4 things Katrina Kaif can teach you about
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4 things Katrina Kaif can teach you about </br>Career Management
Looking at Bollywood actresses in the last decade, Katrina Kaif has been a standout commercial success. Part of big blockbusters such as  Dhoom 3, Ek Tha Tiger among others, she has been topping the Times Brand Indices for years now. And till recently, was the most Google-d actress in India…

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How to keep your Inbox in check

How to keep your Inbox in check
I wrote in my previous article how Inbox is a not just a messaging system but a task management system and how it reflects your mind. A cluttered Inbox is similar to a cluttered desk – increases stress, reduces productivity and focus, and makes you lose track of important To-dos.…

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6% and going down – 3 things you can do Mr. Techie

6% and going down – 3 things you can do Mr. Techie
Pardon my political incorrectness – Mr. or Ms. Techie. I spent some quality time with a senior VP, recently coming out of an IT services major. He has seen his company grow from $300M to several billions over the last decade. “Life was easy, Rajul”, he said. “My client would…

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What does your Inbox say about you?

What does your Inbox say about you?
This is what my Inbox looks like! At this point, you may think that nobody really writes to me. Nothing can be further from the truth. I have two email accounts, one personal and one professional and both are consolidated in the above mail application.  I receive around 200 emails…

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Magic of the Magic Wand….. Business Skills is all I want!!

Magic of the Magic Wand….. Business Skills is all I want!!
As part of a survey of IT leadership by Heller Research Associates, a CIO and senior IT executive recruiting firm, asked one important question to business people about their IT teams, in different companies. The question was - “If you had a magic wand, what one talent problem would…

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IT Lay-offs: Bright, but different looking, future of the industry I love

IT Lay-offs: Bright, but different looking, future of the industry I love
In my previous company – GlobalLogic (www.globallogic.com), I was directly responsible for hiring the first 1,000 employees. I probably interviewed most of them, and certainly was a part of the decision to hire them in a very direct way. This was my life from the year 2000 to 2006. The…

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When did you last Invest in Y-O-U?

When did you last Invest in Y-O-U?
Ask yourself “When was the last time I invested in Myself?” This Investment could be to: Enroll in a gym to get healthy, Start an ‘eat well’ plan, Learn to play the guitar/keyboard/something, Pick up a professional skill. If the answer is “I DON’T REMEMBER” then today is the day…

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Moving from technical roles to pre-sales roles

Moving from technical roles to pre-sales roles
Experienced mid-career technical professionals often look at pre-sales roles to boost their career growth in business. Here I would provide the basic framework of transitioning from technical roles to pre-sales roles.Nature of pre-sales roles and growth opportunities can vary by company, but here are some generic data points. But first…

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What is a ‘business role’ in an IT firm?

What is a ‘business role’ in an IT firm?
It is very common to see technical folks express a desire to move into a more ‘business role’ within their firms in search of variety/enrichment in job content or better career growth. While this a good goal to pursue one needs to be aware of what these roles are and…

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How can I ‘add more value’ to my organization?

How can I ‘add more value’ to my organization?
The simplest explanation of ‘value add’ is the following mathematical equation Value add of any process = value of output – value of input Let’s understand that with a few examples – if you are a project manager in an IT services firm and you are handed a project scope/Statement…

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