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Thank you uncle!

January 23, 2012 by

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I was standing near Sharadambal Temple at Kodambakkam, Chennai waiting for my wife to pick me up. Just when a girl, about 20 years came on a Scooty and stopped the vehicle in front of me. She said, Uncle, do you know the way to reach this address? I wasn’t expecting a girl of her […]

Make time for your dear ones before it is too late!

January 23, 2012 by

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My relationship with one of my large customers dates back a few years and we have worked together at tough times. Due to which, my conversations with him even extend at a personal level. I was expecting a huge order from him. It’d be very difficult to meet him in spite of him giving me […]

It would take another 20 years for you to…

January 23, 2012 by

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I was traveling in my friend Karthik’s car on a Sunday afternoon in the year 2010 and we were driving aimlessly. After sometime, we realized that we were driving along the shores of Besant Nagar (Elliots) beach. We went a fair distance and I was telling Karthik that I visited this beach way back in […]

Children are lookers first, then listeners and movers

January 21, 2012 by

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Been to meet one of my good customers, a multi-specialty hospital. It was almost lunch time when I walked out of the meeting and I was very hungry. I dropped in at the restaurant in-house and ordered some Rotis and Sabjis. Most tables were occupied with Doctors and families of patients admitted. The hospital had […]

How did you buy your first car?

January 20, 2012 by

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There are many decisions in life that are driven by emotions and buying your first car is one of them. Let me recount the story of buying my first car.  I spoke to a number of people and read a lot about cars and decided that it was rational for me to purchase a Maruti […]

English speaking, the Harold Robbins way!

January 20, 2012 by

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When I joined college, my Math and Science were pretty alright but not my English. By the time, I construct a sentence and speak, the rest of them would have moved on, in their conversation. I wanted to set this right; so I went and bought a Merriam Webster dictionary and joined a lending library […]

Don’t be a star, look the part

January 19, 2012 by

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While in college, I was in NSS where I enrolled to teach slum kids. Outside the college, there was a huge slum and we used to ask children from there to come and attend our teaching sessions. None of the volunteers who enrolled for this program was successful in getting children to attend these sessions. […]

Your supporting muscles can never do the job of core muscles

January 19, 2012 by

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I go to a gymnasium (this is a habit that I picked up only in the last year but have been doing it regularly). There I do weight training as well. When I was doing bench press, my instructor was telling me that the core muscle is the chest and the supporting muscles are the […]

Say thank you, from now on….

January 18, 2012 by

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One of my colleagues from my previous employment called me a couple of weeks ago. She said I have completed 5 years in this company and I wanted to thank you for that. My only contribution to her career was that I interviewed her for my team and finding her interests not suitable for marketing, […]

Creative professor gets projects knocking at his door

January 18, 2012 by

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There was this professor who was a hot-shot industry consultant as well. At one point in time, he had 32 project staff, which for those of you who do not know is a hell of a lot of staff. He got a project from World Bank, where he was asked to bring out 50 success […]

Being a consultant!

January 18, 2012 by

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I consult a company in Bangalore where I also know the country manager personally for ages. Once he called me pretty early in the morning, about 7.45 am. In the background my son was making a lot of noise and getting ready for school. He asked me what time does he leave for school? I […]

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