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This blog discusses the experiences of a consulting professional currently working at EmPower Research, a firm that provides decision support services to clients through offices in NYC, San Francisco and Bangalore, India.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Want to understand the web behavior better? These tools will come in handy!
DYK the web banner ad that now generates $24B every year, was born 16 years ago? Wired claims the prize.
Waiting for the day when one can review/correct online content directly with a pen on the screen!! Yes, it is possible.
DYK the annual economic impact of man's abuse on Mother Nature? The GDP of UK/Italy or higher. Thanks, Teeb.
DYK the annual economic impact of man's abuse on Earth? It equals the GDP of UK/Italy PER YEAR. Thanks, Teeb.
Electric airplane, anybody? Good for learning and easy on the pocket!
Churchill's sins are out. How he starved Bengal in 1943, is a chilling fact. Great leaders have flaws 2!
Cloning is the last option to maintain Earth's biodiversity. Awesome approach. Better than extinction.
Evidence of time travel under scrutiny in an old Charlie Chaplin movie....Spooky!!
Twitterverse can predict stock market mood, a study finds. Very interesting.
This CaMEL is a robot that hauls luggage for the army and.. has a remote-controlled M2 gun.
The world's most famous astrologer is no more. Goodbye, Paul. RIP. Many football teams will NOT miss you!
Driverless vans complete epic journey, thanks to technology. A new paradigm in the making?

Friday, October 22, 2010

You have heard "Walk like an Egyptian"...ever seen "Walk Like a Dolphin?" Take a look!
test Testing out.
Who is the greatest footballer? Pele. Why? Becoz he DID NOT cheat like Maradona!
Social web application innovations to be harnessed thru the sFund by FB, Zynga and Amazon. Will it work?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How one person's ambition to help his mother bore fruit after years of effort is worth reading.
Telecommuting wins as 3 in 5 workers say they can do better from home - thanks to a new Cisco study.
China playing big brother in rare earth space. Western world, watch out.
The journey of a 1000 miles begins with the single step (read first pedal). Man is learning ro change!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Interesting POV by a baby boomer - their gen have led a good life. Now they want death - incl. how and when!
Fiji loses its "birth certificate" - the legal Independence Order presented by Prince Charles in 1970. Funny!
Another journey for the mathematically inclined - fractals. Examples of fractals include clouds and pine trees...thanks, Benoit Mandelbrot
Optical illusions is such a fascinating and educational journey for the brain! Amazing.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Social Networking Is Going & Growing LOCALLY. Tencent Has > IM Users In China Than FB Global Footprint.
Steep 2012 Olympics ticket prices. Is it worthwhile? There are better causes to support globally.
Developed world to face native wrath as they seek immigrants to keep the growth ticking. Germany is one case.
DYK your morning cup of coffee consumes 140 ltrs of water in its creation? Tea drinkers are nicer - their cup requires 35 ltrs only. Scary!
How countries use water globally explained. A must-read to understand the elixir of life better. is an inspirational site that helps clean water discovery in African villages. Very noble cause.

Truly Inspirational is a charity site that helps clean water discovery in African villages. Very noble cause.
Awesome airplane paint jobs revealed. Enjoy the 10 best creations. Amazing!
India is far behind in gender equality.....buck up!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Noise changes our tasting ability - funny but true. Now u know y airlines food is bland?
33 is the new lucky #. 33 miners, drilling took 33 days and the drive to hospital took 33 minutes. Howz that for coincidence? Quite amazing!
Chile shows the world how to manage a crisis and emerges victorious! Are you there, BP?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The master nonstop flyer were here 65M years ago! Take a bow, Pterosaur!
The reason why spamsters succeed is simply becoz WE OPEN THEIR MAILS! Stop doing it!
Top 50 Start-Ups - Mobile and information discovery players rank high
Planning some R&R at Honey Valley in Coorg during Diwali......should be fun doing NOTHING for once!
Jai Ho - this is truly inspirational.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finished reading Rashmi Bansal's "Connect The Dots". Quite inspiring but the choices of entreprenuers could have been better. What say all?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thanks BIOS - RIP! Welcome UEFI - thanks for helping PCs boot within seconds starting 2011.
Super-cheap price for large volumes = Mantra for developing nations to enable quick progress.
Smartphone photos especially from the iPhone can be cool too......take a look for yourselves!
Did you know who was the first woman to be awarded a patent? Hats off, Mary Kies, a black woman at that!
Intelligent individuals donĂ¢€™t make groups SMARTER - sensitivity is a CSF.
Social media tracking is now a business MANDATE. EmPower Research can help cos. here!