Sachin, Kim, and virtue signalling

Sachin, Kim, and virtue signalling

Sachin Bansal recommended a Twitter handle to his male followers and added that women could follow it too. He promptly got engulfed in a fire-storm...
Laundry can be an engagement tool

Laundry can be an engagement tool

Hotels, airlines and businesses in general try hard to promote engagement amongst their customers. For example, I’ve seen hotels provide gaming lounges, billiards tables,...
Be like Deepika - put your celeb status to work

Be like Deepika – put your celeb status to work

Deepika’s husband, Ranveer, has a gig promoting JBL, and Deepika posted on his insta feed suggesting he get one for the house and save...
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...
A tale of Dunbar, Gore, Whatsapp, Mom and Zomato

A tale of Dunbar, Gore, Whatsapp, Mom and Zomato

We were driving around a forest near the tea country in Southern India. No people. Just monkeys and deer. As we passed a remote village my...
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...
Monopoly

What me worry?

Monopoly was an intense and serious game at our home. Winning mattered. Like a lot. So much so that as adults most of the...
Is Rahul Bose Bananas?

Is Rahul Bose Bananas?

My daughter loves the green apples offered – for free – in the fancier hotel gyms. She makes it a point to eat one or two every day from that bowl and often, after a 3 day stay, their bowl is empty. Maybe this is the situation faced by actor Rahul Bose after a work-out at JW Marriott Chandigarh.
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?
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.