Innovation Lessons from Pixar – My Learning’s

A reading of an old interview, of Brad Bird, the director of The Incredibles and Ratatouille, published in McKinsey, was the perfect start to learning something basic and something new. Brad talks about how he went about pushing teams out of their comfort zones, encouraging dissent and building morale. In a nutshell he shares pointers …

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There is no such thing as ‘Work-Life’ Balance

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. - Arianna Huffington Life, on a daily basis, is like a cauldron of mixed ingredients. Ingredients, which could be as varied as sugar and spice, all of which …

‘Never Market The Middle’ – Life Lessons from Chobani

There can be life lessons from brands too. Some brands are nurtured with values, which flow in from the founder(s) of the organization, who went about creating the brand in the first place. One such brand is Chobani.The story of Chobani is one of opportunity in adversity. My perspectives on the values that Chobani has at its foundation.

Do Less, Deliver More

Some posts get you thinking - are you doing the right thing, are you doing things which reflect 'you', your true beliefs, your values ? If not, why do you do them ? The Shorthand Trap, by Bernadette Jiwa, got me thinking... Some thought starters from her post are - "Who do we become when …

Book Review :: Win in India, Win Everywhere – Conquering the Chaos

"Conquering the Chaos" by Ravi Venkatesan, has been one book which has been there in my library for long but had been unread. Reading this book has been a breeze, given that it's context is something, which I, as a member of the Indian business community, identifies with. Ravi's experience, during his stints at Cummins …

The Art of Taking Small Steps to Win Big in Life

When I was in school, our physics teacher was endearing, to say the least. His method of teaching was simple and, thus, things which could have turned out to be 'out-of-the-world' for me, became easy to understand. You could only spend so much time in school, on a particular subject. Hence, one had to revisit …

Improving your LUCK is EASY (?!)

One thing leads to another, a chance reading of a newspaper article and thereafter the TED Talk by Tina Seelig, titled "The Little Risks You Can Take to Increase Your Luck" got me thinking about the whole aspect of Luck. Tina says that luck is considered as 'chance that, apparently, causes success or failure'. Very …