We recently shifted our office to Sakinaka to a larger, much open space. Shifting to a commercial property has its charms, and it has its overheads as well.
This office will see us through for atleast the next couple of years, and hopefully we will be forced to move on to a much larger space after that!
Yes, the cake was our own celebrations on having finished the furnishing of the office. More teaser photos of our office here.
9 months into this business, here’s a gem of a lesson that I have learnt. It’s good to have vendor’s guilt (you need to be clued in on Amit’s blog for this term, he
is going to has shed more light on this – Vendor’s Guilt). It keeps you on the edge, it makes you deliver on time. However, it’s great to learn how to control this feeling and not get overwhelmed by the same. On a more personal note –
One of the primary reasons for starting a services firm was to beat the run of the mill service providers that I see in the Indian IT Services market. Service providers need to be value adding rather than extracting value from the organization.
Being steered by this value, the focus has always been on adding value. Getting recognition and paid for providing this value is the differentiation between a good and a great vendor.
I read about the recent Julie Horvath issue which is out there on the internet, and thought that I might share some of my experiences on this topic. In case if you are not familiar with the Julie Horvath issue, Google it, or simply head over to TechCrunch who gave Julie’s side of the story. tl;dr – Julie was an… Read more →
When I was going for my first interview, no one told me this … however as time went by, all of us learnt the hard way. Always sit upright in the chair, slightly lean forward Never cross your arms or legs, that makes your posture defensive Always smile and be forthcoming about your weaknesses Be honest and do not be… Read more →
In the course of our lives, we create a large paper trail which we take with us as a means of identifying who we are, this trail involves Identification proofs such as driver’s license, pan cards, UID (hope that works!), ration cards Bills (telephone, electricity, credit cards) and their respective receipts Mark sheets and Passing certificates (and thank god I… Read more →
A couple of years back I had posted about some of the idiotic things that people write in their CVs. Lessons were not learnt it seems … till date we see thousands of such resumes with grammatical mistakes. If you have a grammar nazi for an HR team (and yes, we do) … then your resume will not get shortlisted… Read more →