It is said about the ace archer and Pandava prince Arjun that once, during his training days, he was required to shoot an arrow at a toy-bird that was placed high up on a tree. On taking aim, without having released the arrow, he was asked by his teacher, “Arjun, what do you see?” The… Continue reading THE NEED TO VIEW THE BIG PICTURE
In the sixties there was this nice children’s song by the Beatles about ‘living in a yellow submarine’. It had me wondering and as I grew up I realized we live, not in a submarine but, in a sea of atmospheric gases. The composition of the gases is such that it sustains life in this… Continue reading Managing within the Big Picture.
Recently there was a post doing the rounds on WhatsApp, supposedly written by the great Bill Gates. While posts on WA are notorious for being inauthentic I was indeed curious to know what the gentleman had meant. It said that Indians do not love their sons!!! Well, well, well! Every Indian is aware of the… Continue reading Unintended Consequences
Yesterday (Sept 29, 2017) there was a disaster in Mumbai. In a stampede at the Elphinstone station 22 lives were lost and 39 people were injured, some seriously. This agonising debacle was caused by a series of events that were, by themselves not extraordinary. It was raining heavily, this was peak office going time and… Continue reading ELPHINSTONE & OTHERS
There was an interesting article in the daily TOI sometime back. It is titled “How too much of ‘mathiness’ is hurting economics”. The term ‘ mathiness’ was new to me and my iPad joined me in my ignorance by underlining it in red. As I read the article I gathered that economists have in the… Continue reading Mathiness
Welcome friends. There is a very large number of blogs operational at this point in time. Some are good, others are very good and some are indeed excellent. So why one more blog is a legitimate question that needs answering before we begin. Prior to embarking on the answer let me briefly introduce myself. I… Continue reading INTRODUCTION