In today’s fast moving world, a phenomenon which can and does overtake us from time to time is misinformation. We had a classic case recently when Sunil Tripathi, a student of Brown University (who by co-incidence has been missing for the last month) was named on the net to be one of the most wanted ” Boston Bombers” who had set off bombs at the end of the famous Boston Marathon earlier this week. This horrible incident had left three dead and over 180 injured.
Amongst the many cities in India which have its share of startups, Bangalore, where I live, is a preferred destination. Considering the quality of talent available here, it has and continues to remain in the forefront of startup activity. The Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 from Telefonica Digital Hub and Startup Genome has very interesting information on startup trends. The report which is comprehensive describes how select different locations the world over are positioned, in comparison with Silicon Valley, the ultimate startup destination.
I’ll start with a disclaimer. I don’t work in 2013. What I write is based on my reading, and conversations with people (mostly in India) who do. The world of work is so very different from the times when I began my career in 1974. As far as the number of years go, 39 years have gone by, which is not very significant in the larger context as a number. However what is significant is the huge amount of change that has taken place since those faraway times. Continue reading »
That time of the year is fast approaching. We are on December 28 here in Bangalore, India and 2012 will soon end. This is the time people speak of resolutions for the New Year, though more often than not these resolutions become jokes as the days go by and we find we haven’t followed what we swore we would! Continue reading »
“The 12 new Rules for Work and Life Success” is how Dr. Barbara Moses describes her book, “Career Intelligence” which I am now reading. I am reading the imprint available in India from HarperCollins. Dr. Moses, who Fast Company called a “career guru” is the President of her firm, BBM Human Resource Consultants and has written acclaimed books such as “Career Planning Workbook” and “Managers’ Career Coaching Guide.” Continue reading »
You are watching a horror movie. As the music builds to a crescendo, the scene you see makes your heart beat faster. In some scary scenes, you literally feel the hair on your forearm standing up. Apart from the excitement you feel on being absorbed in the movie, here’s some welcome news.
An old colleague who now lives alone with his wife was telling me how strange it felt to be an empty nester. Well, he didn’t quite use that expression but he spoke of the feeling of emptiness that afflicts most parents when grown up children leave home. His daughter had just got married and his son was studying abroad.