Recent months had been hectic. I had been on a hiring spree for another startup which I cofounded. The focus areas of were multi-core high-end processors, BIOS and advanced device drivers. Obviously, there is a skill shortage. Like many other companies, we also hire fresh graduates and train for specific technologies. We cover huge ground … Read moreDear Fresh Graduates, No More Excuses.
Peter Drucker. Everyone knows about the management legend who transformed American businesses. One of the most important question from Drucker was – what business are we really in? The most famous example is that of McDonalds. He suggested that McDonalds’ primary business is NOT food. It is real estate. The explanation is that they open … Read moreWhat Business Are You Really In? As Applied to Employees.
People moving across jobs is usual. It is increasing due to the shift in social behavior, attitude of both organizations and employees. For whatever reason, one might want to move on. Flickr/ Pavlina Jane What follows the resignation is notice period. Some countries have long notice period. Like India. 3 months is many companies. Here I want … Read moreWhy You Should Work Hard During Notice Period
As we all know, entrepreneurship is hard and risky. Day job may be comfortable, but lacks the freedom. However it gets pay check. How about the best of both worlds? Trying to setup a business while working? Then as it picks up, one can come full time onto it. Yes. there is stress of both … Read moreConfessions of a Closet Entrepreneur
Okay. One more resignation. The reasons are again the same. More money. Much more than here. Of course, the long term career seems clearer there. If one thing that is killing Indian technology sector, it is attrition. There are many reasons which I would put forth in another post. But this post is all about money. … Read moreJob Offer with Unbelievable Pay Hike? Congrats! But, Do These 3 Vital Checks
Presentation time for my group. Human Resources manager presents the career paths that exist in the organization as I look on. “Good morning everyone. Let me walk you through the exciting career paths for you here!”. She went on to show the three clear distinct paths: Technical path: If you are technically sound, take this … Read moreCareer Paths Do Not Exist. If They Do, They Are More like Bangalore Traffic Lanes.