A quick framework on quitting the right way at work


Generally the world looks down at people who give up – they are called all kinds of derogatory things like “loser”, “quitter” and so on . We are taught from an early age on why hard work can overcome all challenges – often with stories of heroes to make that point . I think thisContinue reading “A quick framework on quitting the right way at work”

What you feel after the election is what corporate leaders feel routinely


So TV channels called the election and Joe Biden is the winner . Some of us felt elated and others refuse to accept it – and a large spectrum of people in between those extremes . No value judgment from me on that in this post – I just wanted to draw some parallels withContinue reading “What you feel after the election is what corporate leaders feel routinely”

Four simple steps to minimize analysis paralysis


Today, I was asked by a young colleague on how I avoid analysis paralysis . It took me down memory lane a bit . After the call, I figured it is a question that others might have as well and hence decided to share some thoughts here. I am not a big risk taker byContinue reading “Four simple steps to minimize analysis paralysis”

A wish list of three for UI / UX for the casual user


Yesterday, I needed to update something fairly trivial for a certain payroll deduction . It used to be a simple form on our intranet the last time I used it (several years ago) and I searched for it . The search didn’t help me much and I asked a colleague where this form was andContinue reading “A wish list of three for UI / UX for the casual user”

Future Of Business Travel – A Road warrior’s personal take


Like many other professionals in my line of work, I have paid my dues in terms of million miler airline status , decades of top tier hotel loyalty and rental car loyalty status etc . I got to live and work in three continents thanks to this job – and have enjoyed getting to knowContinue reading “Future Of Business Travel – A Road warrior’s personal take”

Depression , Democracy and Demagoguery – the deadly trio !


My late grandfather Prof R Easwara Pillai was an eminent historian and an amazing story teller . He had mastery over three subjects and how they connected with each other – Economics, Politics and History . I grew up listening to him telling me stories that would emphasize useful principles from these three disciplines .Continue reading “Depression , Democracy and Demagoguery – the deadly trio !”