Cubiclenama

Over the many dozens of editions of ‘Cubiclenama’ I have badgered my fellow cubiclists to find ways of injecting excitement and enjoyable turbulence into their professional and personal lives. Photo: Mint<br />

Goodbye Cubiclenama

4 min read . 25 Apr 2014
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Cubiclenama | Mutton chilli fry

4 min read . 19 Apr 2014
Some situations are too complex for truth, and some people, to paraphrase an old Mohanlal dialogue, simply can’t handle the truth. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint<br />

Cubiclenama | Truth is overrated

4 min read . 11 Apr 2014
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Cubiclenama | Home sweet home

4 min read . 29 Mar 2014
In this day and age, equipped with the Internet, there is simply no excuse to not rediscover some of those lost aspirations.<br />
Far too often when we celebrate “low-cost”, I am afraid we really mean “exploited people”. Photo: AFP<br />

Cubiclenama | The problem with cheap

4 min read . 22 Feb 2014
A file photo of Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Photo: Wikimedia Commons<br /> (Wikimedia Commons)

Understanding certainties

4 min read . 15 Jul 2013
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Cubiclenama | To err is human

4 min read . 19 Apr 2013
Stock analysts churn out buckets of dross every day of every year, most of which is pointless 15 minutes after publishing. Photo: iStock<br /> (iStock)

Cubiclenama | Almost 100% uncertain

4 min read . 05 Apr 2013
Firefighting is one of the most prized skills at the workplace. Think about some of the most highly regarded people in your company. I can bet that at least some of them are admired simply because they are so good at dealing with crises.<br /> (Firefighting is one of the most prized skills at the workplace. Think about some of the most highly regarded people in your company. I can bet that at least some of them are admired simply because they are so good at dealing with crises.)

Cubiclenama | Learning to fight fire

4 min read . 16 Mar 2013
Do you work for an organization that thinks foreigners deserve better than you do? <br />Why are you still there? Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint<br /> (Hemant Mishra/Mint)

An inferiority complex

4 min read . 25 Jan 2013
This is one of the bedrock philosophies of salaried employment: you will always strive for more pay. Photo: iStock<br /> (iStock)

What you earn owns you

4 min read . 16 Nov 2012
A file photo of students during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. But even when a young Indian MBA gets past all these obstacles—the lure of a job, and the agonies of our business environment—he has to deal with perhaps his greatest hurdle: his MBA education. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint<br /> (Hemant Mishra/Mint)

Don’t MBA it

4 min read . 09 Nov 2012
(From left) Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Michael Palin in a still from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. ‘Holy Grail’ is replete with management and life lessons.<br /> ((From left) Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Michael Palin in a still from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. ‘Holy Grail’ is replete with management and life lessons.)

Bookish wisdom

4 min read . 05 Nov 2012
The most important learning from the NYT story is that Pandit did not have a tight watch over people. He simply had no idea till, on 15 October, he was asked to choose from three pre-prepared news releases. Photo: AFP<br /> (AFP)

The den of vipers

4 min read . 26 Oct 2012
Given that the HR rep’s job is to keep the employee happy, the employee should appraise the rep’s performance. Photo: iStock Photo<br />

The HR rep of the future

4 min read . 19 Oct 2012
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Get set. Panic

4 min read . 12 Oct 2012
There were free seats in the business class section and the airline simply filled them up with economy class passengers selected for frequent flying records, grooming and physical appearance. Photo: Thinkstock<br /> (Thinkstock)

What would Blofeld do?

4 min read . 05 Oct 2012
Ask your elderly relatives what they were once paid for a living. Chances are that your pittance of a pay package will seem Jindal-like in comparison. Photo: Mint<br /> (Mint)

Less for more in life

4 min read . 28 Sep 2012