Rajh V Iyer Company Guru

Rajh is a serial entrepreneur with ventures in knowledge process outsourcing, hospitality, retail, IT and e-commerce. He has over 25 years of corporate experience and expertise in key roles of leadership, strategy, planning & management. Rajh is especially skilled at developing new profit centers within scheduled timelines and costs while ensuring operational efficiencies through long-term strategic planning. His core expertise includes delivering customized and cost-effective solutions to meet the operational and financial goals of the organization and its stakeholders. Rajh holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Mumbai. 

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Optimism Bias!

According to studies, about 80 percent of people have an optimism bias in terms of themselves and those close to them. In simple terms, people tend to overestimate the probability of good things happening to them and underestimate the likelihood of bad things.


Being Unaware of how Unaware we are

We are all guilty of convincing ourselves of our knowledge in all kinds of things, even when we really don’t have a clue. Whether we admit it or not, we all have a blind spot when it comes to ourselves.


The Types of Angel Investors

As an entrepreneur who has worked and raised funds with and from several angel investors, I have had a vast amount of experience in meeting various types of investors. Each angel is unique with different motivations for investing and different expectations from you, as an entrepreneur. By learning about the different kinds of investors, you will able to better understand their rationale and meet their expectations. That being said, there is one common factor among all angel investors: their money is theirs. This may seem like an obvious fact, but people often forget the value of someone else’s money since it is easier to spend. Simply put, with every expense, think twice because it is not your money.


How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

As a sequel to my previous article, “The Characteristics of Toxic Leadership”, here are my thoughts on how to deal with a toxic boss. Your relationships at work are an important part of your happiness and success in life. A lot of your time is spent at work, in direct contact with your colleagues and managers.


The Characteristics of Toxic Leadership

Toxic Leadership is characterized by mistreatment of subordinates in a corporate structure, resulting in a destructive and harmful working environment. Work is a very integral and important part of our lives. Considering the amount of time the average person spends at work, it becomes like a ‘second home’. So, when relationships at work become difficult, especially with upper management, it is a source of infinite stress and difficulty. You may love your job but you come to hate it because of the unhealthy environment that you are forced into.


Entrepreneurs, Beware of the C-fallacy!

Before we go into avoiding the C-fallacy, let’s explain what it means. The C-fallacy refers to the Concorde fallacy, more famously known as the ‘sunk cost fallacy;’ a common type of human behaviour which makes us continue to do something that is of no value because of our emotional attachment and sense of ‘loss’. Simply put, it is the difficulty, humans face in making a rational decision on a failing project, when they have invested time, money, effort and belief into making it work. They would rather continue to waste their time, energy and money, rather than feel the pain of losing what they worked so hard for.


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