16 Aug 2019

OnlineWritingWorkshop
Do you struggle when it comes to writing? Are you unable to write an important email? Confused how to structure your report?Not sure how to get started writing?Want your writing to be flawless?Can you spare just 90 minute every week to improve your writing? Alchemy: 7 weeks to better writing Alchemy: the 7-week online writing workshop is a simple guided online workshop that will te...

26 Jul 2019

Three Years
Three Years can mean so much Three years! It's been three years with my own venture: AbacusYellow, based on the principle of simplicity. I'm three years older, three years wiser and yes, three years more optimistic.  In the past few days, I’ve been flooded with congratulatory messages on my ‘work anniversary’ on LinkedIN. (I'm grateful to all those who sent me those messages and I've ...

11 Jul 2019

LEGO model
It’s a rare opportunity to see firsthand Innovation with LEGO SERIOUS PLAY. And as a CXO keen on innovation, YOU ARE INVITED! An Exclusive CXO Roundtable on Innovation with LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Encounter face-to-face, the breakthrough facilitation methodology that is quietly taking shape the world over – one brick at a time. If you are willing to play the Innovation game, willing to...

01 Jul 2019

Cross-culture sensitization
Unaware of cross-culture sensitization During my summer internship about two decades ago, I was having a discussion with my project guide on the Indian Consumer Durables market and the psyche of a typical Indian buyer. He said, “Nishant, you are a Mumbaiker, are you not?” “Of course!” I said. “Then you don’t know anything about India”, he replied smugly. I was left gobsma...

24 Jun 2019

Cross Culture, India, Social Media, Impact
We often get asked in our cultural workshops about how social media has affected the culture DNA, especially for the Gen Z. My view? Not much. Since the 2007 technology boom, the rate of change in technology has doubled every two years (Moore’s law) and this is changing the way we are interacting with each other as well as with businesses. In her 2017 doctoral study, Is our so...

10 Jun 2019

The LSP Method helps teams create a landscape and play our scenarios for the future
The LEGO(R) SERIOUS PLAY(R) method (LSP) is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique for organisations, teams and individuals. And this was wonderfully played out in the team-building workshop we recently did. When a team comes together, the nuances, the connections, the ripple effects are too many to fathom. How does one garner the collective potential of ...

13 May 2019

A model created using LSP
A LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop A LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop on Innovation & Collaboration How can one get Innovation & Collaboration together in a couple hours? Well some of us did. One fine Saturday morning, some LinkedIn enthusiasts decided to add to their sunshine by being part of a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) workshop at The Taste of Punjab, Bandra in Mumbai. I...

29 Mar 2019

The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Session at #LinkedInLocalThane Saturday, March 16th Thane The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Session was hosted at #LinkedInLocalThane. On Saturday, March 16th, some smart minds got together at the #RedBrick office for yet another networking evening organized by none other than the enthusiastic and very gracious host, @Shweta Ojha. The evening however was focused ...

26 Feb 2019

CrossingTheChasm
The #LEGO(R) SERIOUSPLAY(R) Session at the LinkedIn Local NaviMumbai #LinkedInLocal NaviMumbai spearheaded by Kalpesh Rachuria has been organising some stellar meetups! This was my first one - but definitely not my last! To introduce the possibilities of the Lego SeriousPlay Facilitation Methodology, Kalpesh worked with Laxman and Mandar to see what could be done. The theme: Cros...

25 Jan 2019

An afternoon spent in play! On a pleasant Monday afternoon in January, we did a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop in Mumbai for a large group of a leading financial institution. For almost the entire group this was their first experience with a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY (LSP) workshop. A smattering of the group had had some previous experience of having played with LEGO bricks as children...