Exploring Modernity & the Networked World – Inspired by ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ by Shoshana Zuboff

This blog is inspired by Zuboff’s work on surveillance capitalism and seeks to bust two myths that the modern man or woman unconsciously subscribes to, and in this process remains blind to processes of manipulation and tyranny of systems. It exposes the tension between the world of belonging and the world of networks, offering questions and even hope on how we can self-author our individual and collective lives.

Quichotte, Despair, Romanticism, and Wellbeing: The Fool Archetype

This blog is an Ode to Rushdie’s Quichotte and introduces the first layer of the Fourth Prince archetype – referring to the work of Pulin Garg

Exploring the E in EUM

Exploring the ‘E’ After, you have understood the ABCD of EUM Framework …   Introduction   This blog is meant for friends, associates, and clients that are somewhat familiar with the EUM framework and have worked with me, and several others over the last two decades. The EUM framework, and its associated tools as well […]

From Boom to Bust: On Organization Identity, Sustainability and Transformation

From Boom to Bust On Organization Identity, Viability and Sustainability The Context The WeWorks fiasco is not a new story … it is yet another blip reminiscent of similar fiascos in new age capitalism, each fiasco that has been shaped through orgiastic rituals involving tyrannical entrepreneurs,  pipe-dreaming and perhaps delusional angel investors, and narcissistic but […]

Deconstructing the Voice of Technology: Looking through the Actor Network Theory (ANT) Lens

Preamble In 2013, Raghu Ananthanarayanan and I published our book on the Tensegrity Mandala, proposing an alternative organization design and philosophy for firms preparing to make a leap into the world of networks. We believed that the paradigm of traditional hierarchical structures and associated control mindset can only be transformed if the firm is able […]

The Case of Two WhatsApp Groups Management of Self & the Other: Intimacy, Vulnerability, Power, and Competitiveness

Preamble I have been privileged to be a member of two very active ‘WhatsApp groups’ – each group deriving its identity from one’s education with an elite business school in India. Each group comprises of senior leaders, men and women, who head or run large organizations or strategic functions – the average experience in management […]

Do Brand Managers and Marketeers need a Soul?

We all know that the greatest challenge humanity is facing is environmental destruction or catastrophe that looms larger, every second that passes. Take the latest ad campaign on PET bottles that was proudly pasted on all national dailies, possibly funded by All India Plastic Manufacturer Association, which  claiming that 90% of PET bottles are recycled […]