This blog explores alternative organization designs such as holarchies and holacracies that promise new types of organizations – that are perhaps more aligned to their contexts, innovative to the boot, and that create value for their stakeholders. My experience with Turn The Bus has offered visceral encounters that enrich my understanding of the theory and […]
The Squid Game is a dark complex narrative, at times to too violent and horrifying to watch, but compels the viewer at several levels to remain glued and addicted to how this gory narrative unfolds. While many if not all characters are destined to die, and die horribly, the series has its twists and turns, […]
Introduction: The Overwhelming 996 Culture In 2018, I had the opportunity of working with the management of a carbon manufacturing company in quite literally, the middle of China. My colleague and I were there – anchoring a global intervention – focused on the themes of self-reflexivity, meaningfulness, and well-being. We were working with a team […]
his blog reviews a beautiful film written and directed by Chloe Zhao, and based on a recent non-fiction book – Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder.
This blog looks at the works of Boltanski and Ashok Malhotra as one grapples with the near impossibility of taking political stances in today’s world
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]