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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 […]

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 […]

Each time I interview people, we have the office boy come in and ask for tea or coffee.  When it is served, I look for the response No thank you? Thank you? Thank you Bhaiya (or equivalent)? Tells me something about the person.  —- I play a sadist game on the office floor. Drop a […]

As a society, we suck at how we react to an apology.  Especially when we are mad at the other person.  I won Hah, finally admitted their mistake  I had been saying it all along, hadn’t I  Don’t ever do it again  Why did you even do it  What were you thinking  It’s too late  […]

Whenever I have made this statement, I realize the irony of it.  I haven’t worked with these individuals. Because they have worked on their own. Every single time.  No instructions were ever needed.  No prescriptions were ever shared.  No reviews were ever conducted.  No follow up was ever needed.  I technically didn’t work with them.  […]

The world has a very convenient definition of cheating, based on a highly misplaced sense of morality.  If you are physically or emotionally involved with a person outside of your current relationship – that’s cheating.  Strangely enough, the necessary condition is not the physical or emotional attachment, rather the existence of another person in the […]

It’s been 10 years since I graduated from ISB. and there are days I still miss it. It was such a happy phase.  I miss my DU days too. Getting to know Ruchi and getting to know my own self. It was such a happy phase.  Consulting was so much fun. Smart people. Great work. […]

I am always taking decisions. That’s what I love to do. Take decisions.  And that takes brain space.  And I would like to believe that it’s not unlimited. It has great potential, but it has a limit.  And if it does – my job then becomes to free my brain space of as many useless […]

Most people only pay attention to the final product of the successful entrepreneur But what most don’t see is what they have overcome You see, the biggest difference between the ones who succeed and the one who didnt Is that they showed up everyday They hustled everyday They learnt new things everyday They improved everyday […]

Answer by Ankur Warikoo: Because I did! Failed JEE twice. Infact thrice – didn't even make it through the entrance test for Masters. And I think I have done just fine. Have an awesome family, an unbelievably fun job, super smart colleagues, friends that care for me. And a life worthy of responding to this […]

I grew up containing my emotions. It wasn’t for you to share or express what you felt towards them. It was expected that the opposite person would understand your emotions. By age I have become wiser. It’s perhaps the most important gift I have given myself. I have lowered my emotional guard. The next time […]

Call in sick

22, Jun 2015

There are 2 occasions when people call in sick When they really are And when they are not, but wish they were Look around you All the successful people The ones whom you want to be As rich, as famous, as inspirational, as enigmatic And then ask them – how many times did you call […]

Don’t use machines

29, May 2015

Become one!


14, Apr 2015

I wrote to Indra Nooyi yesterday. One of her interviews inspired me to write a personal letter to the families of our top performers. Acknowledging them for the invisible support they extend in the growth of the organization. She hasn’t replied. She perhaps never will. But it feels comforting that I have left a timestamp […]

Output vs Outcome

30, Mar 2015

Output: Here is what I was supposed to do and I have done it Outcome: Here is what my output was supposed to achieve. And I have achieved it. Own the outcome. Not the output. Don’t convert yourself into a checklist.


When I ran the marathon in December 2013, I was left with a weird question in my head. Leading up to the day of the Marathon, I had never really run a full 21kms. The maximum I had was 14kms – 5 days before the marathon day. And as a newcomer, you are given 3 hours […]

Being rich isnt about how much you have…

IIT Delhi student, at the entrepreneurship club speaker series. Ofcourse yes! How else would I get invited to the entrepreneurship club! :) Who is an entrepreneur? Someone who starts on his own? Someone who owns sizable equity? The founder? Well, technically yes. And technically, I wasn’t meant to run the marathon either. So fuck technical. […]

Fuck you, Delhi!

21, Nov 2013

22 years College topper Super smart Hardworking Fun to be with Always smiling Female In sales In Delhi Has to meet merchants Has to convince them of Groupon Female Advances made at her Inappropriate Touching Porn pics sent Sleep with me and I will sign the contract Female! Fuck you Delhi! Fuck you If you […]