• Made in America by Sam Walton
    Book Review

    Made in America by Sam Walton

    What a great book this has been. I picked this book a few weeks back, I started reading it immediately during my travels and I finished it yesterday night. What a book, the style and language are so well written and direct, that you feel Mr Sam Walton (Founder Walmart) is actually speaking to you. The recollection by the colleagues of Mr Walton who had worked with him during each of the key steps in the journey of Walmart was interesting and takes us to the moments in history. If the numbers that Wal-Mart have achieved ($53 billion in annual sales) when Mr Walton wrote the book were impressive and…

  • Technology

    Synergetics sells majority stake to Aptech

    Yesterday when I heard the news that Aptech has bought a majority stake in Synergetics, I was happy for the promoters. Synergetics is a Mumbai based training company offering advanced programs in .NET. One of the founders of the company is a good friend of mine Sanjay Vyas – a dedicated trainer who is known in Microsoft technology circles for his brilliance on C/C++/COM/C# expertise. The existing board will continue to run the company and I wish them all the best in the years to come. Having a strategic investor like Aptech is going to help the founders in improving the business and removes them the trouble of cash flows and risk-taking.

  • Events,  Microsoft

    Microsoft Executive Summit 2006

    Microsoft Executive Summit is an Annual event organized by Microsoft India – in this key enterprise and government customers (CTO) of MS are invited for a 2-day intensive business conference. Speakers include Microsoft Employees, Partners and Customers worldwide. Attendees and Exhibitors are only by Invite from Microsoft India. This year the event happened yesterday and today at Mumbai’s Renaissance Convention centre. Microsoft invited this year my company “Vishwak” to showcase our Mobility story. In our booth, we demonstrated our solution “MCDS” (Mobile Content Delivery System), MSN Hutch WAP Portal which we are running for last 3 years+ and our technology that makes content from “Sharepoint Server” and “Commerce Server” available in…

  • Book Review

    The Creation of Wealth by R.M.Lala

    Microsoft India conducts periodically a day of intensive technology onsite seminars for India’s Software biggies. MSDN calls these engagements with SI (System Integrators, as they are known in the Industry) as “MSDN Day”. I have known for years Jonah Stephen who is currently the MSDN Enterprise SI Manager in India. In the last few months for Jonah, I have presented in many MSDN Days in Chennai on “ASP.NET 2.0 & Visual Studio 2005”. This included MSDN Day for CTS, Satyam & TCS in Chennai. After the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) program, I was given a very thoughtful gift that I have received for a presentation. It was a book titled…