It’s not money but credit that makes the world go round!

After the recent collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, US and domino effect that has started in the US and the world, a lot of messages have been floating on Social Media. I received one such message with a clip from "3 Stooges", which is actually the subject of this post. The quote and video... Continue Reading →

“Know Your Worth” and Arena in the Diamond Model of Strategy

A violinist played for 45 minutes in the Washington D.C. subway. Of the 1,097 people who passed by, seven stopped to listen to him, and one recognized him. He collected $32.17 in tips from 27 passersby (excluding $20 from the one who recognized him). Only one person knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell,... Continue Reading →

Just for Fun: Lessons from a robbery

During a robbery in Zimbabwe, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: "Don't move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you." Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called "Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking. When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the... Continue Reading →

Zero Based Thinking in 2022

As part of my MBA I studied Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) in Cost and Management Accounting course. I liked the concept a lot! In simple words the ZBB idea is as follows: Our budgeting exercise is usually incremental in nature. We take this year's budget as a baseline and think about incremental budget required for... Continue Reading →

Thoughts On Brands

During my studies in the UK, there were few Professors who I immensely liked. One of them was our Marketing Professor, Dr. Malcolm who taught us basic concepts of Marketing so well that they are engraved in my mind forever. The First Principle of Marketing, he said, was: "Demand = Needs + Wants." Needs are... Continue Reading →

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