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 … Continue reading Why not compare?

There’s nothing original.

I was a participant at AK lit fest workshop by Dileepa Abeysekara. I went there primarily because I wanted to personally thank him for the fabulous Sinhala translation he did for ‘chinaman’. Big Fan. That was a very rare occasion a speaker/moderator got my 120% attention for all 90 minutes he spent with us. I wanted … Continue reading There’s nothing original.

Koombiyo – A Creative Dissonance.

Yesterday at the A&K literary festival, the ‘Koombiyo’ panel discussion was a revelation. The panel had the 2 creators ( Lakmal and Dhamitha), 2 actors ( Thumindu and Yureni) and the official from ITN (Wimal) who made sure Koombiyo got the air time. Wimal has played a major role, because Koombiyo was refused by many … Continue reading Koombiyo – A Creative Dissonance.

Managing what will increases your success now?

The hype about information economy is everywhere. The headlines scream some audacious thinking. Information is the new crude oil. Data is driving business. Information is everything. Manage it or die. The thing is- information is now in abundance. We create enormous amounts of data. No one, even machines can not keep track of the amount … Continue reading Managing what will increases your success now?

The ministry of utmost happiness

I saw a small boutique type M.D.Gunasena store in Fort, in front of the World Trade Centre. Been the book worm I am, made a mental note to visit it after the meeting. They provided the same discounts they provide at the book fair. That tempted me to browse the books inside. ( At Book … Continue reading The ministry of utmost happiness

How to innovate over and over.

Most of us, when we hear about “innovation” tend to visualise staff retreats, having fun and been creative by expressing ideas. Then come up with that ‘aha’ moment, and go and work on it. Once in a year routine, may be twice a year. Far from it. Innovation in reality is loads of hard work, … Continue reading How to innovate over and over.

2017 is the year of Drones

2017 is ripe for disruption in massive proportions. One is definitely drones. People who whine about loss of jobs for technology will be in for more bad news. Yes, drones will take away traditional jobs, but if you carefully watch below video, you will understand there is emerging demand for people who can handle drones, make … Continue reading 2017 is the year of Drones