My Toughest Days in Banking

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.Continue reading “My Toughest Days in Banking”

Banking and management

… 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’tContinue reading “Banking and management”

So, do I miss it?

‘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. DidContinue reading “So, do I miss it?”

And we are out there…

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 wasContinue reading “And we are out there…”

But Writing is Hard

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 downContinue reading “But Writing is Hard”

Who will benefit?

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 yourContinue reading “Who will benefit?”

And I care because?

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,Continue reading “And I care because?”

Now what?

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 theContinue reading “Now what?”

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