Heard the Two Pizza Rule at #Techspectations event which I hosted in Kochi. The two pizza rule is by Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, to limit team meetings to 8 people or less.
The goal of the two pizza rule is to increase productivity and prevent HiPPO phenomena that often occur in large groups which tend to discourage creative thinking. HiPPO, which is an acronym for the “highest paid person’s opinion,” describes the tendency for lower-paid employees to defer to higher-paid employees.
Heading out to Kochi shortly to host the largest Digital Summit in God’s own country. This is an event hosted by Malayala Manorama, largest media house in Kerala. In addition to hosting the day long event, I will also be moderating two panel discussions, one on Startups and the other on Mobile.
The organisers have lined up an interesting set of sneakers who am quite excited to connect with. More information on the speakers at www.Techspectations.com
Today, I got a bag of coins. Precious Ten rupee coins. The Madras Advertising Club, where I teach Online Advertising, paid my honorarium of Rs.1000 in Ten rupee coins. In these times of #Demonetization, it sure felt like a bag of gold!
Podcast Interview with CK Kumaravel, CEO of Naturals Salon. How He Built India’s Largest Chain of Beauty Salons.
Imagine if, a decade ago, you started your first company. After showing initial signs of success, it suddenly tanks, dragging your property and savings with it. It leaves you with a staggering debt of ₹5 crore. What do you do next?
Well, if you were CK Kumaravel, you get up, dust yourself off, train your subconscious mind to think positively and create one of the largest chains of beauty salons in India! In this podcast, the CEO and co-founder of Naturals Salon talks about the failure, about how, despite studying in a Tamil-medium school, he made it a point to learn English because his father had once said “Business success and English are related”. He also shares other important business lessons. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a businessman, then you will benefit immensely from this podcast.
I have just started to use the LoopHabit app and I’m already beginning to love it. While we all have right intentions of following good habits and discarding bad ones, its a lot more difficult to put them into action. The trick is to do the habits long enough for them to become habitual. That’s where the LoopHabit app comes in . It helps keep track on how you are following up on each of the habits you have set to imbibe in your life. I’m already seeing it make an impact. This blog post you are reading is because of it because I have set to blog everyday. And I can’t sleep peacefully if I don’t tick that off the list. You can download the Android app from the Google Play Store where it is rated quite highly.