Three ways to NOT to handle war time pressure in business


Pressure is a fact of life – especially so in businesses. You cannot eliminate it, but you can probably minimize it with good preparation and training and so on. But whatever you do – you are bound to end up in high pressure situations from time to time. It could be your boss promising moreContinue reading “Three ways to NOT to handle war time pressure in business”

Blocking and Tackling


“Football is two things. It’s blocking and tackling. I don’t care about formations or new offenses or tricks on defense. You block and tackle better than the team you’re playing, you win.” – Vince Lombardi Just like in football, there is a perception that blocking and tackling has no glamor and it is beneath us to focus on those activitiesContinue reading “Blocking and Tackling”

How many chiefs do we really need ?


Having “Chief” in your title is pretty awesome . I am friends with several people who have “Chief” in their title and they are rightfully proud of it – and I am very proud of them for getting to those important career milestones. I have my own ambitions on this matter – some day IContinue reading “How many chiefs do we really need ?”

The side effects of “seamless” work life integration


The smart people that I listen to have been saying for some time that I should think about the issue of “work life balance” more as work – life integration and it will be easier to make sense that way . Their infinite wisdom was that I will find a lot of useful things thatContinue reading “The side effects of “seamless” work life integration”

Low code – how much of the promise can it really deliver ?


This blog you are reading is written on a “low code” system – it is a wordpress blog where I have not used any custom coding at all. I could have – and I am an experienced developer. And yet I chose to not even touch html or CSS because it works for my limitedContinue reading “Low code – how much of the promise can it really deliver ?”

Nothing but gratitude for both India and USA


It was August 9, 1999 when I left my home in a train for Mumbai with a suitcase I borrowed from my aunt . I was home sick within about twenty minutes into that two day train ride, but also very excited to join TCS as a trainee in their Borivali campus – called theContinue reading “Nothing but gratitude for both India and USA”