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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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How companies can harness the power of social media and tame "the beast of these times" explained in this PoV.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stung by nuclear energy, Japan plans to mandate solar panels on buildings/homes by 2030. They might succeed too!
A review of the "West Indian Dream Team" in the 80s. What a cricket team. Fire in Babylon - a must watch movie.
Calling for ideas for a $300 house to help 1.25B poor people on earth get their home! Thx, Vijay Govindarajan.
DYK Facebook can help detect origins of disease outbreaks much better? Genomics is now expecting more from FB!
IBM's supercomp Watson to answer physician queries in his next avatar. Powerful thought but not tested yet.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DYK plant clinics help protect crops by getting early warning signs of impact on food security.Quite interesting!
Ever heard of a snake robot? These machines will be nexgen explorers in unknown terrains & assist searches too.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This list of superfoods that aid weight loss has some surprises. An excellent read for all. Enjoy the journey.
Puma is the 1st company to publish EPnL a/c - environmental profit & loss. Excellent start in bringing awareness!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Quite a cute story of how alpacas are doubling up as sheep dogs.
Twitter brings challenges on IP, law and brand ownership! The story of @OMGFacts is a case in point. What next?
New class of ashthma/COPD drugs poss. in future. If successful, they can assist 300M ppl globally. Awesome news.
Guess who is trying to legalize autonomous or driverless cars in Nevada? Google. Awesome concept, I must say!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Norway becomes the electric car capital of the world as it plans to change its fossil fuel legacy, going forward.
Why the nuclear energy route can never be a long term global solution explored in greater detail. Excellent read!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Scientists converted a rat's body fat to "good fat" by suppressing a protein, NPY. Here's hoping we benefit too!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Volvo service @Bangalore needs an overhaul. Saw four buses to the same destination going back to back - two of them EMPTY! WTF?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

RT@HiteshMehta: Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to. ~ Lao Tzu quote. Great thought!!
Himalayan farmers provide early pointers to climate change - hopefully the world will sit up and take notice.

Monday, May 2, 2011

RT amitsomani:The Unit Social Graph - - nice take on how tough it is to make social networks adaptable and successful!