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Month: December 2023

Models / Frameworks can make you dumb !

Harry was interviewing candidates for a role which required fast problem solving. Harry was frustrated that even people with sound academic background were getting rejected just because they were not able to solve simple hypothetical problems (which closely relate to actual…

What is belief ?

This happened today while chatting with few colleagues during lunch break. We were talking about the role of luck, some said – Luck is main and some said – Karma is everything. We talked about the karma – karma that…

How People Can Have Different Experience From Same Work

This is a simple but powerful story I shared with my team today. Some of them are transforming their life by just changing the context while content remains the same for everyone. This happened one day in a rock quarry,…

Lean is a marketing tool..Is it ? Read on…

The 5 steps to learn transformation as per Womac & Jones are I have skipped the 4th step (‘Create Pull’) as it is not much relevant in service businesses I have worked in. The first step is the most important…

4 Trends changing the way we work ! What to do ?

A few months back, I got to know that one of the seniors whom we always respected for his impeccable articulation skills, had started his own venture. Being an entrepreneur takes guts and especially when it is in a domain with…

The Power of Analytics

Few days back I was talking to a group of friends at work around availability of data and challenge of using it to generate insights. One of the take-away from this short discussion was that apart from the expertise to…

What’s the hip pocket skill of Indira Nooyi

Listen to Indira Nooyi in this Linkedin interview (100 secs length). She explains about her hip pocket skill One of the most interesting and useful skill when it comes to leaders – is their ability to sell their ideas and…

Success = Attention

In this video, Sadhguru mentions about paying attention to anything without prejudice and preconceived notions. Once we do that for a substantial period of time – universe is bound to open up But the problem is our priorities and focus…

Can one superhero (Six Sigma) save the planet ?

Few weeks back, there was an article being circulated in quality circles which remarked Six Sigma as a fashion and GE as its model. It also stated that GE’s market capitalization shrank from $600 billion (in 2000) to $80 billion…

Inversion : Fix the Fixation

Our brain gets fixated like a broken record – Giving the same solution every-time. This simple brain hack is a solution to the fixation issue that we often face. Like other brain hacks, this too is simple and gets teams…