What’s Your White Paint?

The world’s whitest paint recently found its way to the Guinness Book of World Records 2022. Developed by a team of engineers at Purdue University, this ultra-white paint is said to reflect 98.1% of the sunlight, compared to the 80-90% reflectivity of other currently available white paints. It is stated that coating buildings with this […]

Organization or ‘Family’?

Should any organization position itself as a ‘family’? In May last year, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, had to ‘virtually’ look thousands of his employees in their eyes, as his own welled up with emotion, amidst what Chesky referred to as “this most harrowing crisis of our lifetime.” He then announced that “nearly 1900 teammates will have to […]

Insider or Outsider CEO?

When Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO and successor to Bill Gates, announced that he would be stepping down in August 2013, there was no immediate successor. It appeared, that despite being a huge employer of more than 100,000 people, Microsoft had no obvious internal successor. The search began where more than a hundred external candidates were […]

“That” time of the year…

How often is performance review conducted in your organization? Once a year? Twice a year? Monthly? Weekly…or? For ‘travel-deprived’ reasons, I am reminded of my trip to Egypt in Feb 2020, with a family and friends’ group of 15. We were at the Great Giza Pyramids, where almost everyone excitedly arranged to personally ride a camel, […]