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Are you goofing off at work?

If you are asked the question, “are you goofing off at work?” what would your answer be? Most or all of us might reply to it as, “no, of course not!” with a certain amount of righteous vehemence. That answer … Continue reading

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Commencing the Class of 2013

The graduation week just went by with thousands of commencement speeches and graduation ceremonies across North America. Thousands of students and hopeful youth graduated from a section of their education for life. I was not invited to any graduation commencement … Continue reading

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Talent & Innovation

I am writing on this subject of Talent & Innovation after abandoning an alternate subject that I had already written for this edition. I felt that could wait a week further while this could not. I have been in a … Continue reading

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Unique Versus Universal? Not Really!!!

The term Innovation hinges on a key pivot which is experience. Unless an innovation is experienced, it cannot be commercialized. There is no innovation in the absence of commercialization.  And again, commercialization should not be confused with commoditization. On this … Continue reading

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Surrender – The greatest act of bravery

It is ironical that humans are such control freaks from the fears they hold within themselves. The paradox here is the inherent nature of fear that knows one cannot control and yet the living being tries to exercise control. This … Continue reading

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Employees First, Customer Second – A Review

This edition of my blog is dedicated to reviewing the book “Employees First, Customer Second (EFCS)” authored by Vineet Nayar, Vice Chairman & CEO of HCL Technologies. I recommend it as a must read for every Indian to understand the … Continue reading

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The Reform of the Education System

I was drawn to the OP-ED column of Thomas L. Friedman published in the New York Times on November 23 /24, 2010(http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/opinion/24friedman.html?_r=1) through a tweet from Vinod Khosla (http://twitter.com/#!/vkhosla) “We need better parents to hold their kids to better standards. … Continue reading

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The Attitude of a Winner

A lot has already been written and said about the loss of Roger Federer to Tom Berdych in the quarter finals of the just concluded Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Most of the commentary has been on what a poor loser … Continue reading

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