My recent talk with a 3rd yr student in a Greater Noida engineering college left me very disturbed about lack of quality and responsibility of such private colleges. My thoughts on what needs fixing, and what we can do about it.
By making the kids start preparing for IIT-JEE so early in their life (Class VI in some cases!), we are robbing them of their childhood, and setting them on a path to cramming, rather than developing joy of learning. It's time we change this!
I have been talking to a friend who has impeccable credentials as far as resume of an Indian engineer goes: IIT + IIM, about 15 years of work experience working in various big and small software companies in US. Such a resume attracts amazing amount of offers at incredible salary points. However, my conversations with … Continue reading Is your manager killing your career aspiration?
It is obviously true that success will bring happiness, any kind of success will. However, is the reverse true – will happiness bring success? There is lots of research available that suggest that happiness indeed brings success. Here are a few references: Happiness brings success, not the other way round' (the paper) - Scientists reviewed … Continue reading Happiness and Career Success
Over last few months, I watched 2 Hindi movies, both by Amir Khan, which reminded me of some of the career lessons I have found useful to follow and to pass-around via my blogs and discussions. The 2 movies are Taare Zameen Par (movie review here) and 3 Idiots (movie review here). While Taare Zameen … Continue reading Career Lessons from Indian Movies – Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots
I would like to talk about one of the topics about work relationships that come up very often (and came up again very recently). Scenario A is a smart guy, well-established and on track to be promoted to next level. He is admired by others in his group and he is proud of himself. B … Continue reading Managing conflict at workplace – I