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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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Interesting to note how a potato-only diet is still healthy! Surprised? Click away.
Wonder why P2P services like lending, car sharing, etc do not enjoy mainstream status? Is it becoz we are slaves to big brands? Intriguing!
Scientists are trying to charge an automobile on the go using IPT (inductive power transfer) - this will be a killer app if perfected.
Funny to note how cos. launch variants of a product eg. Tablet, Kindle, in succession. What abt IP? Smells like co-optition/cartel to me.
DYK fastest way of adding nos. is by avoiding 9. So, 13+15=1+3+1+5=1+0=1. Faster way is by avoiding 3+1+5=9, hence total is 1. Try it!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

DYK that a duck's quacks don't echo! Similarly, kangaroos and emus cannot walk backwards......interesting to know.....isn't it?

Friday, November 12, 2010

The flip side of expressing anger on Twitter exposed!! Caveat Emptor, Twitter People. The law is not amused.
DYK what's common between a computer and a sugar cube? Read on to find out. You will be amazed!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

DYK 90% of our brains develop when we are between 0-6 years old. The mental make-up happens quite early! Quite interesting.
Indians command much respect among MNCs - nice to see that. How to translate this among ourselves is a tough one!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

If Mukesh Ambani chose to switch spending on his new $1B home to saving tigers, they could thrive for another 12 years! Wishful thinking?
A shortfall of $35M per year seen in conserving tigers. Hoping that some of the world's billionaires will help here.
Why can't man respect nature? To kill a majestic animal for unproven medicinal powers is so disgusting.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DYK that the human brain can store about 4TB of data. This equals the space in 935 DVDs. Cool, isnt it?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DYK that chewing gum can make your heart beat faster? Surprised? So am I......
Planning to move to charge for online news? These newspapers did and lost 87% of readership. Lessons learnt - keep it nice & easy!