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 [...]

What I learned from showing up to post every day in 2018

Listen, this post is a mere formality. Not as in showing up/write something for the heck of it, but to document what I learned from posting every day last year. It was inevitable. I've read numerous accounts across the web of people pushing themselves to blog every day for 3 months, 6 months, 12 months [...]

The resolutions don’t matter, your sticktoitiveness does

stick-to-itiveness (noun)stick-to-it·​ive·​ness | \stik-ˈtü-ə-tiv-nəs meaning: dogged perseverancehttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick-to-itiveness The last day of any year can mean a lot of things to many of us. For some, it's the time for reflection and planning, for some its rejuvenation, for some it's spending time with friends and family, for some its binge-watching the latest and greatest on Netflix, [...]

Alright, fellas. It’s time!

To party. To binge-watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime. To plan for a much needed week-long (read: expensive) vacation. To plan ahead for 2019 and set those big-hair-audacious-goals! To look back at 2018 and reflect on your wins and losses. I've done with goal-setting and plan to reflect on the year that just went by. [...]

Value isn’t a throwaway word

I interviewed a candidate recently. He was great! In fact, just the perfect fit for the role we have been looking for the past couple of months. It would've been ideal for us to simply hire this person. In fact, it was a no-brainer. Things took a drastic turn, however, during the final interview process. [...]

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. [...]

Can my business thrive without social media?

It’s a powerful question. One of my favourites because I still can’t answer it convincingly. Do all business have to be on social media? I’m not sure. Can some businesses thrive without social media? I’d say, hell yeah! Now, I’m not saying you should avoid the internet. That’ll be stupid. Come on! What I’m suggesting [...]

A lot of things can be fixed by hard work

Was listening to David Goggins riff on how a lot of things can be fixed by simply working hard. And I agree with him, not because of his hard-earned accomplishments or my addiction to motivational junk (like most folks are these days), but from my own experience where I fixed my challenges by simply working [...]

The last mile is the hardest one

And I know that to be true despite not being a marathoner (or do anything that remotely resembles running)! Some of you know that I challenged myself to blog everyday at the start of this year. And yes, I’ve done pretty well by not missing a single day. That said, December has’t been pretty. I [...]

Who vouches for you?

Chances are many would, but all the hard work you've done over the years amounts to nothing if you've got no proof! I know it's elementary but this is worth thinking about — how often have you gone out of your way to get that testimonial or positive feedback that you so much deserve? I [...]