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In this short article, I want to explore 3 different but inter-connected topics in my mind. The first, high value to work experience and work-life-balance; second youth, skills & employment and third our mindset.

Work Experience & Work-life-balance

Throughout my career I have come across candidates, employees & colleagues, who…


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In the last decade multiple startups have come forward with an aim to bring more technology into HR and solve as one says in the startup world “real problems”. I have often wondered if that was true? If it were true, adoption of HR Tech by companies would have increased…


When we grow in our professional lives, we tend to develop a particular style of operation along with a unique set of skills. Our personality brings in certain attributes into our style of functioning. …


When I started up 3 years ago, I was not a rookie who would learn fast and fail fast. I was someone who carried baggage of 24 years, past earnings and the courage to invest my hard-earned monies into my new venture. I thought I was sorted.

Along with 24…


One of the biggest challenges in the industry today is people’s lack of motivation to constantly learn and reinvent themselves. When I look back at my career I notice that my list of failures dwarfs my successes. In an entrepreneurial role today, I fail multiple times each day. Each morning…


Thank you for the wonderful response to my previous blog post on measuring the attitude of learnability using “Learnability Index”. Your questions and comments were thought provoking, it will enable us to think deeper.

In this post I would address the second point (b) on how does one build a…


In my previous post, I shared a rhetorical view that companies that do not get their employees to reinvent themselves, are soon going to be extinct. I have received numerous endorsement to my views. I have also heard some very interesting contrarian views. …


The last 2 decades in India have been about the war for talent. Many companies today are still living in the past and trying to win the battle on how fast can we hire and staff people to grow revenues? …


Ghosts in Change

I was in an interesting conversation last week with BCG. They reached out to me to learn more about our next generation “gamified learning enterprise solution”. What was interesting about the conversation was not that BCG reached out to us or the fact that the business opportunity…


Watching from the sidelines as an HR Manager or HR Leader, all of us have cautioned our Business Leaders against short-term quarter focused thinking. Today, when I run Planet Ganges I realise how important it is to meet the quarter yet have a longer-term vision for the company. …

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