Getting rewarded for your service isn’t your right

Fine dining is an experience. There are dozens of them in and around my city. I love them all! Except for one damn thing — service charges. A small charge (usually 10% of the bill before taxes) that restauranteurs tack in when you ask for a check. While it’s nominal enough to be ignored, citizens […]

Let’s not get dramatic

What is it with speakers and writers that every one of their characters (at least the ones that matter) has to die or has to have a near-death experience? And I’ve heard and evaluated a fair share of speeches by wannabe speakers, trainers and leaders with the same (almost) pattern. Beats me! No, I’m not […]

Drucker’s decision-making process

Almost everything in life essentially boils down to either making a choice or doing the damn thing. The challenge is that most of us either stay stuck at the cusp of doing it or making a choice. Years ago, I bumped into Peter Drucker’s decision-making framework in HBR. It literally changed my life. For the […]

The fascinating history of the monastic tonsure!

Alright, I know what you’re thinking — this isn’t a history blog, then why the heck is he posting something as boring as the monastic tonsure for christ sake (pun intended, of course)! Listen, I bumped into this while going through my feeds and simply got hooked! And you know what happens next… I explored. […]