Archive for January, 2018

It’s market practice

18, Jan 2018

Had a late night discussion within the senior management, on the principles of annual bonus. In question were people who join between Jan – Mar every year and are not eligible for the annual appraisal or bonus, in April. When they do go through the process the following year, should they be compensated for 12 […]

The other day, at an office party, a colleague asked me “All through this fund raising process, when things were not going our way, how did you remain so patient?” Inside of me, I was like, “patient? Me?” I am nothing like patience. Yes, I am calm on the outside. Tolerant. But inside, I am […]


12, Jan 2018

Imagine you meet someone for the first time and get talking “So where did you do your MBA from?”, you ask. “Gujarat” “Wtf! Who does their MBA from gujarat. This guy looked smart to me!”, you think to yourself. “Oh ok. Where from in Gujarat?”, you ask. “IIM Ahmedabad” :) While this scenario is fictitious, […]

You were supposed to get something done And you couldn’t So you would come up with that elegant savior of all times An excuse As if, the excuse is good enough Since you have an excuse, you are seemingly pardoned from the crime of not doing the job Now go back to a normal day […]


5, Jan 2018

Don’t regret what eventually happened or didnt Regret what you did or didn’t to make it happen   Don’t regret that you didn’t make it Regret that you didn’t even try

Imagine You, a male, are shouting at your wife/girlfriend in the middle of the market. Almost getting physically abusive. An observer, draws the courage to come up to you and says, “you do know you should be respectful towards women?” At that moment, it strikes you that this person is right. You are being a […]


3, Jan 2018

Most of us think of success as relative. Am I more successful than him? Does she have more fame than me? What do I need to do to become wealthier than him? Success isn’t relative Achievement is And we confuse success with achievement Success is absolute – what you feel within. It has only one […]

Last year, I started the practice of reflecting on the year from a content perspective and sharing my Top 10 Books, Videos, Articles and Blogposts from the year (Click here for the 2016 list) The exercise helped me a lot – because it mandated going back to all the key content pieces and find the […]