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To Evolve - Master the Art of Surrender

Recently one of my colleagues asked me the secret of staying calm in the event of a crisis. He holds my admiration as a young and able leader, ...  so I told him about a conversation  Read more

NOV 23
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Are We Moving Towards an Anxiety Driven State Of Mind?

The pandemic began as a 14 days initial lockdown. Everyone embraced the social changes believing it would be contained in a month or two  ...  and realized it’s the  Read more

OCT 13
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Power of Culture

As I began my now normal routine of work from home, I happen to glance at my calendar which I do every day as a matter of habit to check my routine, ...  and realized it’s the  Read more

MAY 22
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Embracing the Lockdown – Every dark cloud has a silver lining!

I remember my grandfather narrating the times of India’s pre independence struggle and my father narrating the early struggles of the young independent country ...  During college, I strived to be  Read more

APR 01
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Why You Should Embrace Your Vulnerability

In life, I have always set high standards for myself. During school, I worked hard to be the best performing student in academics as well as in sports. ...  During college, I strived to be  Read more

FEB 10
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The Myth About Short Attention Span

In a recent discussion of which I was a part of, I was made privy to the notion that people’s attention span has reduced exponentially ...  A much debated and refuted study was  Read more

JAN 08
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My Journey Towards Happiness and Truth

One day I was sitting and reflecting on my journey so far, and I must say the hindsight is a wonderful thing. It’s like an epiphany where ...  you can retrospect on all the things  Read more

DEC 04
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Being Mentally Healthy

One of my colleagues was discussing with me about how difficult it is these days to manage everything, since everything has to...  Our economy has evolved over the years considering  Read more

NOV 12
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Towards A Spiritual Economy

India is considered as one of the fastest growing and seventh-largest economy in the world with a GDP of $2.72 trillion....  Our economy has evolved over the years considering  Read more

SEP 18
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Gigging – The Workforce of Future

I ask a lot of youngsters what kind of jobs would they want. Would they want a 9 to 5 job that offers once in a year vacations and is repetitive ...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

AUG 07
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Branding Insurance as an Attractive Career Choice

I recently went to a college for an interaction with the students there. During the course of which I asked them if they would want to join...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUN 28
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Relevance of Life

Being a CEO often includes a lot of mentoring. People don’t look up to you merely for business solutions, they look up to you to guide...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

MAY 22
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The “Luck” Factor

Lot of times I hear people around me talk about the luck factor. Things like somebody is lucky, I am unlucky. Somebody gets all the best ...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

APR 02
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Questioning Our Biases

Oftentimes, across platforms, the most common apprehension that I receive from people, customers and new recruits alike is on insurers...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

FEB 28
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The Future of Insurance

Globalization 4.0 is the buzz word today. Unlike the preceding phases of globalization – pre and post the world wars and the ongoing one...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JAN 26
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Building a Culture of Wellness

I have been an insurer throughout my career, and firmly believe that it’s one of the most efficient tools to safeguard yourself and your...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

DEC 21
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My Learnings as an MD & CEO

After reading my last blog on my recent interaction with our new recruits, one of the youngsters at my company wrote back to me. She said...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

NOV 12
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Unplug – Let Go of the Encrypted Lifestyle & Rekindle the Human Touch!

Last Diwali as we were cleaning up our attic, I happened to see my old collection of scrapbooks and albums from my younger days. The...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

NOV 08
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Street MBA lessons from the Youngest @ BAGIC

I have always felt that the path to success doesn’t necessarily pass through fancy classroom doors. That the people who build successful...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

NOV 06
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The perfect Present for a secured Future

The best gifts are usually the simplest ones. A hug of appreciation, a nod of empathy, a heartfelt compliment – all etch an everlasting...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

OCT 09
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You Have Been Conditioned To Be Unhappy – Break Free!

Have you ever been in a shopping mall or an airport or at a party and happened to have observed the way people treat their kids at...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

OCT 02
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My take – On being happier and more successful

Just the other day I was talking about of the relief efforts which were going on towards a national disaster and how important it is as a...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

SEP 07
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The Secret To Being Genuinely Happy

When was the last time you laughed? Like genuinely laughed? Laughed so much that you had tears of joy in your eyes? A few days back...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

AUG 11
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Reminiscing Childhood Street Sports & the Lessons It Taught

One day while out on a walk in my society’s park I was reminded of the times when as kids I and my friends used to play various sports all...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUL 12
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If you’ve missed being revolutionary, be evolutionary

It’s no secret that the world has been changing at an unprecedented pace. In the last decade, virtually every industry has experienced...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUN 13
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Be loved, or feared. But never ignored.

