What’s With The Millennials? Quiet Quitting, The Great Resignation, And Now, Moonlighting! Slackers Or Pioneers Of A New Era Of Work And Life?

Millennials

What's the matter with Millennials? First, they quit their jobs en masse, in what was dubbed The Great Resignation. Next, they refused to work over and beyond their basic expectations in what is now being termed as Quiet Quitting, or the practice of taking it easy at work. Moreover, Millennials are also at the forefront … Continue reading What’s With The Millennials? Quiet Quitting, The Great Resignation, And Now, Moonlighting! Slackers Or Pioneers Of A New Era Of Work And Life?

Raw Deal!! Why Gig Workers/Freelancers Need Better Wages, Protections, And Recognition

Gig workers

The gig economy is here to stay. With an estimated 15 Million gig workers in India, it is high time the government started to nudge gig economy firms to extend some sort of "protection" in the form of health insurance and social security (provident fund etc) as well as push gig economy firms to fix … Continue reading Raw Deal!! Why Gig Workers/Freelancers Need Better Wages, Protections, And Recognition

As Mental Health Awareness Month Ends, Here’s How/Why We Need To Take The Conversation On Mental Health Further

Mental Health

As the month of May, which has been designated as the Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the lessons learned, especially in the aftermath of the pandemic, and plan on how to take the issue of addressing mental health at the workplace forward. No doubt your social … Continue reading As Mental Health Awareness Month Ends, Here’s How/Why We Need To Take The Conversation On Mental Health Further

Is Millennial/Gen Zer Angst Behind The Great Resignation? We Risk A Lost Generation Unless We Address The Mental Health Crisis

4 Day Workweek

Is Millennial/Gen Z angst behind the viral The Great Resignation, where record numbers of those under 40 are quitting their jobs, without a clear purpose on what they would do next? The problem of attrition among the workforce in the United States and elsewhere is so acute that corporates are struggling to fill open positions, … Continue reading Is Millennial/Gen Zer Angst Behind The Great Resignation? We Risk A Lost Generation Unless We Address The Mental Health Crisis

An Alternative Agenda For Davos 2022: What Should Be Discussed, Though, They Won’t

Agenda for Davos 2022

The World Economic Forum meeting at Davos, the annual retreat of the who's who of the world to discuss and deliberate on the "state of the world", is taking place next week from May 22-26, 2022. This gathering of the "people who matter" is often a "meeting of minds" of the "best and brightest" and … Continue reading An Alternative Agenda For Davos 2022: What Should Be Discussed, Though, They Won’t

Why I Am Not Surprised By The Crypto Crash, The First Of The Many Crises In The Long March To The Digital Age!!

Web 3.0

The news this past week was dominated by the "astounding" crash of the Cryptocurrencies, or Cryptos, with estimated losses running into the Trillions of Dollars. Of course, the broader Tech stocks too fell along with some "blue chip" brick and mortar firms. However, the biggest news here is the "reality check" for all those who … Continue reading Why I Am Not Surprised By The Crypto Crash, The First Of The Many Crises In The Long March To The Digital Age!!

Top 10 Stories To Watch For The Next Week

Top 10 Stories

Here are the Top 10 News Items To Track Over The Next Week Roe vs. Wade: Will Abortion Rights Be Consigned To History? Perhaps the biggest story of the next week or so is the looming decision from the Supreme Court of the United States pertaining to Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case that enshrined … Continue reading Top 10 Stories To Watch For The Next Week

Unicorn Bubble Bursting?? History Repeating?? The Fed Hiked The Rates This Much In 2000 At The Peak Of The Dotcom Mania

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates on a band of 0.5 - 1 % this Wednesday. Ostensibly aimed at curbing the runaway inflation (not so high since the late 1970s), this move also brings back memories of the year 2000, when the rates were last hiked by this much. Those of us old enough to … Continue reading Unicorn Bubble Bursting?? History Repeating?? The Fed Hiked The Rates This Much In 2000 At The Peak Of The Dotcom Mania

In The 1990s, Bill Gates Predicted Business@Speed of Thought. His Prediction Has Been Good For Business, but, Not For Thought!!

  Back in the 1990s, when I was still in college, a bestselling book came out, authored by Bill Gates (he who needs no introduction), titled Business@Speed of Thought. Those were the early years of the tech revolution when we Gen Xers were all excited about the internet's potential to "change the world". Indeed, those … Continue reading In The 1990s, Bill Gates Predicted Business@Speed of Thought. His Prediction Has Been Good For Business, but, Not For Thought!!

The Synergies Between Web 3.0 And Crypto/NFTs Would Make Us All Prosumers- Producers And Consumers Alike

Web 3.0

The hottest and most eagerly anticipated development in the world of technology is the emergence of Web 3.0, a decentralized, hyper-individualized, micro distributed, and mega grid of connected devices that would revolutionize the world of computing. Web 3.0 has been envisaged as a network that would make us all "prosumers" or producers and consumers at … Continue reading The Synergies Between Web 3.0 And Crypto/NFTs Would Make Us All Prosumers- Producers And Consumers Alike