Hollywood Sci-Fi dream machines

The exhibition Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy in collaboration with ComiCon opened at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA. It features props, designs and vehicles from the pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy films. The exhibition runs through March 2020, which means you have ample time to slot out time for a […]

It ain’t that bad as you think

Waiting in the queue at the hospital takes a lot of patience. And, unfortunately, I’ve got the “p” word in limited supply. So, I went against the grain today. Gritted my teeth and waited patiently for the 6 people in front of me to get done with their paperwork. After 37 minutes of patiently waiting, […]

Leo Babauta’s 9 rules for a simpler day

I think Leo’s internet’s original minimalist. He was there before all the other minimalists/vagabonds learned how to create a blog account, let alone a Facebook or an Instagram account. His blog, ZenHabits, used to be my constant companion and the go-to online destination during some of the darkest days of my life. While scouring through […]

Sell them on values not perks

Wrapped up a long-drawn candidate selection project for one of my major clients. Quite pleased (albeit temporarily) with the effort because deep down I know the incumbent is a great fit to the organizational culture and mission. How do I know? Well, there’s a reason why selecting a candidate is a lengthy process — both […]

Relevant experience not needed

I get super annoyed when people get anal about specifics that are not-so-relevant. This is particularly true when it comes to experience while applying for a job that’s quite generic (contact centers, back-end operations, administration, office management, copy room) and requires less than 3-4 years’ experience. Why? Because someone with that much experience would bring […]

What’s behind the questions?

Not everyone wants to talk to you (particularly if you’re a stranger) on the phone. And irrespective of what you’re selling, they’re more comfortable doing a face-to-face conversation than even video! Thankfully, preferences don’t come in the way our modern day businesses. What does come as a challenge? Answering your prospect’s questions. Let me tell […]