GBM Thoughts Blog

Is your work-life filled with problems?

October 27, 2018

“You are paid a salary to solve problems.” “If you are creating more problems than you are solving for me, why am I paying?” I was at a meeting a few weeks ago where a client was sharing an update on his team restructuring and why he was making some changes. Among a host of […]

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“Don’t worry, leave it to me…”, where have all the helpers gone?

October 27, 2018

As I was sitting at the dentists waiting room I suddenly remembered my grandad. Strange how the mind meanders. My sister and I have been driven to dentist appointments throughout our childhood by him. Clearly, we had lots of dental problems. Still do! That has not changed. What has changed is that grandpa is not […]

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Alaska’s Quality of Produce Makes Food Delectable

October 27, 2018

Prema Sagar, Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller Asia Pacific & Founder, Genesis Burson- Marsteller recounts a special Alaskan holiday with her husband, Jyoti Sagar where she soaked in the stunning sights, rich history and delicious vegetarian food There are a whole range of skills involved in travel, right from research and planning, to organisation. And then there […]

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Who are PR Firms Racing With?

October 27, 2018

Taking on video, content marketing, social media management, creative work et al – once the exclusive domain of creative and digital agencies – PR agencies today compete not just with one another but creative and digital specialists too Every once in a while, we see a thoughtful ad and fall in love with the creativity […]

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Better Talk Time. The best way to recharge your batteries.

June 27, 2018

As I reflect on the week gone by, the one common theme that cuts across both spheres of life (professional & personal) is the importance of finding time to talk. Time to share. Time to show that we care. A ‘Jamai Sasthi’ dinner, cooked by my son brought us together. Lots of excitement around how he […]

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What’s New At GBM: May 2018

May 30, 2018

Pushing boundaries in Times Of Change Dear Friends, We are almost half-way into the year, and the pace of activity we have seen, both within and outside our firm, has kept us all busy. Global headwinds of change—both within our industry and in the political, economic, regulatory and business landscape—need us all to be sharp, […]

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In search of Bokeh and some Green Spaces

May 7, 2018

Go on a treasure hunt this week. One of my childhood memories is of a treasure hunt in the beautiful gardens of ‘Sussex Estate’ in the Nilgiri hills. It was my birthday party and after an hour of running around unearthing clues the ‘treasure’ was finally claimed by our team. It was a box of […]

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