Leadership lessons absorbed like a sponge

On the 72nd Independence Day, I am sharing a review of ‘SPONGE: Leadership Lessons I Learnt From My Clients’ by Ambi Parameswaran. I was thinking, how different the country could be if all of us behaved like the sponge. If like Ambi, we too could reflect on our mistakes and learn through our experiences. Maybe… Read More »

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Satyamev Jayate; Movie review. Honestly baseless.

Manoj Bajpai holds ‘SATYAMEV JAYATE’  and steals the show from John Abraham’s movie Satyamev Jayate. I have seen such movies in the early eighties, and the hall would erupt in claps and be whistling at the fight sequence or dialogues. So there is someone who is slowly but surely burning the corrupt policemen in Mumbai.… Read More »

Rediscover Yourself’ The most selfish workshop ever.

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF? Self-knowledge is desirable. However, like perfection, it is tough to achieve. It is a ‘work-in-process’. Hence we need to Rediscover, Realign and Reconnect with our inner self to raise our self-awareness. Our biases due to our experience and choices that have shaped our behaviour and attitude are one of the… Read More »

D-Code, the digital review, format is the winner.

The Advertising Club calendar added D-Code, the digital review to its two existing properties Media Review and Creative Review in its annual schedule of events. It may be a late addition. However, the new format Ad Club adapted for D-Code was worth the wait. WE ARE GETTING THERE In the last two years, one must… Read More »

Guru Purnima, I learnt what I must not do.

I remember the moment on Guru Purnima. It was late at night.  I was returning from the IAA Leadership Awards. I had just popped in another chewing gum when I opened the winner envelope I have been holding tight. The 23rd winner. At IAA Leadership Awards last Friday, fourteen leaders were identified across categories and… Read More »

Best advertisements are unlike an Advertisement

Hyundai, celebration, When you just see a story unfolding before you. Thank you, Whatsapp. Otherwise, I would have missed seeing this beautiful, touching advertisement from Hyundai 20 year celebration in India. It ’s served on WhatsApp with a cleverly planted introduction that remained unchanged by the lazy forwarders. ‘Almost every advertisement depends upon half-nude females… Read More »

Let us learn to celebrate imperfection in life.

Celebrate Imperfection. Don’t rush after the illusion called PERFECTION. Better celebrate imperfection in life. It is not a new thought. Many great thinkers, gurus and leaders have articulated it. We humans express a spectrum of endless emotions, experiences and expectations. We also evaluate them against individual parameters that keep getting redefined. We exist because imperfection exists.… Read More »