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 »
Hooked is a delightful read as it exemplifies the combination of exoteric writing style and how companies leverage our impulsive behavior towards the social media to make successful products. It focuses on how products become a part of our lives via habits. Before we begin, here is one simple question. With the first lights of dawn,… Read More »
What would you do if you learnt today that you have six months to live? Would you live the last few months to the fullest or would you spend your remaining days just waiting for the inevitable? Would you go into denial, turn bitter and angry at life, feel cheated when facing your mortality, or… Read More »
Nick Vujicic (Nicholas James Vujicic) is a motivational speaker and an evangelist from Australia, living in the United States. He was born with a rare disorder called phocomelia—a medical condition that results in missing arms and legs. Many people would have been overwhelmed by this physical state, some would have even given up on life… but not Nick… Read More »
This is an era of young entrepreneurs where people rave about the thriving culture of Start-ups. Everybody dreams to be successful at a young age now. However, are you someone who has still not found THE GOAL of life when you compare yourself with successful people of the same age? Are you still struggling to get… Read More »
A few days back, a link to a video of a cattle smuggling “operation” across the India-Bangladesh border made its way to my inbox. The short YouTube video showed a few cattle smugglers “airlifting” cattle from India to Bangladesh during the early morning hours. The video was supposedly posted on Facebook by an assistant sub-inspector… Read More »
The book Daring Greatly epitomizes a decade of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame by Brene Brown, who is also a research professor at the University of Houston. The author describes vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure, but she further mentions that the biggest strength lies in accepting these things and daring greatly to… Read More »
What comes to mind when somebody mentions Facility Management? Workplace space allocation, catering, security, fire safety, operational, cleaning, business continuity planning, etc.? Yes? Then, you are correct; mostly, that’s all to Facility Management. Well, mostly, that is, until you pull back the curtain to reveal some ugly truths. Did it ever cross your mind that vendors have to pay… Read More »
To be happy is the ultimate goal of our lives; happiness is fundamental for our growth and survival. However, things have changed in our modern life. We prefer to do things which are expected from us rather than the things which make us happy. Why there is such an unwanted shift? Why are we inundated… Read More »
HR is not relevant anymore; not as it currently stands and operates. To paraphrase a quote by Winston Churchill, “HR is a riddle, wrapped in incompetence, inside a dysfunction; but perhaps there is a key. The key is the self interests of the C-suite executives.” HR has lost its touch, the human-touch. Therefore, to regain its lost importance and rise… Read More »
Sumit Singh introduces us to “english spoken classes for starters or beginners in bihar.” He shares with us “…something about spoken English… and knowing different different type of techniques to introduce ourselves.” He talks about how “…lots of peoples today having a different different techniques to represent themselves.” He mentions that not introducing yourself properly “…will… Read More »
Politicians and bureaucrats rarely like to hear candid opinions, and it seems being candid in various fora could be the reason Mr. Raghuram Rajan has been catching a lot of flak lately. It may also be the reason he gets removed from his position as the 23rd Governor of RBI. It also looks like somebody does not… Read More »
Before I delve into this matter any further and address my questions to Mr. Raju Kumar Sahu (and his handlers), let me issue a specific disclaimer about this blog post—We at Omygdala dislike all politicians and political parties equally. It doesn’t matter if it is Congress or BJP or AAP or JDU or JD or CPI or… Read More »
The Movie The Great Dictator is a movie by Charlie Chaplin. It was released in 1940 and was nominated for five Academy Awards. The movie, a political satire, was Chaplin’s most successful commercial venture; it is still popular today and has been critically acclaimed by the modern-day critics. The Speech In the movie, the character… Read More »
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?
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