The inevitable rise and fall of your career

The inevitable rise and fall of your career

You should plan to have 2 (or more) distinct careers. In the first one you rely on fluid intelligence and in the second one on crystallised intelligence, areas like teaching, mentoring, strategy and leadership. The key to remaining “successful’ is to understand when you’ve overstayed your time in the fluid intelligence arena and start building towards your next avatar where you purvey wisdom.
Konkona funds her own worth – and you?

7th March 2019 | Issue #406 | Konkona funds her own worth – and...

Women’s Day is tomorrow and I’m already seeing pink. Er, red. As the parent of a dyslexic child I was not happy with the Prime...
quatercentenary. It’s this newsletter’s 400th issue. I understand that this may not be as important to you as,

24th January 2019 | Issue #400 | It’s my quadricentennial, so ignore Priyanka for...

Or quatercentenary. It’s this newsletter’s 400th issue. I understand that this may not be as important to you as, say, Priyanka Gandhi Vadera joining...
Have a falooda - Happy Teachers and Learners Day

Have a falooda – Happy Teachers and Learners Day

Today you can teach yourself a bunch of stuff without an actual teacher. All it takes is the desire to learn. By opening this...
Weekly Newsletter: Happy hedgehog to you

9th November 2018 | Issue #389 | Happy hedgehog to you

'Tis the season of annual plans and introspection. And of a string of festivals. A time for thanksgiving for what has been and looking...
Charulata shows it’s never too late to brand yourself

Charulata shows it’s never too late to brand yourself

Charulata Patel is the 87 year old who shot to fame after pictures of Virat Kohli visiting her in the stands went viral. Pepsi immediately capitalised on her personal brand in a new ad. Pepsi and Charulata are benefiting from the rub-off of the huge star value of Virat Kohli. According to Duff & Phelps, his brand is valued at $170 million. How can you build your brand value to at least a fraction of that?
Happy Diwali from Down Under

6th November 2018 | Issue #388 | Happy Diwali from Down Under

My first visit to Sydney was in the 70s when my father was posted here on work. It was my first time staying at...
When Hugo Boss had an opinion

When Hugo Boss had an opinion

Walking the streets of Amsterdam I came across little plaques on the pavement. They are markers placed outside the houses of those who lost...
The next big thing is...

The next big thing is…

I was just talking to Nattu Alagappan of Lead Walnut (part of the Paul Writer Impact Network focusing on ABM) on how rare it...
Will Hrithik Pay Extra for his Birthday Cake?

10th January 2019 | Issue #398 | Will Hrithik Pay Extra for his Birthday...

Today is Hrithik Roshan's 45th Happy Birthday and he is probably ordering cake. In large, expensive party quantities most likely. Would Hrithik be asked...