Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong

There are more ways things can go wrong than right.

Imagine you are placing a deck of cards inside a box. Then you started shaking the box. It’s possible that the deck of card is reassembled in the same order after that vigorous shaking. But in reality, that never happens. Why? Because the odds are overwhelmingly against it. There is only one possible state where every piece is in order, but there are a nearly infinite number of states where the pieces are in disorder. An orderly rearrangement is incredibly unlikely to happen at random.

The difficulties of life do…


First Law of Motion

Newton’s first law of motion states “ If a body is at rest or moving at a constant speed in a straight line, it will remain at rest or keep moving in a straight line at constant speed unless it is acted upon by a force

This is the same in psychology also “ If we taste victory then we tend to do the same thing again and again. And for some in rest or in a different path and they will continue in their path unless someone forces them to change

I have felt this resistance when I…


Innovation

I recently had a session with a CEO of a digital commerce company, with around 300 plus employees. As part of the new initiatives, the company is ready to pump in money for innovation and build new products in the e-commerce space.

He wanted to explore the ways by which he can start the product culture in the company and also he wanted to discuss the failures they had in building some of their products.

That meeting actually triggered me to write about this.

Why innovation hubs of many of the companies fail in spite of having the best talents…


The moment of truth

With the advancement in technology, our life is moving very fast. The human race is capable of predicting the future, treating & preventing diseases, looking for life & the next colonizable place in another planet. With all these advancements we have started predicting the future. We plan things based on these predictions. But the fact is we can’t control what happens in the next moment.

All we know and control is what happens “Now”, rest all are presumptions, predictions, expectations, and beliefs.

We tend to do predict and expect based on what we learned from the past. With this learning…


Sep-13: 2070.

“ Good afternoon everyone!. This is “Albion with you from Survivor News”.

“ Today Sep-13–2070 is going to be a remarkable day in human history. Because today a channel is again broadcasting live across the planet”. This is the story of our Survival, Perseverance, Passion, and Adaptability. After the black 30’s ( nickname for the incident that happened in 2030) we went through many hardships and it took 40 years for us to build and reclaim the technology we had at the start of this millennium. I am excited, blessed, and happy to be part of this big…


Transformation Is Embracing Change

How do you change something that’s at the heart and soul of an organization? Cultures that took years to shape are certainly not going to change overnight or as a result of a re-written mission statement and an hour-long speech from the CEO. Cultural evolution takes time. Lots of time.

Transformation initiatives surrounded by the wrong organizational culture and DNA results in an unsatisfied workforce, chaos, confusion, and political collusion.

If an organization’s leadership is unable to inspire its people, how can those leaders expect their workforce to bring initiative, imagination, and passion to their work every day?

A strong…


Civilization, Hierarchy, Power, and Politics

Various civilization has evolved throughout human history. We evolved from “State of Nature” to “Savagery” to “Barbarism” to “Civilization”.

These are the stages we passed through before we reached the apex of any civilization. This also means that the civilization is by default linked with hierarchy, which will eventually get linked with power and politics.

We could see this reflection in almost all the companies. Most of the companies will start small ( State of Nature). …


What could be this?

We all use the word “ Best “ in our daily life. Not once but many times and on many occasions.

But what is the meaning of this word? According to the Cambridge dictionary, it is “ the superlative of GOOD which means excelling all others or something of the highest quality, or being the most suitable, or Pleasing, or effective thing or a person

Then what is the meaning of the word cheap? It means something low in price. Throughout life somehow the word cheap is also linked with “products with inferior quality”. …


Bend it like the Platform wants

I started growing up playing and was a big football fan, have never missed any of the games. During my college days like many , I was also a fan of Beckham. We were impressed and fascinated by the impeccable ability of Beckham to bend the ball. I could remember all of those freekicks and still watch many of them on Youtube these days.

Years have passed, that generation has grown up and I also started “Bending.” …


The new normal for some in eCommerce: Compelled Commerce

During my last vacation, I wanted to buy a mixer grinder for my Mom, I went online and researched different products and nailed down to a couple of them. Then after discussing with my mom and wife I decided to go to the shop and buy it ( the instant gratification thing).

I went with them to one of the oldest and biggest brick & mortar electronics retailer in our home town. …

Bivek Renuji

Product Management Leader | eCom End to End Scholar | Coach | Digital&Agile Transformation Meister

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