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Think Different

March 22, 2011

Think Different

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

 

Apps Store @ Apple

March 4, 2011
  • Developers of APPS at the appStore of Apple have cumulatively earned $2billion for this year.
  • Apple shipped 100 million iPhone.
  • Apple shipped 15 million iPADS in 9 months.

See the video at http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1103pijanbdvaaj/event/index.html

Do hell with all forms of any University MBA

January 3, 2011

I just checked for the MBA admissions for different courses in different institutes in Mumbai. I recollect the stupidity and tolerance I went through while doing BMS & MSc. I firmly now believe India doesnot have the potential to teach above primary education.

And for the itch to do MBA, I am resorting to PersonalMBA & Summaries.com

MBA v/s Personal MBA .:AND:. MS CS v/s Personal MS CS

November 2, 2010

As a good school student I used to learn a lot both in school and at home. I never studied properly after 9th grade. I dun know how I managed to pass every grade after that. But as a kid I had dreams of becoming a Doctor as that was the only profession known to me. The Doctor wears a white coat, cures you and makes good respectable money .

After dabbling with Biology in 11nth and 12th grade I could not by-heart or mug-up the various terminologies and jargons about biological terms. I passed 12th grade biology with grace marks. And by then I had made my dreams of being a doctor pass away, as I understood its not my cup of tea.

By then computers and Internet were the buzz words and Bill Gates paid a visit to India and I came to know he is the richest person in the world and has made his money in selling softwares (software licenses). I thought of making a career in Computers and did summer internships in .COM companies. Needless to say both of them could not survive the dot-com bubble bust.

I did join a course in Management and in Computer Applications, but I must say that the campus at both the places laked n everything be it infrastructure, people or pupils. I am happy that I passed out of one :).

Now after 6 years of leaving education at University level, I have the urge to go back and do an MBA or MS in CS. In USA or Canada. I would love to do both, but today I have constraints which do not allow me to do any.

PersonalMBA.com project stands for an MBA education without going to a University and without paying a lot of money. Similarly I can think of an MS in CS without going to a University and without paying a lot of money.

PersonalMBA.com‘s (99 Books) different category of MBA subjects are

  1. Productivity & Effectiveness (7 books)
  2. The Human Mind (4 books)
  3. Communication (5 books)
  4. Influence (4 books)
  5. Decision Making (4 books)
  6. Creativity & Innovation (3 books)
  7. Project Management (2 books)
  8. Opportunity Identification (2 books)
  9. Entrepreneurship (6 books)
  10. Value Creation & Design (4 books)
  11. Marketing (4 books)
  12. Sales (4 books)
  13. Value Delivery (3 books)
  14. Negotiation (3 books)
  15. Management (5 books)
  16. Leadership (5 books)
  17. Finance & Accounting (4 books)
  18. Systems (3 books)
  19. Corporate Skills (3 books)
  20. Corporate Strategy (5 books)
  21. Consulting (2 books)
  22. Personal Finance (6 books)
  23. Personal Development (5 books)

On the same lines if I had to design a course for Personal MS in CS I would do the following:

  1. Programming Paradigms
  2. Algorithms & Data-Structures
  3. Operating Systems
  4. Database Management Systems
  5. Data-mining & Data warehousing
  6. Design Patterns
  7. Web Application Development Technologies
  8. Server Side Scripting Languages & Frameworks
  9. Rich Internet Applications
  10. Networking Technologies & Network Programming
  11. Information Security & Cryptography
  12. Compiler Designs
  13. Artificial Intelligence
  14. Human Computer Interface
  15. ERP, CRM & Project Management
  16. Embedded Systems Design

I am not ready with the language names specifics and the suggested books specifics but I am sure the array of subjects can’t be more than what I have mentioned.

In the coming days I will write more about both PMBA & PMsCs. Stay tuned.

T20 with a new perspective

November 1, 2010

T20 Cricket is played so that the sports enthusiast – the person who likes the game – can watch it and get thrilled by the quick results. Plus some glam-sham and fireworks which adds as a catalyst for some quick entertainment.

Now T20 matches have crossed more than 100 innings and the fun I believe is also diluted.

What can be done to add more features & thrill in the T20 format of cricket?

  1. Say there are 8 teams. As per current format of IPL T20 there are atleast 2 matches between any 2 teams and then there are semi finals and finals based on the score chart.
  2. How about making it 3 matches per team? And all the 3 matches on the same day. Say Team A vs Team B — 3 matches on Day 1.
  3. The normal pitch for a 50-50 over match can stand 100 overs of bowling so a 20-20 match with 20*2*3=120 (20 overs, 2 innings, 3 matches) overs of bowling can stand and support the play.
  4. Now say Team A set a target of 200 runs in Inning One and Team B made 210 runs in Inning Two of Match ONE. Team B who has scored more gets to decide who will bat first or bowl first in the Match TWO. Now in Match TWO, say Team B picked batting and scored only 100 runs in inning 3 and Team A scored 200 runs in inning 4 and won the match by 100 runs. So now on a total Team A has 400 runs and Team B has 310 runs.
  5. Now who picks bowling first will be decided by which team has taken maximum number of wickets in Matches ONE & TWO.
  6. Say Team B has taken maximum number of wickets and they decide to let Team A take batting first and Team A scores 100 runs in inning 5 (match 3). So their total would be 500 runs.
  7. Now to win Team B has to score 190+ runs in inning 6 of match THREE.
  8. Every team can change 5 players after each match of which 2 are international players and 3 are local players.

If not in its entirety it can be implemented say just for the finals match of the T20 Cricket Format.

7 Pillars of ClassRome – Part 1

August 6, 2009

I blogged about ClassRome.com some minutes back, have some more time before going to bed so decided to blog yet another entry on ClassRome.

This is my 5th attempt at making a 7 point framework. (Previous attempts were on Information Age, Entertainment Industry and well Rainbow (VIBGYOR) & Music (7 Notes) also.)

The 7 Pillars of any school-2-college-2-higher-college-2-first-job person is:

  1. Classroom Bunking
  2. Dating
  3. Notes Sharing
  4. Exams
  5. Guest Lectures
  6. School/College Events
  7. Career Building

All possible student activities revolve around these pillars. As and when I have time, I will be writing more about them.

Classrome

August 6, 2009

I have the urge for doing a 360 degree development of a cool web app which will be used by most of the world market.

As per my 7 pillar framework, I find education to be the most opportunistic sector. Now lets see what are the different market segments in it. There are 3 segments in this industry.

  1. CMS & LCMS Makers
  2. ePublishing for CMS & LCMS
  3. eSchools or Universties which use the services for the 1st and the 2nd market segment to deliver there courses

Name any eLearning company in the world I bet there services are around these. I was thinking of what segment I can fit some cool idea which no one has touched, well after lot of thinking I came to the conclusion that they are all touched to the extent that I cannot imagine.

But no one has been doing what I have in mind. I have a 7 point framework for my new pet project which I have been tickling since a long long time. I want the code name of the project to be ClassRome.com

I will be writing about Classrome more soon here. Keep watching.

7 Pillars of the Information Age – Part 1

July 26, 2009

There are 7 pillars of the Internet or Information Age. They are:

  1. Information
  2. Communication
  3. Transaction
  4. Dissemination
  5. Recreation
  6. Automation
  7. Education

All possible services, products and money is built and has to be built around these pillars. As and when I have time, I will be writing more about them.