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Data Scandal: Should We Demonize Social Media and Tech Companies?

May 4, 2018

It was an investor meet last month… I was talking to one of the investors there. He is from a very large media house. “We have startup program.” He smiled. “So, how to work with you? How do you support startups?” “Well. We come in only after you prove success. Then we give advertisement currency. […]

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Ask Rahul Gandhi: How a Good Idea Can Be Screwed by Dumb Communication (2 Lessons included)

March 11, 2018

Rahul Gandhi again talks about his vision. “When I see MRI machines not connected, I see huge problem. Connecting all of those MRI machines will completely transform the planet” This becomes a butt of a joke. And this is not the first time. While one may not respect Rahul Gandhi much for original thoughts, I […]

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What Business Are You Really In? As Applied to Employees.

February 22, 2018

Peter Drucker. Everyone knows about the management legend who transformed American businesses. One of the most important question from Drucker was – what business are we really in? The most famous example is that of McDonalds. He suggested that McDonalds’ primary business is NOT food. It is real estate. The explanation is that they open […]

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Management Reviews: What I Learnt about “Real Intelligence” from Artificial Intelligence

November 16, 2017

As we learn more about AI, we know this: Neural networks based AI is very effective for many problems Human brain is based on neural networks We also know that AI based systems are still evolving and have limitations AI based car might confuse a picture of car as car If AI system is taught […]

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Six Sigma for Govt Policy: How to Set Right Indian Smart Cities Initiative

May 8, 2017

India announced smart city initiative years back. Ever since it was announced, it was a big confusion. Debate on definition of smart city itself took years and is still continuing. Global ideas of smart cities can not be copy pasted at the moment. Around the world the cities are good and clean. They just need to […]

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Startup India: Modi should Dissolve the Govt Fund of $1.5Billion and Do This Instead

March 3, 2017

Everyone asked Modi govt to support startups. Modi delivered. Along with many good initiatives, a fund is also born. Before it is too late, I suggest the opposite. Dissolve the fund. Use it for something else. Before I explain further, let me take you back to 1980s. Indian govt had the noble intention of encouraging […]

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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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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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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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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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