The intent does not matter, the impact does. Between intent and impact lies accountability.
The proposed California state law requiring women on boards of public companies headquartered in the state is a big daring opening gambit in forcing the long overdue conversation on diversity and inclusion.
Protest is a strategic lever which leaders ignore at their peril. And it is here to stay.
The Indian startup ecosystem needs to address the harassment issue as a matter of urgency now. Because time's up.
When I take a painkiller, I trust that a reputed company's product, bought at my local trusted pharmacy, will just make my pain go away, not kill me. My pharmacist in turn believes the company's promise that it is shipping a painkiller - not cyanide - under its brand, and that the currency note I … Continue reading Rebuilding Trust: A Manifesto for 2018
The positions of two CEOs are being discussed this week as untenable. One of them is the British Prime Minister Theresa May, fresh from the weak and wobbly win at an election where she campaigned as the "strong and stable" alternative. The other is Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, who is currently running an … Continue reading Of untenable CEOs
Martin McGuinness, former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and also former IRA commander, died today. I was shocked to learn he was only 66. Shocked because I have known his name since I was a child growing up in India, and had always thought he was much older. But he wasn't. In that short … Continue reading Leadership and the importance of changing one’s mind