely

We have to stay informed, I get it. But don’t be like that moron who’s watching the news or newsfeeds online all the time. It doesn’t do you any good. If you’re the “channel surfer” kind or the one with thousands of sources to their Feedly account, I strongly recommend now is a great time […]

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Your attitudes and actions must match-up

I was listening to a webinar by Chris Robinson the other day who spewed gems after gems that I will be sharing over the next few weeks. One of the most thought provoking ideas was the index card that Chris carries with him everyday with 5 key questions. They are the following: What do I […]

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Practical thoughts on being productive while in self-isolation

Stuck at home? Well, you’re not alone. But despite all the irritation that you’re going through, it’s a great time for reflection. Lots of it. Having the opportunity to reevaluate your life amidst crises is nothing short of a boon. Make the most of it. Unless you’re infected and need care, you’re probably working at […]

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Thoughts on collaborating online

It’s Day # 5 of self-isolation for me and things have been pretty hectic. I haven’t been my most organized self despite my best efforts. And I’m not sure if I should be blaming the situation or my inability to activate the disciplinarian within me or just a lot of details to deal with. Thankfully, […]

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Sometimes shipping it is the best market research

It’s common knowledge that each one of us have a book in us. I saw some random online marketing dude claiming, “there’s at least one online course in each of us.” The only thing I could think of was, “boy, times have changed.” One of the most common advise I hear from both the best […]

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The “Ex” factor

It’s fascinating to see countless LinkedIn profiles literally screaming Ex-Citi, Ex-Google, Ex-Facebook, Ex-Tesla, and Ex-whatever. I’ve never been able to understand the key reason why people might think it’s appropriate to add these “exes” to their headings. Do we really think it enhances our personal brand compared to others considering all things being equal? On […]