Tagged with insights

Management Consulting: First Impressions

So it’s been a little more than a month (my internship, not counted) since I started with my first project – perfect time to build first impressions! On the one hand, it’s a jungle out here. With so much happening every minute you can’t help but feel that you’re running just to stay in the … Continue reading

And I saw the magic happen

Sunday morning, breakfast at Candies with two batchmates from IIMA (let’s call them A&B*). It’s been less than 3 months since they joined their jobs out of college and we were obviously talking about work, among other things Me: So, A, what kind of products does X (the place where A works) deal with? A: Well, … Continue reading

IIM Ahmedabad: Reflections

So, 2 years at IIMA are now over, and 2 months hence, it is still taking me some time to let it all sink in. The place felt so much at home, that now when I sit at the window in my house, sipping my coffee and trying to reflect on the time gone by, … Continue reading

On blogs that inspire

It happens quite often, that you happen to be in the middle of something really amazing – but in the race to stay in there, you forget this fact – this feeling of being a part of this amazing thing – and the rare occasion when the realization hits, you feel guilty for having lived … Continue reading

Just a tickmark

The Checklist Manifesto – it sounded like a get-your-life-in-order-using-one-more-organizer type book, but then Bill Gates and Jack Dorsey endorsed it – I had to read! The message is simple: Checklists work. Especially in getting the dumb things out of order. The important insight that Atul brings out, is that a checklist, which is primarily a … Continue reading

APAD: The Last one

Conversations, stories, (gallons of) Chai, running, offsetting all those burnt calories by a heavy intake of unsaturated fats (disguised as the choicest of sweets)…yes, I’m in India.. …and despite some NYC (and coffee) withdrawals, it feels good to be back! Being back also means, this is going to be my last APAD. While it got … Continue reading

APAD #CBS: The Owl

I guess everyone knows about Athena – the Greek goddess of wisdom (for those who don’t, well, she’s the Greek goddess of wisdom). The Alma Mater statue near the steps of low library in the campus of Columbia University, is supposed to be a sculpture of the said goddess – it also happens to be … Continue reading

APAD #CBS: Nerdy Thing to do for the day #2

Talk about courses and lectures on the blog But I cannot help but write about this one –  A course titled ‘Napolean’s Glance – the Art of Strategic Intuition’ Now I have always been skeptical about anything that has ‘strategy/strategic’ in their name – and that skepticism stayed for more than 1/3rd of the course..but … Continue reading

APAD #NYC: ..on the Eighth Night of Hanukkah

Deep fried Latkes, Sour Cream, homemade Apple Sauce, makeshift Sufganiyah and Pumpkin Pie Dreidels, Egyptian Wars and other games A Cardboard Menorah, sharing stories about Hanukkah, Oil and Herschelle & the Eight Goblins I like these festive times..can’t wait for Christmas!