A thriving organization depends so much on its people — and yet developing a strong talent and HR strategy is often an afterthought for early stage businesses.

The issue of finding and developing the right talent is often looked at too simplistically: “We just need to hire people with x…


A Formative Experience

One of my clients several years back while at Accenture was a media company that had just seen the incoming of a new CIO.

Now, this new leader was a true visionary: he saw the potential of the IT function to revolutionize the way it worked and…


If there is one point I try to make to my clients, it is that technology and culture change are two sides of the same coin.

Of course, leaders may know this intellectually. And yet, instinctively, when they hear terms like “culture” and “change management,” they may tend to brush…


Prior to my current career in organizational consulting, I was a Neuroscience Researcher in an MD/PhD program.

After that, I was a musician part-time in India.

After that, I was a Market Research Lead with Abt Associates.

After that, I did my MBA in France at a top international business…


I know that the term ‘toxic masculinity’ is misleading and controversial. …


“Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung

How many times have you watched some drama from the sidelines, with an imaginary bag of popcorn in hand, amused inside?

Yes, other peoples’ drama is fun and entertaining, when its not happening to us. …


I believe it’s because no one really knows what it is. Or if they do know what it is, they are still not able to fully ‘walk the talk.’ Why is that?

Contrary to the narrow box in which companies define diversity today — diversity is actually much more than…


“If people stopped trying to not make things worse, we have no idea how much better they would get.” Jordan Peterson.

A few years ago, I started noticing something interesting in my own behavior:

The more i wanted to impress someone — be it a hiring manager, potential collaborator, acquaintance…


“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” Stephen Covey

A recent Linkedin study has shown that the most in-demand skill in 2019 is not data analytics, not AI, not app development— it is creativity. At the top also are collaboration and adaptability. …


“I’d like an order of humanity with a side of relatability, please.”

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to an Italian restaurant in the city that I was dying to try — I am a pasta fiend!

When our waitress came over, she began immediately with a monologue of reciting…

Sam Basu Farreca

Agile HR Coach, Interim HR Lead, DEI Consultant, Medium Top Diversity Writer, and Artist. Co-Founder,culturestrategy.io

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