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 is about one of the four survival archetypes – the Prostitute and its energies that are relevant in the Gig pandemic world today
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 is a blog exploring stress and workplace violence in the context of WFH – exploring role of policies, strategies and practices that can attenuate stress
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 […]
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.
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