Posts for : July 2019

It’s the people

Once upon a time, I read somewhere “Most tourists come to Nepal for the first time to see the mountains, they return for the people.” People are what makes Nepal…

Rising above the machines

There’s a lot of hype about AI and automation these days. The hype is real. It is reshaping companies, industries, communities, and even countries. Yes, countries as well. An opinion…

The coach

All managers should, in part, be coaches. This is from the Picking up the Bill article on The Economist (May 25th 2019). Gallup, a polling organization cites research showing that…

The omnipresent school

The class is in session. We’ve gone from cave settings to our current access from anywhere online class settings. Schools, colleges and universities meant physical structures with classrooms, playing areas,…

Once upon a time…

Stories are powerful. Evolution has wired our brains for storytelling. We all love a great story. For over 27,000 years, since the first cave paintings were discovered, telling stories has…

apples to oranges to mangoes

The road to success is different for each individual. No one success story follows the same track. The fundamentals of becoming successful can be more similar. Hard work, focus, dedication,…

First mover disadvantage

We’ve heard of first mover advantage where the first company to venture into the market benefits from an early entry, building a brand, creating customer loyalty and so forth. Is…

Tools of happiness

Here are some ways that can make you happy. -Do things you love (even if you don’t get paid for them) -Spend time with your loved ones (family, friends, relatives)…

Talent retention

Retaining the best talent in your company takes work-a lot of work. A competitive salary is just one part of the compensation package to keep the best talent within the…

Entrepreneurial

The entrepreneurial journey is not everyone’s cup of tea. A few individuals love the adventure, risk and everything else that comes with entrepreneurship yet most love what they do and…

Continuing education

The graduate is an obsolete word now. As technology changes industries, people and work, a degree will not be enough for you to sustain or stay competitive. With AI set…

the culture setters

There is always a culture-company culture. It’s there from day 1. As entrepreneurs build their businesses, their personalities shape the culture of the company. Founder(s) are the initial catalysts of…

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight  was a book on my Book bucket list for 2019. I wrote then “When I went to college,…

Mentors in our lives

I strongly believe in mentorship. Mentors can play a crucial role in our personal and professional lives. No matter what stage we are in our lives, a mentor can have…