How do you spend your lunch break, that is, if you have one at all? I came across this interesting article in Forbes, Jacquelyn Smith writes on, “16 Things You Should Do During Your Lunch Break.” Read it, it could do you a lot of good.
Have you heard of Big Dog and Little Dog? What do you think a website with such a name would be about? Donald Clark’s site “Big Dog and Little Dog’s Performance Juxtaposition” has been on the internet for 15 years. It has a huge amount of very good material on leadership, training and development, instructional design and knowledge management. I rate this as one of the most useful sites I have come across on performance, learning, leadership, and knowledge. Continue reading »
Each US $ which cost us INR 45 in 2011, goes for over INR 67 today. The Indian Growth Story which everyone loved is being questioned in debates every day. Is the ruling Government becoming more social by the day, at the cost of economic growth, with General Elections coming up in 6-7 months time? Is it no longer as industry friendly as it seemed to be? The cost of land acquisition in India is likely to go up significantly causing anxiety to industry says a report with the news laws to come. The Food Security Bill, however laudable its objective is coming in at a very inappropriate time, with the Indian economy limping along at 4.6 % or so.
I had the pleasure of reading a very interesting book published earlier this month. It’s called, “Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic” and is by Bill Jensen, CEO of the Jensen Group, a firm that specializes in “simplifying work complexities.” Some of you may have seen my writing blog, “Writing To Be Read.” You may like to see my review of the book. I would urge you to read Jensen’s latest book, if you want to survive and thrive in today’s disruptive world.
I continue to read extensively on entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, subjects which have always held my interest. Two articles from “Entrepreneur” caught my attention in the recent past. “The Biggest Trends in Business of 2013″ is a very comprehensive account put out in December 2012 of trends taking place in the US in 2013 which could affect you as an entrepreneur.
As a former business executive and an executive coach, I still am deeply interested in reading about achievers, especially when they are young and successful and incorporate the highest standards of ethics in their business. I was delighted to come across this interview in the website of the Stanford Graduate School of Business with Beth Gerstein.
A few days ago, my wife and I dined out. It was a quiet celebration. We ordered well but we ordered judiciously. We were conditioned for years in the “waste not, want not” school of thinking.That’s not to say, we didn’t enjoy the meal. Of course we did, but we didn’t over order and we ate everything that we had ordered. Continue reading »