Try me a fable.

A cough, fight breaks outA sneeze, all hell broke looseSniffle, amidst the scuffleGuy offers a tissue.Blood on the floorA shot of single maltPotent, not enough to healWounds, cut like a knifeSoul, feel the tingleNumb from shockHow the mighty have fallenSilence ensues.We can be heroesRise, from the ashesFlower petals, chirpy birdsWind kisses the cheekSwim or flyInto…

SACRIFICE

Was tempted to belt out the Elton John classic, but compliments vis-a-vis my singing prowess have not been too kind. Humor aside, this post is about the 20 years since I left the shores of Bombay (an August anniversary) but more importantly, it is the unspoken sacrifices made by 2 important people in the mix…

About First Chances.

Back in 2003, my soon-to- be CEO took a chance on me. With limited agency background, he hired me in Singapore and soon shipped me off to Vietnam to manage a small team and grow a business. He took a chance on me. With limited knowledge of cultural nuances or language skills, prior agency background…