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How do you introduce yourself

Whenever I meet people in conferences or meetups, I experiment with how I introduce myself. Every time I talk about myself and what I do, I make subtle changes and notice what reaction the other person gave. This isn’t something I did in the initial stages of my career. When I started (as a programmer) … Read more ➟

How I listen to podcasts and get the most out of them

I am a regular podcast listener even before the recent upsurge of numerous podcast shows that has cropped up in recent times. This year I have listened to a record number of podcast episodes. I have learned a lot from them and I have also improved the way I listen and take notes. In this … Read more ➟

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How to give good feedback

Yesterday I talked about why criticism is important in the success of any company and how to accept feedback about your work. Today I am going to write about how to give good feedback. Giving good feedback is as important as accepting it. Present a solution instead of a complaint Even if you don’t follow … Read more ➟

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What is the Michael Jackson Theory of Feedback

Few months back listening to one of Noah Kagan’s podcast episode, (the one where he talks about his conversation with Jonathan Coon of WikiBuy.com) he mentions something called the Michael Jackson Theory of Feedback. No, this wasn’t a theory by Michael, instead is a theory based on Michael Jackson. I am paraphrasing the explanation about … Read more ➟

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How to Make yourself Irreplacable at your Work

In any business organization, there are two types of sub-units or teams.

  • Profit Centers
  • Cost Centers

Profit Center

Profit Center is the team/department which gets the company money and thereby profits. They bring in the dough/bacon. One of the common example of a profit center is the sales department. Unless you have sales, you wouldn’t have customers and thereby no money.

Cost Center

Everything other than a profit center is a Cost center. Any team or department of a company to which various types of direct and indirect costs are charged are cost centers. It could be the Production or service departments in a factory, operations team, IT department, etc.

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Why I decided to write an article everyday

In my November month challenge I had mentioned that I will be writing one article every day. Consistently writing one article every week is doable, but one per day is unbelievably hard. One of my friends had mentioned that doing such a challenge will reduce the quality of the posts. I totally agree with him. … Read more ➟