Author: Ishwara Bhat

How a CTO Could Help India

January 26, 2017

As everyone knows India is in interesting times. Workaholic Prime Minister. High energy of the masses. Good number of social problems to solve. And good amount of money in hand to spend. If played well carefully, India could have good living standard, not just from the economic figures, but also from the eyes of common […]

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: How it could wreck the society!

October 25, 2016

An apartment complex in Bangalore, India. With fair amount of shared history and strong opinions, it is natural to see conflicts in the apartment society. This one was epic. It was about extending the rain water harvesting capacity. Let me spare the details and focus on real story. Murthy uncle was furious. “What does THAT man think […]

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Large Organization Recruitment: Why HR Does NOT Consider Your Referral

October 22, 2016

You are working in this organization for long time. You have a close friend, in dire need of job. You send the resume to HR team and no response. Gradually you feel guilty, powerless and frustrated. Can not even get an audience for a friend in the place where you worked for so many years!? The same friend […]

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Patriotism and Corporate World: 4 VITAL Reasons to Salute the Ordinary

August 14, 2016

Most countries are quickly turning ‘nationalistic’ these days. We see in social media of all geographies, the passions are rising. The soldiers of the respective countries are remembered and celebrated lot more. I also see posts like – while-brave-soldiers-are-dying–we-live-in-comfort-doing-nothing.There are many more similar ones. This gets loudest on days of national importance… like Independence day in […]

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Setting the Limits : Span of Control is NOT About Headcount

June 25, 2016

What is span of control? You have heard this. Span of control is the number of people you could effectively manage. Essentially it is about how much one person can handle. Because of this reason, there is limited people reporting to a boss. In large organizations, this is one big reason to have 6 to […]

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Shiva – Shakthi and Product Design

March 3, 2016

Every Feb/March, comes Shiva Rathri celebration in Indian sub-continent and world over. The enigma of Lord Shiva and Shakthi has many different explanations and yet there is no universal answer. On one extreme, Hollywood uses erotic man-female interpretation since it fits commercial needs. On the other end, meta physics sees this more like energy and its manifestation. Yoga has very […]

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Indian Innovation: Time to Promote ISRO from Heart to Head

January 10, 2016

In India everybody loves ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). While many issues pull down the spirits of the country, one of the the entities that bring cheer is ISRO. A true worldclass technology organization. Whenever a satellite launcher or spaceship is successfully launched, euphoria surges. On all cases – satellites & launchers, MARS orbiter, GPS-like system etc., […]

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Bell Curve Is Here to Stay Even If You Got Rid of It

January 8, 2016

Many organizations are ditching Bell curve. The observation by Gauss became a religion. The the good Bell curve went bad. After seeing that using it has become counterproductive, many organizations are getting rid of forced ranking.  It should be the dawn of fair world, right?  There are good reasons for differentiation and unfortunately they may […]

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Performance Management: How Bell Curve Got Screwed

January 7, 2016

Bell curve is well known, rather infamous. Now junked by many companies, it seemed very good way to improve organization performance management. It helped to ensure that performance ratings are well differentiated. It helped to reward the high performers and weed out the non-performers. First let us look at its origin and how it ended […]

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Is Next Job Better for Work-Life Balance? Think Again!

October 31, 2015

One of the biggest problems these days is work life balance. Everyone complains about lack of it. Due to global dynamics you are always on toes. You may have less flexibility in directly seeking better work life balance. And people have strong notions about various companies. If you want to switch job looking for better work life balance, […]

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11 Types of Architect Jobs (Only 3 Are Actual Architect Roles) Which You May Not Have Known

August 11, 2015

In technology companies, there is role of architect(s). There is a huge demand for competent architects.  Some are groomed within the organization. Some others are hired from outside. All the time there is huge demand with big pay packet. Surprisingly(or not so surprisingly), I have seen lot of frustration for the architect herself and also […]

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Clean India Initiative: Building the Case for Project Management Office

June 18, 2015

Most intolerable things about India – the filth, lack of civic amenities and civic sense. In spite of rising incomes in terms of currency, it remains among toughest places to live and low on human development factor. Indian leadership has rightly taken up the cause of clean India. It had great kick off. It excited […]

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