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Deficit of Trust

Deficit of Trust

No one trusts anyone easily anymore. There are real reasons for it. We don’t trust the celebrities telling us to buy things. They are being paid by the company. We don’t trust tweets and instagram posts. They are new ways of getting paid. We never trusted...
Structured Flexibility

Structured Flexibility

Too much structure seems rigid. Too much flexibility gets nothing done. For any endeavor where you want to change from a state of A to a state of B, there needs to be an adequate mix of structure and flexibility. This applies to anything like improving health,...
What vs Why

What vs Why

When two corporate employees from the same industry meet, you might think they have a lot in common. When two entrepreneurs meet, you might think they will have a lot of common topics to talk about. When two doctors meet, you might think they will connect fast. But I...
Measuring What Matters

Measuring What Matters

You can slice and dice your data to come up with insights, boasted one of the data vendors. Utilisation by practice, sales performance against goals, attrition by manager. Calories consumed by day, grams of protein and carbs, strength and cardio days per month. Target...
Please Leave

Please Leave

“Sshhhh” said Swami with his finger to his lips to the couple sitting next to us with their toddler on the wife’s lap. The husband also gave a reprimanding look to the toddler first and then to his wife asking her to silence the child. Meanwhile, the...

Of Skill, Luck and the Absolute Relative Paradox

Last weekend, my friend Swami complained over coffee to my broker friend Jigneshbhai: “For the past 3 years, your favorite fund manager, Prashant Jain of HDFC Mutual Fund, has not beaten the market index, and you told me that he manages the best performing funds...