How the Gig Economy might affect Employment Rates

Counting the Gigs in the Gig Economy For the last couple of years, the current government has been under pressure on employment rates which are seemingly lower than before. But often the reality on the ground doesn’t seem to always match. Over the last few decades, the Indian…

Is the ICC World Cup, India’s Superbowl?

The other day I was having a casual discussion with some marketing experts on whether the ICC World Cup is our Super Bowl.  Yes and No.  The Super Bowl represents the most prestigious marketing event of the year. Which is why it draws so many specially made commercials and each…

If you are superceded​ should you give up your job?

One of those inevitable crises that can hit anyone in corporate life is when someone you think is your equal or someone a little lesser than you promoted and moves ahead of you. Often there might be several reasons which are not immediately visible that might have kept…

The difference between Nationalism and Patriotism

first published on LinkedIn on May 24, 2016 Preamble These two words Patriotism and Nationalism have been bandied around both by the government, the media and the people at large for some time now. Add to that another word that may be related in some way and that…

Are Corporate Titles becoming cheap these days?

More than 20 years ago, when I was working in Johannesburg, one of my colleagues told me ‘ I wish I was working in India’, which came as a bit of a surprise for me. India was still not the most attractive place to work in for people…

The Trouble with Introverts

(They are aloof, they are weird and they hide from the world all the time)Over the last few years, I have read an awful lot about introverts. I know now that roughly they are a third of our population and to that extent they are not some kind…

A Lesson from FIFA 2018: Performance not the only Measure of Success

There was a lesson to be learnt from the recent FIFA World Cup 2018. Japan and Senegal had a tie. When Yerry Mina from Colombia did a second-half header to secure a victory of 1-0 over Senegal, they had needed only a point in their final Group H…

The Return of Sorrell

If you thought that Martin Sorrell’s exit from the WPP group was the end of a great career you were wrong. Sorrell now 73, who stepped down from WPP a few months ago, is making a comeback with a new advertising (and marketing services) venture. With his experience…

Can Google Employees impose their will on the Company?

When Google agreed to help the Pentagon with AI for defense purposes, the employees at Google threw a fit. They didn’t want their company to be remotely connected with war. 4000 employees signed a petition that they didn’t want Google to go ahead with Project Maven, a program…

Privatisation can’t help. We need a Perestroika!

By simply implanting the government equity with private equity is hardly likely to change the character of public sector banks. Even the objective of the privatization of banks which first started in 1991-1992 during the term of Prime Narasimha Rao is suspect. Was this done to shore up…