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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, April 29, 2011

Great fun watching the IPL on a large screen in a cool resort next to the jungle. Awesome. junglehut
Today is milestone no. 9 in a success-filled journey with my lovely wife. Thanks Sucheta for enriching my life!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sad to know the Jungle Hut in Masinagudi is under threat due to Govt's Elephant Corridor plans. Let them be - they are very kind to the environment!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The SGI CTO's point of managing feature richness vs. cost vs. time-to-market in software innovation is SO TRUE.
Armenia makes it mandatory for every child (6yrs+) to learn chess. Interesting approach for improving academics!
US Supreme Court weighs data mining and privacy rights. Future implications on data usage to be seen.
DYK the world's largest privately-owned businesses? Here is a chance to read about them. Enjoy being surprised.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Increased gold prices means more deforestation and increased mercury into environment. Not good news. Agree?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Evidence suggests that diamonds are not as precious as they are perceived to be. Interesting read!
The 1 year scorecard on BP's oil spill is out. Some good news and some bad news on how it has impacted nature.

Monday, April 18, 2011

How algae can restore eyesight to some of 15M blind people explained. Here is hoping it happens soon!
DYK the Japanese tsunami will impact how soon we get our iPad 2? Yes, that is right. Read to know more!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

RT@amitsomani: "Ability to keep conflicting ideas in your mind (at the same time) is a sign of intelligence" Anonymous.
RT@amitsomani: "Ability to keep conflicting ideas in your mind (at the same time) is a sign of intelligence" Anonymous.
RT@amitsomani: "Ability to keep conflicting ideas in your mind (at the same time) is a sign of intelligence" Anonymous.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My company's PoV around social media is available here.
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The biggest challenge in the managerial world is to motivate employees to churn quality-assured output, consistently. Quite a task! Thoughts?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Drinkers of 100% fruit juices have reason to be happy as they are likely to get disease-fighting benefits.
Interesting learnings from an economist about joie de vivre (life) & worth pondering on! Some reading reqd!

Friday, April 8, 2011

An ad from Emirates had asked, "When was the last time you did something for the first time?" This is an option!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

DYK what consumes more energy today? The Internet! Via data centers! It is also a culprit like industry! Agree?
How data driven are we? The biz world processed 9.57 MILLION MILLION Gigabytes in 2008! A huge amount, indeed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How politics can hurt a noble cause seen with Prof Yunus of Grameen Bank. No longer a Nobel in people's eyes.

Monday, April 4, 2011

RT amitsomani: The Freight Train That Is Android - the biggest legal destruction of wealth Quite a debate!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Finally, India are the WORLD CHAMPS in One Day Cricket after 28 years. Go India Go! This one is for Tendlya! wc11
Did Zak give away the World Cup with erratic bowling in the last 5? Only GOD can help us now. wc11
Thanks Yuvi for getting Sanga. Bleed Blue......Go India Go! wc11 wc2011
Dilshan Gela Re.........2 wickets closer to World Cup 2011. Bleed Blue!! Go India Go! wc11 wc2011
RT@jhunjhunwala Sehwag told Taufel after the NO ball "Yeh Haath Mujhe Dede Thakur" wc11 wc2011
First Blue BLOOD!!! One wicket closer to the Cup!! Go India Go! wc11 wc2011
Textbook start. Feels good to see India's good line and length against the best starting pair of the World Cup. Go India Go! wc11 wc2011

Friday, April 1, 2011