You may have read the interviews here in a series called “Interesting People.” In my writing blog, “Writing To Be Read” too I am doing a series of interviews. This one is called “Meet The Author.”
Did you know that the word “entrepreneur” comes from the old French “entreprendre” which meant to undertake? Undertaking a business of any kind comes with its fair share of, and here I can’t help using a cliché, agony and ecstasy. Today we see more and more entrepreneurs taking the plunge to manage their own enterprises, and either sinking or taking off depending on the success or otherwise of their ventures.
Here’s a top corporate executive who is also a well-known author of fiction. He is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro.
His recent non-fiction work on hiring the right talent, “Don’t Hire The Best: An Essential Guide To Picking The Right Team” is a “must read” for anyone who has anything to do with hiring the right talent for their organizations. Continue reading »
As you know, I have started a series here called “Interesting People” where I spoke of “Chess Anand” Iyer and Nandini Vijayaraghavan. If you liked these interviews, you might like to follow a new series that I have started in my writing blog, “Writing To Be Read.” This blog is largely about books, authors and writing.
In this series, which I have called “Meet The Author” I hope to chat with authors about their work, their schedule and what keeps them going.
The first in this series is with Andaleeb Wajid. I hope you will enjoy the interview. The next interview will be with Abhijit Bhaduri on February 15. This will be followed by one with Sheila Kumar on March 1. As of now the last lined up is Vikram Sampath on March 15.
There are likely to be more to follow. Fingers crossed.
The Merriam- Webster Dictionary defines ” innovation ” as : 1. the introduction of something new, and 2. a new idea, method or device. When we think of many of the world’s leading products, we remember stories of how someone somewhere thought of a new way to address a need, or a different way to address a problem. Continue reading »
I don’t know Tamil myself, at least I have never studied the language formally. The Tamil I speak is the language I picked up by ear on the streets of Madras (as Chennai was then called) during my childhood and college days decades ago. A regret I always had consequently was that I never could read some of the classics for which the ancient Tamil language is famous for. Continue reading »
At one time, Bangalore was famous for its many traffic circles. Some of them were beautiful. Sadly most of them have vanished over time to make more space for the huge increase in traffic on the roads. One that still remains is the Sajjan Rao Circle, a popular landmark for those in South Bangalore. It is in VVPuram and has a host of small eateries which serve local delicacies to customers, some of whom have been frequenting popular haunts like the VB Bakery for decades. Continue reading »
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 »