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The CEO just Quit; send in your best Rumour

19 Dec , 2016  

“I’ll start off with a frequently “gossiped” matter – “Why do CEOs quit?” The common answer within the corporate circle to this question is almost always negative – CEOs quit because shareholders and the board “booted them out” due to poor performance or fall out due to strategy or personality misalignment with key board members. […]

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We in Finance aren’t easy to deal with?

6 Dec , 2016  

Many of us in India have been standing in Queues for the last few weeks, it ‘must been a new experience for some of us to stand in front of ATMs to withdraw money, for the older lot who transacted in the pre-ATM days the bank Queues are not new.  As such we have stood […]

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YOUR Accessories speak when Work can’t!

16 Jun , 2015  

They say performance is everything and work is what makes you look good. While I’m able to relate to this philosophically, some of my experiences tell another story. Doesn’t style and what we wear also count in many situations including influencing colleagues, impressing customers, and getting noticed by the boss? Perhaps…but can this sort of […]

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Corporate Spies

23 Mar , 2015  

Would you relate to the word “corporate spying?” During lunches and especially at after office gatherings, we discuss this without using that term. Ever wondered how your boss gets the information about what happens on the ground from a remote distance? Accept it or deny it, corporate spying is as close to our minds as […]

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Signs

20 Nov , 2014  

Once upon a time, on a busy last Monday of the month, my Account Manager took an emergency leave. He told one of our colleagues that he had to visit his uncle who was on a short trip to Singapore from Dubai. To nail the point of how desperate his uncle was to meet him, […]

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Saurez’s Bite

14 Oct , 2014  

I’ve never lost sleep over soccer. I’m also not a fan of Suarez, the famous Uruguay footballer but his infamous “bite” has been difficult to ignore – every news I clicked was talking about him and how he bit his opponent in an inconsequential moment and there were some great brands which used the “bite” […]