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- Book Review: Friends with Benefits
A Social Media Marketing Handbook
- Book Review: Rework
As the book says, “Change the way you work forever.”
- Bhopal : A Gas Tragedy
I always thought for 2010 the biggest national shame would be the Commonwealth Games, but was proven wrong
- Capitalism, Socialism and Gasoline
If wishes were horses, commonsense would be jobless!
- Mobile Phones in India: Disappointing Fare
There is no ONE answer.
- Unique Identification Number: The Politics of Privacy and Information
The new power is not money in the hands of the few, but information in the hands of the government.
- Safety Concerns on Flaming Tata Nanos
The window of opportunity for damage control is slender, especially with high profile brands.
- Microsoft, Apple, Google - The Battle for Domination
The iPad will be no different, and Apple will continue to weave its net of circumvention yet again.
- CFO or CEO: Who Influences Earnings Management More?
Who has the most influence on earnings management of a firm? Some surprising results
- Tag me a Price
Nothing in life comes without a price attached to it not even life itself.
- Propaganda, Patriotism and Profits
If earlier the State used patriotic fervor as an administrative tactic, big business is now co-opting national consciousness for private profit.
- The Children of India: A Volunteer Travel Experience
I became involved with a nonprofit based in Austin called The Miracle Foundation, which manages orphanages in India.
- Book Review: Complicit by Mark Gilbert
A conspiracy of greed among bankers, investors, rating agencies, and regulators has imperiled everyone's financial future.
- Is The Apple iPad an i-Wash?
So, what is it? A phone? Or a MacBook? Or an Apple Netbook?
- China - No More Gimmicks
In recent days, a lot of voices are being heard warning about the Chinese Bubble.
- Post-liberalization India - A Free For All?
This kind of annoying in-your-face, bordering or outright illegal “marketing” and deterrent reparation processes is not isolated to Airtel.
- Haagen-Dazs - Ice Cream or Creaming The Indian Hide?
The Haagen-Dazs fiasco has implications, both for Foreign Companies and for "Emerging" India.
- Haagen-Dazs, Mistaken Cause
Mad that foreigners offended Indian dignity at the new Haagen-Dazs franchise? Not so fast, folks. How about the facts?
- Haagen-Dazs Not Allowed in India
This is a sensitive issue for Indians and a reminder of the Raj when Indians and dogs weren't allowed into clubs & other 'white' places
- Shave India? Proctor & Gamble's Sexist Advertising in India
Gillette termed men, who have stubble, as lazy in a campaign called WALS-Women against Lazy Stubble.
- Tiger Drinks Gatorade for Accenture
Isn't it the easiest thing on earth to have a chance to point fingers at someone?
- Mobile Number Portability in India - Rs. 19 Only
One of the biggest problems currently with changing your service provider is that you have to take a new number
- Soft Infrastructure Development: Role of Private Sector
Soft infrastructure systems precede hard infrastructure and are engines of social transformation.
- Google - Weaving a Worldwide Web
Clearly, Google has in myriad ways, taken on the likes of Microsoft and Apple, quietly from just being a search engine giant.
- Brand Confusion in Indian Pharma
These brands are akin to the pirated books we get on the foot-path; it has everything other than the rewards reaching the author
- Will Manmohan Get An Economic Nobel?
We are happy this way; this Nobel is quite inconsistent with Eastern values
- 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'
- Apple Announces New Rocking iPods, Video Camera, And More
The best part of today's Apple iPod Event came at the very beginning.
- Book Review: The Process of Software Architecting
Terminologies, Project Scenarios and Best Practices
- 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."
- Book Review: The Nudist on The Late Shift
It mostly reads like a zinging thriller, on the lines of Hemingway meets Hunter S Thompson, without resorting to gonzo journalism.
- Social Consolidation - Facebook Acquires FriendFeed
Personally, I might move away from FriendFeed if it begins to look too much like Facebook, which I found to be shallow and boring.
- Google vs. Microsoft - Battle Of The Century
Still, I consider myself very lucky to be living in the era of Microsft and Google.
- 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: Cloud Application Architectures
Building applications and infrastructure in the cloud
- Amicable End To Producer-Multiplex Strike in Bollywood
Movies mean money and that should continue along with entertainment.
- 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.
- One Foul Job Ad
At the time of this writing, the "end client" who had actually asked for non-Indian applicants only had not been touched by any of this.
- Maruti Suzuki Ritz - The Countdown Begins
Ten reasons to look forward to the new car.
- Consumer: Airlines to Show Exact Fare
It's been a long evolution in getting airlines to respect consumer rights
- 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.
- Oracle Acquires Sun Microsystems for $7.4 Billion
The strategic benefits that Oracle gains from this acquisition are far greater than the sum of the parts.
- Huge Growth in Telecom in India
From the looks of it, it does not seem that the problem has solved, and TRAI does not seem to be very bothered.
- 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.
- Why Do We Have a National Holiday on Christmas and Good Friday?
Does anybody have a clue why we last Friday was a National Holiday?
- Mobile Operators - Horror Stories From India
An insight into some unfair means employed by mobile operators in India to trick people.
- Consumer Protection: MRTPC Investigates Branded Fuels
What is the reality of these branded fuels? Do their consistent campaigns have any real substance to them?
- Cisco Introduces Unified Computing System
Will Cisco's differentiators will be long-lasting or indeed, truly different?
- 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.
- WorkExp.Com Goes Offline - The Whisper Board for Bad News
It became a safety valve, in part, for the stressed employee, serving to reinforce, negatively, his feelings about his company.
- America's Foolish CEOs: Medco's Dave Snow Gets The First Award
I think it has a lot to do with poor policies and oversight, individual greed, and last, but not the least, stupid CEOs running corporate
Did you know there is a Professional Association for Butchers which traces its history back more than 1000 years? I didnt...
- Frankenstein or Frankincense Crops?
What do you do for your country's food security? plant GM crops or go rent some farmland in another country? or both?
- Is China a Threat to Indian IT Outsourcing?
Can China really pull deals that are being outsourced to India? Where exactly does it stand in IT Outsourcing?
- Innovation - That Strange Mythical Animal
Everybody wants innovation, but managing innovation is very difficult. Some views on innovation in firms