Women’s Day Musings – March ‘08

There is a special woman in each of our lives, some one we want to think of and celebrate. While the list of women celebrities grows by the day, there are millions of invisible ones. Whether in our homes, our work places, on railway trains, in small huts that one drives past, there’s something in every woman that calls for a standing ovation. Be it courage, resilience, tolerance for physical…

March 8, 2008
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JANUARY ’08 MUSINGS

December to January marks the time for ‘discover’ or ‘re-discover India’. Its not difficult to cherry-pick wide eyed newbies at airports, ashrams, management school campuses, malls, temples and streets. Each one of us here has played host at some time or another. We take our cultural prescript “athithi devo bhava” seriously. It makes playing host pleasurable and rewarding, especially if the guest is curious, happy to explore, open and receptive….

February 3, 2008
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A short look at Dharavi before Slumdog made it famous.

70 Dutch students from Erasmus University wanted to find out what drives innovation and enterprise in different settings. One view was to get exposed to families who live on no more than $2 a day – their concerns, aspirations, dreams and stress points – their world view and what makes them hopeful of the future. We facilitated their 2 day visit in January 2008. December to January marks the time…

February 3, 2008
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The Lumiere Playground

Our profession presents continuous opportunities to work with new, never before domains and challenges. It’s a profession where learning is a way of life and a critical survival tool. Peter Senge’s landmark book, ‘The FifthDiscipline’ is an enlightened, inspiring and insightful book. It teaches how organization learning can give organizations their edge and can serve as an effective blueprint relevant for learning needs of all organizations. Senge writes, ‘as the world becomes more interconnected and…

July 8, 2007
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Lumiere,the application of the ‘Fifth Discipline’ framework to the way the organization learns, saves and shares learning.

Monsoon Musings – A Learning Organization Our profession presents continuous opportunities to work with new, never before domains and challenges. It’s a profession where learning is a way of life and a critical survival tool. Peter Senge’s landmark book, ‘The Fifth Discipline’ is an enlightened, inspiring and insightful book. It teaches how organization learning can give organizations their edge and can serve as an effective blueprint relevant for learning needs of all organizations. Senge writes, ‘as…

July 8, 2007
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The raging of emotions and irrational public behaviour in the light of success and failure in sport. We raise them to the skies and we want to kill them. Can reason previal in sport?

‘Beware the Ides of March’ – A Wikipedia reference will yield this – In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March was a term used to denote 15 March. The term is still used in a colloquialsense for centuries afterwards to denote the middle of the month. In modern times, the term is best known because of Julius Caesar assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The termhas come to be used as a metaphor for impending…

April 2, 2007
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What makes Lumiere different

Lumiere is a playground for the team to be inspired, learn continually, to give their best to their work and to grow by pushing the bar on their potential – all this while balancing their professional with their personal life. The piece was written in March 2007 is more a “photograph” of the then Lumiere. An organization is a living entity ever-evolving but the core of why Lumiere exists is…

March 19, 2007
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