Showing posts from 2013

How could anyone think that Linking a game to #Happiness was Impossible ?

Well not if you are an Indian and been around or connected to #India during the last 25-35 years.  Here's a tribute by  Sambit Bal of ESPNCricInfo  to the Sachin Tendulkar - who to me is Cricket and cricketer personified. I feel that Sachin and his career is the best example for any young cricketer (and their parents and well wishers) in today's GenY crowd to emulate. The turf has changed a lot with multiple format and influx of sponsors and attention, the chances of followers taking the wrong path (about which they realise only when they reach a dead end) is highest now and in future. From an HR perspective, it also confirms the value of connecting Talent and Attitude for success...

Wondering Diversity influenced our Luck on a Trekking trip to Parambikulam?

Goal - Have a good 'Journey' (Trekking trip) to Parambikulam Tiger Reserve ( Where we a Homogenous group ? Except for the Organisation where we all had our 'day-jobs',  that's a word which could not be any farther from reality if one attempts to describe the backgrounds and interests and the #WHY's for the 14 members from our company trekking club who team up for this journey which commenced from Infopark, Kochi around 6.15 am on 19th October.  Our 'soon to become six' year old firm's employees had began teaming up for the cause of adventurous treks to natural habitats for some time now and this one happened to be the fourth (we call it season) session for the Club overall and third one for myself with this gang.  I had really enjoyed the trips to Chinnar-Marayur and Thekkady earlier and was excited about this one as well. Frankly, i thought the heterogenous nature of the 'Whys' actually make it all really worthwhile fo

First Live chat :-) #IndiaHRLive

Nisha Raghavan ( here's her coordinates on www ),  invited me to share the approach our company  had taken to #Install (yep software lingo everywhere) #Flexibility as a core enabler of business results while we the formative team went about the tasks of setting up the India subsidiary of a US based media measurement company in Kochi, Kerala, India starting off in January of 2008. Nisha's profile is another interesting thing to follow for any young and GenY minded (intentional use) HR professional.  I found out from our interactions and some googling (yep she's left a nice trail) that she's a fellow HR professional from Gods own country (how could I miss that rt?) who is presently carving her own niche in the tapping social media for spreading Human resources knowledge based in the US of A. She's written a nice context for this group in detail  here I would assume (that was kind of easy actually) that her interest can be traced to the recent  SHRM India award  fo

Getting Deeper into Birding in Kerala

Crested Serpent Eagle - taking off. April 2012 Never thought I would get to thank #social-media for rekindling my interest in birding ! Checkout this public  Facebook Album  of mine to get the complete #picture :-) Yes, it's the third time this year that I went back to Periyar Tiger Reserve .. the interest was kind of re-initiated last year when I got to take part in a Wild-life photography workshop at the same venue with the renowned Balan Madhavan which was set around that years Full moon time in April. It all slowly fell into place when I looked back at those pics from April 2012 and found the following picture which I took of the Crested serpent Eagle.... Crested Serpent Eagle from Periyar Reservoir This was followed by two more trips this year .. and each time nature has presented me with special moments like this one Malabar Grey Hornbill with feed for female - March 2013 Each picture led me to go deeper into understanding about bird behaviour as explaine

Scanning the Internet for #HR #Trends #2020 (#HRtrends2020)

Here are some links which turned up as my search results for the future that human resource professionals can look forward to from 2014-2020 1. Starting off with someone who I feel has been #presenting #HR really well to the global audience by his unique research oriented approach... Prof. Dave Ulrich's take is given  here . 2. Ceredian Canada has given some pointers (albeit country specific) about future trends in  this  pdf file 3. Here is another - this one has some bold predictions for 2020 - from Software Advice's blog New talent times So what would be key differentiators for newbies preparing to enter the world of human resources in these years?

2000 tweets as of Today - that's just a start

Here is a link to my  2000th Tweet  :-).. Been on Twitter since 2005 but most of the tweets happened only in the last 12 months starting June 2012 at Atlanta when I was attending the SHRM Annual Conference there.. Chanced upon a link to two videos on #Choice by Dr. Sheena Iyengar today.. and that becomes the topic for the day for me.. Many thanks to #shrm12 for helping me realise the potential of @twitter I'm missing #shrm13 due to some personal situation - hope to follow it on #social media.

What's been going on with me?

Well, that's been a question which I'm trying to answer with this post :-) As I look at what I've been doing over the past 12 months, the kind of activities when listed will look confusing to many.. so let me not go forward listing it.  A different approach to seek an answer will be to look for common pattern / things among those activities ... well that was easy - the word 'Internet' is common.. Yes, Over the past 12 months my access to internet has increased manifold in comparison to the previous 12 months. Wait a minute, I should not miss adding another word as prefix to the common thing here...'Mobile' ... so come to think of it, it's actually 'Mobile Internet access' that has been the most common thing in the activities which I undertook the last 12 months.. Still not convinced ? Look at  to see what I mean... This combination of internet and mobility has brought about a new definition of 'Tim

Looking for Tips to use Social Media ? Here's some ...

First post for the year.. Been more active on FB, LN, and Twitter this year so kind of missed the blog !  Heard about Slideshare.. ? here's how to use it for.. well - Anything! make sure to check out this Twitter   Power tips  as well.... Enjoy surfing :-)