Category: Gyan

  • Perfect Storm

    Merriam-Webster defines a Perfect Storm as a critical or disastrous situation created by a powerful concurrence of factors. What is happening currently in the world economy is an example. Let me put it in the Indian context. We have recently seen the INR depreciating, the stock market tanking for a while and overall economic numbers […]

  • Self Development

    If you had one option, one opportunity to change the orbit you operate in, would you take it or let it go? I know of people who are happy where they are and I know of some very ambitious people, who just moved into a different orbit as they took that one shot. Why am […]

  • Green shoots!

    In the last 3 months, I have seen a sea change near my house. I have seen at least a dozen new shops, showrooms open up. After 2 years of nearly no new business activity, I find this a welcome change. These are what can be called the green shoots of a recovery. Post COVID […]

  • 2022 – Year of the Tiger

    The year of the Tiger, that is what 2022 is, according to the Chinese calendar. Not that I am a follower, but hey, I am hopeful this year would be better than the previous 2. What gives me hope? Well, there are a few things. On a personal front, a few things which I had […]

  • StartUP!

    This word has been used and abused many a time in the recent past. While the ideas of startup culture and startup ethos might seem like a cliche, one can actually learn a lot if one gives a bit of thought to it. Startups are supposed to be a) scrappy – With a “what do […]

  • PHD

    Persistence, Hard work, Discipline. Of all the things I have read about exceling in Sales, this is the one which has always been in my recall list. This is why I thought of writing about it today. This year, had been a bit slow for me in the start. Deciding to drop a set of […]

  • Pivot

    So, we have all heard/read this word a lot these days. A lot. Tech firms pivot into unexpected use cases for their existing products. The Excel warriors keep making pivot tables to justify how their inference is the only correct inference and nobody knows data like they do. Why am I talking about pivots? Am […]

  • Do as I do, not as I say!

    A few months ago, I wrote about consistency. And then two months hence, I broke that rule. I didn’t write a single post in October. Not that I didn’t have time or ideas, but I wasn’t applying myself enough. I didn’t think missing a month would matter. And then it hit me. I am writing […]

  • Consistency

    Consistency is what I would define as showing up day in and day out and getting things done. It doesn’t matter that you are the best at what you do initially. What matters is that you are consistent in doing what is expected from you. Why am I talking about consistency today? I was recently […]

  • OP(iu)M

    Other Peoples’ Money(OPM). I recently came across this term while listening to a podcast on Indian Economy. The reference is to Mutual Fund salespeople who talk about the great things with the Indian economy as they need more and more people to invest in their funds. I tend to define OPM as Overly Positive MF […]