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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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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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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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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Amazon Fire Stick Is Data Hungry

Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the IOT (Internet of Things) enabled devices that have become quite popular in the recent times. I consider it a classic example of disruption using technology. Got a chance to order an Amazon Fire TV Stick on Amazon and was pleasantly surprised to receive it ahead of time. …

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Amazon Locker – An Interesting Initiative

Amazon has been experimenting a new concept called Amazon Locker, where you could choose an Amazon Locker near you as the delivery address, and go and pick up the items from there.   This attempt clearly shows how Amazon is trying to focus on improving the experience at each touch point involved in the eCommerce …

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Audible – Remarkable

Spent some time earlier this week on understanding ‘Audible’ book types, the recent innovation from Amazon, which allows users to download books using ‘Audible’ book type and it plays on Android/iPhone devices. As they also gave two books for free to be downloaded with new sign ups, I took this opportunity to download and listened to …

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