This blog is a big fan of Thomas Friedman (Friedman has his own category with six posts). So I would like to share a bit from this article by Norman Solomon which attempts to synthesize Friedman's brain waves [hat tip: Ashok Bardhan]: Speaking of war: I cheered the invasion of Iraq and kept applauding for … Continue reading Channeling Tommy
People who don’t practise what they preach are not necessarily hypocritical. Perhaps they are merely not sufficiently intelligent to realize that what they do is inconsistent with the logical implications of what they preach. This gap between what they insist to be true while doing something which reveals their words to be false can be … Continue reading Demographic Cognitive Dissonance
If you are an entrepreneur seeking funding for your brilliant idea, it pays to understand how VCs and angels think. Sramana Mitra over at Sramana Mitra on Strategy has a series of interviews with VCs and angels. Feel free to contact her if you need advice on any specific ideas you have which requires funding. … Continue reading Seeking funding?
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Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu Sarve bhavantu sukhinah Sarve santu niraamayaah Sarve bhadraani pashyantu Maakaschit duhkha bhaag bhavet [Translation] Auspiciousness be unto all Peace be unto all. Completeness be unto all Prosperity be unto all. May all be happy May all be free from disabilities! May all … Continue reading Diwali Greetings
The mother of all thunderstorms is roaring outside the window as I write this from Kolkata. I got here last night from Pune after a brief stop-over in Mumbai. The sky was ominously dark this morning and now it is pouring so hard that visibility is reduced to less than 100 feet. The thunder and … Continue reading Thundering Airlines
"In India, the Future of the Internet Will Be Built around the Mobile Phone" reads the title of one of today's articles at Knowledge@Wharton. It is an interview with my colleague, Rajesh Jain, CEO of NetCore. Rajesh believes that the mobile phone will be the primary device for interacting with the web for a vast … Continue reading Mobile Internet and India