Festina Lente!

Welcome to the world of oxymorons and more. I wanted to dedicate a post to this literary invention of man, without which it sometimes becomes difficult to accentuate scenes, situations and context and also add some good old humor while we are at it. The dictionary meaning for oxymoron indicates “sharp/pointed” and “dullness / foolishness”…

It’s a bird, It’s a Plane, Its Superman… No wait…its Innovation!

Look anywhere and everywhere – you will find someone talking about innovation(me), someone listening to someone talk about innovation (you), someone innovating or someone googling on how to innovate and someone simply planning to innovate 🙂 What gives? Is Innovation a much touted hype? Unfortunately yes. Innovation is now, simply put, a more convenient and…

Have we lost the Human (touch) in Human Resources?

Who / What is this “Human” in Human Resources? You, me, all of us? So, obviously I would want to dedicate this thought and my subsequent rants to all my fellow “human” resources. A common definition for Resource would probably read – A resource would be a source / reserve / supply of something that…

For my kids, I am always some Khan and Mommy is a Padukone

Don’t you agree? Your kids would see you as the world’s best dad and the world’s best mom, and if you equate that to their favorite actors, you will naturally be the Salmans / Shah Rukhs and the Deepika Padukones of this world, for them. I am simply amazed at how easy our kids live…

Policy, Process, Standards & Guidelines

Do you have difficulty understanding the difference between Policy, Process, Standards and Guidelines? Why did we need all these and could we not do with just one set of “Poliprostalines”? 🙂 Well, let’s try using a simple context to understand the same:- Business Case: You sell (or want to sell) oranges in the market, in…

To bell curve or not to?

Curves could be in but I prefer being straight.† Want to stay ahead of the curve…Easy….Eliminate the Curve itself! Think bell, think rank and yank! Not many would have grasped the context and significance of these lines above. I am one of them, for starters. 🙂 I am talking about the infamous bell curve –…

Anti-post: Battle of the Mind versus Brain?

If anti-matter exists, then anti-post most certainly does. But what is an anti-post? A post is generally an article written around a specific topic / subject and with a theme. In the same way, can we then create an anti-post which does not talk about anything AT ALL? If there were to be guidelines for…

A picture is worth a thousand words, or is it?

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words or more. Sorry, I beg to differ. In my view, a well written / spoken few words could be worth more than a dozen pictures. What is this worth that we are talking about here? The ability to communicate a thought / topic / message…

A post full of questions – #1 – human memory

Do we know what memory is? Do we know what memory is made up of, and how this works? Do we know the different types of memories? How do we even remember to remember? Who taught us how to store and retrieve? Do we have memories before even we know how to think? How did…

Communicating well – Art or Science or just lady luck?

Why is it that Communicating (effectively),  is usually called an Art and not a Science? Art stands for anything that is creative and comes from the heart, and not the mind (which is where science would come from).  Science is purely technical, reason based and result oriented and has nothing to do with the heart…

Fiction in Diction

Picture this – you can simplify something, you can beautify someone, you can pacify someone but you cannot complexify anything, as much as you want to because that would complicate matters! Why would I want to compli-cate something when all I want is to complexi–fy it? 🙂 Surprise, you can complexify things. Did you know…