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Can You Write a Full Sentence of More Than 140 Characters Anymore?

In the IT Services industry you have to be able to write code. And English. In fact, not being able to write code may be alright. But without English you just can’t function. And yet, it is surprising how little … Continue reading

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The Two State World View and BYOC

I rejoined Infosys on June 1 as Head of Global Sales. It’s been quite easy slipping back into the saddle on most fronts. The one that took a bit of adjusting to, was on my gear. Startups don’t have IT … Continue reading

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How Not to Do a Newsletter

I get most of my reading done via twitter. I follow a bunch of smart people who essentially filter all that’s out there to what is truly worthy of reading. My feed reader is getting less and less airtime nowadays. … Continue reading

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The Role of Management Consulting

The hearings on the Galleon insider trading case have begun. Two of the accused Anil Kumar (turned witness) and Rajat Gupta are former McKinsey consultants. So naturally, there is light being shone on McKinsey and management consulting. John Gapper in … Continue reading

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Why BankSimple Will Get My Business

I bank with a well-known national bank. We’ll call it CurrentBank. I’ve banked with CurrentBank, for more than a decade. I like to keep things simple, so I don’t have any other accounts. But as soon as BankSimple is up … Continue reading

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Bollywood Music – the Android Opportunity

Can Indian digital music become a legitimate business? Or will it stay stuck with a 20th century distribution model? You might say that Bollywood is already digital. You already get popular music on iTunes and amazon.com outside India. But the … Continue reading

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This Could be the Future of the Print Media

Richard Branson launched Project, a digital magazine just for the iPad. The monthly magazine will cost $2.99 a month. Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch is working on an iPad only daily (newspaper) called The Daily. In related developments, the New York Times … Continue reading

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Where Will the Good Jobs Come From

Yglesias rebuts Ed Luce in the FT. First, Ed Luce: …a paradigm that has outlived its usefulness – the view that globalisation is an unmixed blessing for the US economy, and that America’s disappearing manufacturing jobs will be replaced by … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Packaging and Wrap Rage

New York Times has an article about amazon.com’s battle against consumer “Wrap Rage” – the frustrating experience of unpacking stuff that you buy from them. I have long been amazed at how stupid packaging has gotten, especially for small electronic … Continue reading

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IT Services Companies Should Empower Middle Management

Last week was quite eventful in the “Workshop of the World”. Foxconn, a Chinese manufacturer for companies such as Apple, Dell and HP, gave a 20% ad hoc raise to its workers after as many as ten suicides which called … Continue reading

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