I have often felt that blogging can happen on the go. Just cut-pasting a chat. A mini blog on some insight as one stepped into the shower, a conversation with a friend.. and so many such moments of aha! and truth.. worth capturing.
Just a little while back, I pinged a dear friend, Sashank on google talk and we had a spontaneous chat and as you read it, you will see the genesis of this blog.
I was with Deep Red Ink for 2 days over the weekend where Sashank is a Partner. DRI is a precious part of the CoEvolve ecology. The idea was to examine and explore what is required for them to move to Level Next. Even that came out of a in-the-moment phone call that I made to Santhan, co-founder of DRI after I discovered that some mutual friends, also his customers, were exasperated in some ways.
I have also been grappling for many years how to sustain the momentum of any initiative. And I guess, its happening finally- though baby steps, but something of an enduring nature is being born.
So this is the chat. Unedited.. well almost! Tell us if it spoke to you!
I have found that chats have such a ‘now’ quality about it that sometimes they are more ‘real’ and authentic than face-to-face conversations which are over rated, I feel.
Minus the body language, with enough space for allowing pauses, one tends to be oneself more. No need to wear any masks! You will see what I mean- hopefully!
me: hey sashank!
Sashank: hey, howz you K
me: all well
did u see tof glimpses on youtube?
Sashank: i wanted to but not yet
in case u want to!
how are things.. are u guys working today?
Sashank: interesting actually
everyone was on time today, like for the first time
me: wow! thats something.
now to make it last!
Sashank: we had a big conversation today, which was of much higher quality
Sashank: in a meeting with Apoorva, krishna and D facilitating (D is Deepti ;-))
so guess u cant be here with me much!
Sashank: anil was super proactive
i was speaking my mind more
me: kya baat hai.. iss rate se coevolve will also have to become a part of DRI 😉
Sashank: well K.. its a sign of things to come
tks for this update. means a lot to me.. gently appreciate people w/o making a big deal of anything
Sashank: i was anyway going to share with you… esp from a personal context
the appreciation is from deep with in
atleast Im excited at the output
me: and keep yr feet on the ground
me: do a blog! if it feels right
Sashank: but seeing how I must reinvent my blog also…
to not make them actual posts but like simple elevator pitches…
will keep you posted on that
me: yes.. i often feel that also.. mini blogs
Sashank: yes like Seth Godin
me: he writes very short ones?
Sashank: ya… some times its only Title +1 line
me: like we could just cut-paste this chat and it cd become a blog post, hai na?- sthg like that!
me: with a few lines edited and added!
me: chalo- i will attempt it and even u can.. lets see
Sashank: lets see
me: on the go.. here-now.. chal bye now.. and convey my hug to all at the rigjht time.. which could be suddenly in the middle of a seriosu meeting when it is least expected! – lol
you are on a roll!
me: chal.. u all make me rock.. and then i must roll
me: chalo- any famous last lines for the benefit of the blog? some one minute wisdom!
from Venkata the Sashank..
Sashank: Let the tao flow!
me: kewl..bye now!
Am glad I could ink what is deep and light.. while it is red..before it turns orange or green!