Prelude to the next guest blog post: A senior partner from McKinsey & Co.

'Do what you love' by Andy J. Miller

Alright junta.

Hope you are as excited for this as I am. Believe it or not, the next guest blog post is going to be from a senior partner at McKinsey & Co. Is that batshit-crazy-awesome or what?

Ah, what a marvelous turn of events to a simple idea. Wonderful, I say! This blog seems to have come such a long way in the last couple of weeks.

The next post definitely holds a special place in my heart. Why? Well, I started this blog with a couple of goals in mind. One was that I wanted to touch lives. 1000 lives to be specific.
(I had even posted this on facebook a long while back). And I remember RF asking me what I meant by touching lives. So I explained,

I define touching lives as “inspiring action” in others. The emphasis here is on inspiration as well as action. Thus, if, by my interactions (or writings), a person takes a baby-step to change his/her life, I’ll consider my job here done.

Why, you may ask? Well, it’s simple.

I’m simply sending the elevator back down. I’m here as a result of countless people’s sacrifices and efforts, and it’s only fair I do my share. And plus, I have my selfish interests in it too. It gives me immense joy to do this. It makes me part of something bigger than just my life. And that my friend, is the ultimate goal.

So, let me tell you a bit about the next guest blogger. I shall refer to him as, The Boss, for indeed, he is one. The Boss is one of the most alpha males I know. He speaks very less, but when he does, he roars. And everybody listens. When you talk to him, you realize that there is no false modesty, no playing down of his qualities. He is a straight-talker and can be very intimidating, especially with his tall, cowering figure and bigger than life personality. And best of all, he knows it. He just sits there and smiles as you squirm in your seat and try not to break into a sweat.

When Iman asked me where I was staying in Chennai, I told him at The Boss’s house. I could hear him gasp incredulously. After a brief pause, he asked me,  “Aren’t you scared of him? ”
“Nop”, I bravely replied.

And I smiled.

This is going to be so much fun, I thought to myself. I get to stay at The Boss’s house and watch him from up and close. And observe another great personality. Oh boy, I had the most wonderful time of my life. Talking to him, you realize that he is so different. You can’t help but wonder if he is indeed the epitome of what every man should aspire to be.

So, I was very surprised when he agreed to do a guest blog post. There was only one condition, I said, it had to be personal and inspiring. He said sure. With a man of his stature, you don’t expect him to oblige you so easily. And quickly. Two days later I had a beautiful blog post sitting in my inbox. The Boss is indeed full of surprises….


Alright. So, I shall post it online tomorrow (Friday, PST).

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2 Responses to “Prelude to the next guest blog post: A senior partner from McKinsey & Co.”

  1. vijeescijo February 10, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    as we say in Madras romba buildup saar.

    For Madras-isms in general this is a handy reference.

    • Saad Bhamla February 10, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      It’s amazing how English cannot compare in the raunchy and fun sounding madras lingo. Romba… Lolmax 🙂 one new word added to my vocabulary.