Monday, April 14, 2008

Ambani Brothers & Lakshmi Mittal to Purchase Europe

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Incredible India
On the heels of Fortune Magazine rating 4 Indians among the 10 wealthiest people in the world, 3 of India's wealthiest men, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, and Lakshmi Mittal announced a decision to collaborate on their next big venture; Purchasing Europe.
The three tycoons have laid out a 7 step plan for the complete Indianization of the continent, except England, which they feel is likely to be completely Indianized by 2015 anyway without their plan.
In yet another impressive innovation, the search engine giant Google has announced that its latest upgrade..
Ashish Babu, BPO Team Lead, while attempting to further his career, had an interview with a small tech company, that started out weird...
In an unprecedented move, techTribe's president and CEO, Rohit Agarwal, actually used the accurate user statistics.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Google on " Innovation, not instant perfection "

"There are two different types of programmers. Some like to code for months or even years, and hope they will have built the perfect product. That's castle building. Companies work this way, too. Apple is great at it. If you get it right and you've built just the perfect thing, you get this worldwide 'Wow!' The problem is, if you get it wrong, you get a thud, a thud in which you've spent, like, five years and 100 people on something the market doesn't want."

"Others prefer to have something working at the end of the day, something to refine and improve the next day. That's what we do: our 'launch early and often' strategy. The hardest part about indoctrinating people into our culture is when engineers show me a prototype and I'm like, 'Great, let's go!' They'll say, 'Oh, no, it's not ready.

It's not up to Google standards. This doesn't look like a Google product yet.' They want to castle-build and do all these other features and make it all perfect."

"I tell them, 'The Googly thing is to launch it early on Google Labs and then iterate, learning what the market wants--and making it great.' The beauty of experimenting in this way is that you never get too far from what the market wants. The market pulls you back."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Some facts on Patents

Here are a few facts on Patents highlighting importance of them to a company:
  • IBM generates revenue approximately US $1 billion from licensing its IP
  • Infosys earned close to $300 million (10% of the revenue) purely from patent pending IP in 2006.
  • Start-up ventures in late 19th century and early 20th century Japan became industrial giants and pillars of the Japanese economy –Toyota, Matsushita, Sony and Honda – thanks to the patented inventions of their founders.
  • There has been a rise in patenting front from the Indian companies like Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has filed 205 patents from 1995- 2005, Ranbaxy 259, Biocon 800
  • India is a hub of patent filing ideas for the IT based U.S. companies. Indian units of Cisco Systems, Intel, IBM, Texas Instruments, GE have filed 1,000 patent applications with the US Patent Office and Texas Instruments has 225 US patents awarded to its operations in India. Wipro  an Indian software company has filed 13 patents in 2007, while Infosys' SETLabs has generated over 82 invention disclosures and filed over 20 patents.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Enter the Corporate World

Two guys were hiking through the jungle when they spotted a tiger that looked both hungry and fast. One of the guys reached into his pack and pulled out a pair of Nike. His friend looked at him "Do you really think those shoes are going to make you run faster than that tiger? I don't have to run faster than that tiger, his friend replied. I just have to run faster than you Welcome to the corporate world!! I know that this is not the case every where, but yes, at time you would find such incidents.... I believe the employees should understand that if they work for the greater good of the organisation and not the individual interests, it would ultimately lead to their own benefits.

Monday, November 5, 2007

A small tip for the successful wanna be DotComs

"Worry about advertising after building the traffic. But the first rule there is to create a solution that solves a lot of people's problems"

Friday, November 2, 2007

For all the budding entrepreneurs out there..

"The world will never believe in you till you achieve something. But if you believe in yourself and what you are doing is right and has a future, then you should persevere and work honestly towards your goal. If you do this you will surely be successful one day."

Monday, July 9, 2007

Chini Internet

Chini Internet?
No, it has got no reference to the flick Cheeni Kum.
Am talking about Internet in China(worlds 2nd largest Internet market)
Mark the letters in bold!
Yes-Internet is a huge market in China and there are some growing concerns over what is accessible on WWW in China. To put it straight- What is made accessible to the Chinese citizens by the Government. reports that the Photo Sharing website is not accessible to the Chinese consumers with no definite problem at the company's end. Is China blocking Flickr.Com ?
Another concern here could be for Google as Google Earth could show you China's New Ballistic-Missile!!
For all those of you thinking to enter the Chinese Internet Market, take a deep thought on what your business offers. If its something like , you have no reasons to worry....Get Going!!




Let me begin the first post with the forward that I just read. Read on:
Vanilla Ice Cream that puzzled General motors!!!!

Never underestimate your Clients' Complaint, no matter how funny it might seem!

This is a real story that happened between the customer of General Motors and its Customer-Care Executive. Pls read on.....

A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors:

'This is the second time I have written to you, and I don't blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of Ice-Cream for dessert after dinner each night, but the kind of ice cream varies so, every night, after we've eaten, the whole family votes on which kind of ice cream we should have and I drive down to the store to get it. It's also a fact that I recently purchased a new Pontiac and since then my trips to the store have created a problem.....

You see, every time I buy a vanilla ice-cream, when I start back from the store my car won't start. If I get any other kind of ice cream, the car starts just fine. I want you to know I'm serious about this question, no matter how silly it sounds "What is there about a Pontiac that makes it not start when I get vanilla ice cream, and easy to start whenever I get any other kind?" The Pontiac President was understandably skeptical about the letter, but sent an Engineer to check it out anyway.

The latter was surprised to be greeted by a successful, obviously well educated man in a fine neighborhood. He had arranged to meet the man just after dinner time, so the two hopped into the car and drove to the ice cream store. It was vanilla ice cream that night and, sure enough, after they came back to the car, it wouldn't start.

The Engineer returned for three more nights. The first night, they got chocolate. The car started. The second night, he got strawberry. The car started. The third night he ordered vanilla. The car failed to start.

Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe that this man's car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He arranged, therefore, to continue his visits for as long as it took to solve the problem. And toward this end he began to take notes: He jotted down all sorts of data: time of day, type of gas uses, time to drive back and forth etc.

In a short time, he had a clue: the man took less time to buy vanilla than any other flavor. Why? The answer was in the layout of the store. Vanilla, being the most popular flavor, was in a separate case at the front of the store for quick pickup. All the other flavors were kept in the back of the store at a different counter where it took considerably longer to check out the flavor.

Now, the question for the Engineer was why the car wouldn't start when it took less time. Eureka - Time was now the problem - not the vanilla ice cream!!!! The engineer quickly came up with the answer: "vapor lock".

It was happening every night; but the extra time taken to get the other flavors allowed the engine to cool down sufficiently to start. When the man got vanilla, the engine was still too hot for the vapor lock to dissipate.

On a personal note too, I have realised that listening and observing the customers opens up new avenues for the business.