The Corporate Obstacle Course Syndrome

The gamut of employees, from freshers to experienced folks and managers, are all made to run through obstacle courses in order to achieve their objectives. Every “big” company I’ve worked with, spoke to or heard about, treats all its junior and mid-level employees as criminals, erecting IT, HR and administrative policy barriers that impede their progress and agility. Employees have to jump through frustrating, mentally exhausting and time-consuming hoops of approvals, permissions, clarifications and clearances to get their jobs done.

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The Next Generation Enterprise: Business as a Service in the Cloud

Businesses that see the cloud as the future of services are already living in the past. Cloud computing is no longer the future. It’s the present. It’s now. It’s passe, even. Companies began adopting and implementing cloud computing several years ago, and they’ve driven the Darwinian-like evolution of cloud computing from “What is the cloud?” to “How… Read More

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The 9 Biggest Time Wasters in Business

Having grown up in an house that eschewed waste, I’ve naturally come to abhor a lack of efficiency in pretty much everything I do, especially at work. And when you’re running your own business or managing a startup, nothing eats into productivity and money like the time wasters that are often a part of many… Read More

Startup Gazelle or Cheetah

Startup = Gazelle. Fallacious analogy?

An oft-quoted statement that I’ve heard about startups says: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter… Read More