Perils of Hierarchy

Perils of Hierarchy

One of the downsides of traveling across the developing world routinely is an overexposure to hierarchy. At its most obvious, this is manifest in most accomplished individuals being accompanied by an entourage of overly fawning folks. Ostensibly they are there to help get things done, so that the eminent person


The Wind in your Sails

This post is part of my Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Series, where I attempt to distil my personal experiences for would-be entrepreneurs.


In praise of drudgery

A few days ago, I saw an old classic (movie), Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  It features one of the best exponents of

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Interview in Mint

Mint interviewed me on a range of issues during Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s a short part of it: It’s too soon to


Jamaica and Alibaug

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I happened to visit a friend’s home in Alibaug. Mumbai residents know of this