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Add 5 Things in Your Not-to-Do List and Become 5 Times More Productive!

How many of you are habituated to making long to-do lists every day? What are your reasons for making the list? Because you think you will forget to complete all the tasks? Ever thought of making a not-to-do list? Yes, such a list will help you in being more productive and more successful in achieving your everyday goals. So, here comes the not-to-dos: 1.  Multitasking Probably you think that it’s the most difficult thing on earth! When was the last time you did not multitask? Probably you don’t even remember! However, it’s a fact that instead of multitasking, if you simply

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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, the realization that humans are not beyond sale; in markets, mergers and acquisitions. Recessions, Inflations, cruel overdoses of risk, of danger unspoken. And when he surfaces

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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. However, our world has changed more dramatically in the last decade than it probably has between the pre-industrial eras until the start of 21st century.

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An open letter to a young professional

Dear Mr Z, I prefer not to name you, not because of any courtesy but simply because I can’t recall your name. There have been more than a few of you walking through the hall ways over the years looking quite important but frankly nothing inspired me to remember your name. There have been an increasing number of you over the years, fresh out of college thinking you were the topper of the smart batch wanting success to be your inheritance. This is open advice, which you will do the rest of us a favor and not take. The next time you read that

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Child Labour – Unlocking India’s Hidden Shame

The government might soon allow child labour, but only for ‘family enterprises’. This is the result of the latest amendment to the Child Labour Prohibition Act, which has fought to give millions of children a future that doesn’t exploit them. It is a matter of concern. Children are the gifts of God who fill the world with happiness, joy, and hope. They are the future citizens of a country, therefore, an individual’s childhood determines his or her future and worthy contributions towards the society and world in general. So, when we discuss child labour, we know that it is a

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Remembering Karl Marx on his 197th Birthday – May 5th

The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and range. The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more commodities he creates. With the increasing value of the world of things proceeds in direct proportion to the devaluation of the world of men. Labour produces not only commodities; it produces itself and the worker as a commodity — and does so in the proportion in which it produces commodities generally.  –         Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844) The philosopher, revolutionary thinker and social scientist, Karl Marx was the most influential

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SOS- Hari Sadu – A Short Story

SOS- Hari Sadu – A Short Story on handling sloppy employees. Preeti  had shifted to US with her husband after her marriage. She had been running a Computer Education Institute back in India and did not want to close it down as it was her father’s gift to her. She appointed a Manager and hoped that she will keep alive her father’s dream by keeping alive the institute he had developed with much love, care and dedication. Vinit, her husband, was a leading Entrepreneur and was rather supportive of her. In spite of knowing that its very difficult to run

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Mindful Mondays : Beat Post Lunch Slump

It is good for us to be mindful about our health. A recent study suggests that lunchtime strolls can noticeably and immediately ‘buoy’ people’s moods and ability to handle stress. Participants in the study were asked to partake in a 10-week walking program that entailed walking 30 minutes three days a week during lunch hour. They also answered questions on an app on stress, tension, enthusiasm, their workload, motivation, physical fatigue and other questions related to work and life. The results of this experimental group were compared with a control group where the participants did not walk. After 10 weeks, the experimental

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Does Being a Kind Leader Pay?

Is it good to be a ‘nice’ leader to get people to like you? Or is it better to be tough to inspire respect and hard work? Or are both doable? If you are a caring leader, would you be perceived as being ‘soft’? If you are firm and keep your distance, wouldn’t your people know who is in charge? Does being kind pay at all? Developments in organizational research provide surprising answers to these questions. Healthcare costs for employees with high stress levels were found to be 46% greaterthan at similar organizations without high levels of stress. Stress impacts health and  turnover.

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Unconventional Careers in India – I

Observe the following a little carefully: Name: Vinayak Lokhani; Qualification: Engineer/MBA (IIT-KGP, IIM C); Profession: Runs Parivaar — a shelter for the destitute children Name: Harsha Bhogle; Qualification: Management Graduate from IIM A; Profession: Celebrity Cricket Commentator Name: Nandana Dev Sen; Qualification: Arts Graduate from Harvard University; Profession: Actor Well, their professions ideally do not match with their educational qualification. It is very evident they have deviated from the beaten track and has of course been immensely successful in their field. Most of us would not ideally deviate into something offbeat, but unconventional professions are those that most people will

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