Let me get back to you on this

This is a statement you will rarely, If not never, hear at a startup. And this statement forms the basis of most conversations in a large company. I have come to realize – the reason large companies are so slow to move is because they tolerate the existence of...

Who are you meeting today?

Nothing, NOTHING AT ALL, does more to developing a relationship than meeting someone in person and talking! No amount of flowers No amount of pleasant emails No calls Nothing Humans are meant to meet, to converse using emotions. And if you have to apologize,...

Your job is not to be nice to people…

Your job is to get the work done. If during the process of doing so, you end up being nice to people (and people realize that), you are blessed. Not a lot of people can claim to be in such a position. But one cannot CANNOT over-rule the job, in favor of being nice to...

Mistake of promoting someone

It is Appraisal month at Groupon. We had conducted the entire event last year in paper format and wanted to transfer all of it online. In the hunt for a Performance Management Solution, we came across EmployWise – whom we have finally started working with. This is not...

What have you lost being an entrepreneur?

A regular pay check? Company of people smarter than you? Stability of a big firm? Time with family? Time with friends? Time with books? Time for yourself? Your hobbies? A mind free of thoughts? And what have you gained instead? A smart entrepreneur will always find a...