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Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?

Thus spake the existentialist philosopher Albert Camus, emphasising that a choice has to be made every moment of life. While having the freedom to choose can be a good thing, we’re living in times where there simply can be just too many to choose from. And that’s overwhelming. While going through my archives (a.k.a. “clutter” […]

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MBWA still works

MBWA or management by walking around has been in practice since Hewlett Packard made it popular in the 1970s. Of course, other companies were practicing a variant of MBWA too. They just didn’t care to brand and promote what seemed like a logical thing to do at that time. That said, most modern-day management thinkers […]

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Fighting this pandemic depends on you!

Nobody does it better than the good folks at Vox Media! Here’s a super informative (and insightful) video they put out to showcase why fighting the Coronavirus depends on you and me! And what’s the government and public health organisation doing? They’re tracking, spreading awareness, and collaborating to put out a vaccine and this cure […]

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Ever wondered why China keeps coming up with new diseases?

As you can tell, I’m obsessed with this pandemic. And it’s only been three days since I have been in self-isolation. My heart goes out to the millions who have volunteered to seclude themselves from the society for a brief while to fight the outbreak. Great job by governments across the world to put measures […]

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Bill Gates was right… we’re not ready

This talk was delivered 5 years ago. Almost a year after we avoided the global outbreak of deadly Ebola but not after the disease had killed more than 2,000 people. Mostly in parts of Africa though. Things would have been pretty different had it seeped outside the continent. You and I know it, the world […]

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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 […]

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Start giving a damn

Flying economy isn’t an excuse to treat your customers like trash. Today I experienced, quite possibly, the worst international flight experience. And I’ve been doing that long enough to know the seats are a little narrower and the crew onboard didn’t demonstrate the pre-flight safety features. If you think that was something, let me assure […]

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What you sow is what you reap

Or simply — output equals or is always greater than input. It’s a universal principle you can’t fight against no matter what you do or who you are. It amazes me to the ends to hear wanna be entrepreneurs talk about their ideas but don’t do anything about it. They’re waiting for that perfect time […]

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It’s not about the camera

I shared an album of my most recent trip to a hill station with one of my family members. He was quick to point out that there wasn’t even a single picture with me in the frame. I confessed — I am camera shy but one of the most important aspect of photography isn’t the […]

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The greatest professional achievement

Any significant/greatest/second-to-none professional achievement can be hard to quantify, let alone track it in an excel sheet. It’s very subjective and way different from the ‘powerful’ statements we write in our glorified resumes. And let’s not forget how our overall performance is impacted by the people involved, risks taken and the outcomes delivered. If you’re […]