Corporate journalism, a conduit to corporate storytelling
Corporate Storytelling lacks adoption due to its wrong positioning. Gifted, creative, charismatic and confident are words associated with storytellers. And this very association demotivates corporate leaders to want to adopt an identity of a corporate storyteller. Fair enough, I would say, because all the adjectives associated with being a storyteller seem far fetched for a time poor corporate professional. Let’s not forget…

Use of Storytelling for Artificial Intelligence 
A real story of the use of Storytelling for Artificial Intelligence. Samantha is the President of a FMCG organization that has launched an AI project. The goal of the project is for every department within the organization to have an AI-led initiative. This has caused some unrest in the non-technical departments who fear AI. One such department is Human Resources. These departments…

Storytelling a Perfect Plan in the VUCA World
Is storytelling a perfect plan even possible in today’s VUCA world? An architect has a plan in place, we call it the blueprint. Blueprint is executed to perfection, or at-least that is the goal. As such an architect’s day to day task is mostly predictable. A gardener however, deals with immense uncertainty. She is not sure if the seed will become seedling,…

Storytelling : Correct Versus Connect
Make your messages correct. Since we were in school we have been taught to do so. But correct is a given, our key differentiating factor is  in how we make these messages connect. Understand this, Telling a child,  “Do not eat too much sugar” is a correct message Telling an employee, “If we do not change our ways of working, we will…

A question that will get you the real story
You open your emails and you are excited that there is indeed an email from a client you were expecting to hear from. The email reads like this, Dear XX, Your proposal and ideas were really good but we have selected another company that is more suited to our needs.  Thank you for your efforts and we look forward to future collaborations…

A Mirage of Relationships
A kitchen that is used, gets messy. A baker who bakes, gets burnt. A foot that runs, has scars. A mother who cares, disciplines. A wife who loves, gives feedback. A teacher who is passionate, pushes harder. A friend who is sincere, speaks truthfully. None of the above, a messy kitchen, being burnt, having scars, disciplining, giving feedback, pushing harder, speaking truthfully…

Who will I work with?
Its 11.30 PM, I am lying on my bed and thinking through the week this has been so far. We have delivered a lot of work this week which has required us to collaborate with vendors, partners and suppliers. These interactions have shaped my views about the people we work with. When you are time pressed, you notice more, say less and

Corporates Should Not Create Compulsory Courses!
At the start of each year, corporate organisations generally allocate a certain budget for learning and development. To ensure this budget is used effectively, a learning needs analysis is carried out. Workshops are designed. Learning partners and venues are carefully chosen. The courses are then rigorously socialised to get optimal number of participants. However, the most important thing seems to be amiss…

Can You Take A Selfie Of Taste?
A muskmelon purchased from Sembiyika, Japan’s oldest fruit shop, costs anywhere from 20,000 yen ($200) and above. A Sembiyika mango costs 10,000 yen ($100) per piece, and these high prices have caused many to shy away from purchasing these fruits, let alone consuming them. Unless one skins the fruit, cuts it to pieces and consumes it, he or she will not be…

When do I deliver my best work?
If I say, early mornings, you’d probably say, “I know that already!” because mornings are known to be the best time for most people to deliver their best work. However, I would like to dig deeper and share what most people don’t realize. I do most of my work that demands cognitive focus (what Cal Newport calls “deep work”) in the morning.…