Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The complete article is here. It raises some valid concerns about the cost of college education also about the availability of jobs after graduation. We also have some famous college drop outs who have done extremely well by being entrepreneurs and creating companies that are worth billions of dollars.
Does this mean college education is a luxury only few can afford? besides that it does not offer any future prospects. Probably not. Here is an infographics from BLS that shows that college graduate outperform others when it comes to earning and prospects of enjoyability.
Unless some one is an exceptional individual who can learn on his own college education still offers a chance to join the ranks of middle class. College affordability is certainly an issue but can be solved by making the correct choice of affordable institution of higher learning. This will require some research on the part of the aspiring college entrants.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
President Obama appeals to people to send them their health care related stories. This is a white house video with the following message.
The President asks you to submit your questions on health care reform and take part in an ongoing online discussion. He will answer some of the most popular in a town hall on Wednesday.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Once a pillar of the society now they are becoming a good source of material for humorists.
Friday, June 26, 2009
It is hard to eat the little slimy buggers.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary Hamel as the world's most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him "the world's leading expert on business strategy." For the last three years, Hamel has also topped Executive Excellence magazine's annual ranking of the most sought after management speakers.
Hamel's landmark books, Leading the Revolution and Competing for the Future, have appeared on every management bestseller list and have been translated into more than 20 languages. His latest book, The Future of Management, was published by the Harvard Business School Press in October 2007 and was selected by Amazon.com as the best business book of the year. Source
He has authored many books on Management including his latest book titled "Future of Management". The brief description of book is here In the book Hamel demonstrates that
It is innovation in management—rather than in operations, products or strategies—that is most likely to create long-term advantage.He provides examples of success stories of many companies who are using innovative management practices.
Google is an Information Technology company that is using many new practices for product development that are innovative. Gary Hamel interviews Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Management Lab Summit. The interview is very informative and provides an insight into the management practices at Google that are slightly different from the "Command and Control" type of management practices at older organizations.
Another book that builds on the same theme is "Future of Work" by Dr. Thomas Malone in which he proposes the management approach of "Cultivate and Coordinate".
It would be interesting to observe if we will see any changes in the management practices in the future to improve the productivity of the organizations along the line suggested by these authors or Google and companies like it will remain few exceptions to the general management practices.
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The book has implications for our current situation where we are witnessing the emergence of new digital media. It would be very interesting to speculate on its effects on the social and cultural changes.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Complete Vanity Fair magazine Article is here.
Noah Raford bio
Noah Raford is an urban planner and the Director of Space Syntax Limited in North America. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Sociospatial Analysis and Design, then received his masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he focuses on the use of scenario planning and systems mapping to aid local governments in climate change management.Source
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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via Broke Grad Student
Monday, June 15, 2009
You can see Bill Gates going all gaga over the promise of Internet
This video is a nice trip down the memory lane how much was promised and how much still needs to be done
via Paul Kedrosky blog
Sunday, June 14, 2009
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Recently ComScore released the data about the penetration of Social Networking in Asian Countries and European countries.
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Friday, June 12, 2009
Adverting video for IE8 from Micrososft
Advertising video for Chrome from Google
Judge the coolness factor by yourself.
Here is the famous quote from Gandhi "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." If we accept the quote on its face value then Twitter is entering into the second phase of acceptability and it will have to go through at least one more stage before it will become a tool that is respected by all.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Jim Rogers now resides in Singapore. His website shows his travels through different countries. He also maintains a blog. His Wikipedia bio:
James Beeland Rogers, Jr. (born October 19, 1942) is an expatriate American investor and financial commentator based in Singapore. He was a co-founder, along with George Soros, of the Quantum Fund, and is a college professor, author, world traveler, economic commentator, and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). SourceHe is the father of two little girls shown in the video below:
He recently wrote a book "A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing" He also wants his kids to learn Chinese. So his entire family recently moved to Singapore.
The pictures shows Jim Rogers with his wife Paige Parker and two daughters, Hilton Augusta and baby Beeland Anderson. Here is an excerpt from the article titled We Want Our Kids to Learn Chinese
When in Singapore, do as Singaporeans do.
That's exactly what billionaire American investment guru Jim Rogers and his wife Paige Parker are doing.
Like many Singapore parents, they have become parent volunteers so that their five-year-old daughter can stand a better chance of getting into Nanyang Primary School.
Rogers, 65, gives talks to teachers on topics such as education and his views on world matters, while Parker, 39, helps its English department by conducting enrichment classes.
Their daughter, Hilton Augusta, nicknamed Happy, is attending Nanyang Kindergarten, which is not affiliated to the primary school.
They also have a three-month-old baby girl, Beeland Anderson.
The couple sold their New York mansion and moved to Singapore last December so that Happy can learn Chinese in a Mandarin-speaking environment.Source
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.
Michael Lewis also wrote this article on Wall Street "The End". He is highly critical of the way the Wall Street is managed. They also talk about the future of Wall Street.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
At the CM Summit earlier this week, Terry Kawaja debuted his parody "Mad Avenue Blues", set to Don McLean's American Pie. It's now up on YouTube. It's a brilliant send up of our industry. You'll want to watch it a few times to get all the jokes. (via John Battelle's blog)
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Vikram, estranged and separated from his father, Ranvir, for the past thirty years, visits him in Ooty with his bride Anna from New York at her insistence, but only for a day or two. The moment Anna alights from the train that brings them to the small town, she unwittingly becomes the medium of events including visions of a murder that took place in the woods surrounding Vik's father's home thirty years ago. With little love by Vik for his father, it is Anna, an orphan, who conspires with her father-in-law to change Vik's mind about staying longer and taking over his father's business. The hauntings now become more frequent and intense, making Anna sick to the point of her mental state of mind questioned. Even though Anna had never set foot in Ooty, leave alone India before, she seems very familiar with the surroundings and even some people. Anna begins to questions some people who then see her as a threat. The nightmares occur more frequently and with more specificity. At first Vik accuses Anna of having some ingrained psychological problems, which hurt Anna deeply - but when strange inexplicable events happen to Vik himself he apologizes to Anna. Vik resolves to help Anna and when it is discovered that a murder had indeed taken place thirty years ago, together they try to solve the mystery. The spirit of Linda, raped and murdered thirty years ago, reincarnated as Anna, leads Anna and Vik to the discovery of the identity of the murderer. Written by Vivek Singhania
The official main web site of the movie is at http://www.karmacpr.com/
The release date for the movie in India is set on 11th June, 2009.