Mahtab Uddin Ahmed

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Success and satisfaction do not always come hand in hand

A very interesting research was conducted in the US between two groups, one having won a million-dollar lottery and the other having lost a limb in accidents.

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

Life without internet? And pigs can fly!

Just take a few seconds to imagine what life may be like without the internet. There will be no Amazon or Daraz, no foodpanda orders, no Google Maps, no Netflix, no online games, no online study, widening of digital divide, no IR 4.0, no video calls and the list can go on.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Inflation widening rich-poor gap

In recent months, inflation has taken the world by storm, impacting not only Bangladesh but also countries in the first world. I have learned a few things from my wife through it all.

August 5, 2022
August 5, 2022

IR 4.0 for Idiots!

Late last year, I had the opportunity to attend a daylong workshop on IR 4.0 (The Fourth Industrial Revolution) where the speakers included a number of high-level government officials from multiple ministries and institutions.

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

What to expect when top boss is incompetent?

It is small wonder what happens when a politically-backed chief executive officer of a government construction company gets rewarded for his political affiliation by getting appointed as the top executive in a multinational company (MNC) of a technical and digital nature. 

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

Our love for the Big 4!

When it comes to the Big 4, the corporate trust instincts set in for good reasons but is it time to question if such blind reliance is the best practice always?

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Is the next generation ready to take the baton?

I had just come out of a meeting with my friend who is a prominent banker and this very interesting conversation ensued when I told him that I am keen to help family businesses in Bangladesh with my knowledge and experience.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

Is the devil outside or inside the organisation?

In my last job during the time between 2014 and 2016, the company performance was well below the mark, with 2016 being a serious disaster.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Boss is not always right!

I used to have a positional big boss who was new to the job and hardly had knowledge of the industry or the multinational way of working. Every time, my team put up a proposal to him, he would look at others in the meeting instead of me while knowing all too well where the right level of knowledge was to be found.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Happy marriage between management and accountants

A man piloting a hot air balloon discovers that he is hopelessly lost. He descends to a lower altitude and locates a man on the ground and shouts, “excuse me sir, can you tell me where I am?” The man below says, “yes, you are in a hot air balloon, about twenty feet above ground.”