Passionate Marketers contest was unexpectedly very successful and got many new readers to the blog; thanks to participants for their write-ups and their readers for sharing the content. Undoubtedly, there are bright marketers out there in B-Schools and hidden under the burden of books and lectures. It is unfortunate that only a few know how to tap their own potential and look outside the windows of their B-School placement rooms and make a room for themselves, rather than depending upon Schools to get them placed. The least a management student should know is to express his/her views appropriately and convey what is to be communicated efficiently & effectively. During the contest some awesome writers were uncovered through their small write-ups which received great feedback from
Apart from enviable pay packets, future managers will pass out from the iconic Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) with degrees instead of diplomas, if a human resources development ministry-appointed panel has its way. The six-member panel, headed by Professor N R Madhava Menon, has recommended bringing in an overarching legislation governing all 13 IIMs, allowing them to award degrees without “any erosion of their existing autonomy”. Unlike central universities and IITs, the top B-schools currently award only diplomas. “IIMs have not been set up through an Act of Parliament, but through the charitable societies route. When you are talking of increasing global diversity, diploma creates a confusion. When you have a whole global environment that is attracted to India, I feel a little more explaining
Who needs a crystal ball when the world has Google to depend on for all their future predictions? The folks over at xkcd decided to take a ride in the Google time machine (aka, the first page of search results) to see what the future held and came up with this handy timeline of the best and worst of what’s to come. Full story at xkcd. Future according to Google Google predicts future
Until I posted something on a Brand’s fan page yesterday, everything on my facebook account was working quite fine. Later, some automated message started going to the inbox of all those who commented under my update that I did on the fan page. The message looked like this This is certainly a virus that had the ID # of the one who commented, then the subject, date and then some numbers followed by the name of the person. [box]id:1197528975 sub:001 dlvrd:000 submit date:1104111932 done date:7001010000 stat:ENROUTE err:027 text:Hemant Vaishnav comm. [/box] Does anyone know how to work around it. It is travelling to everyone in my inbox. I earlier thought that it’s a problem with my account, however I saw same error messages coming from
Facebook started working on a project a year ago, with a well defined goal. And the goal was to build an infrastructure for itself which would be one of the most energy efficient, and at the same time built at the least possible cost! And in doing so, Facebook designed software, servers and the data centers that house these servers from scratch. And how well has the project has been implemented, can be judged from the fact that the servers are 24% less expensive while churning out 38% more efficiency. Refer opencompute.org and now let us look at some of the aspects of this project. Server fb open compute project The servers, as part of this project are called “Vanity Free”. What does this mean?
According to Google, the Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh states are not a part of India. Lately when I was going through Google Analytics map, I happen to realize that data from J&K and AP is not available. I wondered whether J&K and AP have been gifted to Pakistan and China respectively after the Google India map controversy. Later I tried maps of Pakistan and China only to see that the states have not been included in their maps too. Therefore, J&K and AP are now officially kicked out of Google analytics and no analytics data from these states will be available, nobody knows till when. Should Google not follow the international borders guidelines by the UN? What is your opinion on this? Google analytics