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My fun presentation at Pune

I was invited by ISB&M, a marketing and communication school, to speak with the incoming batch at their Pune campus. I decided to weave a story around some of my past tweets and use them as prompts for my talk. Sharing the presentation with you…enjoy, don’t take things too seriously; and if you do decide... Read more »
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My personal blog and website

I was evaluating  Google Analytics for Blogworks with the team yesterday and it was with great satisfaction that we noted the sharp jump in traffic on the new look Blogworks website. We also saw an impressive jump in use of ‘Blogworks’ (and its variations) as a keyword being used by readers to reach the Blogworks website and blog over the last year – showcasing high recall for the name and clarity in readers mind about what they were seeking.  We are getting results for the work we put in.

Also, with more of my colleagues now writing on this blog and with sharper focus on Social Media, social CRM, Business Strategy, Marketing Insights in our writings, I wanted to create a space that will allow me to write about other subjects that I care about – fragrances, music, horses, spirituality, life etc., as well as aggregate my business writings from this blog.

I also wanted to create a dynamic site which will allow aspects of my professional life to be highlighted prominently.

Rajesh is now live and, over a period in time, you can taste different flavours of my life there too :)


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Taking things lightly @Blogworks

We take our work very seriously, but being at Blogworks is fun. These caricatures make our email signatures and go on a wall in the office. Tell us what you think 🙂

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Push comes to Chase – entrepreneurial journeys

If you are an entrepreneur, you might be able to relate to this slide-show. Let me know what you think 🙂

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Merrier Christmas – full of joy and learnings.

Coming back from the team Christmas lunch at just now, we bumped into the little girl with flowers, again, and I am still smiling. What a lovely reminder of my own lesson she left me with day before…
My wife and I were driving towards work when this really beautiful girl, around 6 years, came towards our car dancing. She was selling roses! I have stopped giving money to kids at traffic crossings, wary about feeding the vicious circle of child trafficking. On the other hand I have always been an admirer of how savvy the little ‘salesmen/ salesgirls’ are.
I sometimes get upset when I see a kid trying to ‘sell’, but pleading like a beggar – “either you beg, or you sell! If you are not begging, then why is your tone that of a beggar? If you have CHOSEN not to beg, then important that you don’t. Don’t disrespect your work and yourself by ‘begging’ the customer to ‘buy’. Sell with dignity!”
This one was smiling, dancing, trying to sell her flowers to us…except I wasn’t in a mood to buy -“the flowers may not be clean,” a thought crossed. Wife said let’s give her something maybe? I handed over a Rs. 10 note to her – she took the note, dropped a bunch of flowers in the car…danced away…laughing. My wife and I looked at each-other and smiled – what a lovely reminder…
Merry Christmas to you all – share joy with all around.
Blogworks completes 3 years officially on 26 December ( though I did my first Blogworks workshop in October 2006). There will be a post on 28th, as soon as we get back to work post the much deserved Christmas break 🙂
Photograph courtesy Sankarshan.

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