Category Archives: LESSONS IN MANAGEMENT

BOOMERANG employees need to pass the GHAR WAPSI test

Getting back to an ‘ex’ is never an easy task. To expect the romance to flame up or to start from where one left is over expecting the welcome. It is a lot more complicated that when a person decides to join back his ex-organisation. The homecoming, boomerang employee is not a new phenomenon in… Read More »

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The Joy of remote working suffocated with long leash of technology

I am sure we all vote YES for flexible-timing. I also would bet most of us have experienced remote working. Yes, thrive on such a technology marvel and dream of the constraint-free life unveiling before the new generation. We are blinded by the advantages to miss the twin edged swords of technology. It is relentlessly… Read More »

STOP BLAMING SO-REAL-MAR(Ke)Tin(g) for current situation in Indian advertising Industry ?

June 27 1987 is the day advertising started its metamorphosis. Or so people would like you to believe. That day, Martin Sorrell with a confidence that only he understood made the successful hostile takeover of J Water Thompson (JWT). Most likely, he was unsure of the destination or the choices he will have to make… Read More »

Has Women Empowerment endangered working men?

Rajesh sits in the corridor outside the boardroom, still unsure why he’s being branded a sexual predator and an exploiter of women. Why was his behaviour and past being probed? He has always been warm-hearted, easy-going. Nothing has changed and yet everything in his life could fall apart. It seems that the new junior in… Read More »

The father.

You see the picture. You see happiness. I know; it will be tough for you to reconcile with the information I will share. Not that it is unexpected, but because it shows the emotion. This is Mr. X. I never checked for his name or story. Early morning, he can be caught taking his kid… Read More »

The GOOD, The BAD And The UGLY

GOOD, BAD AND UGLY is contextual and relative terms, they have a lot of subjectivity built in. Here I share some Good, bad and Ugly examples from advertising, communication, marketing and society in near past. THE GOOD The best if in recent times been the interview of Army Chief Bipin Rawat. It is direct from… Read More »

DO YOU HAVE A MAP FOR BRAND-i

Explorers don’t need a map. They are adventurous. They love taking risk. However, most of us are navigators. For us, life is a journey. And most of us don’t have a map for it. We work with vague sense of direction. We keep defining the destination and the road that will lead us there. We… Read More »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT – Raising the voice early, still the best solution

(The article was also published in THE ISLAND, Leading Sri Lanka newspaper  on 30th April 2017) In the recent times, there have been multiple high-profile cases of sexual harassment reported in the media. Some of the prominent ones are Arunabh Kumar, RK Pachauri, Tarun Tejpal, Ashok Kumar Ganguly, Mahesh Murthy and Sumant Bhattacharya. In September 2016,… Read More »

PASSIONATE SALESPERSON AT WORK

If you have not opened your spam folder and read these perfect example of persuasive writing, you have been missing some learning in management.  A recent visit to me, was a revelation on my popularity. I was surprised such genuine interesting highly persuasive beauties wanting for my company. Here is a classic example of their… Read More »