Anand Balasubramanian

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Secrecy at the Workplace

Companies (think Apple, Amazon, Microsoft) go to insane lengths to keep their upcoming products a secret – both externally and internally.<p>Corporate …

If I were 22 | Staying Close to Home

<b>#IfIWere22</b>, I’d take a good long look at my decision to move to the U.S. from India. Now don’t get me wrong. This is not a post on weighing the pros …

Interviewing | Leave a positive impression

While joining the full-time MBA program at McCombs one of my assumptions going in was that I would be able to interview with any company that I …

Feedback 101

<i>“Hey man! Great work on that preso! The story telling was crisp. One thing to note is that the slides were a bit dense with words. I felt that they</i> …

Career Curveball: Self Imposed Change

“What the heck am I doing?” I kept asking myself on the bus on my way to work. Two days before, I had changed jobs from Microsoft to Impinj. Very …

Commuting

Game of Meetings (Tips to hold productive meetings)

What are some of the methods that you use to make your meetings successful? As a Program Manager, one of my responsibilities is to facilitate …

Entrepreneurship 101 (Notes from a talk by Brian Sharples)

#Entrepreneurship is a choice. It is a career choice that offers flexibility, an independent lifestyle, and no dull moments. To be an entrepreneur …

Improvisation - Building your career and business

The thought that comes to mind when someone mentions “improv” is “Whose Line is it Anyway.” When I first saw the show <i>(around 10 years back)</i> it was …

Writing strong bullets for your resume

Recently, there have been plenty of posts published on what makes for a great resume. I have included links to some of them at the end. This article …

Understanding the Stock Market: Value = Perception

I had just gotten admission into business school. In my enthusiasm to prep myself for the adventure of an MBA, I was eager to learn about finance and …

Monkeys

Take a Deep Breath

I'm a green belt student in the Koei-Kan style of karate. I have been attending classes once or twice a week for the past 2 years. But last week was …

5 surefire tips for career growth

I’m an Operations Program Manager in the Digital Supply Chain Team at Microsoft. Through the course of the last couple of weeks, I have read several …