We now live in a highly connected world. Bad news, of wars, catastrophes, loss, come in mighty torrents, alongside remarkable achievements, breakthroughs, even trivia, the mundane and the plain trash. But the usual torrent became a tsunami for me in the past few weeks. It was too much, one after another. And when they were juxtaposed […]Read More In Grief And Sorrow — Where Are The Great Leaders?
My first taste of rejection happened shortly before I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. As is the usual practice, the ‘big name’ companies came to the campus to interview candidates for their new graduate programs. I rushed to the Dean’s office to check my name against a scheduled list of students to be […]Read More I Am Thankful For Closed Doors
What do we mean by greatness? In sports, athletes who score the highest, gain the most medals, win the most games are often called great. They are given ‘keys’ to the city, receive medals, offered lucrative sponsorship deals, march at the head of the team through cheering crowds. They are raised above the shoulders of […]Read More Greatness And The Heart To Serve
Knowing who I am and what I value help me make better decisions. One evening this past week, I was invited to speak at a senior school careers night. I shared with students, parents and friends what I learned in nearly 30 years of my career – from a Chemical Engineering graduate to a business […]Read More How Do You Choose? How Do you Decide?
Today I was early for a lunch meeting with a friend in the digital media industry. We were meeting near Central Station. Central Station at noon was moderately crowded but I found an empty seat in the main concourse, close to the shops. I was browsing through the HBR blog on my iPad when I […]Read More What is the price of hope?