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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's - 10 Commandments of Investing


•Be an optimist! The necessary quality for investing success.
•Expect a realistic return. Balance fear and greed.

•Invest on broad parameters and the larger picture. Make it an act of wisdom, not intelligence.

•Caveat emptor. Never forget this four-letter word -R-I-S-K.

•Be disciplined. Have a game plan.

•Be flexible. For Investing is always in the realms of possibilities.

•Contrarian investing. Not a rule, not ruled out.

•Its important what you buy. It’s more important at what price you buy.

•Have conviction. Be patient. Your patience may be tested, but your conviction will be rewarded.

•Make exit an independent decision, not driven by profit or loss.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Is your computer “male” or “female”?

Found this wonderful little "pearl of knowledge" from my friend Raghavenrda Saboo's FB updates....
How can you confirm whether your BABY computer is a GIRL or a BOY....

Read On......it's a simple 4 step process...

1. Open Notepad


2. Type the following line in notepad: CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice").Speak"I love You"

3. Save file as computer_gender.vbs

4. Run the file (Make sure you are not on MUTE)

If you hear a male voice, it's a boy.

If you hear a female voice, it's a girl!..

Now...Geeks will know what I'm talking about....the SAPI thing is a "giveaway"...still a harmless little fun for a Dull Monday Morning...

So much for today....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Are Entrepreneurs BORN...or MADE?

ARE ENTREPRENEURS BORN OR MADE?

Encountered this question in a LinkedIn group....Lot of interesting ideas from some very talented folks...
Thought it would be nice to add my 2 cents to the burgeoning treasury...
So here's Ani's answer to the Q....

They are NEITHER Born NOR Made...


IMHO....they GERMINATE....

to draw an analogy....


ALL of us (people of the world) are like seeds (millions...with unlimited potential but blissfully dormant)

...MOST of us go wasted (die and get dried in the compressor of life), SOME get eaten by animals

.....and SOME lucky ones get dropped in soil...

........a FEW of them find the the right atmosphere (air, sunshine and water...love)

............and when ALL THESE factors are optimal (i.e incubator of life)

...............ONLY A FEW of these germinate to become saplings (budding entreprenneurs)....

...................again only a FEW of THESE grow and become saplings (eager to grow and conquer the world)

.............................and a very few can become HUGE Trees
....................................(that can create new seeds)......


What do think of this take....cryptic.....crazy....coool....
I felt it was a nice metaphorical take on the entrepreneurial journey....after all only 1 in 1000 take the jump and 1 in 100000 get the success...pretty the same ration of seeds becoming trees

So much for today

Ani




Sunday, February 20, 2011

35 Revolutions (Around the Sun) – A Short Journey by Ani


What would be the Table of Content of the My Autobiography (if I wrote...EVER) -

This was one of the questions asked in an MBA application....
It was one of the best essays that I had to write...made me think in a different way...
How could you summarise your journey in less than 1000 words...
 
Well....here's a shot at it...

35 Revolutions (Around the Sun) – A Short Journey by Ani
1) Prologue – An Interview Of Life

2) 1975 – The 13th of December

3) Growing up in the Ruhr of India…West Bengal in the staid 80’s

4) Search the Ticket to Excellence…..by all round academics

5) Here comes the Tabla Maestro….Enthalling and enthralled..

6) With Fame comes Hype – The invincible quizzer

7) 1991 – A New India in born…Liberalization from past…

8) The winds of change…and how they rock you…

9) The higher you rise….the harder you fall

10) Fighting the Personal Demons…one at a time

11) Poetry is the best friend of the loner…the fighter…the dreamer

12) The Miner finds a Stone…Diamond?

13) Meet the Mine Manager…in the jungles of India

14) Refocus…Aim…Dream…Jump

15) IT is the key in IIIT...and Bangalore is the Key to India

16) Studying with scholarships…making it a habit

17) Open your Heart to Me…Thanks Yahoo Messenger

18) GE and I…Made for each other

19) 9/11 and the Accidental Leader

20) Six Sigma in good…until you show the Ugly Truth..

21) US Beckons…Greenville Embraces

22) An Indian in the Redneck land

23) Marriage with a 2 year Honeymoon…

24) Chasing the 4 Es (Edge, Energy, Energizing Execution)…

25) Change is the only constant…in GE...

26) The Cycles of failures and successes…keep rolling

27) Bring back the leadership to India

28) Agile…The Game Changer….The Life Catalyst

29) The Biggest Project Failure…The Biggest People Success..

30) Decide before you jump!!

31) You can keep everything locked…what if you lost the KEY

32) A Day in the Life of DATA…Lost…Found…Protected…

33) SOA…to Cloud…via virtualization

34) “Jao Pakhi”…I Believe I Can Fly…

35) The Leadership Pipeline….the stairs to the journey…

So much for today....