Personality Testing: Caveats & Provisos to Consider when using Psychometrics

Have you taken a personality test recently and are somewhat dissatisfied with what it reveals about you? Does your Boss seem to trust the findings of your psychometric profile more than his experience of you when it comes to your growth and that promised promotion? Are you a HR leader seeking a tool which may […]

The Case of ‘Sibling Rivalry’ versus ‘Competitiveness’

The Quintessential Indian Manager – A EUMian Perspective Bed Time Story # 11     Part 1 The Story … Ravi pushed his chair back on a hot May afternoon in western India and sighed … The antiquated AC, crookedly nestled on one top left corner in a large cabin, wheezed and grunted as it […]

Self Help & Actualization Movement (SHAM): Uneasy Speculations!

The Trigger A distant relative has recently decided to attend one of those “Self Help” seminars in New York, an event anchored and designed by a ‘self-help guru’ known as Tony Robbins, who is white, male, extremely rich, charismatic, successful, and appears to have many celebrities as parts of his clientele or so his website […]

Anomalisa – A tragicomic search for Intimacy & Meaningfulness

Anomalisa – A tragicomic search for Intimacy & Meaningfulness   Shadows within the Self Obsessed Networked World        Introduction This blog explores the dark shadows that lurk within the self obsessed networked world that we may discern around ourselves – comprising of successful, well connected, yet perhaps delusional, paranoid  and immensely lonely individuals, […]

Bricolage, Jugaad, and Indianness Part 1

This blog, in two parts, explores the process of bricolage and the identity of the Bricoleur from an Indian context. The insights from Levi-Strauss’s work are offered in part 1 to enable the reader to distinguish and value traditional knowledge systems of India from a pre-industrial perspective. Part 2 offers insights on Jugaad – an Indian lens of innovation – how creativity can be meaningfully sustained.