The 20% Rule

Its like the chains around an Elephant’s leg. The park officials tie the chain when the Elephant is first brought to the zoo. At first the elephant tries to break-free, but over time it gives up.

In time, the park officials merely wrap the shackles round a thick wooden peg instead of tying it tightly, because by now they have tamed the mighty Elephant’s mind, will and sense of freedom and seasoned it into believing that, he will never break free. Cruel, isn’t it?

Similarly, job seekers get trapped thinking the best they can do is get a 20% hike.

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F&F : Firing & Fairness

Capitalism and fairness are strange bedfellows. You can never balance the two, mostly it is a one sided contest. Being in the center is often not possible so either you are the victor or the victim.  The recent Tech Mahindra episode  had the entire corporate community divided in what needs to be done vs how it has to be done.

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Analysis of a Viral Post

Its not often you get  a chance to be viewed a million times, liked five thousand times and commented about four hundred times. And for me it was a first. But as I sifted through the content , I came across a few common observations – the top one being, if you can’t offer a job, then they are not interested to connect further !

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Gangs of Management

Gangs of Management or Band of Brothers , great minds think alike or fools seldom differ? What is the right mix you should have at the top management level in your organization?  Being skewed at any one style-set could fluctuate the fortunes of the company. Think of the recent Tata /Cyrus expose and you will know this is more deep rooted than you can imagine.

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The Herd Wars

The various systems in the world live or die with their herds. They form an integral part of the ecosystem. Yet, the herd mentality is looked down upon without realizing the power of it all.The constant combustion, compression, expansion and pressure will create a new nerd to lead the herds!

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The Rise of Incompetence

Stretching is the order of the day, and best is passé. People keep stretching more and more until their competence starts to become incompetence.  Its like pushing the boundaries so much that you fall off the edge, knowing that the world is flat, but if it is round, then you go back to where you started.

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