Ponder on this

Amit Holey
I see and hear stories, I ponder and contemplate over them, you get to read the learnings..
Created 16 Nov 2020
  • How 'Honda Super Cub entry into USA' inspired a family owned business to change their outlook
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Meera bid her time patiently as she absorbed the discussions in the leadership meeting of her hospitality company. It ran a chain of upscale restaurants that served traditional Rajasthani dishes in a ...
  • A lesson from Agnipuran for difficult times
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Somesh’s life took a turn for the worse in the first wave of the pandemic. As a designer, he ran a chain of boutiques in high end malls in 2 cities. With the restrictions, his boutiques were bolted sh...
  • What does 'put your heart into it' really mean?
    11 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    10 year old Raya sulked as she was dragged to the lunch table by her grandmother Viraana. Having just finished her online school, she looked tired and quite frustrated. They were joined at lunch by a ...
  • Learning from airline emergency procedures
    27 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    It was the 10 year anniversary for Jason’s Non Profit Organization that worked on ‘Water conservation’. From a handful of volunteers, it had now mushroomed into a 150 strong volunteer group. Over the ...
  • Learning about tough love from a mother giraffe
    13 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Scene 1 Neelima sighed as she saw her son Ashwin chide his 13 year old daughter Ishita again that Sunday morning. Ashwin: “How many times does one need to remind you to keep your things in place! What...
  • 'Influence without authority' - is it the norm rather than exception?
    06 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    We often cringe at situations where we seek favorable outcomes, but we lack the authority to influence the outcomes. Historically, albeit the history of modern management is quite puny compared to hum...
  • The Cobra Effect and its implications for incentive design
    24 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Jeff had his heads in hands as he crouched at his workstation. He led the Marketing team for the new digital product that StayFit Inc launched to nudge healthy habits in its consumer base. Lou, Jeff’s...
  • Lessons for tomorrow from yesterday - Picking from 'The Anarchy by William Dalrymple'
    02 May 2021 • 5 min read • 4 4
    A few weeks back I pulled up the long pending reading of ‘The Anarchy: The relentless rise of the East India Company’ by William Dalrymple. What piqued my interest in this book was not the details of ...
  • Looking at Ramayana's Ram as a leader
    20 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 3 2
    Raghav opened his eyes from the meditation and bowed in prayer to the small picture of Shri Ram in front of him. His eyes fell upon his mobile as he saw 2 missed calls from his staff. He called back t...
  • Conscience during Corona
    10 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    April 2021 : Ved Prakash was sitting on his couch rummaging through the TV channels to get a hold of the impending second lockdown in Maharashtra. His sister-Neha’s family stayed in Nashik while he wa...
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