Month: December 2011

Be the feedback you give!


A few years ago, Chris Oster’s unit at General Motors got so fed up with traditional reviews that it abolished them. “There were so many problems – for managers and for people being appraised,” explains Oster, director of organizational development for the GM Powertrain… Continue Reading “Be the feedback you give!”

Story Time: Negotiating for the 18th Camel


A man in the Middle East was owner of seventeen camels. He divided the camels between his three sons stating that the eldest son would get half of them, the second one would get one-third of them and the youngest son would get one-… Continue Reading “Story Time: Negotiating for the 18th Camel”

How hard can life be?


True Story | This is the story of a man who started out as a shopkeeper, had a small electronic store in the suburbs of a small suburban town. He got married, had a kid and his needs multiplied. The shop couldn’t fulfill them anymore,… Continue Reading “How hard can life be?”

Story Time: Habits make me or I make the habit?


A wealthy man requested an old scholar to wean his son away from his bad habits. The scholar took the youth for a stroll through a garden. Stopping suddenly he asked the boy to pull out a tiny plant growing there. The youth held… Continue Reading “Story Time: Habits make me or I make the habit?”

Story Time: What are we missing?


In Washington DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way… Continue Reading “Story Time: What are we missing?”

The Biriyani Junkie Award-2011


The Background: The Biriyani Junkie Award is a personal intiative (Eating rights – Me) where I went around from ‘Hand Thela’s’ to 5 star hotels in search of the best biriyani. I collated my top 10 and visited them again to pick my top… Continue Reading “The Biriyani Junkie Award-2011”

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