Vibha Kumar

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How To Leave At 5:00 Tonight, Without Feeling Guilty

Would you like to leave the office at 5:00 p.m. today to make it home for dinner? Would you like to do it without feeling guilty?<p>Early in my career I was constantly overworked and overwhelmed. As the founder and president of a fast growing startup, I worked long days, slept too little, and …

From Dabbawallas To Kirana Stores, Five Unique E-Commerce Delivery Innovations In India

Online shoppers in the West contemplate a day when drones will deliver their packages. India’s nascent e-commerce market, estimated to boom to $100 billion in revenues by 2020 as per a Morgan Stanley report, is witnessing an exceptional number of innovations in logistics and delivery.<p><b>Dabbawallas:</b> …

Three Scenarios For The Future Of Work

Recently PwC released a 30 page report called “The Future of Work – A Journey to 2022” which is actually quite fascinating. In fact, I did a podcast with Toni Cusumano who actually helped create the report. While the whole thing is worth a read I think the most interesting and important aspect of …

7 Ways To Get Noticed At Work

Over the course of my work as a career coach, I’ve had some exceptional clients. While I typically help eager job hunters get more clarity and job offers, I felt inspired to work with a young woman named Amy, who didn’t fit my usual profile.<p>Amy wasn’t concerned about <i>landing a job</i>, she was becoming …

Designer Spotlight: OnePointSix Reimagines Classic Career Wear

OnePointSix, the NYC-based clothing brand founded by Karen Tai, is part of a growing community of working women who, dissatisfied with the selection of women’s available career attire, are leaving the corporate world behind to create designer fashion brands serving the sartorial needs of today’s …

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy A Variable Annuity

<b>Breathe in.</b><p>Smell that?<p>It’s the stench of a variable annuity. If you just threw up a little bit in your mouth, I don’t blame you. If you didn’t, you probably don’t know enough about variable annuities.<p>What’s a variable annuity? It’s a contract between an owner and an issuer whereby the owner agrees …

The Next Phase

Looking for a big change in retirement? Here's the 2015 list of the 25 top U.S. cities for retirement. We sifted a lot of data covering housing and other costs of living, taxes, crime rates, weather and air quality, doctor availability and opportunities for an active lifestyle, including walking, …

Six Things Lucky People Do That Others Don't

“I’m a great believer in luck. I’ve found that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson.<p>None of us are lucky all of the time, but there’s not doubt that some people tend to be luckier than others. You might say, it’s not fair. Or you might take a look at how they look at life and …

Self-improvement

Retiring Google CFO Writes The Best 'Spend More Time With Family' Memo Ever

After more than six years in the job, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette today announced plans to retire, and he did it with customary style.<p>As Pichette wrote in a post on Google+, he wants to spend more time with his family–in particular his wife Tamar, since their two children are …

Middle Age

Marking Republic Day In India - The Scourge Of Petty Bureaucracy

On Monday 26 January India celebrates Republic Day, the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the constitution, promulgated less than two-and-a-half years after Independence.<p>Emerging from two-hundred years of British colonial rule, India in 1950 was in a parlous state. As recently commented by Shashi …

The Best Films Of 2014

During the first half of 2014, I wondered if we might be in store for a weaker quality of cinema this year in terms of serious Best Picture quality films. I’d seen only a handful of higher-quality movies, and very few of those were worthy of consideration as serious Oscar contenders. Granted, the …

Leadership and the Art of Orchestra Conducting

Read however many books you like about the principles of leadership, but in watching an orchestra rehearse a new piece for two hours, you can learn everything there is to know about leadership.<p>That’s the philosophy behind an executive education course case study offered by such prestigious schools …

Flute

1. Subaru Outback

Like all the cars on our “best in snow” list, the midsize Subaru Outback comes with all-wheel-drive for superior traction on wet or snowy pavement and a higher-than-average (but still far from truck-like) ground clearance to help it plow through moderate drifts. It’s essentially a station wagon …

Will Hillary Run? What About ISIS? The Stories To Watch in 2015

The ball has dropped. The confetti has been cleared. The Ice Bucket Challenge and "All About That Bass" are officially so last year.<p>It’s 2015 — the beginning of a whole new year in the news.<p>What's in store? Three hundred sixty-five days from now, we'll have answers. For now, here are some of the …

Times Square

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Poolside at the Taj

The pool at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is the center piece for outdoor life at the property. In the morning, it's yoga to the sound of the gray chested house crow sitting in window sills throughout. In the afternoon and evening, it's swimming in an oval shaped pool lorded over by two lion fountains.

The Truth About Who Gets Hired

I was not always a writer, coach, speaker and pen-and-marker fiend. I used to be a Human Resources person. I ran Human Resources departments in the startup world and the Fortune 500 world, too. I hired thousands of people, and I noticed one glaring truth about who gets hired.<p>It doesn’t have to do …

How She Did It: Narie Foster On Launching A New Fashion Label for Professional Women, M.M. Lafleur

Narie Foster’s eventual path to the fashion industry was rather unexpected. She initially intended on a career at NASA, solving complex engineering problems, but she soon found herself far more intrigued with business strategy. After graduating from Cornell, she subsequently became a management …

So You Want To See The Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is big business. Everyone knows the Grand Canyon can be a great travel experience but economic analysis shows it helps generate a good deal of consumer spending that supports many jobs as well.<p>More than 4.5 million people visited Grand Canyon National Park in 2013, according to an …

7 Foods That Fight High Cholesterol

Indulge in too many French fries, steaks, and pulled pork sandwiches and your doctor’s likely to shake her head over your next cholesterol test results. But what you eat can do the opposite, too, flushing the unhealthy fats from your bloodstream and prompting your doctor to ask you for your …