I've often wondered the reason why some people make it to the top; and a few don't, eventually, I mean. Is it the lack of qualifications, degrees from top colleges, or is the interest level in their professional lives that eventually dies out, or is it lack of 'do what you love' Steve Jobs philosophy...… Continue reading A Lesson in Accountability: Difference Between the Janitor and the Vice President
If given a choice of becoming an entrepreneur and opening your company, which one would you opt for - - an iOS app that makes an effort to solve a problem in a known domain; and commercialize it OR - open an eCommerce store selling (say, CD/DVDs, books, mens/womens/kids clothing) OR - open a digital… Continue reading iOS App, eCommerce Store OR Digital Agency?
You may say - some terrible decisions by Apple. Or, some terrible decisions by the CEO himself - Tim Cook in the past few months. As a long time Apple follower and fan; simply put, this is quite hurting. And most disturbing of all - not sure Steve Jobs would have permitted any of these.… Continue reading Some Terrible Decisions by Apple in 2012
Hungry we were. Very very very hungry. Earlier today. One of my colleagues and myself. Having worked on a project for a long long time, finally, we decided to take a break - and enjoy some good Chinese food. And since its raining here in Bangalore since past few days, cause of a cyclone build… Continue reading JustEat.In – Horrible User Experience & Customer Service
Apple iPad Mini. Priced at $329. Understood - Apple wishes to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7; but the question is - 'Did Apple really need this one?' I believe this is a terrible decision by Apple. And Steve Jobs if alive, would have had been extremely mad. Before he died,… Continue reading iPad Mini – Did Apple Really Need It?
Double Face. Literally in English means - "A Hypocrite". A bastard who says something, and means or does something else. Am a typical Sagi by birth - born 24 November; so yes, have all the traits of a typical Sagi - extremely ambitious, career minded, focused in work, life and relationships; but also reckless, impulsive… Continue reading “Double Face”
It happens. The remake is better than the original. Once in a million - times. But happens. Such is the case with 'A Better Tomorrow' (2010), the South Korean masterpiece of 2010. If you're a fan of South Korean movies - then already you know what I'm talking about - superb story, classy action, ruthless… Continue reading A Better Tomorrow (2010) – A South Korean Gangster Masterpiece
Snake Skin Patterned Wallet from Etro at Rs. 22,900/- or an artificial leather Wallet from an unknown brand at 50% discount for Rs. 1,999? Which one do you prefer? Are you a premier customer or a bargain hunter? Read on if you're the former; you can visit Jabong.com OR Myntra.com if you're the latter. In… Continue reading ELITIFY – For the Successful Man
Popular Australian lifestyle brand Pudu is now available in India, via its online shopping site: PuduLifeStyle.com. A few glimpses of the offering on display shows the immense potential the brand has in India in the forth-coming years. Whilst explaining the immense popularity and thereby success of the iconic iPod, Steve Jobs once mentioned his and… Continue reading Pudu Arrives in India: For the Effortlessly Stylish Man
I never realized this during my decade long stay abroad in Moscow, Oxford, London and other locations. But since returning to India and working for different companies (2008 onwards), one of the core Marketing tricks that I've picked up - which defies all rules of MBA learning you can learn anywhere on Earth - "White… Continue reading The Fetish for White Skin in India
Apple iPhone 5, expected to be announced on 12 Sept. and available for worldwide release from 21 Sept. will have a 4-inch screen. Are you excited? Take this Poll and let me know...
If you're a fan of Ra.One and Rowdy Rathore type Bollywood movies wherein the actors fly through the sky most times like Superman, and would bring Spiderman and John Wayne to shame with their fighting and shooting skills; then probably this blog post wouldn't make any sense. Otherwise read on. There was a time when… Continue reading The New Wave of Bengali Cinema: Impressive
NB: This blog post is NOT directed against any company, person or group(s) in particular. In fact, I myself have purchased over 25+ items from Jabong.com in the past 4 months. 🙂 Customer Service is impeccable. This promotional mailer from Indian e-retailer Jabong.com (Rocket Internet venture launched in late 2011 in India) pretty much sums… Continue reading Emailer from Jabong – Sums Up Indian E-commerce Scenario
A B2C e-commerce site ideally revolves around 4 core aspects: a) a shopping experience b) a social sharing experience c) a referral (invite) experience d) a loyalty program experience A Dot.com that can do these 4 effectively, will survive the 'Dot.com bust' when it comes, which it surely will in India. Sooner or later. Result… Continue reading Creating a Referral Program for Your E-commerce Website – Sher Singh Way
Tim Cook needs no introduction. But during the Steve Jobsian Era, he was mostly the back-seated Apple executive who was hired by Steve in 1998 as the 'Inventory Genius' to solve a problem that Steve Jobs (could understand that he himself cannot solve, even with his innate genius) - i.e. the massive piling of inventory… Continue reading Things About Business & Life That Steve Taught Me: Tim Cook
You've a great idea. A financially viable business model (on paper). A few key team players in mind (to get on-board). And on verge of securing a good amount of VC capital. All set for the next Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? Unfortunately NO. Having worked in India for a few startups - whether B2B/B2C - have… Continue reading 8 Things To Do if you’re Planning for a Startup (and WHAT NOT TO DO as well) (Startup Series: Episode 6)
Steve Jobs loved reading books - mostly spiritual ones. However, the only book that Steve had downloaded on his Apple iPad 2 for regular reading was - Autobiography of a Yogi. It is an autobiography written by Paramahansa Yogananda (January 5, 1893–March 7, 1952) in 1946, in which he discusses his life story,and which introduced… Continue reading The Only Book Steve Jobs Had on his iPad 2
UPDATED: Facebook stocks slide further and now at the lowest ever. Shares of the No. 1 social-networking company ended the day down $3.14, or 11.7%, to $23.70, which not only notched a new low but also marked a nearly 40% decline from the company's initial public offering price. (SOURCE) I had recently written a blog… Continue reading E-commerce in India – Flipkart in Trouble? (Startup Series: Episode 5)
UPDATED: Facebook stocks slide further and now at the lowest ever. Shares of the No. 1 social-networking company ended the day down $3.14, or 11.7%, to $23.70, which not only notched a new low but also marked a nearly 40% decline from the company's initial public offering price. (SOURCE) Facebook IPO. IntraSoft Technologies (123Greetings.com) IPO.… Continue reading Dot.Com IPOs – Should One Invest? (Startup Series: Episode 4)
Whilst interviewing for a Fortune 100 company in India, I still remember, the VP - HR had asked me - 'Oxford? Why? You couldn't get that education in India? Why waste money there?' I still remember asking - 'What's that supposed to mean? Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world. Aren't you… Continue reading Quality Education – Why Is It Important?