Nov 02

Importing R&D Hardware: How History is Holding Back Global R&D from India

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1717 AD. Calcutta. Fort William. There were encouragements to do export business. Global business is good. There were tax breaks for export oriented units. No wonder the empire was the largest economy on the  planet. East India company, first British … Continue reading

Oct 19

Job Offer with Unbelievable Pay Hike? Congrats! But, Do These 3 Vital Checks

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Okay. One more resignation. The reasons are again the same. More money. Much more than here. Of course, the long term career seems clearer there. If one thing that is killing Indian technology sector, it is attrition. There are many reasons … Continue reading

Oct 11

Awards are difficult, but not for Nobel Prize Committee

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Jun 2014. Weekly meeting with the project managers who worked with me. ” We need to recognize people. Let us give away some awards.” We had many smaller team level awards. Also we had annual awards. We wanted to recognize more. … Continue reading

Aug 30

Career Paths Do Not Exist. If They Do, They Are More like Bangalore Traffic Lanes.

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Presentation time for my group. Human Resources manager presents the career paths that exist in the organization as I look on. “Good morning everyone. Let me walk you through the exciting career paths for you here!”. She went on to … Continue reading

Aug 23

DARPA Urban Challenge to Mahindra Rise Prize: Driving the Self Driving Car

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Google Driver-less Car. Unless you lived in cave with no connectivity, you heard about self driving cars. Around the world there is quite a bit of excitement about this. Lot of innovation is going on across the technology and industry spectrum. While … Continue reading