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GET ALONG WITH YOUR NEW BOSS

Shalini groaned – her boss of over ten years was moving on. The new boss had sent out an email, saying, among other things, that meetings would last no longer than 30 minutes and that he wanted short data-based reports. Shalini’s first meeting lasted exactly 30 minutes.  There was a ton of adverse feedback on…

DONT LEAVE BEFORE YOU LEAVE

It is good to think ahead and have a sensible career plan. Or is it? As a third-year engineering student, a friend accepted a job with a rather sedate company, even though she had another offer that included a chance to study abroad. When I asked her why she chose the first, she said, “This…

TAKE THE LONG TERM VIEW

Recently I read “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Brad Stone, where he talks about why and how Amazon survived and thrived while so many companies crashed and burned in the dot com bust of 2000 and the Lehman crisis of 2008. He talks about Jeff Bezos’s long-term thinking.  Bezos…