By Indranil Sarkar
At 9am on a weekday, the New Delhi metro, which transports more than 2.5 million passengers daily, is bustling with white-collar professionals going to work. Most of them are glued to their sparkling new smartphones with ferocious intensity and focus – if an alien from Mars were to be observing this, they would be confused by the ‘magic’ in these palm sized devices that can captivate an audience so effectively for hours at a time. Little do they know that many of these respectably attired folks are busy ‘crushing candies’ or ‘flinging birds’.
Almost every white collar professional today in India has access to a smartphone – but how many of them use these powerful devices to acquire new knowledge and new professional capabilities everyday? The world of business is evolving daily rendering skills and capabilities obsolete within a few years. Is it that professionals are just not interested in becoming more competent and advancing in their career? Doesn’t sound likely - so what is the problem then?