You can’t see me

Jean Piaget, is a major figure in development psychology. He studied the cognition process in infants, toddlers, children. As per the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, “cognition includes all conscious and unconscious processes by which knowledge is accumulated, such as perceiving, recognizing, conceiving, and reasoning. Put differently, cognition is a state or experience of knowing that can be distinguishedContinue reading “You can’t see me”

Finding Happiness When There Is No Fun

In those days we had fun. Most companies have a stated objective to be a fun place to work. No company describe’s their work culture as soulless sterile task driven environment. Most managers wants their team to be described as a ‘work hard play hard’ team. Many of us intrinsically believe in a direct correlationContinue reading “Finding Happiness When There Is No Fun”

Freak. Exercise.

Last evening was a fun one. At a friend’s with other friends. There were 12 of us. All north of 50. Driving back home, my wife and I landed at a not-too-sure-what-to-make-of-it conclusion. Irrespective of small sample vagaries, it was obvious, I was an outlier. An endangered minority. A freak. From the 12 that night,Continue reading “Freak. Exercise.”

Politics of Persia and a Sultan of Sense

I am not an Iranian. I am not an American. But I have been in positions of conflict. And found them difficult. And therefore, I am happy. Really happy with this interim arrangement crafted between Iran and the six global powers. Drop in oil price is a good enough reason to smile but there isContinue reading “Politics of Persia and a Sultan of Sense”

Saying Yes to a No

Some months back a leading head-hunter called. They had a mandate for a real cool opportunity in the region (Middle East). Nice company. Nice job.¬† With all the benefits and limitations of a Middle East opportunity. The head-hunter did his job (real well) and got me to start the process. Online psychometric tests with resultsContinue reading “Saying Yes to a No”

Don’t follow the Script (or how to recruit well)

I was out today trying to recruit a suitable person. And realized, as i have many times over, that i struggle while recruiting. And that there is something flawed about the current process. Let me try and explain: A Company is chugging along. A gap is felt. Often triggered by an emotive experience – gapContinue reading “Don’t follow the Script (or how to recruit well)”