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- Working From Home
some thoughts about homeworking and how women/men do homeworking differently
- Conflict Resolution for Muslims: A Practical Formula on the Chinese Theory of Mao-Dun
Conflicts are, in essence, survival skills.
- Book Review - Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo
The book was such an interesting read that I ended up finishing it within two days.
- A Debate Over Climate Change
Some future trajectories for the human race in terms of climate change
- Indian Railways Turning Into A Death Trap
Why are our railways so accident prone?
- Bhopal : A Gas Tragedy
I always thought for 2010 the biggest national shame would be the Commonwealth Games, but was proven wrong
- Changing Ingredients of an Optimist
A half won battle is a lost battle, like a half filled glass
- CFO or CEO: Who Influences Earnings Management More?
Who has the most influence on earnings management of a firm? Some surprising results
- Systems Thinking and Counter-intuitive Nature of Social Systems
Is there a limitation in the way humans perceive social problems?
- IT Outsourcing Can Actually Increase a Firm’s IT Spend
IT Outsourcing is not a panacea for reducing costs, it can do other things, but not reduce costs
- It Takes Intelligence to Review & Deliver Intelligence
A review of an intelligence review policy paper which is creating waves
- Book Review: Practical Intrusion Analysis
Prevention and Detection for the Twenty-First Century
- Haagen-Dazs - Ice Cream or Creaming The Indian Hide?
The Haagen-Dazs fiasco has implications, both for Foreign Companies and for "Emerging" India.
- Book Review: The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling by Stephen Denning
Storytelling is an art of weaving the story in such a way that the audience keeps looking at you to know ‘what next’.
- IIM CAT Snafu Continues - Mismanagement and Inconvenience
The first online CAT for the IIMs presented a poor showing for the institutes and the company conducting the test, Prometric.
- In Death We Differ
We apparently take sides with the powerless. The question is who is powerless?
- Jet Airways Strike Ends - Victory for Labour
It remains to be seen how long flights will take to return to normal, and whether this will have a lasting impact on Jet Airways'
- Book Review: The Process of Software Architecting
Terminologies, Project Scenarios and Best Practices
- Book Review: Data Warehousing with SAP BW7, BI in SAP Netweaver 2004s
Architecture, Concepts and Implementation
- Keeping Information Secret - Mum's The Word
"The triviality of the information suppressed as per Mum's Law is directly proportional to the satisfaction derived by the suppressor."
- Delhi Needs Dr. Shetty
One short touch of inspiration and a person finds his goal in life.
- Swine Flu - More Than A Medical Crisis
The government thus far has fumbled its response, having taken things lightly until recently, and even now, providing mixed messages at various levels
- Delhi Metro Construction - Compromises and Consequences
Quality norms not followed or weakness in design?
- The New General Motors Emerges From Bankruptcy
It will take an Autobot of gargantuan proportions,much encouragement,and a good dose of luck to bring the new General Motors back to its iconic status.
- Book Review: SQL and Relational Theory
How to write accurate SQL code
- Book Review: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani
The books mentions the ideas that worked, that are in progress and that should be explored but there is a lot more that Nandan can
- Book Review: Cloud Application Architectures
Building applications and infrastructure in the cloud
- FlyDubai, Dubai's First Low Cost Carrier Starts Operations
As I see it, business and holiday travelers without much luggage could find this airline cheaper than its competitors.
- Regional Cinema & Hollywood Beat Bollywood During Strike
Looking back, the strike has been a boon to the regional cinema in a major way and to Hollywood too.
- Book Review: The Google Way
How one company is revolutionizing management as we know it
- Top Reasons to Fire Your Employees in the IT Slowdown
Unusually faulty policies followed by IT companies to fire employees.
- Book Review: Beautiful Teams
Inspiring and cautionary tales from veteran team leaders
- Tech Mahindra Wins Satyam Bidding
Their first task will be to be restore confidence to the employees, customers, and shareholders.
- Book Review: 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know
The book is very much recommended, especially for getting that fresh perspective in situations when nothing seems to be working.
- Lights Out at the Earth Hour
TERI has been doing all this green stuff long before it became a mantra for the rest of the world.
- America's Healthcare Crisis, Part III - The Lawyers
Lawyers on the whole have done the most damage to the medical profession and ultimately to the supposed beneficiaries, the patients.
- America's Healthcare Crisis, Part II - Physician, Heal Thy Profession
That was a different era, an era where physicians were scientists, trained observers and good listeners.
- An Open Letter To Arindam Chaudhuri
It's true, the movie has a Dark side about it, but again why do Indians always want happy movies.
- Satyam Board Dissolved, Peer Review Audit Of Nifty Stocks Ordered
As the year progresses, it is already evident that this will be a year of many surprises, and things will only get darker before any
- Risk Manager Role With Afghanistan International Bank
Why just an advertisement for a risk manager for an Afghan Bank is a small but good step?
- Disjointed Questions on the Bombay Blasts and Its Aftermath
Questions and musings in my mind over the past 48 hours.Kim
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- Book Review: Hacking VoIP
Protocols, Attacks and Countermeasures
- Book Review: Nagios - 2nd Edition
System and Network Monitoring
- Expansion of IIMs - Credibility At Stake
Expanding IIMs introduces risk of IIMs losing credibility - one thing that they have always banked upon in the world
- The American Financial Crisis — Dejŕ vu?
Is what’s happening on Wall Street giving us a sense of dejŕ vu? A peep into the future for the global middle class citizen!
- Book Review: The Ten Commandments for Business Failure
This slim book is eminently readable and works best if the nuggets are mapped to one's own perspective and experiences.
- The CFO-CIO Crossover, Part III
The future of the CIO and CFO relationship, some thoughts...
- Does Every Cloud Have a Sell Order Lining?
Weather, emotions and trading - the interesting links
- The CFO-CIO Cross-over, Part II
The past and present of the CIO CFO relationship
- The CFO-CIO Cross-over, Part I
The first of a series of three essays talking about the relationship between a CIO and CFO
- The Value of Sustainability to Business
Why being sustainable simply makes very good business sense
- Project Management - You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
How not to lose a client
- MTN Walks Out on Reliance Communications - Family Feud
Recent events might mean it is time for greater regulation of the fragmented conglomerate, if only to preserve Indian credibility in global markets.
- Book Review: The New Age of Innovation by C K Prahalad
The concept is N=1, R=G. This primarily means that to serve one customer, you have to access / use / leverage global resources.
- Book Review: Making Things Happen
Hard-pressed Project Managers would definitely like the sage advice of people in as difficult situations as they face on a daily basis as part of
- The World Congress of Information Technology 2008, Malaysia
Some thoughts on the discussions at the World Congress of Information TechnologyDr Bhaskar Dasgupta
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- Attrition And New Recruits
Especially new joinees leave the firm, a little after the embryonic stage of their job career cycle.
- Narayana Murthy on Entrepreneurship
I was privileged to attend an interview of Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys Technologies...
- Supreme Court Reiterates "No Goons For Collections"
Perhaps it had to be a team of women entrepreneurs who wouldn't think like men to be able to come up with a humane and
- Managing Discretionary Spending and Pensions
Manage your internal investments as you would your pensions.