The OWL Despatch

Slack time is good time

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Slack time leads to productivity and innovation

I write this a few hours into landing in India. The only saving grace to my stubborn jet lag is the ton of notes and memories from the dozens of conversations across the USA.  That I am enjoying the dead of the night with a steady Mumbai rain for company tells me I have missed home! (So if you find this edition below par, Read more

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Can plenty be a problem?

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I have a problem. A problem of a different kind. A problem of plenty. Allow me to explain. For the last couple of weeks, I have been absorbing the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of America. From the bustle of the Bay Area to the sweltering heat of Texas and of course the urban landscapes Read more

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Are you a Leader?

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Leaders are those who support the emotional journey of an idea

In my conversations with leaders who are making a difference, one thing stands out. Their work, is an emotional journey. It is almost always the case even though some of them make it appear easy and effortless. Often times, misleadingly so. Sit with them, talk to them and peel the onion and the underlying emotions emerge. Read more

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Our Lives and Change

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Change in our lives is helped by conversations

At home in Madurai, I saw Viji, our household help and an integral part of the family, in more ways than one, at work.  It was a fine morning and she was cleaning up and the porch and drawing a ‘kolam’. She makes it appear so easy and finishes planning, drawing, colouring and completing in a Read more

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In the spirit of Day 1

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Did you know that Jeff Bezos currently has enough wealth to buy a $200,000 house for every homeless person in America (not every homeless family, every homeless PERSON, including kids) and still have enough money left to continue doing what he does? That was some trivia about Bezos ( there of course is a difference Read more

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Our Work is Learning

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Here is the first edition of OWL : Our Work in Learning. I present this sans flourish sans drama.  For this work is in its infancy and is learning!   Two years ago, I steered away from the corporate world, with nothing more than good wishes from friends and a confidence in the future! Its been rewarding in its Read more