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Attending few events in the recent days, made me thoughtful As humans and especially us engineers, can have computers that can play GO – one day we may even reach full artificial intelligence, but we will not be able to solve check-in queues at events. Why is it? What happened to the wonderful technologies like QR codes, Bluetooth beacons and NFC – is it only for preaching to others by technology firms?. Everyone attending a…

Yesterday, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital wrote an article with inputs from a friend of mine “Avinash Mudaliar”, titled “Why Facebook’s Latest Dual News Feed Pilot Is a Nightmare for Publishers”. In this article, Manish says “It is the fundamental problem of trying to assume power by controlling what a certain section of users can do on their platform, and displaying this intent through their various initiatives”. After reading the article, this is what I wrote in…

Born into a book publishing family its natural for my love towards books, but not necessarily reading them always as that would have made me a scholar which I am not!. Every city I travel to, my must go list will include local bookshops or libraries. During Singapore & US trips I have spent countless hours in Borders, similarly at Barnes & Noble in the USA, W H Smith in London and Airports around the…

I have been thinking on this for quite some time. I am penning down those thoughts here briefly, please note these are evolving as I research more on this and my understanding improves. I am in business for last 15 years, been travelling around the world for nearly same amount of time, meeting people, attending events and reading books on management & marketing. But I haven’t seen anything like what I am seeing around me…

Indo American Chamber of Commerce had organized for a talk today at U.S.Consulate General, Chennai. It was “Rethinking Marketing: The Entrepreneurial Imperative” by Dr. Minet Schindehutte.  As always, going through the security at the Consulate office and lack of parking near-by was a pain. If you are going for any event at US Consulate in Chennai including Saturday movies or to American Consulate Library, remember to carry a Government given ID Card (Driving License, Passport,…