Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?

While most people don’t like or appreciate the idea of having a contrarian in their team, I have always loved to have one. In fact I would love to be a contrarian in any group or team that I am part of. A contrarian or a divergent view makes you think and if it comes from a person with experience and/or expertise, you value the contrarian view even more. Sometimes just the fact that someone presented a different view, in itself is very interesting, and very much required. 

We have in our advisory board of ShikshaDaan Foundation one such contrarian. We invited the person to join us with the purpose and clarity of his differing views. Almost with one different view in every meeting that we have had in the last six quarterly meetings. 

Contrary to what most may think, contrarian views matter. It makes you think. They make a huge difference. Here is an interesting article on the subject:

Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?

Diversity … Do we really want it ?

Our recent trip to Cambodia made us realise that the whole world only talks of “diversity” and how wonderful it is to have diverse cultures, customs and people. We actually crave for “similarity”. Just think of the genocides that have happened in the concentration camps and during the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, both in … Read more

LGBT – Love, Goodness, Beauty Transformed

The Supreme Court has kept aside the HC order and has restored IPC 377, making homosexuality a criminal offence. The LGBT community is hugely disappointed and terribly upset. The politicians and (un)religious (un)learned speakers for major religions are now stuck with this problem to solve. They don’t have the balls or breasts to do it … Read more