Women’s empowerment in India

Women’s empowerment in India

So why don’t women make it to the top ? This has been a much debated topic ever since Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean in” was released. Many of the Lean in theories are based on American culture/values and may not be applicable to the Indian context, as patriarchal tendencies and… Continue Reading

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Myths about Negotiations

Myths about Negotiations

All of us face negotiation situation regularly in our professional as well as personal life. While negotiation is an art, there is certain structure as well that can help you plan your negotiation tactics in certain situations. I would try to discuss few negotiation tools with relevant examples that can help you plan… Continue Reading

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Should I remain techie or move in to management role?

Should I remain techie or move in to management role?

The question reminds me of a quote "Everybody's a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it'll live its life believing it's stupid." - Albert Einstein. This is a pertinent question many techies will have on their mind after spending significant time in to a… Continue Reading

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4 key learnings for businesses in year 2015 : Part 3

4 key learnings for businesses in year 2015 : Part 3

Digital Marketing not for growth, but for survival! Marketers realized the importance of digital marketing (they called it internet marketing then) few years back and some started investing significant money to engage customers through a different medium. Very quickly, some brands saw significant growth attributed to this relatively new channel.… Continue Reading

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4 key learnings for businesses in year 2015 : Part 2

4 key learnings for businesses in year 2015 : Part 2

Mobile-only, not Mobile- First Last year, we all were observing the impact of mobile adoption on consumer businesses in India. Mobile was often referred to the “second screen”, but it was changing in India due to rapid mobile adoption in India as well as globally. I don’t need to repeat… Continue Reading

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4 key learnings for businesses in year 2015 : Part 1

4 key learnings for businesses in year 2015 : Part 1

End of discount financing George Santayana said “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. We are in December of current year and this would be a good time to reflect on the year and what can you learn. The first interesting phenomena I'm going to… Continue Reading

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From Programmer to Pre-Sales

From Programmer to Pre-Sales

What are the career progression options available to an experienced programmer? Most software engineers ask this question at some point in career. And the answer to this question is not one-dimensional. There are many aspects like number of years of technology experience, company management’s view on career progression, personality trait… Continue Reading

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Difference between PMP and MBA

Difference between PMP and MBA

MBA is a degree (or a diploma) course that covers various aspects involved in the starting and running of any business while PMP is a specialised certification program for those professionals interested in Project Management. Professionals aspiring for leadership role often get confused on which one to pick for. Let’s… Continue Reading

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Everything you need to know to get funded – for beginners (Part 2)

Everything you need to know to get funded – for beginners (Part 2)

You need to have a great team Investors want to invest in large spaces with potential of large businesses being built. At an early stage, the business itself typically doesn’t speak for itself. Hence, the fact that it’s a good team takes gigantic proportions. I can’t emphasise enough on how… Continue Reading

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99rpm: All there is to offer in the spare parts market

99rpm: All there is to offer in the spare parts market

For those who think education is not as important as experience, here’s 99rpm.com to prove you otherwise. Started in 2013 by Pankaj Yadav, 99rpm is a web-based company in Delhi, and supplies spare parts to all kinds of vehicles in semi-urban and urban regions in India. While one cannot take anything away from a… Continue Reading

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