Category: Work related

  • 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 […]

  • Why does it have to be this way?

    I have been giving some things a great lot of thought lately. Like why does it feel that I am living the same day over and over again? Why does it feel that any new thing I start doesn’t get to its natural conclusion?I then realise that my mind is not in the right place […]

  • 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 […]

  • Work-Life (in) Balance?

    One of the paradoxes in today’s time has to be the concept of a work-life balance. I have rarely seen an individual doing good in both. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Now, can you? I have yet to come across an individual who is happy both at home and in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Blindsided

    I was blindsided, that’s it! I screwed up. I kind of knew what was coming but I didn’t think it was this close. Sometimes all of us get this feeling. We know our actions have consequences but the fact that they sometimes are so sudden that we feel blindsided by it all. No global gyaan […]

  • 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 […]

  • Overworked?

    It happened a couple of days back. My wife, seeing that I had been on back to back client calls(even while having lunch), asked if I could either switch off my phone or put it on flight mode, at least for the duration of the lunch? (She did take away my phone and put it […]

  • Character Actor

    In any movie, there is a character who is never the main lead but that actor can be said as the anchor of the entire movie. He won’t be flashy or over the top or very intense. Just a guy doing his/her job and doing it well. We lost a couple of great character actors […]