Some of us Old Lawrencians, alumni of The Lawrence School, Lovedale have hit upon an exciting idea. To write an informal history of the School. Of course, there have been books about the School before. “Never Give In: A History of One Hundred and Twenty Five Years of The Lawrence School, Lovedale” by Hugh and Colleen Gantzer, published in 1984 and Max Cocker’s reminiscences in “Lawrence Memorial Royal Military School, Lovedale: A Personal Account” published in 1988, come readily to mind. We plan to do something different.
I had posted earlier about the ongoing Blogging A to Z Challenge. When I got to the letter “P” it was without any hesitation that I said, P for me is for “People at Work & Play” this very blog which has given me a lot of pleasure over time. I am happy to see that even if my posts have become rather infrequent, people still check out the old posts that caught their fancy. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to know that the material here is of some use, especially to young professionals starting out in their careers as many posts have information which can help them succeed at work. Continue reading
In Stories From A Story Teller, I have written about getting set for the Blogging A to Z Challenge which started on April 1. I had last participated in 2011 so I welcomed the opportunity to join in this year. I was impressed to find that the event has been growing over the years. It was great to see that in this year’s edition we have as many as 2100 bloggers from all over the world.
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
Once again, People at Work & Play finds a place in Amit Agarwal’s comprehensive listing of the Top Blogs in India. Nice to know that it features amongst the most widely read Indian Blogs!
Even as I turn to a second career as an aspiring author, I continue to be passionate about blogging. It has enhanced my perspective, enriched my knowledge and made friends for me from all over the world.
Gautam is a role model for many in the new age where the best HR practices have to be strongly linked to anchors young people seem to seek on the net- where perhaps they spend more time than anywhere else! I have found Gautam to be a practical, level headed kind of guy despite all the praise he has received over the years for his professional contributions and constant search for innovation. He was one of the first to understand the value of a personal brand on the internet, doing this years before it became commonly spoken off.