The ANALyst

Leverage, optimise, synergise


For those of you still stuck in the rat race, may I suggest a week in the sun and sands of the Carribbean! Life just comes to a standstill. No meetings, no emails to reply to, no presentations or models to be created, no bull crap to be spewed (oh yes, no cellphone either!). It’s akin to living on another planet really. A week spent befriending tranquility will also allow you to spend large periods of time contemplating – something I suspect not a lot of you have time for.

So, whats happening to me now. Well as promised, I have chosen a rather unconventional route and decided that perhaps it is time to explore an emerging economy. Not just to travel, but to actually live and work. Friends from those regions compare the mood of the people to that of the US in the 60s and 70s – where growth and development as opposed to cost cutting and efficiency is paramount, where ambition combined with grey cells and hardwork can lead to unique opportunities. An aspirational society that is determined to show the world that it belongs on the world stage. And it is there that I shall head to “seek my fortune”.

What exactly I will do I don’t really know. I am seriously considering the technology sector with a view to start something of my own within the next two years or so. I do have offers from a couple of corporations in various capacities, ranging from the corporate strategy departments of various business houses to consulting – all in the technology sector, as that was the focus of my search (apparently people from the west looking to spend a few years there are welcome with open arms). Basically, I am leaning towards something that will enable me to start out on my own soon-ish. Anyway, more updates on that will follow as I start to shape my thinking and planning.

For now, my immediate worries range from setting myself up in a new country, living with new people, getting used to different customs to understanding how business works there. It is very risky, but I’d rather take risks now especially if it means I am doing something I enjoy. I might fail miserably, but then again I may prosper. Either way it will be a good learning experience. And without risk there is no reward!

Will keep you guys posted as things move along. Aah…the joys of life after consulting!!!

June 28, 2009 Posted by | Life | Leave a comment

Time for change……Yes we can!!!

Apologies for the delay fellow enlightened souls. I was so so so busy satisfying the most demanding of clients that I almost forgot I had a blog to “own”.

But to fill you guys in, a lot has happened since the time I last posted. After spending 80 hours a week in the office for just over two years making presentations that will put Picasso to shame when it comes to artistic value and make a caveman feel like a prize winning economist when it comes to content, I decided to end it all. The prospect of wasting my youth (and the rest of my life) doing something utterly meaningless that makes no positive tangible difference to anyone’s life was certainly not appealing. A decision had to be made.

Don’t really know what I will do next, but a wealth of opportunities have suddenly opened up. In no order of preference, they are,

1) Go travelling.
2) Become a tour guide (options 1 and 2 maybe combined)
3) Work in an oil rig (for some reason this sounds really appealing)
4) Become a standup comedian
5) Become an actor (anyone know how to go about doing that)
6) Start something of my own

Aah, the possibilities are endless and to contemplate I have a one week holiday booked in the Carribbean beaches. Bliss!!!

What will happen to this blog you ask? I think I will keep it going, with anecdotes from my past life and future life. After all I may just return to consulting, you never know. But either way I will always need an outlet to release my frustrations.

So now I am off to enjoy my new found freedom. Until next time….

June 13, 2009 Posted by | Life | 5 Comments