Skillsets in a Black Swan World

As a white collar professional since 2001 I, like a lot of my colleagues and friends, dutifully skilled up for a linear predictable world. “Learn X skill, do Y job. X skill will be relevant for decades” went the thinking. Most of us ensure our kids skill up similarly. For a stable predictable world.  ButContinue reading “Skillsets in a Black Swan World”

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The Olympics at Meerut : A lesson about our Indian graduates seeking jobs

‘Enemies of Promise’, first published in 1938, is a critical and autobiographical work written by Cyril Connolly and it has a quote that resonates every time I hear someone talk up the BRIC countries – “Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising”. For a long time running now every bullish TV andContinue reading “The Olympics at Meerut : A lesson about our Indian graduates seeking jobs”

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On Education : What I wish I had been taught in School

My education was based on State, ICSE and CBSE curriculum here in India. Full spectrum. I spent 19 futile years in that depressing factory. 19 full years. I was told and forced to memorize hundreds on complex chemical equations , obscure dates in history, India’s coal production output since independence, bizarre biology terms of unknownContinue reading “On Education : What I wish I had been taught in School”

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