Welcome to the Brave New World of Work! Where the likes of Elon Musk "order" staff back to the office, leaving them with little choice, and where Millennials quit their jobs en masse, in what has been dubbed as The Great Resignation, a trend that leaves business honchos alarmed and employers worried. On the one … Continue reading As The Smokestack Era Ends, And The Digital Age Beckons, Welcome To The Brave New World Of Work!!
There is much that is strange and weird about the times we live in now. Right from the post-pandemic "blues" where corporate professionals are "rebelling" against back-to-office mandates to the very bewildering The Great Resignation, or the trend of Millions of Americans (especially the Millennials) quitting their jobs without a clue on what they would … Continue reading The Atlantic Magazine Calls This “The Everything Is Weird” Economy! Do You Feel The Same Weirdness Around?
Is the Global Economy "resilient" enough to withstand another 2008-like Lehmann Shock? For those of you who are too young to remember, I am talking about the bankruptcy of the American Investment Bank, Lehman Brothers, on September 15, 2008, which "triggered" the Great Recession and almost "took down" the Global Financial System. For those old … Continue reading Is The Global Economy Resilient Enough To Withstand Another 2008 Like Lehman Shock To The System?
Is Big Tech's "dream run" over? If recent developments are anything to go by, it looks like Big Tech is getting its comeuppance, and deservedly so. Sample this! Mark Zuckerberg of Meta (the parent company of Facebook) has "almost" given up on WhatsApp as there is not much "juice" left in it from a revenue … Continue reading Big Tech’s Recent Travails Remind Me Of The Dotcom Crash! Long Overdue, Yet, Value Creating In The Longer Term
India is poised to overtake China to become the most populous nation in the world. This means more youth need education, jobs, and livelihoods supported by world-class infrastructures such as schools, colleges, universities, and physical infrastructures such as civic amenities and healthcare services. While most of these facilities take time to build and maintain, … Continue reading 5 Policy Suggestions For The Modi Sarkar To Address India’s Jobs Crisis As It Overtakes China As The Most Populous Nation
A cursory look at the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) figures for 2021-'22 reveals much more than they hide. For instance, the Indian Economy was supposed to have grown at a blistering pace where the reading for the last Financial Year came in at more than 8%. This led credence to the oft-repeated phrase that India … Continue reading No Matter The Spin, Dark Clouds Are Looming Over The Indian Economy In What Can Be A Monsoon Of Storms
Elon Musk, the tech overlord, and the "master" of corporate shenanigans is at it again. Weeks after "forcing" Jack Dorsey of Twitter to "give in" to his takeover bid, Musk's latest is his "ordering" of Tesla's staff back to the office. In an email sent to his employees, Musk went as far as to say … Continue reading Elon Musk “Orders” Tesla’s Staff Back To The Office!! Here are Five Reasons Why Musk’s Diktat Is Problematic And Needs Rethink
The Indian Economy is being hit by a "double whammy" of demand destruction due to high inflation and supply-side bottlenecks and stagnating growth, at the same time. Typically, countries experience "slowdowns" due to either low demand or supply crunch and this time is different because India stares at "stagflation" where growth slows down accompanied by … Continue reading The Indian Economy Is In A “Unique” Stagflationary (Low Growth, High Inflation) Spiral, A Double Whammy of Sorts
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 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