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iCON — The Steve Jobs — My Apple Guy

March 2, 2011


Is it Designed in INDIA?

March 2, 2011

PixeL- Is It Designed in INDIA?

Saw this at today.

Last gr8 media hype car from Tata was designed by I.D.E.A. I am sure this car also is not designed in India.

I am highly impressed by the managing director and group CEO of Tata Motors — Mr. Carl Peter Forster.

Mr. Carl Peter Forster

Mr. Carl is a UK born German Businessman. I am highly impressed by his career profile found at Wikipedia.

  • 1982 — Joined Mc Kinsey as a consultant in Munich
  • 1986 — Joined BMW
  • 2001 — Appointed CHAIRMAN & MD of Adam Opel AG
  • 2004 — Appointed President of GM Group & Chairman of OPEL & Chairman of SAAB
  • 2006 — Group Vice President of General Motors & Member of GM Automotive Strategy Board
  • 2010 — Group CEO with overall responsibility for Tata Motors Globally including British Unit Jaguar & Land Rover

Salute You!!


The brand TATA sucks big time… they sell salt, tea & whole lot of other stuff which no international brand would do. And Sir Mr. Forster, looking at your class and royal history — the history of association with brands that are gold, I really believe that you took a bad decision in accepting the position at TATA Motors. Rolls Royce or Ferrari would have been a better option and I am sure they would give you a red carpet welcome.

I don’t have a car and I do walk to work & I do really have a taste for cars and I have had made many wallpapers of it.

My favorite car is Alfa Romeo. Which is yours?


On graduation in 1982, Forster joined McKinsey as a consultant in Munich.

[edit] BMW

In 1986, he joined BMW where he held various leadership positions before becoming Managing Director of BMW South Africa in 1996, and the board member responsible for all vehicle development projects in 1999.

[edit] General Motors

In April 2001, Forster was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Adam Opel AG. In June 2004 he became President of GM Europe, based in Zurich, Switzerland, and Chairman of the Opel Supervisory Board. Since April 2005 he also has been Chairman of Saab. On January 1, 2006, he was additionally appointed General Motors Group Vice President and a member of the GM Automotive Strategy Board, and took over the role as the senior-ranking executive for GM’s activities in Europe.[2]

On November 3, 2009 General Motors announced that it would retain ownership of its Opel subsidiary .[3] Forster commented about GM’s decision not to sell the units to Magna:[4]

Such a sudden shift isn’t comprehensible. I hoped that it would have come to a much different outcome

On November 6, 2009 General Motors confirmed that Forster would be leaving all positions with GM Group globally.[2]

[edit] Tata Motors

On February 15, 2010 India’s Tata Motors announced that Carl Peter Forster has been appointed as the group CEO with overall responsibility for Tata Motors globally, including that of its British unit Jaguar and Land Rover.[1]

The 3 Musketeers of Management World

January 18, 2011

Peter Drucker

Philip Kotler

Tom Peters

The 3 Musketeers of management kingdom are:

  1. Peter Drucker
  2. Philip Kotler
  3. Tom Peters

They all have written ‘n’ numbers of management concepts and books. I intend to write my book ‘7 Pillars of eAge’ soon. Lets see what it turns out to be. I admire these personalities a lot. And I intend to be one of them some day.

Just for Fun – Linus Torvalds

November 10, 2010
Just For Fun

Just for Fun

  • It takes design & good taste to be simple.
  • The act of delving into someone’s passion would be akin to “invading his soul”.
  • In the American version of the game, you draw the enemy lines and the skill rests on one side’s ability to be divisive. European politicians tend to win by demonstrating they can foster cooperation.
  • “FO OF” is the hexadecimal representation of the first two bytes of an illegal instruction sequence that made Pentium CPU lock up.
  • Golden Rules: Number One: “Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.” If you follow that rule, you will always know how to behave in any situation. Number Two is “Be proud of what you do.” Number Three: “And have fun doing it.”
  • First Survival. Second your place in the social order. And then entertainment. The three things that make us do the things we do.

Resume of Steve Jobs – The Apple Guy

November 9, 2010

Steve Jobs


I’m looking for a fixer-upper with a solid foundation. Am willing to tear down walls, build bridges, and light fires. I have great experience, lots of energy, a bit of that “vision thing” and I’m not afraid to start from the beginning.


Linus Torvalds – On Starting Small

November 9, 2010

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Linus Torvalds

Nobody should start to undertake a large project. You start with a small _trivial_ project, and you should never expect it to get large. If you do, you’ll just overdesign and generally think it is more important than it likely is at that stage. Or worse, you might be scared away by the sheer size of the work you envision.

So start small, and think about the details. Don’t think about some big picture and fancy design. If it doesn’t solve some fairly immediate need, it’s almost certainly over-designed. And don’t expect people to jump in and help you. That’s not how these things work. You need to get something half-way _useful_ first, and then others will say “hey, that _almost_ works for me”, and they’ll get involved in the project.

And if there is anything I’ve learnt from Linux, it’s that projects have a life of their own, and you should _not_ try to enforce your “vision” too strongly on them. Most often you’re wrong anyway, and if you’re not flexible and willing to take input from others (and willing to change direction when it turned out your vision was flawed), you’ll never get anything good done.

In other words, be willing to admit your mistakes, and don’t expect to get anywhere big in any kind of short timeframe. I’ve been doing Linux for thirteen years, and I expect to do it for quite some time still. If I had _expected_ to do something that big, I’d never have started. It started out small and insignificant, and that’s how I thought about it.