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Wednesday / Oct 18, 2006 /

Inseparable Twins #4

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

We say ‘Journey is the reward’. My reward during a recent travel was a wonderful question asked to me by SriLekha. She wanted to know which among the 2 was important Doing Different Things or Doing Things Differently. It was an interesting question and majority of the people think ‘doing things differently’ is important for…

Monday / Oct 09, 2006 /

Inseparable Twins #3

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

One common refrain we hear in the modern times from people is that they are very busy. Everyone has one thing in common, that is 24 hours a day. How each individual uses the same number of hours is what matters. Hard work is not an option to achieve something in life, but smart work…

Wednesday / Sep 27, 2006 /

The Inseparable Twins #2

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

“Efficiency” and “Effectiveness” are the two common words/terms which are used in daily work life. If you observe they are interchangeable in a speech and it still make sense. But they are not exactly the same. I once heard a speech and the orator explained the difference between these two terms in a very simple…

Tuesday / Sep 19, 2006 /

Business Maturity Model

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

A saying ‘learn to walk before running’ is very well known and it is very obvious that ‘learn to stand firm before walking’. That’s the maturity process to RUN and it’s important to ‘learn running fast before flying’. Let me apply my startup experience with the above analogy for running a business. When we analyze…

Tuesday / Sep 12, 2006 /

The 3D Effect!

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

‘The Depth’ as the third dimension adds more life into the flat world with two dimensions. Let’s go little deep and see how this concept is applicable to entrepreneurship. Ambition is the third dimension which adds depth to the other dimensions The Intelligence and The Emotion. Some of the qualities of these dimensions can be…

Tuesday / Aug 22, 2006 /

The Corporate Apple

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

Last week, I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Puttaparthy after a long time. There, I heard a speech by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which was very enlightening. After the speech, all assembled there got an apple. That reminds me of a famous proverb “An apple a day keeps a doctor away”. It is said…

Monday / Aug 14, 2006 /

The Inseparable Twins #1

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

This is my first post on a new series called ‘The Inseparable Twins’ These posts would focus on the subjects which are like 2 different sides of one single coin. The first inseparable twins are ‘Idea and Execution’. Thoughts come from a beautiful mind and your IDEA is a part of creativity. A good IDEA…

Sunday / Aug 06, 2006 /

Suggestions Matter!

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

Our life is a reflection of the suggestions that we have been receiving throughout. At some time or the other we have received them from our parents, friends, teachers, our colleagues, managers, supervisors, etc., Suggestions are surely one thing that has been omnipresent in shaping our life. What is very important is from whom are…

Monday / Jul 31, 2006 /

SIP #4 The Driving Factor!

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

They say ‘Behind every successful man, there is a woman”. Let me extend it to, ‘Behind every successful business, there is a driving factor”. The driving factor could be anything which drives business to excellence. Cost is one such driving factor some companies have adopted. I recall reading an article many years ago that, Samsung…

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