5 Ridiculous Thoughts That Cross Your Mind When Your Boss Asks to Speak to You

5 Ridiculous Thoughts That Cross Your Mind When Your Boss Asks to Speak to You

  ‘We need to talk’ is one of the most dreaded sentences in the world. Whether it is coming from your long term significant other or your intimidating manager, whenever someone utters those words, we simply assume the worst. Are they breaking up with me? Are they going to kick me out? Did they somehow find out about what I did last summer? Am I going to get fired? Are they dying? Am I dying???…

My Google Home Told Me To Quit My Job At Google…So I Did

My Google Home Told Me To Quit My Job At Google…So I Did

Life decisions are never easy, especially when they involve letting go of a comfortable job at an amazing company that has both a lego play area and a chef who makes you custom burritos. So I did what any confused and slightly tipsy person would do, I shouted my thoughts to my Google Home and asked, “Hey Google, should I quit Google?” I expected the standard response, “Sorry, I don’t know how to help with…

I Quit My Job, Built A New Income Stream And Relocated To Goa

I Quit My Job, Built A New Income Stream And Relocated To Goa

Last year, in the second week of October, I moved to Goa. This post is a story of why and how that happened. Also, my perspective on the good and the bad of living here. The Why Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Graham, Elon Musk – these were the names I idolised a few years ago. Then, I built a startup, sold it off and was burnt out in the process. Building and running a…

Confessions Of A Failed Entrepreneur

Confessions Of A Failed Entrepreneur

I’m laid flat on my back on the fake wood floor in the middle of our office staring up at the disgusting ceiling fan that hasn’t been cleaned in over a year, watching a large clump of dust spin around and around, gathering momentum, teetering further to the edge by the second. I have a deep sense that when it falls, it will fall directly on my face, because that’s just my luck these days, and I…

10 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Seated At Your Desk At Work

10 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Seated At Your Desk At Work

Need that zap of energy to get you through your working day? The folks over at findmyworkspace share simple desk exercises you can do from your seat to boost your productivity! Staying motivated and productive during your 8 hours in the office can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Prolonged hours of sitting might make you restless, hamper your creativity and lower your defence against stress. Your health is also at risk. Apart from the obvious…

How Demonetisation Made Me Lead An Almost Hippie Life & Gain New Perspective On A Few Things

How Demonetisation Made Me Lead An Almost Hippie Life & Gain New Perspective On A Few Things

Almost 3 weeks ago, the #SurgicalStrikeOnCash or #Demonetization was splashed all over the news. It was a spectacle like never before. It was all over Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and even out in the real world. It was the one thing everyone ever talked about. In fact in a way it turned strangers into friends from the aching need to discuss the issue. On my daily walks with my dogs, I would see a bunch of…

How to Create a Team Vibe when Working with Freelancers

How to Create a Team Vibe when Working with Freelancers

    The makeup of typical workplace teams is drastically changing as time goes on. Organizations around the world are hiring more freelance workers to complement their full-time in-house employees. The addition of freelance workers brings in a suite of benefits, but it also comes with its own set of issues as well. Because freelance workers often are not physically in the office as part of the team, it can be challenging to keep up…

Why I Quit My High-Paying Startup Job After Just 6 Months [First Person]

Why I Quit My High-Paying Startup Job After Just 6 Months [First Person]

Having worked at one of the world’s best companies, touted for its supreme work culture, and from otherwise interacting with a ton of professionals during my 7 year career, I know a bit about the corporate sector. Without getting into too many qualifying details, or revealing what the company is in question, let me dish out a healthy amount of critical assessment for my last workplace that happens to be a reasonably well known, 7…

I’m An Assistant Manager At A Bank, And This Is What The Last Week Has Been Like

I’m An Assistant Manager At A Bank, And This Is What The Last Week Has Been Like

I heard of the government’s demonetization scheme when everyone else did – through the Prime Minister’s address to the nation. It was immediately clear that while the government’s move was well intentioned, bankers would have their work cut out over the next few months. I work as an Assistant Manager at a Public Sector bank and Gujarat, and the week has been the the most stressful of my career. Now banks work in a routine,…

How My Indian Amazon Account Was Hacked

How My Indian Amazon Account Was Hacked

I had just got back home after running some errands when my phone beeped. It was an email with the subject line ‘Il tuo ordine Amazon.it che include “Casio A-158WA Orologio Vintage”’. Assuming it to be spam, I ignored it when couple of minutes later, I received another email with the subject ‘Il tuo ordine è stato cancellato’. I opened the emails to see both were from Amazon Italy where the first mail was a…

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