“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” – Bill Clinton
The world around us is rapidly changing and it is changing at a dynamic and ever increasing pace. The progress in the field of science and technology is transforming our lives fundamentally, impacting everything we do – be it the way we shop, order food, pay, transfer or borrow money. The advent of AI and robotics has led to massive disruption across industries, revolutionizing business models and has forced businesses to transform themselves for the sake of survival.
From self-driving cars to intuitive automatic vacuum cleaners to self-propelled lawn mowers that know the difference between overgrown grass and carefully maintained flower gardens, new age shopping technology such as Amazon Go which are free of queues and check-outs, accurate legal advice from virtual assistants like IBM’s Watson, tasks that once took up so much of your time will soon become the responsibilities of intelligent systems. Continue reading “Why you should look at AI positively and not fear from it.”
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
The one thing I have found in common in people who are at the top of their game is that they never stop when things are good enough. They are always striving for perfection.
Everyone is good enough for anything. But a small number of people are remarkable in what they do because they go the extra mile. That means they go beyond average, dedicate time and efforts and make personal sacrifices. It’s a sure way to success and great results in any area, but few are willing to actually do it. Continue reading “Going the Extra Mile: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!”
We have all been pulled into meetings where our only purpose seemed to be to warm a chair, and we’ve endured hour-long meetings still rambling at the two-hour mark. Rhetorically speaking, the innate objective as to why organizations typically hold meetings is to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles and drive outcomes ultimately getting things done. Why is it, then, that most meetings only serve as time sink or even chewing the fat? The truth is that most meetings end up being about as valuable as a Snapchat post – people talk, ideas quickly disappear without outcomes or follow up. Well, perhaps not so surprisingly, a major reason is because most people multitask during meetings, making them far less efficient than they could be. Continue reading “Effective Meetings!”
What makes superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely – Christopher Reeve.
CFOs are people who generally occupy a position next only to CEO (read it “power”) and are expected to exercise it with utmost integrity, responsibility, and accountability. With the ever changing nature of business models, technological advancements and the dynamic environment in which an organization operates, the role of CFO no longer remains of a finance controller, rather a strategic business catalyst who is expected to play a pivotal role in not just rescuing companies in the need of emergency but also in partnering with the business in helping them scale. The 21st century has seen a profound shift in the office of the CFO. It has shed its traditional image limited to financial stewardship, safeguarding assets, controls, and governance. Continue reading “CFO – The Corporate Super Hero!”