There has been a lot of talk about enterprise startups becoming ‘cool again’ , ‘the place to invest’ and so on. So what has really changed? How have enterprise startups, long considered boring and ‘un-scalable’ become sought after again? Here are the top three reasons -
Why the shipping industry is an interesting career choice
I used to work for a stock exchange for nearly 3 and half years after my B-School stint. Hence when I decided to shift to the shipping industry, quite a few eyebrows were raised. I myself wasn’t sure what I wasn’t walking into when I joined Maersk Line India Pvt. Ltd. (Part of AP Moller Group, Denmark) As part of their Global Leadership Program (MLGP) this year
Read an interesting article by Mahesh Murthy on Facebook and its new ways to generate revenue. You can find it in detail here, but according to me the summary is that ‘Customers used Facebook because it was a cool and free place to come together. In the process Facebook became a big company and from advertising on the sides has few billion dollars in revenue. Now to increase the revenues Facebook is trying to charge customers from their posts without understanding how dangerous it can be. People switched from Myspace to Orkut to Facebook and god knows where they might go next’.
A lot has happened in 2012, from the demise of so many wonderful musicians, artists to a number of glorious moments, new public figures and what not.
So, basing my decision on research from numerous trends on news, search engines and public opinion these would be the top 5 Indian Newsmakers of 2012.
The earlier course of events about Women Safety and security, particularly in the aftermath of the heinous gang-rape case in New Delhi has caused more than a kerfuffle in the Government machinery, thankfully. The Government has formed a three member committee to form a law and this committee will be headed by Justice Verma.
Editor’s Note: Design today plays a crucial part in every business. To quote Steve Jobs -
Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.
This is becoming increasingly true even for offline businesses. The way your customers get introduced to your product, the level of comfort they experience when they visit your office, and most importantly, the flow through which they go while ‘interacting’ with the product influences sales. Alok Thakurdesai, a designer based out of Pune, has taken a shot at proving this intuitive but not-easy-to-prove hypothesis. The case in consideration is the Royal Enfield Showroom designed by him which has led to a 50% increase in sales as compared to other established showrooms. His writeup and experiences are below -
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Sachin Tendulkar. The name needs no introduction in any part of the country. If there is one sportsman from India who even the US President has heard of and is appreciated by legends from other sports as well, it is Sachin
In 2011, the Government of India modified the eligibility criteria to allow sportspersons to receive the award and opened the award “for performance of highest order in any field of human Endeavour from the earlier criteria for the highest degrees of national service. This service includes artistic, literary, and scientific achievements, as well as “recognition of public service of the highest order.” “(Wikipedia)
I first heard of Narendra Modi, like many others, post the unfortunate Godhra incident and the subsequent riots that shook the collective conscience of the nation. Before that, I must admit, I had never heard of him. In fact, in those days, the only two CMs of any state I knew of was the West Bengal CM and the Tripura CM – Bengal because of obvious reasons and Tripura – because the person concerned had a long reign at the top. And I knew vaguely about the Delhi CM, and knew that “one of the two” were CMs in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh