Here’s Why I Need You to Work 18 Hours a Day: And Not Whine About It

SHORT STORY/SATIRE – ‘The ‘conference room’ was a corner of the studio floor with big glass windows, seven bean bags, and toys scattered around. Raman Ronadhona had taken a bean bag next to a stuffed bulldog. The Founder-CEO, the 30-something Chaman Chaturkumar, stomped in and plonked into a huge tan bean bag shaped like a chair. He had a frown on his face and didn’t look happy.’

Acquisition/Commissioning Editing: What Skills Are Needed for the Job, What the Role Entails

Any acquisition/commissioning editors out here? I’d like to know what skills are needed for the job/what the role entails. W.r.t. academic publishing.

What Should I Charge for My Services?

Pricing is a major concern for all independent professionals. Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, you’re struggling to arrive at a number you can quote. If you’re an independent professional, you may find this article helpful.

Why People Are the Next Big Tech

Our age is swamped with technology.  From robotics to smartphones; from e-rickshaws to international space stations; from CRSPR-Cas9 to Solid State Drives. Human ingenuity and science are being rapidly encapsulated in complex algorithms and packaged into dense devices and executive routines. Governments and corporations are ramping up R&D budgets to create or acquire the nextContinue reading “Why People Are the Next Big Tech”

Donkey Donuts

The guy who brings donuts is popular. He may not have any talents or skills, but if the organization is big enough, he\’ll rise high. What is great about an organized set-up, such as civilization (or your office), is that it helps you circumvent  the \’survival of the fittest\’ rule. Rather, the word \’fit\’ hasContinue reading “Donkey Donuts”

Hierarchical Sloth

\”What the fuck is this?\”\”What? This is the final product.\”\”You\’re going to sell it like this?\”\”Yeah. What\’s wrong with it?\”\”This is crap! This is bullshit, man!\”\”Hey, it\’s been approved by the top-management. And we don\’t have time to re-do it. We have to meet our targets, the retailer is waiting for stocks, the designer hasContinue reading “Hierarchical Sloth”

The Situation Room

Sanjay: \”Ladies and gentlemen, we have a grave situation. From where I stand, I can’t see shit!\” Agatha: \”I’m pretty sure it was the butler. Why else would the tea be cold?\” Albert: \”Totally out of tune, totally out of tune! He couldn’t have been going that fast.\” Ali: \”I should’ve moved sooner. The bloodyContinue reading “The Situation Room”

9 Success Lessons from Cricket World Cup 2011

1. Success is a Slow Process It is not a lottery ticket, it is not a windfall gain, it is not bungee jumping, it is not a sprint. It is a trek, it is a marathon. More often than not, the road to success is bland and boring. To try and shape the process otherwiseContinue reading “9 Success Lessons from Cricket World Cup 2011”

Let Me Summarise – Our Love of the Gist

I took this pop-quiz that rates your life. Even while you\’re answering the really straightforward questions, you can make out how you\’re doing. But then there\’s the joy of watching all that in the form of bar graphs and decimals. We human beings have a strong attraction for summaries. We love the fact that ourContinue reading “Let Me Summarise – Our Love of the Gist”