The Tale of Two Speeches and Two Americas Is Democracy being reduced to meaningless hyperreality – a simulacrum for the monkey mind of the common man entrapped within a world that is increasingly virtual, untrustworthy, unsafe, lonely, and ambivalent? The Context & the Divide This blog leverages textual analyses of two speeches given by […]
This is a blog exploring stress and workplace violence in the context of WFH – exploring role of policies, strategies and practices that can attenuate stress
This blog explores the microcosm of gated communities of privileged elite in India and offers an understanding of dysfunctional processes as well as opportunities for transformation within.
This blog summarises three key challenges that i believe POM can enable us to work with when it comes to revitalizing our fragile SCMs and manufacturing
Introduction This blog is a critique on how trait theories including Five Factor Model (FFM) and the Hogan framework, are being used by modern firms as a predictor of human performance. The personality testing industry across the globe was stated to be worth USD 7.5 billion dollars by March 2020 before the Coronavirus impacted us. […]
Here is one more blog, on what you and I can do, as our world gets fragmented and perhaps even claustrophobic with more clampdowns. Each of us faces an opportunity to withdraw from the relentless world of gregarious consumption, from the extraverted pursuits of travel, entertainment, and style, and of course from the toil […]
Introduction As Ashok Malhotra aptly puts it –“If structure follows strategy, then strategy follows identity…” Many of us who are deeply influenced by Ashok, and who work in the OD space, emphasize on the Identity processes within the firm while working with on its culture, or its strategy and its design. A key resource […]
I found this book fascinating and very evocative – by integrating a myriad of narratives nestled in the technology space and research institutes, George Gilder offers crucial insights that are a must to mull over. The realm of technology or the ‘cryptocosm’ – including Blockchain, bitcoin, and other derivatives may be initially challenging for […]
Part 1 The Film Last night, I watched the Netflix film – the Two Popes – a biographical gem adapted from a play, starring Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Price as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who later on succeeded Pope Benedict as Pope Francis. The narrative is very evocative, comprising a series […]
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.