Prashanth Krishnamurthy

What is life without email?

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For many of the folks out there, there is no life without emails. I remember when there was one of the senior management “gyan” sessions when TCS went public. One of the questions was “how does your typical day look like”. The intent was to tell the ranks what their senior people do, how do they work, and what they …

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Greatest Productivity Booster – Pain?

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There are a million productivity boosters out there, and a gazillion books that tell you the ultimate secret to improve your productive life (including this blog. See, I am sneaky). The end affect – zero, nada, zilch. You end up with the same “I know everything that there is about productivity improvement”, “I am a bit more productive than where …

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Boost your productivity by postponing web reads

Internet is good, and bad at the same time. There is so much to read for any topic of interest that you will hardly notice team while doing it. Although good for knowledge acquisition, that is bad for productivity. You take up any work, search for some related solutions that lead to other topics, and suddenly 6 hours will be …

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Headspace: Start your meditation

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I am a great fan of meditation. But, unfortunately I do little on a daily basis to “bring myself back on track”. The problem (if you can call it that) is multi-fold – I have probably seen many ways to meditate, and do not follow any of them Too much information is harmful since I meditate on which method to …

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Price of Presenteeism

Absenteeism costs the company. You don’t turn up at work – you deprive your company of a few bucks that day. Did you also know that you can also cause loss to the company by being present? I am not talking about the managers, executives and no-gooders who are part of any office. I am talking about people who being …

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Grow a garden in your kitchen

grove labs kitchen garden

I am a fan of sustainable living. I try to incorporate many of the principles in my life, but I have a far distance to cover. As one of the many things that we try to do as a family is to grow our own vegetables in a small garden. When I say “we” – it is mostly my team …

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3 wonderful free programs to take notes

Note taking is not really new. It has existed for as far as mankind existed, but the poor sods earlier relied on stone tablets, cave walls and other such platforms. As we progressed in technology we have now graduated to written content on paper, and on phones, desktops and tablets of a different kind. The principle however, remains the same. …

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Find out times in all time zones while booking meetings

When you have meetings attendees across time zones, you know how difficult is to adjust time. You can take a safe bet that something will go wrong when there are more than two time zones in the play. One of the ways you try to get time in different time zones while you are speaking to people is to use …

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5 things holding you back from your real destiny

Well, since you are reading the article anyway, let me clarify one thing first – there is NO destiny. There is no destiny within the ambit of the larger destiny that the universe has for you. Confused? Yes, that was my objective. I think and act like a mystique, and it helps to keep you confused. Let’s now jump to …

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Boost your presentation even without you being there

Presentation slides are one of the abused media to get the message across to an audience. Lately with the love for whitespace and in the zest to follow greater presenters, it has been the accepted norm to include more images, less text, and be descriptive verbally. There are enough situations where you cannot just do a 10 slider with bold …

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