My Learnings as an MD & CEO

12 Nov

After reading my last blog on my recent interaction with our new recruits, one of the youngsters at my company wrote back to me. She said she was from a small town, and despite being at a middle management level, she was the only one in her family to make it this far. She sought [...]

Unplug – Let Go of the Encrypted Lifestyle & Rekindle the Human Touch!

8 Nov

Last Diwali as we were cleaning up our attic, I happened to see my old collection of scrapbooks and albums from my younger days. The collection drew my attention towards the unnoticed transformation from a raw world of physical meet-ups and real-time laughter, cheer and pleasantry exchanges to a digital world of selfies, like, share, [...]

Street MBA lessons from the Youngest @ BAGIC

6 Nov

I have always felt that the path to success doesn’t necessarily pass through fancy classroom doors. That the people who build successful empires have much more insights and instincts than what a classroom would offer. I believe that the streets teach you much relevant business skills, than professional business management courses which are churning workhorses [...]

The perfect Present for a secured Future

9 Oct

The best gifts are usually the simplest ones. A hug of appreciation, a nod of empathy, a heartfelt compliment – all etch an everlasting impression on our minds. The second-best gifts are the ones that group all these feelings in one package. Such gifts are an exhibit of how much you value the presence, well-being [...]

You Have Been Conditioned To Be Unhappy – Break Free!

2 Oct

Have you ever been in a shopping mall or an airport or at a party and happened to have observed the way people treat their kids at such social gatherings? While there would be a kid who would have accidently dropped food from his plate, getting fiercely reprimanded by his parents, another one would be [...]

My take – On being happier and more successful

7 Sep

Just the other day I was talking about of the relief efforts which were going on towards a national disaster and how important it is as a nation for us to contribute through this relief effort in some way or the other. It then occurred it me in discussions with a few friends that “giving” [...]

The Secret To Being Genuinely Happy

11 Aug

When was the last time you laughed? Like genuinely laughed? Laughed so much that you had tears of joy in your eyes? A few days back, I happened to pass by a small town, en route to one of our business locations. As my colleague and I stopped over for a hot cup of tea [...]

Reminiscing Childhood Street Sports & the Lessons It Taught

12 Jul

One day while out on a walk in my society’s park I was reminded of the times when as kids I and my friends used to play various sports all day long, even in the absence of proper playgrounds. I remember that the moment we reached home from school, we’d have lunch and rush out [...]

If you’ve missed being revolutionary, be evolutionary

13 Jun

If you’ve missed being revolutionary, be evolutionary

It’s no secret that the world has been changing at an unprecedented pace. In the last decade, virtually every industry has experienced rapid changes thanks to globalization, the advent of new technologies and digital disruption. Take the example of the 1000-year-old hospitality industry which got revolutionized by a simple website, less than a decade in [...]

Be loved, or feared. But never ignored.

10 May

The other day one of my leaders came to me to have a discussion on his career which according to him was stalling. He seemed rather low-spirited and I sat him down to understand where and how was he positioned currently and what was it that was bothering him. I said lets figure out what [...]

How to deal with Loneliness

2 Apr

I rarely get any idle time, given my schedule. On one such day when I was looking at trees outside the window, I thought that this is a good time to call up someone. I suddenly drew a blank and realized that it has been months since I called somebody to have a casual conversation, [...]

Stress to the Point of Collapse

15 Mar

Given my tight schedule, bookstores at the airport are my only source of getting a sneak peek into the hardbound world of books. Recently, wandering down the aisles of one such store, the sheer expanse of the self-help section caught my attention. Most of these books talked about lifestyle management, about stress management. And, of [...]