Unforgiven. Produced, directed by & starring Clint Eastwood. A movie that I love from thousands in my collection. Besides portraying many different true facets of life, this movie is a must-watch and classic cause it de-romanticizes the commonly believed folklore. There's a special section in the movie that I can now relate to post working… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Lessons that MBA Schools Don’t Teach
The 2nd week of June, thus far, has been exciting. First - I traveled to Kovalam from 7-9 June. Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km from the city center. Was a guest speaker at the first ever International Conference on Travel Technology (ICTT), India organized… Continue reading Reinvent Yourself. Designed In California.
Important con-call. Skype call in fact. We couldn't connect with the guy from our DELL laptop running Windows. Some issue with the microphone or the speakers. But the call had to be taken. 3 souls desperately trying to connect. Suddenly, one of my colleagues suggested - "Hey Subhasish, don't you have Skype on your iPhone? Let… Continue reading iPhone saved the Day
Whether you're a CEO of a Fortune company, or a startup, or of a small Unit, or just a professional trying to move up the career (and monetary) ladder, here's a simple advice. Straight from the Heart of Steve Jobs to the newly become President & CEO of Nike, Mark Parker in 2010. Easy to say,… Continue reading The Honest Advice.
It was always predicted. It was always on the cards. But it would come so soon - probably, no one had predicted. Anyways, out of the 200 or so eCommerce startups founded in India in 2012 - 100 so far have gone bust. Most of them finished (read burnt callously here) the amount of capital… Continue reading Indian eCommerce Bust – Why has it come so SOON?
Bloggers. They are everywhere. Writing on every topic under the Sun. Have met some awesome ones. Have met some terrible ones. So what's the difference? What differentiates a Blogging rockstar from a dud? Believe it or not - a good blog post has nothing to do with style of Writing. Your level of Written English… Continue reading Blogging: Art or Science?
Was always on the cards. Finally happened. Am glad it happened. A cleaner UI and an infinite-scroll from Mashable.com. Clean. I like clean things - websites, UIs, a form, or my iPhone. To me - "less is more" rather than "enough is more". Mashable has made a good effort to clear off unwanted waste from… Continue reading Mashable – The New Look: Love OR Hate?
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
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?
Wanted to get a pair since a long long long time. But never could get the time to visit the local optician, get my eyes kinda tested (last time I did that was in 2005 when still at the University in England); and so finally, made up my mind. Sunday afternoon, walked into the local… Continue reading Steve Jobs’ glasses… Got one… 🙂
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...
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
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