Business and Brahman

I visited Gangapur with my guru and family. Many aspects of this trip proved hard for me. Hard, not as in climbing Mount Everest, but hard as in opening up steadfast beliefs to critical self-examination. It offered some new ways of looking. The lotus grows in the muck. One can either wonder about the muck … Continue reading

Tinker. Driver. Designer. Why.

As technology makes science of an art and jobs become increasingly technology-enabled, all roles seem to fall into one of three types.

Your job was an art

How long before a robot does your job? Robots are beating champs at jeopardy, diagnosing medical conditions and bar-tending. With the advent of deep learning, machines are doing jobs that require decision-making in complex and ambiguous circumstances, with profound implications for business, government and society. We will either make the leap to fulfilling lives with abundance and creativity, or. Else.

Predictive analytics castle on a data quicksand – the D3 ills and 3C pills.

Are you building your predictive analytics castle on a data quicksand? If so, your business will sink. But don’t sweat it! The D3 ills have the 3C pills!

Two kinds of help.

There’s two kinds of help. People who want to look after you. People who want to help you look after yourself. My experience is that liberals are in the former category and conservatives in the latter. Both want to help. Yet there are huge difference in the nature of help and implications for those who … Continue reading

Why attitude counts

Attitude counts. You can’t always control the situation. You control only your response to it.

How to let go your worries

One mantra for a relaxed and enjoyable life.

Are you negotiating or just chilling?

Negotiations are key to success in business. Too many executives negotiate like haggling at a bazaar with hawkers. Are you winning or whining? Here’s what makes the difference.

How to make automation a pillar of your competitive strategy

Budget pressure is tighter than a beauty’s smile. Think automation can save your @$$? Think again. There’s automation and there’s automation. Here are the right questions to ask as you embark on your automation journey.

How to weather adversity and build resilience

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.