Reputation

By Sanjeev Singhai.

I read some where yesterday – “Its better to have reputation, then no reputation.” I think my active participation on Social Media, like blogging or presence on Linkedin, FaceBook, Stumbleupon, Twitter or Technoroti was subconscious effort of creating the reputation for me. 

I feel, social media today provides that platform to each of us, where we can create our own reputation or even change our current reputation. Its good medium to showcase – “what you are” and “not as people perceive you.”
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Books for Good Career

I see, most of the people hardly read, it’s not important for them? Why people keep themselves away from reading and do not realise how it can impact them? Why people hesitate in self-training?
Once in their profession/ job, most of the people stop the learning process. Reading is one thing, given up first and people consider that studied are over and there is nothing left for them to learn. Or they think, one can learn on job or from day to day life. And learning stops for such people.

I always took up this topic in the trainings sessions, which I (or was used to) conduct for my team. I always stressed on importance of reading. I always advised people to invest money on reading or buying books, magazine or reading whatever is matter of liking to individuals. […]

1 kilometer covered – 4 years

One kilometer covered in four years – And I am sure after reading the topic, most of you must have thought of famous Rabbit and Tortoise Race story. If yes, than you are not right.

This is My Story of last four years in the city of Mumbai and my Horse Sense about it.
Four years back when I choose to get on with my current assignment with Buchanan Group, I never had clue where it will take me in time, which was yet to unfold. I must confess that was one of the most bold, strange and blind folded decision, I had ever taken (though some of you, who know me might say that I was always a risk taker).

On my return from South Africa after 3 months of initial induction in new business in mid 2007, the first challenge was to look for a small, low budget office to start up the business. […]

SUN OF LIFE

Career has direct impact on what one is, what one does, his/ her relationship with people around them, their place in society or even how one should be perceived by others. It not only makes us happy or sad but also effects directly our families.We all invest time, money and energy; on each aspect of our life and save a lot for securing our future. Once we get in a  job or profession, each of us start planing our lives – marriage, children, their education, retirement etc. We all try to secure our future by saving money or building assets. But I have not met many people who invest on their careers.Some people may say, how can I invest on my career(other than studying or training), but I differ with them. Investing in career may be in several ways. I was very clear from day one, where I want to be. And much before (at age of 25), I set my goal to make myself achieve a national role by age of 35. I started my career at the age of 20 as a sales person who later got into different roles of managing dealer sales channel in consumer durable, office automation, automobile and consumer telecom industry.In 1989 (at age of 34) when an opportunity from Dainik Bhaskar (a newspaper) to head Mini Metro Division in marketing department came to me, I jumped for it. And this was at the time when media industry have just opened it’s doors for outside industry people. […]

Pleasure of Washing Car and Watering Plants

By Sanjeev Singhai.

Last week, I went on a day trip to home town and I am yet not been able to get over with the experience. Since I have shifted to metro city Mumbai, I have started forgetting the small town pleasures. This short trip made me realise that what a person, who lives in a metro, never get from their life?Pleasures like – washing your car with water pipe in the morning or watering the plants of your garden or picking your newspaper from door even if you get up at 5:30a.m. or you just knock on doors of friends and chat them for an hour or even going to Haat for buying fresh vegetable.Ahh… list is countless and I can keep on listing many more… […]

Decade of 2000 – Life Changing

As first decade of 2000 set and the second decade started, it forced me to take a pause and made me to start scribbling for the people who might visit this post.

Change

We all know that change is a constant but for me changes of this decade are going to leave it’s everlasting impact on my rest of life and the way I am going to live hereafter.

A decade of ambitions, struggles, changes, redefining values, deep sorrows, shifting loyalties, betrayals, re-organising energies, fight back and rediscovering one self. […]