The Secret of Corporate Happiness

From Bays to Skyscrapers

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It is not always about logic It’s not necessary that every tricky experience in corporate life should give a logical action point. Many times, the only take away is mere knowledge of a potential situation and some workaround options to deal with tight corners. Here is an account of two such(..)

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

“I feel sick,” said the voice from the bedroom. “You are not sick. Get up and get ready,” called the wife, walking up the stairs and hovering outside the bedroom door.  “I hate work and I’m not going,” said the voice from the bedroom, “Lately, I have been getting things wrong, making mistakes, and getting smirked upon. I have a feeling that(..)

A Warm Ice-Cream

Once a 10-year-old boy walked up to the counter of an ice-cream parlor and climbed onto a stool. He caught the eye of the waitress and asked, “How much is an ice cream sundae?” “One Dollar,” the waitress replied. The boy reached into his pockets, pulled out a handful of change, and began counting. The waitress frowned impatiently. After all, she had(..)

The Seattle Odyssey…

Personification of Duty Just before the turn of the 21st century, drove in Odyssey Technologies in Cybage life. Odyssey was the first amongst our second-generation customers, and started off the growth-through-references trend that Cybage was to behold for years to come. One of our delighted ex-customer POCs—Dan Eshner—had joined Odyssey as its new(..)

Boston Chai Party

The Power of Parity It is nice to meet a star, even if it is for a fleeting moment. Such encounters leave us starry-eyed and moon-struck. Even the most conceited amongst us will invariably steal a glance at the footprints the star leaves behind. Now imagine what would happen if you were to hold the hand of this star and walk together for a couple of(..)

Sleepless in Atlanta

Lesson in Crisis Management... At the dawn of every organization, there often is one unique employee who joins in as a fresher and goes on to become a legendary veteran. Cybage had a good fortune of one such fine professional in Mahesh GB, the first Cybagian of our shaping years! But this story is not about Mahesh’s meteoric ‘flight’ from fresher(..)

The Shaping Ages

Boxing an Inspiration… Generally speaking, the popular management anecdotes revolve around entrepreneurial ‘“wonder years”—the years an entrepreneur learns to ‘walk’. There are not too many case studies that delve on “shaping years”—the years when a successful founder learns to ‘run’ as a CEO. What is the difference, you may ask.(..)

The Sandalwood Stench

Once there lived a great king in a big palace.  One morning as he was standing in his palatial balcony admiring the morning rays falling on his beautifully landscaped gardens, his vision was marred by the sighting of an ugly dwelling protruding behind the walls of his eastern boundary walls.  Immediately, he dispatched his minister with the instructions(..)

The Unhidden Potential

Here is a page from the dairy of two guys who shared the same last name—Mr. Percentile.  One of them was very intelligent; his name was Mr. Ninety Percentile.  The second was just an ordinary man; his name was Mr. Ten Percentile.  Now, Ninety wanted to make some quick bucks and lured Ten into a bet.  The bet proposition was that each of them would ask(..)

The Wonder Years

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Calendar year 2010 marked the end of sixteen years of operations for Cybage. If there was a presiding jury, I am sure that the unanimous verdict on our "sweet sixteen” performance would come out as “box office hit”. Cybage pinnacles of success have been elegantly chronicled over the years on(..)

The Inescapable Whirlpool

“Rahul.  Naam to suna hoga”!  Of course.  After all, there are 41 Rahuls in Cybage today.  In fact, the very first Cybagian’s name was Rahul too!  But there is a difference here.  This Rahul that I am referring to is not a Cybagian.  Not yet.   But this will change very soon.  And why shouldn’t it?  Look at his determination-- Stalking(..)

The Healthy Calling

Being health conscious has an optional flavor in our country.  In western countries, staying healthy is an integral part of daily living.  My first stint in becoming health conscious started during my MS days in USA. Motivation? Everyone around me looked fit, so I decided to get in shape, look and feel good about myself, and merge with the crowd.  But I(..)

The True Colors

Last week, I saw a colorful Dandiya.  I attended it as one of the guests, standing in a corner, and watching.  The participation was moderate; however, the view was intoxicating.  At least from where I was watching.  How often does one get to witness so many true colors shining through?  I was so mesmerized by the sight that I decided to talk about it(..)

Inconsequential Excitement

It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea.  It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted.  These are tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.  Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.  He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in(..)

The Lingering Fragrance

15 years.  Sometimes, they feel like a lifetime. Sometimes, a blink of an eye. Many early memories of Cybage flash like a set of scattered scenes from a movie you saw as a kid. The shooting for this Cybage movie began in an old army colony apartment of ‘Salunke Vihar’. In those days, the first person to report to work used to be “Maushi”. All our(..)

The Three Princes

The Three Princes

Let me tell you a little story about what it takes to succeed in(..)

The Common Man

The Common Man

You know there’s a big difference between being good and being(..)

A Candle’s Breeze

About one week back, as I was busy assembling milestone information to be included in Cybage quarterly performance report – a telephone ring interrupted me.  HR was on the other side.  We had lost one more in the family – young Tarkeshwar Gupta had fallen to the road fury earlier that morning. My immediate thought was no thought – just numbness.(..)

Alexander the ?????

Alexander the ?????

The memory of our first four people annual celebration at hotel Blue(..)

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