Emotional vs Rational Decision making

At work, who makes the decisions? The heart or the head?Raise your hands if you make completely rational decisions at work, keeping emotions at bay. Historically we've been told to keep emotions out of decision making. If that means to not allow our emotions to take us on a roller coaster - yes. But if... Continue Reading →

From Being to Beeing

"You've heard the old law of physics that a bumble bee can't fly. Every aerodynamic principle says that its wing span is too short to support its massive body in flight...But a bumble bee doesn't know that. It never took physics. It just flies around all over the place and that's what you have to... Continue Reading →

Why I write (for myself)

I write. I write words, code, video, audio. Here's why I write for myself. Writing is my accountability partner for reading. I read for the sheer pleasure of learning (new ideas, perspectives, domains)- be it articles, blog posts, white papers etc. In that sense, I also read movies. And as I do, it's impossible to... Continue Reading →

Build your Tribe

My parents are not in IT. Yet, they join my webinar(s) LIVE; seek recordings if available. I can't discern what content inspires or technology discussed therein impresses them. As much as I'm worried for their feedback (my mom's is less on the meticulously researched content and more along the integrity of my hair), I'm grateful... Continue Reading →

Growing Down

Why don’t we try Growing Down? Growing up we were always told, “Grow up!” This beautiful poem called “Growing Down” by American poet Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) has a few ideas for grown-ups aspiring to grow down. “… One day we said to Grow-Up Brown, Hey, why don’t you try growing down? Why don’t you crawl... Continue Reading →

Have you been Ghosted at work?

Workplace ghosting seems to have become more common because of the increase in remote work. From candidates who don’t show up to scheduled interviews, who don’t arrive on the first day of work or even quit without giving notice to recruiters who don't follow-up, workplace ghosting seems to have seeped into daily communication as well.... Continue Reading →

Being a billboard

It was the 1970 World Cup quarter final match between Brazil and Peru. Pelé walked out into the middle of the field. He asked the officials for time so he could tie his shoes. Millions of people around the globe watched as he bent down and caught hold of the laces. As the cameras zoomed... Continue Reading →

The Art of Negotiation

Of all people, I could never have imagined Oprah Winfrey as a master negotiator. So when Chris Voss took to the idea in his masterpiece "Never Split the Difference", I was intrigued. My notion of Negotiation was wrong. Negotiation, like Chris puts it, is not a personal battle of arguments but a discovery of information.... Continue Reading →

The Little Book of Hygee

The Little Book of Hygee is a big book of hugs. 🤗 As the world 🌍 continues to battle despair and strives for hope in this pandemic, this 5 year old book may witness a renewed interest. It's relevance will grow beyond being the reason why Denmark has consistently been amongst the toppers of the... Continue Reading →

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