Opinion : Cultural Nostalgia is Bunk

My guess is most of our deeply felt cultural nostalgia for a bygone age of perceived quality of and in a medium is nothing but a historical lack of real options due to limited competition and resources, which the then young audience, now aged, naively convince themselves of the laughable and pitiful notion that what they wereContinue reading “Opinion : Cultural Nostalgia is Bunk”

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6 gems to try : 2 movies, 2 book and 2 dishes

Read this blog post and you will get 6 good tips that I guarantee will enhance the quality and texture of 2014 for you. Two will take some time (open book, read), 2 will take little time (click on movie file, watch) and 2 will take no time at all (open mouth, insert) Some quickContinue reading “6 gems to try : 2 movies, 2 book and 2 dishes”

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10 things that need to disappear by 2300 A.D

Here is a Thought experiment. Like the time traveler in H.G.Wells’ novel, you get into a machine and power it up. You suddenly land into a large empty lush field. Its pleasant and bright and sunny. you can hear birds. You know you are in the future but unsure how far into it from presentContinue reading “10 things that need to disappear by 2300 A.D”

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2 Senior Corporate Roles that hurt a firm

Right now I am reading this book on innovation by Scott Berkun. ‘The Myths of Innovation’. A great little primer on debunking the many myths surrounding innovation. He uses the myths to help illustrate just how innovation happens. He also delves into some of the reasons for just why these myths are popular and thenContinue reading “2 Senior Corporate Roles that hurt a firm”

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News is now toxic. Avoid News!

I was addicted to it like it was Heisenberg’s blue meth. News. I had to have it. Frequently and in solid doses. Without it for a few hours I would get withdrawal twitches.  At its peak around the last decade I used to subscribe to the TOI, ET, India Today, Businessworld and listen to theContinue reading “News is now toxic. Avoid News!”

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On Hiring : Heuristics when interviewing

  We all love it. The Shortcut. When employed with intelligence it is called a ‘Hack’ and when it is used with the wrong intent it is called ‘Jugaad‘. For those unfamiliar with the South East Asian part of the globe, that strange word is the lingo of the lazy and callous when they pass ofContinue reading “On Hiring : Heuristics when interviewing”

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