Monday, March 16, 2020

Podcast # 5 - Women's Day special episode - Geetha Kannan of Wequity

In this episode we talk to Geetha Kannan, founder and CEO of - a forum dedicated to bringing equality through equity. We discuss at length how we can make the world more equal for women in tech. While the discussion is around women in tech the discussion is relevant for all men and women who want to make a difference and manage better.

This podcast and a transcript will be available on my new website 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Podcast #4 - Interview with Carmit Berdugo Cohen

Hello Friends. I am Anshuman Tiwari and this is my podcast now called Manage Better with Anshuman Tiwari. This podcast was earlier called Operational Excellence and I am expanding it to – Manage Better. I am hoping to bring to you best practices and stories from all aspects of managing better. If you like these episodes please share it across your network. And please do subscribe so you get to know when the next episode is available. 
Today I bring to you a very interesting guest. She is from Israel and a well known quality Consultant there. We have interacted for a while and I have been impressed with her passion for quality. This is a story we all need to hear.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

All work is not equal - Using Runner Repeaters and Strangers for better outcomes!

A podcast version of this post is available at 

Hello friends. I am Anshuman Tiwari, and this is my podcast on Quality and Operational Excellence. I call it the The Operational Excellence Advantage and am hoping to bring you views on how we all can use operational excellence as a competitive advantage at work. I will share my views and occasionally invite others from the industry to share lessons you can use. Your feedback is essential and always welcome.

Today I want to share a key concept in Operational Excellence that is often missed out in the rush of getting things done and fighting a fire a day. I have often said that Operational Excellence is a balance of theory and practice. Most of us are consumed by the practice and do not take the time to stop and ask ourselves – what is the theory behind this? Is there a better theory I can use? What are others doing about this issue?

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Five Questions to Review your Year and make 2020 Awesome!

This post is also available as a Podcast at

Okay so the deluge of new year wishes would have now subsided a bit. Before we forget we are in a new year – here are my best wishes for the new year for you all.

Another year is ending and if you are like most others you have let it pass by. Now, I don’t want to spoil your new year joy but am hoping to point you to review your last year with some critical questions. I have done this over the last several years and found such questioning useful and wanted to share in the hope that the questions will help you as well.

Asking questions
Why do we need to ask questions of ourselves? Well, primarily because we don’t like or let others ask them of us. Questions help any progress possible. The first step is always a question. Often unanswered, at least initially. We need questions. We may not have the answers always, but we need questions. No progress is possible without a good question.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Thinking! Why do over 75% RPA and Digital programs fail?

My best wishes to all of you on the auspicious occasion of Dusshera today. Thank you also for your over 200 likes for my video blog last week on OpEx metrics. Many of you sent feedback and I am grateful for the same.

My topic today is something that I have been asked. Why do over 75% RPA and Digital programs fail? Or do not give the return we expected.
Of course there is no one answer to this. Much of what you face today could be a result of technical choices you made. I however, am convinced that the answer in in History and Psychology of similar initiatives in your organization.