Hey there. I am glad you found me.
My name is Santhan, and with my partners and team, I am in the process of building Deep Red Ink. We are working to make this a workplace where purpose, people, relationships and personal growth are put ahead of profit, goals, transactions and professional success.
I believe that profit, goals, transactions and professional success are desirable but not directly attainable. They result from focusing on purpose, people, relationships and personal growth.
This blog is my space for reflection, conversations, and connections that can help me on this journey.
On this blog
I write about conscious business, leadership, relationships, organizational culture, higher purpose, personal growth, social media and more. I am open to guests writing on my blog about these or other related topics. Contact me at santhan at deepredink dot com or on twitter.
Behind the name
This blog is called counter.intuitive, because I like seeing things upside down and inside out. And I have often found that the opposite idea of many commonly accepted ideas is very powerful. And, perhaps, more applicable in business today.
For example, it’s intuitive that focusing on revenue generation improves revenues, its counter.intuitive that focusing on higher purpose improves revenues. And this may be more true than the former – customers love brands that stand for something larger than profit.
While it is intuitive that relationships become better by proximity, its counter.intuitive that they could become better with distance. However that’s true too many times.Subscribe to this blog, and join the conversation. Let’s discover new and interesting ways to build an amazing business.