The other day one of my leaders came to me to have a discussion on his career which according to him was stalling. He seemed rather...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

MAY 10
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How to deal with Loneliness

I rarely get any idle time, given my schedule. On one such day when I was looking at trees outside the window, I thought that this is a...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

APR 02
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Stress to the Point of Collapse

Given my tight schedule, bookstores at the airport are my only source of getting a sneak peek into the hardbound world of books....  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

MAR 15
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The Street MBA

Education is considered to be an important tool to build a good career and make your mark in the society. You are told from your childhood...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

FEB 13
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My Take on Increasing Life Expectancy and Happiness

During a recent leadership workshop, ideas and conversations somehow diverted to discussions on happiness at work and on quality of life...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JAN 21
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Getting More Out of Your Day

Recently while going through an old album, I stumbled upon a timeworn group photograph from my school days, the kind where the class...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

DEC 14
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What will stay with you, when you die?

Our conversations with friends, colleagues and family members mostly revolve around work and life hassles. Typically, the thrust is on...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

NOV 15
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Insurance – An Investment to a Social Cause

The last case of Polio in India was reported in 2011. With no more cases being reported, three years later in 2014, WHO declared India as...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

OCT 12
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Performance and Perception of Job Security

I keep on interacting with a lot of youngsters as I believe in the concept of surrounding one-self with age-defying company. Not only does...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

SEP 14
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Luxuries may have gone up but so has sadness – New World, Old Rules

One lazy Sunday afternoon, my father and I were sitting over tea in the balcony and we were discussing about general things. In the...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUL 21
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Intimidating Leaders – a Boon or a Bane

My daughter who usually regales the family at the dinner table with her stories about the day was rather quiet for the last few days. Upon...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

APR 14
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Towards a New Age Economy

The Union Budget is high on purpose on transforming India to a truly digital and cashless economy with the government clearly outlining...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

FEB 1
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Budget – An Insurer’s Expectations

There are many expectations and speculations around the Budget of 2017 as the country is still reeling under the after effects of...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JAN 18
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Industry’s Growing Obsession towards Transformation

The insurance industry today is witnessing a paradigm shift from the regular product based approach to a more dynamic customer centric...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

DEC 31
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Are you real or a figment of someone’s imagination?

Recently, an interesting conversation stirred by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and other cutting-edge companies caught my...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

NOV 8
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Why look for inspiration elsewhere when it is around us all the time

We all love to read about successful people in this world, people who have been able to achieve their goals, transform their businesses...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

OCT 26
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Future of General Insurance Industry

The need to be protected can be traced back to being as old as the history of human existence. It started with the discovery of fire,finding...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

AUG 12
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In trying to get what we don’t have are we losing what we have?

Every year as a member of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce we go to Germany for our annual delegation trip. It’s a trade delegation so we...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUL 8
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We Invite Sadness

The world is a very strange place to be in. As a kid I thought that when I get into high school I’ll be happier because the number of subjects...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUN 03
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Fostering a Culture of Compassion at Workplace

One day I was having a conversation with my daughters about what career they wanted to pursue. My elder daughter said she wanted to be a...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

MAY 10
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Union Budget 2016: Emphasis on Fiscal Prudence and Economic Growth

The Union budget presented by the finance minister addresses the important issue of financial inclusion. Not only is it a pro-rural and pro-farmer...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

MAR 2
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The Beauty of Ageing

I remember an interesting incident from a trip to a jungle with my team for an outbound activity. We had to leave early in the morning for a safari....  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

FEB 9
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My Two Cents for Millennials

I’m obsessed about the happiness of my employees. I want to provide them an enabling environment so they can succeed, be happy and...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

NOV 19
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How We Are Working Hard Towards Losing Happiness

In today’s digital era we click and store 1000s of photographs but hardly revisit them unlike the past when we had albums for every occasion...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

OCT 6
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Pride in Being an Insurer

Would you agree with me if I said that a world without insurance would be much less developed and unstable? You would have probably chuckled ...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

AUG 17
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Money Kills

Recently I was invited by a University to deliver a speech at their induction ceremony. Two bright youngsters from the University were...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUL 15
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Is ‘India Shining’ with ‘Make in India’?

This time I would like to share my experience of being part of a trade delegation to Germany for the largest industrial fair in the world,...  the insurance industry. Not many were inclined, and upo Read more

JUN 11

About the author

Tapan Singhel is the MD & CEO of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited. This blog has been initiated by him so that he can directly interact with all the valuable customers and employees of this company.

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