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The latest on home-brewed successful people

I’ll confess — I will be the last person on this planet to be awarded the “best parent” or “best father” plaque. Not because I’m evil, but I don’t think parenting is about accolades. It’s a relationship between you and your kids. And like all relationships, a parent-child relationship is just as unique. While a […]

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Accreditation

It’s ridiculously expensive. But you don’t need one. If you’re worried about “opportunities,” believe me your attitude and aptitude matter way more than your pedigree. Of course, educational institutions and our culture would have made you believe otherwise — that not having a diploma/degree from a top-tiered institution sets you up for a life of […]

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We don’t need no motivation… but education

And so should you. The infiltration of (wannabe?) trainers, motivational speakers and employee ‘engagement’ experts has been an overwhelming experience for professionals (folks like me) who don’t have the need to scream, shout and jump up and down from the chair or on the stage. What’s crazier is that organisers and decision makers now thing […]

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Why the heck is education is so expensive?

I like to have my hands full. And if you know me well, that’s an understatement. But I’ve had this itch to look up something exciting to learn, something that would pique my curiosity, advance my skills while intellectually satisfy me. Something that will make me a better leader and a human being. After spending […]

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Could certifications be really a waste of time?

If it were left to me, I would officially become (accidentally) the most “certified” professional on the planet. I’m that hungry to learn more and also because every workshop one gets to attend these days hand you over a certification at the end of it all. But getting “certified” in anything comes at a cost, […]

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Relevant experience not needed

I get super annoyed when people get anal about specifics that are not-so-relevant. This is particularly true when it comes to experience while applying for a job that’s quite generic (contact centers, back-end operations, administration, office management, copy room) and requires less than 3-4 years’ experience. Why? Because someone with that much experience would bring […]

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On becoming educated

Found this fantastic piece by the good folks at DesignLuck. The author uses Issac Asimov’s life and hunger for knowledge as the base to support his point of view on why being truly educated in important. I. Expand the boundaries of the imagination. We associate knowledge with non-fiction, but great fiction is perhaps an even […]