High Standards – Definition by Jeff Bezos from Amazon

Got a chance to read the SEC filing made by Amazon, with Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to the shareholders attached in it. It is a very well thought out letter. The humble representation of hard facts, especially the four points for high standards is remarkable . Helped me learn something new today. The statement on …

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Self Parking Slippers and Chairs – Remarkable

I came across this interesting article about self parking slippers in the newspaper today. My curiosity level went up when I realized it was from Nissan as a good friend of mine, Tony, is deeply involved in the thick of actions in technology there. When I pinged him on this, he directed me to a …

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Data Mining Under 19 and Senior Indian Cricket Teams

As I am a big cricket fan, I watched the finals of the Under 19 Boys world championship between Australia and India. Congratulations to the Indian cricket team for winning it four times in the past 20 years or so. Given my interests in data mining and also cricket, I dug up more facts about …

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Computer Science Graduate Course – Recommended Curriculum for 2018

During my professional career in India in the past five years, I have spent numerous hours looking for the ideal, well-rounded candidate with a Computer Science background, knowing very well that expecting perfection is meaningless and close to perfection is good enough. As this led to numerous hours of disappointment, I tried going to the …

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Rajinikanth Keynote Address – Important Points

I am a big fan of Rajinikanth and hence have compiled the important points from his keynote address while announcing his political entry. Discipline and control are the key to win anything Focus on your efforts – do your duty – results will happen Time has come for change to happen – we have to …

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Masters of Scale – Podcasts by Reid Hoffman

Got a chance to hear a podcast called Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman, who was one of the founders of LinkedIn. Reid interviews founders who have managed to scale their business in an amazing way.  I heard a few of the podcasts and am quite impressed with the wealth of information that these founders …

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Technology Firms Disrupting Their Models?

In the past I used to always compare the business model used by the technology companies of yesteryears ie. before 1990 (IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle etc) with those of the new entrants ie. after 1990 (Google, Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Yahoo etc) and notice these key differences: Asset lite: The investments made were purely in …

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Shashi Tharoor @ Gartner Symposium in Goa

I got a chance to watch Dr.Shashi Tharoor speak for the first time at the Gartner IT Expo in Goa today. Was mesmerised by the speech. While I have heard a lot about his oratorical skills, experiencing it first hand was amazing. The topic of his speech was ‘Pursuing a Culture of Innovation and Quality’. Shashi …

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What is a computer? Latest iPad Pro Ad

Apple has now come up with a new approach to push iPad as the standard technology device that replaces the computer. By doing so, they are directly competing with the mobile devices who have been pitted to replace computers for a long time. There have been many reasons used against the mobile devices such as: …

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