If like me you think today’s world is fascinating just think of tomorrow’s. What are some of the trends that are making waves or will shake up the way we look at things. Based on my recent reading, here are a few trends that made me sit up! Continue reading
Today, November 14 is World Diabetes Day and it is fitting, I thought, to share what you can do to prevent yourself or your near and dear ones from falling prey to this disease. Nearly 50 million people in India are said to suffer from diabetes says this website, started to prevent the spread of diabetes in India. What is of more concern is that a disease which earlier was restricted largely to the middle-aged and older people is now increasingly afflicting people aged 35 and below. Continue reading
Let’s face it. It’s not only here to stay but social media has swamped our lives, at home just as much as at work. Irrespective of your age or position in the organization, you find yourself pulled into the web of social media. If not to be with the times, or simply to know what is going on, even older people who looked down on Facebook or Twitter as passing fads have had to re-think.
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.
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
“Work From Home” seems to be the new mantra today. The number of professionals who telecommute or work from home is increasing by leaps and bounds. This arrangement certainly has advantages for both the employee and the employer or more commonly for the independent self-employed professional. Way back in 2008, I had this post “It Takes Two To Flex”. Continue reading
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.