Untapped Talent (Quote)

“It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open…

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bits, bytes, blockchain

Blockchain is today what Big Data/ Cloud Data was back in 2012- part new-kid-on-the-block and part mysterious technological chanteuse. Everybody’s talking about it, everybody wants a piece of it and almost everybody is intrigued by it. The open ledger-mining method for tracking, trading and creating digital -slash- cryptocurrency called Bitcoin for monetary transactions across the internet…

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IMHO:Every Day is Women’s Day

According to social media today is International Women’s Day 2016. Every day is Women’s Day. ** Every day will remain Women’s Day until being a woman and being a professional is no longer exceptional, rather it’s the rule. Every day will remain Women’s Day until being a mother and working full-time will be a choice made out…

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“Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

You *must* have eye-rolled at this fairness cream ad by now. It depicts a father-daughter duo jogging in a park when the father pitches a potential suitor who has EVERYTHING a young girl could desire ‘a good job, his own house, well-settled’.  Since this is a fairness cream commercial, based in India but also shown…

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M.I.A.: Work Culture

First, read this tweet. If only there was the same zeal for working as there is for protesting. — Hassan Sheheryar (@HSYCOUTUREKING) February 3, 2016 When the Wiggle-Room Becomes the Bermuda Triangle  As social animals, us humans have an inherent sense of how compatible we are with others.  This compatibility does extend beyond the typical…

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Stranded in Career Hell?

Slowly but surely, your career search is starting to resemble the Sahara Desert *- miles upon miles of punishing expanse with no guarantee of relief. Interview calls that never arrive – CVs and resumes that illicit no response – the future looks bleak and lifeless. The thirst is unbearable, the need to live, truly live…

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Why Are You Scared of LinkedIn? (Real Life Scenarios)

I recently heard of a young man who is facing a tough time finding a new job, while in a role that was about to end.  Shahzad is currently working at one of the leading hotels in the country in the Marketing department. He holds a North American undergraduate degree in Marketing and about 4.5 years…

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Lessons from the Silver Linings Playbook Movie

If you just lean in a bit, lemme put these headphones on you. Comfy? I can watch the Silver Linings Playbook a hundred times. I have already watched a couple hundred already. That’s what playing in the background as I type this. What is the movie about? It’s about loyalty. Figuring out that your best people are not…

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Seminar on Empowering Women Coming Up!

Catalyst Woman is going to Faisalabad!  My team is super-excited to be invited to speak at National Textile University-Faisalabad by the Rector, Dr. Arshad Ali.

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