Sheryl Sandberg, the COO (Chief Operating Officer ) of Facebook has presented her thoughts clearly with anecdotal evidence and well found research in her book "Lean in - Women, Work and Will to Lead", published by Alfred A Knopf publishers. A light read littered with gems on leadership, this book seems to be coming-of-age for … Continue reading Book Review: Lean In – Women, Work and Will to Lead
Call of the Valley
Photo by amotherschronicle.com How could rocks and sand and silence make us afraid and yet be so wonderful?— Edna Brush Perkins, 'The White Heart of Mojave' It's amazing how the things we resist provide us with experiences that are unparalleled and once in a lifetime. Sometimes we need to just go with the flow and … Continue reading Call of the Valley
College Admission Scandal Highlights Parental Desperation
All parents want their children to do better in life than them, be it professionally or personally. There was a time when ensuring that their child chooses a respectable and gainful profession was the ultimate goal of parents. The scope of this goal has now increased to encompass their child getting admitted into a selective … Continue reading College Admission Scandal Highlights Parental Desperation
Internet: A Double-Edged Sword
"This is for everyone", said Tim Berners-Lee's, the British founder of the World Wide Web when he made it open to the world on Aug 6, 1991. The terms Web and Internet are often used interchangeably. World Wide Web is a face to the internet which is a collection of globally connected computers. The internet … Continue reading Internet: A Double-Edged Sword
Jeff Bezos Bouncing Back?
It is an unfortunate fact of life that it takes many years of diligent and conscientious effort to build a good reputation and only one bad deed to negate it all. No one is immune from this grim reality. Not even Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, a company which needs no introduction; the founder … Continue reading Jeff Bezos Bouncing Back?
Jeff Bezos – in the midst of a midlife crisis?
Or is it that he is taking the American fundamental right of "pursuit of happiness"*as listed in the Declaration of Independence a little too seriously? It appears that with his "married mistress" he is more in the pursuit of a thrill than a pursuit of happiness, a blissful feeling not obtained by hurting your near … Continue reading Jeff Bezos – in the midst of a midlife crisis?
Let’s Give Thanks
Why is it important to give "thanks in all things"? While routinely shopping just before Thanksgiving, I saw this decorative pumpkin with a beautiful succinct message "In All Things, Give Thanks". In general, I wait for after the holidays to buy items on sale. However, these words touched my heart so much that I reached … Continue reading Let’s Give Thanks
Answer the Phone
Why is it important to respond to a phone call? You are going about your life with your mind jumping leaps and bounds ahead of you, preoccupied with all the things you need to do next. Then your phone rings. You are not in the mood to talk to anyone. You have too much going … Continue reading Answer the Phone
The case for Imperfect Parenting
Why is it impossible to be perfect parents? We often look at kids who are excelling in everything they do and wonder what it is that makes them so. Is it their IQ and drive or is it that they have perfect parents? All of us with children would love to be perfect parents. When … Continue reading The case for Imperfect Parenting
OMG – Please Don’t Compare
Why is it ok to compare your kids to others? "I am the king of the jungle", the lion said. He was probably right. But what if there was another lion in the same jungle who proclaimed himself to be the king. How would other animals in the jungle decide who would be the better … Continue reading OMG – Please Don’t Compare