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  • My Toughest Days in Banking

    January 16, 2020 by

    During a 13-year career, it can’t all be smooth sailing. That would be just incredible, unrealistic and probably unheard of. Likewise, my banking career had a lot of ups and downs. There were the highs of big wins, of deal completions and promotions… there were many, many of these that I can look back on.… Read more

  • Banking and management

    January 15, 2020 by

    … don’t really go hand in hand. The more I think about it, life and my time in banking would have been a lot more pleasant and definitely more enjoyable if it hadn’t been for the odd, strange and controlling managers I worked for. D*£*%&£(%*_£ is the word that would come to mind. I don’t… Read more

  • So, do I miss it?

    January 10, 2020 by

    ‘You’ve written this tell all book about your career and about how little you like banking. Does this mean you don’t miss it? Does it mean you are never going back?’, a friend asked me after I had published my book. I guess they are valid questions and something I had pondered all along. Did… Read more

  • And we are out there…

    January 9, 2020 by

    It was a manic end to the year. There was the usual pressure of the holidays – selecting and buying gifts – planning travel, school events, meet-ups and so on. In addition, this time around, I had the added pressure of getting the book into shape and ready to publish out there. So, it was… Read more

  • But Writing is Hard

    December 14, 2019 by

    Whoever said or thought writing was easy, had no idea what they were talking about. Getting started itself can sometimes be the hardest part. But then as Mark Twain once said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” And so, you formulate an idea, move through the criticism and the negativity, you sit down… Read more

  • Who will benefit?

    December 13, 2019 by

    Of all the feedback and responses I received in the early stages of this book, one that was most useful was from a very close friend. As I was discussing the idea with him, he asked a very straightforward and relevant question – ‘what are you trying to achieve with this and who is your… Read more

  • And I care because?

    December 12, 2019 by

    It’s amazing to observe people’s reactions and feedback when you tell them something like, ‘I am writing a book.’ ‘Oh, what’s it about?’ ‘My career and all the experiences I have been through over the years’, comes my response. And then, as you see people’s faces, you can almost anticipate their reactions. Most of them,… Read more

  • Now what?

    December 10, 2019 by

    Ok, so now that I had made up my mind and was sure that I was going to publish this book, how was I going to approach it? Was it going to be funny? Sarcastic? Truthful? Surely not too truthful… who wants to see how their sausage is made anyway, right? But then what’s the… Read more

  • To Do or Not to Do…

    December 8, 2019 by

    That is the eternal question. Or it could just be the title of my next book.  For now though, it is a very true representation of my struggles over the last several years.  What was I struggling with?  Well, whether I should put this book out there or not.  Should I?  Should I not?  What… Read more

  • Who am I?

    December 7, 2019 by

    The Accidental Banker is the story of just that, a banker who happened to become one by accident. All those years ago, he had no clue what he was getting into. He signed up and went for his first interview because all his friends were doing it; it seemed like the ‘cool’ thing to do.… Read more

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