Hunt for Zen

Hunt for Zen

Good evening Cybage.   One minute… old man… dancing is not my(..)

The Shredded Mystery!

A young executive was leaving the office at 6 PM when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in her hand. "Listen," said the CEO, "this is a very sensitive and important document and my secretary has left. Can you make this thing work?" “Certainly, Madam" said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the(..)

Ageless Smile & Timeless Laughter

The Artlessness of Delegation – Part 5

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Overtaking the flight take off… Is Delegation a subject matter of art or science?  It depends on whom you ask.  A scholar of philosophy will probably claim it as a piece of art because of the strong human interactive angle.  A corporate thought leader, on the other hand, may view the(..)

The Artlessness of Delegation

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Lost in the civilization… I shuffled my feet slightly, made a half-hearted attempt to get up. Then sunk back into the comfortable lounge chair and listlessly surveyed the surroundings, yet again. On my front was the deserted “Flight Check-in” counter. On the far right, I could glimpse(..)

What a CEO Needs – Part 2

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Where science meets philosophy… Let me begin by thanking all those who put in the effort to comment on my last blog posting. The feedback has been informative. Interestingly, every option listed had at least a few supporters. The cumulative verdict, however, seems decisively in favor of(..)

Taming the Roar

In the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, some villagers practice a unique form of logging. If a tree is too large to be felled with an ax, the natives cut it down by yelling at it.  Woodsmen with special powers creep up on a tree at dawn and suddenly scream at it at the top of their lungs. They continue this for thirty days. The tree dies and falls(..)

The Berlin Glass

A long time ago, Vikings in Scandinavian countries used to live in mud huts where they struggled to get both light and heat. If they punched a hole in the wall to let the bright daylight come in, the hut would go freezing cold. But if they blocked the opening to stay warm, they had to sit in the dark. The advent of industrial revolution solved the problem.(..)

Ascending a Pyramid

A leadership tip by a follower Who would imagine that an article with rock-climbing references can have the ingredients to trigger a corporate debate?! It was interesting to note the emergence of many fresh perspectives on the intriguing art of toggling between the work field and the play field. But, of course, the real-world rock climbing carries a lot(..)

The Secret of Corporate Happiness

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(..)

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(..)

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 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 Common Man

The Common Man

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

Alexander the ?????

Alexander the ?????

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

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