Automation Panchatantra


One of the best books I have read in my childhood is Panchatantra . The way it’s structured, the first story ends with one of its characters saying “let me tell you a story” and leads on to the second story and then it perpetuates like that till the end . I have a feeling…

Thoughts on Automation from an Indian Banker


I am in India for a week – spending time with my client and my team in Bangalore and Delhi . I had coffee earlier today with someone I met at the hotel lobby while waiting for my cab to pick me up – he is a senior banker in the public sector , and…

12 Tips For Making Business Travel Bearable


Flashback to my college days . I had flown exactly one flight in my life – from TRV to MAD . My dream job was the one that let me fly all over the world and stay in great hotels and eat at fancy restaurants . Fast forward to my current 43 year old self….

What I learned from my social media detox


On Jan 1, 2019 I decided to get out of Facebook, WhatsApp groups and Twitter for a month. I stayed on LinkedIn and this blog though. I came back on Feb 1. Why did I leave ? The reason to leave was three fold – one, there were a lot of things going on in…

AI Adoption Challenges – 12 Lessons From The Trenches


In 2015, when I was given the chance to lead a services portfolio that included AI, I was quite excited for two reasons. One – it perfectly suited my geeky interests (especially my passion for math) and two – it seemed to me that I was back in 2000 with ERP, with every company wanting…