Category: culture

Leading with vision

Dr. Sanduk Ruit is an ophthalmologist on a mission to restore sight to Nepal’s blind. He is the executive director of the nonprofit Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu, Nepal,…

How do you teach culture?

Can you actually teach culture at your company? How about putting the company’s core values in places where everyone can see? And what exactly is culture? These questions are not…

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…

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…

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…

What’s in your forest?

Recently, I attended a startup summit where a panelist stated that the word “ecosystem” is overhyped. Instead he suggested we should start using the word forest rather than ecosystem. Each…

Asking questions

Asking questions is an important skill that we all need. It takes confidence, preparation, and a curious mind to ask questions. Reflecting on the college and work environments in Kathmandu…

Giving feedback

In our Nepali culture, we give utmost priority to relationships and always want to be in “good terms” with our colleagues, elders, relatives etc. In the professional setting, we often…

I & We

“You want to hear “I” when things don’t go well. You want to hear “We” when things do go well.” Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers stated as he…

The crazy ones

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And…

Himalayan City Hunt 2019

Excited to be part of Nepal’s first Himalayan City Hunt 2019. We participated as a team from Fusemachines Nepal. There were four teams. Results coming soon.

Keeping the bar high

Each company has an opportunity to set the culture right from the start. We’ve heard the term “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” Culture is everything. The culture should promote excellence…

Culture as USP

Many technology companies in Kathmandu offer similar benefits to their employees. The benefits are as follows: 5 working days, 2 day weekends, subsidized lunch/dinner, transportation, accidental and medical health insurance…

Growth challenges

Once upon a time there is an idea. An idea inside someone’s head. Then it begins to take shape. The name of the company gets registered and the web domain/social…