Category Archives: Life Lessons

Bag it all – The inspirational story of the Baggit founder

The book “Bag it all” is a story of Nina Lekhi who is the Founder, MD & Chief Design Curator, of Baggit India. This compelling story is a manifestation of how a simple belief in yourself can enrich you with enormous power to make things happen and run a successful business empire. “Follow your passion” and… Read More »

Leaders vs. Dealers: Who/what are dealers, and what are the key differences between leaders and dealers?

It always surprises me how people casually and flippantly exalt nincompoops to the position of a “leader.” The first time I witnessed such an event take place in the corporate world, it was during a town hall meeting I attended, eons ago. A so-called “transformational leader” was visiting us and there was a town hall meeting with him… Read More »

Security guards in India—the incompetent “protecting” the clueless

Do you work for a multinational conglomerate? If so, then, your workplace is probably a multi-storey building with a few entrances and exits. To protect those point of entries and exits, and to also provide a safe working environment, in your workplace, you’ll notice security guards stationed at various entrances and exits to monitor traffic—both… Read More »

Need fitness motivation? Find out how to have a workout routine.

In this modern-day status quo, we all struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and, more importantly, it is a strenuous effort to sustain the enthusiasm for fitness motivation. Given the hectic work schedules including the daunting travelling time, stressful jobs due to fierce competitions, unrealistic deadlines, horrible leaders, office politics, managing kids and home etc., perhaps… Read More »

The IT department in the corporate world—a case of the tail wagging the dog

In almost all non-Information Technology (IT) organizations, the IT department/functional area, like transpiration or friction, is a necessary evil. The IT Department, in those organizations, is a cost center, which means it doesn’t generate any revenue for the company but costs the company money to run it. Therefore, you would hope that it is imperative… Read More »

Faux Leaders, False Prophets and Insouciant Worker Bees

How many leaders—business, political and otherwise—are wearing “masks” to hide their true self? It seems that the world is full of people who claim to be leaders, but are faux leaders or, worse, no leader at all. Throughout history many powerful leaders who wielded absolute authority have used that authority to betray, manipulate, lie to and hoodwink the masses, to further their selfish agendas. It seems there are many sociopaths in leadership roles worldwide. Although, human history is replete with examples of destruction being wrought by faux leaders or false prophets, we the people are none the wiser about their hidden agenda. We remain divided over petty differences and continue to genuflect at the altar of these destructive individuals, and they continue to exploit us all. This cannot continue; a reboot is needed to usher in a new tomorrow, but the question is—How?