That was the time I was running a recruitment consulting business. I had a small team. We were doing sourcing & recruitment of niche skills. That’s when a friend met me in a supermarket store in the neighborhood one evening. All of a sudden, he asked me: How are you making your ends meet, Kannan?”… Continue reading Surround Yourself with…
In Jan 1983, Steve Jobs along with Apple employees were at an off-site retreat in Carmel, California. Jobs, to motivate the developers, offered a maxim: “It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy”. “Being a pirate meant being audacious and courageous, willing to take considerable risks for greater rewards.” The group was in… Continue reading Steve Jobs’ Pirates Metaphor!
Breathe in. Breathe out. Do it mindfully. Slowly. Your day is now going to be remarkable. Doing anything mindfully is nothing but #meditation. Experts say that the #highperformers meditate for at least 10 minutes everyday. That was a dense forest. The leader wanted a successor. He held competitions. Two men emerged. Both were equals. If… Continue reading Meditate!
I love those days when I was responsible for a large team. There was a guy in my team who complained he had so many calls to handle. In the same team, there was another person who was hardly having any work to do. I told the first guy that the second guy would be… Continue reading Take good care of your people first!
Those were the days I didn’t know where to start. I had started my consulting business and I was struggling to get clients. I was into pure play IT Consulting. Also, I had partnered with two software product companies then. It wasn’t easy. That was the time, I was asked by some customers if I… Continue reading My initial days in business!
Let’s be honest. What causes Stress? Or what makes you feel energized and rejuvenated? What makes you feel great? What makes you feel stronger as an Individual? In short, what gives you happiness? For most of us, it is not the WORK that is enjoyable or one that gives happiness. Reality. So, where’s the problem?… Continue reading Which part of your Life you enjoy the most?
That was a time when he was deported out of Germany and got asylum in the US. He was taken to a new research centre allocated to him in Princeton. They asked him if he liked the research centre. Is there any facility that is missing, they asked. He told them that the dust bin kept… Continue reading Einstein asked for a bigger Dustbin!
The following thoughts give me the adrenaline rush and get me to work: What value can I deliver today to my customers and prospects? What problems can I solve? How can I better my yesterday’s work? To learn something new today. Opportunities I want to create today. Activities that I had planned for the day.… Continue reading What brings you to work everyday?
It was my initial years in Sales. I was an aggressive sales person. [As aggressive as ever.] My colleagues then would vouch for my aggressiveness. I didn’t get bogged down with rejections after rejections. I knew I was getting closer to my prospects. It was an elimination process for me. I was eliminating customers who… Continue reading Grit and Determination can get you deals!!