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Branding Business Marketing Short Story Top Work

Sorry for being spicy

Your brand is what your customers speak about when you leave the room. ~ Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Get closer than ever before to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they even realise it. ~ Steve Jobs of Apple. Well before the Amazons and the Apples of the world created world class technology brands adulated by their customers, I learned an invaluable lesson about building brand loyalty through

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Giving-Hope
Employee Management Employee Retention Happiness Optimism Top

Do we give our people H.O.P.E.?

The Annual Great Place to Work ® Conference was held in Dallas, US in April 2015. Putting together for you, ten take-aways from the conference. Where do we stand? What distance do we need to cover?  – It’s Personal, Not “Perk”-onal “The real core of a Great Place to Work® are the relationships that people have with each other. Google is a great example of this. Virtually every perk they offer is matched by someone else in Silicon

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Generation Y Human Resource Poem Top Workforce

Corporate Junkie

Panasonic and Sony beeping in custom made Reid & Taylor pockets. A trade for a Rolex throned on his wrist in place of once existent dreams, in now hollow sockets. Adrenaline pumping before high stakes meetings and brunches. Calculating the dose of his choice of drug, penthouse suites and timeline crunches. Dizzy with ambition, painting cocaine bleached canvasses. Narcissistic laughter aimed to beguile others, he, for whom his relaxants are stresses. Dealing with the Devil himself, power tainted and ill-gotten,

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Education Employee Management Happiness Top

Creating a Culture of Caring

We face myriad challenges in our daily interactions with people. A caring approach can form the basis for transformation – developing; nurturing and mentoring others will create happier and healthier environments that generate greater innovation and better outcomes. Role modeling the principles of caring could truly change the culture of the Company. What does a caring environment look like? How would it envision a set of values that addressed our responsibilities and also align with

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Business Entrepreneurship Generation Y Human Resource Leadership Productivity Recruitment Technology World Youth Pulse

Return of the enterprising: From Silicon Valley to the Sahyadris

There has never been a better time to be in India or so one would think looking at the number of entrepreneurs who have made India home after their stints in some of the top schools and corporation in the americas. This is in sharp contrast to just about a decade ago when everyone in India was losing sleep over the migration of finest Indian brains to the Silicon Valley, terming it the brain drain.

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Depression – A Matter of Serious Concern

The usual ups and downs of life mean that everyone feels sad or has “the blues” from time to time. But if emptiness and despair have taken hold of your life and won’t go away, you may be down with depression. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. An individual suffering from depression can feel morose, sad, anxious, hopeless, helpless, worthless, restless and at

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Generation Y Happiness Happiness Evangelist Life Optimism Top

HELP! I am STRESSED

In Feb 2015, a random sample of 200 Happiest Minds participated in an Employee Health and Well-being Survey organized by Chestnut Global Partners. The objective of the survey was to gain insight into the work perception and well being of our people, reflected in the behavior and attitudes of teams and individuals in the company. The questionnaire measured three indicators of well being: Stress – signals of stress can be physical (fatigue, pains and aches)

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Business Corruption Delhi/NCR Opinion Top

The Lajwanti Garden Reliance-Airtel Nexus of Internet

Though monopoly is a bad thing but do you think in this era of competition we consumer do not face it? You are wrong. Monopoly of a different kind plagues us in every space you enter. This monopoly is brands dividing space amongst themselves so that they don’t have to compete against each other and enjoy complete unanimous customer access in areas that they play in. Remember the film “Once upon a time in Mumbai”

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Business Hindi History India Life Poverty

मनुष्य की यात्रा

आज मनुष्य संपूर्ण पृथ्वी पर ही नहीं बल्कि अन्य ग्रहों एवम् उपग्रहों की भी यात्रा करने में सक्षम है यहाँ तक कि वह सूर्य तक भी पहुँचने की कोशिश कर रहा है| आज मनुष्य की यात्राओं के, उनकी क्षमता और ज़रूरत के अनुसार अलग-अलग उद्देश्य हैं परंतु क्या हमने कभी सोचा है कि उसकी इस यात्रा का प्रारंभ कब और क्यों शुरू हुआ| मनुष्य की यात्रा उसके जीवन के साथ ही शुरू होती है| प्रारंभ

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Business Entrepreneurship Featured Globalisation Happiness Leadership Productivity Top Workforce

9 lessons I learnt after graduating from a b-school

Exactly nine years ago, I set foot on the campus of my first employer as a management trainee along with a batch of twenty others like me. Back in 2006, with an open economy the business in India had gone confidently global, and was in a tango promising to match the world step for step. For anyone graduating from a half-decent B-School, it was a heady time to join the MNC world and dream big.

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