Monday, September 17, 2007


Perception is the looking glass through which we view the world. Often we fail to realise that this view of life is the view that we have chosen for ourselves and its the single most potent tool that can liberate us or limit us the way we use it.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Mumbai Skyline...

An unplanned sneak out to Marine Drive front last evening lead to this cell snap, the scribble below and truely tranquilizing experience....

A tired sun
and finally fades
leaving behind
a sublime moment
of pure silence
pure bliss....

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Why Consulting ?

Feedback from my training mentor on the internship project that I has executed -

"The students who have come for their training have shown sincerity and
positive approach towards learning. During the training phase, Ashutosh has exhibited a high level of drive. He has good communication skills, is analytical, takes efforts to learn new things - he will do well in his career."

And as I stood in front on my College Director, all beaming, shining and gleaming, she read it twice, half-smiling nodding in approval came the punch line -

"Surely you have a natural knack for understanding things in there
entirely, the lager picture as they say. And also you have the ability to
make simple things complicated, I think should aim to be a


So let me throw this question in the open, would surely love to hear what do my regular and not-so-regular readers think about this, suggest the best suited career for me plz ?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Psychology of Finance...

After two courses in Investment & Portfolio Management in this semester and a hangover of Corporate Finance from the last sem, my hunch lead me to further dig down and finding ultimatly finding the amalgamation of Psychology, Economics, Cognition in - Behavioural Finance .

And then happened to read through a stunning article on decision making biases by Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman, who by the way is a psychologist by training.

And finally, from the Nobel Prize Website here is Autobiography and video of his Prize Lecture .

I tend to get carried away most of the times and end up all excited, amazed and awed. However, let re-iterate, all the links above are worth the time and effort required to read through.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Why HR ?

A million dollar question that is as fundamental (read as redundant) for a placement interview in a b-school as are the questions -

To be or not to be ?
Who am I ?
Who came first, chicken / egg ?
What is life ?

While mankind, spanning from Plato to Jug Suraiya ponders on these questions and tries to find Atlantis, here is a candid insight into this question by a group of seasoned HR professionals, along with a .... well.. a satrical, literal interpretation of the golden rule ->

"People are our greatest assets".

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