Ignore this and digital projects fail

There are many reasons for failure, which I will explore in posts later. But one thing stands out and cuts through all of them. Human emotion. Project leaders tend to think that digital will solve all their problems where as the business users ( staff who will be using new digital ways to serve the [...]

On motivational speakers and training

Motivational speakers are good, when your team is in low spirits. Provided you have a good strategy, right team in place and enabling structures are executed.  But what happens when you have no sound strategy, mediocre teams in place and structures are crumbling.? No dose of motivation can fix that, right? But no, many leaders [...]

MVP

Something interesting happened last week. I was designing a new project with a friend. The project had much potential and I wanted to test the idea with 10 customers by building a minimum viable product (MVP) . The idea of a MVP is not to go in to full spec product, but putting your immediate [...]

5 ways to get recruited in tech industry

I had a two hour conversation with a very senior CXO ( a tech wizard and a philosopher) of a world famous big Sri Lankan software company. Our major topic was why the gap between what employers want and what employees are looking for is widening, with special emphasis on the millennials. ( Ahhh....the eternal [...]

3 stories to massage your VUCA mindset.

Hello ! I had explained what is VUCA, why is it important, and benefits of a VUCA mindset, in my previous post. Maintaining a new mindset is not easy. As you practice it, you will face multiple challenges that will throw you away. When mind is agitated, mind gets tired, just like our physical bodies. [...]

The Online Lives of Young Children in Sri Lanka

Nicholas Carlisle, Founder/President of Power of Zero and No Bully, has interviewed me few months back on 'The Online Lives of Young Children in Sri Lanka' as part of their series on the online lives of young children across the world. Power of Zero is a global campaign to reshape early learning for a connected world. It focuses on [...]

VUCA mindset

What is VUCA? VUCA is an overused managerial acronym in the business world which actually came from the military. VUCA stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. VUCA showcase a world of quick change, unpredictable results, and complex relationships. It is a nicer way to say the situation is bat crazy. Most of our personal lives and work [...]

Why not compare?

If you want to engage someone at work (who works below their capacity and they are making the effort to improve) don’t compare them with someone else in your organisation.  Absolutely do not compare them with people in some other organisation, or their practices.  Ever wonder, why someone who have performed exceptionally well in one [...]

Micro finance should be regulated

Micro finance is not glorious as majority of the reports out there proclaim. There are many findings to the contrary, including this article of FT.  Micro finance has been converted from a small enterprise creation help for poor people to a monster greedy business machine for finance institutes to exploit poor people.  According to the [...]

Hithawathi හිතවතී

You are a female. Imagine a scenario where you get bullied, trolled or blackmailed on internet. Or that happens to someone you know, someone you care. Ask them to call 0114216062. Hithawathi is a timely initiative launched by LK domain to support the ones who get distressed on internet in Sri Lanka. Hithawathi has a [...]

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