Archive for October, 2016

Stick to your decisions  It’s terrible advice, in my opinion, in these times.  The platform that we are all standing on today, is changing.  Every moment.  The only religion then, worthy of standing by, is the belief that you took the best possible decision in the circumstance that you were in, with the data that […]

I am scared 

20, Oct 2016

I am scared Not because I have witnessed the result of the decisions Not because I know exactly how much it will take Not because I have failed before and know what it feels like Rather I have heard how it sounds I have been told what failure is like I have seen it from […]

Only 5% create noise  Only 5% create ruckus  Only 5% break the law  Only 5% are brutal, unsympathetic, cruel and don’t care They don’t necessarily win in the end, or get their way. And even if they do, it’s short lived and gives a false impression of victory.  But they alter the path  They force […]

Three reasons Misalignment of incentives: happens 20% of the cases The conflicting parties are not aligned towards the same goals. One has been told to increase sales at all costs. One has been told to reduce costs whatever it takes. Managers are almost always to be blamed. Leadership is the root cause here. Rather poor […]

Why hasn’t it been done already? Unless one does not go through the logical and emotional journey of discovering this answer, you are almost always destined to regret going down this path without the diligence it deserved. There are 3 possible responses to this question It’s been done, I just don’t know of it: Happens 20% […]


10, Oct 2016

Don’t be around people that bring you down  Don’t be around people that make you feel useless Don’t be around people that look for reasons to point your mistakes  Don’t be around people that do not know how to respect people below them  Don’t be around people that don’t say sorry  Don’t be around people […]

Here is the deal about wild bets.  They are wild for a reason.  If one knew what were to happen, they wouldn’t be wild anymore. They wouldn’t even be a bet.  So stop attaching a probability of success to them. Don’t try to tame them.  By the same measure, lack of conviction instantly kills any […]

Choices you make 

6, Oct 2016

March 2014 I missed my connecting flight from Amsterdam to Delhi because the Seattle Amsterdam flight was delayed.  The next one was after 16 hours I was given meal coupons and a fake apology.  I chose not to accept it. Asked for a 24hr visa instead to step out.  It was 7pm when I got […]