5 Lessons To Learn From Your Past

Your past is the best teacher you have. Do you agree? You have accomplished so many things so far and each experience, positive or negative, taught you something. Because life is moving fast, there might be lessons you forgot. Therefore, here are 5 lessons to take from the past and remember: 1. You can’t always … Continue reading “5 Lessons To Learn From Your Past”

Don’t Be a Snob about Career Advice

I have found that the best way to manage myself is by asking for a lot of help. The question is, how do you know who to take advice from? The answer is not always intuitive. For example, you’d think that if Bill Gates wants to give you career advice, you should take it, right? … Continue reading “Don’t Be a Snob about Career Advice”

The Best Career Advice I Ever Received

It was time for the Annual Performance Review. It is that time of the year, that myself and my colleagues usually looked forward to . Why? Because we might be potentially getting a bump in our salaries. Regardless or how small or big the salary hike was (in some cases it hardly met inflation) – … Continue reading “The Best Career Advice I Ever Received”

Will I Ever Work for an Early-Stage Startup?

In the previous posts of the “Should I Work for a Startup? series, I provided an unbiased approach to the question. In the first post I described the Benefits of getting a job at a startup, and in the second article I wrote about the disadvantages. Now it’s time to get personal!! In this particular … Continue reading “Will I Ever Work for an Early-Stage Startup?”

5 Career Lessons I have Learnt from SUPERMAN

In an Universe where you have so many superheroes to choose form (actually there are two universes – Marvel and DC), everyone has their favourite superhero. Everyone looks upto or aspires to be their favourite Superhero. Perhaps that is the reason Hollywood keeps making superhero movies again & again. People won’t get bored no matter … Continue reading “5 Career Lessons I have Learnt from SUPERMAN”

My Barber taught me about the Value of Work

I was searching for a men’s barber shop – you know, those old-school barber shops with the poles; and with the old barbers who give you a proper haircut & shave. I was bored visiting First Choice Hair-cutters again and again. It felt like a sweat-shop going there each time. It was time for a … Continue reading “My Barber taught me about the Value of Work”

5 Career Lessons I Learnt as a Copier Salesman

After working for the same company for 5 years- I reached a point in 2011 , where I was not feeling challenged anymore, & with the recent changes in Top Management – the future looked bleak. I had a decision to make – I could either continue where I am -feeling bored,unchallenged & unmotivated or … Continue reading “5 Career Lessons I Learnt as a Copier Salesman”

Career Lessons I learnt from watching MAD MEN

I am sure you have heard about or watched the AMC show Mad Men. The show is set in the 1960s – it is about the lives of executives of a fictional Ad Agency called Sterling Cooper. The show has won numerous accolades for the cast and also depciting historical accuracies. For many who were … Continue reading “Career Lessons I learnt from watching MAD MEN”

Lessons I learnt from Running a Marathon

In 2007 I read a magazine article – it was an interview with John Stanton,the founder of Running Room (Canada’s largest specialty sports retail store). The article was about his success as a Canadian Entrepreneur- how he was able to grow his business from his first store in his garage out of Edmonton to over … Continue reading “Lessons I learnt from Running a Marathon”