- Thou shalt not leave the cubicle without thy’s Palmtop
- Thou shalt always upgrade needless software to look busy
- Thou shalt sigh loudly for effect,giving the impression that thou art under pressure
- Thou shalt ask silly questions that are already explained in the manual book
- Thou shalt program bugs
- Thou shalt remember the E-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail
- Thou shalt not crave for thy colleague’s faster CPU
- Thou shalt always remember that computer is mightier than the pen,the sword and the programmer too
- Thou shalt remember to err is human and to blame thy computer is,but natural
- Thou shalt not think twice about the social consequences about the virus thou code
- Thou shalt obey these laws or be spammed into the next generation
You become hooked when you watch Young Turks that features Entrepreneurs interviewed by Shereen Bhan…Than came “The Entrepreneur” which had startups being funded by the VC’s and the pitch coming live on TV….
And now comes a show which would focus on the M&A scene where they would focus on the latest M&A’s in India,their analysis and why they happened?….The show is telecasted every Sunday,9:30 PM….An interesting and a must watch
Just caught a glimpse of the iPhone Launch on CNBC and would be eagerly waiting for it to be launched in India.The great Steve Jobs is truly an Innovator and someone who has to be saluted for this great innovation !!!
Word of Honor to Steve Jobs:
Steve Jobs’s motivating speech at Stanford University
- Technology levels the playing field between you and big business
- Today,the phrase “corporate job security” is an oxymoron
- The internet provides an unprecedented opportunity to start an online business at a minimal cost
- Like never before,business can be done from home
- Corporate outsourcing to smaller business creates an abundance of opportunities
Bonus Reason :
The only person who can boss you around is ONLY YOU !!!
But you can be innovative or think innovatively, only when the atmosphere is innovative or people promote innovation.The other factors that could foster innovation are : Good team work, management that itself thinks laterally and innovatively, office that in itself is innovative……
In fact while googling for the same,I came across an excellent presentation which touches each and every corner of Innovation !!!
My personal favourites from the presentation are :
- Myths of innovation : Slides 13-19
- Composition of an innovative team : Creator , Catalyst and Champion (Slide 25)
- Killers of Innovation : Slide 28 (Best and highly realistic)
- Creative work environments : We need more of these!!! (Slides 43 – 48)
- Myths of motivation : Slides 54 – 56
- Promoting Instrinsic motivation : Refer the following and Slide 60
Blogging would not have been possible without Web 1.0 or 2.0 and blogging has changed a lot since the arrival of Web 2.0 Most of us who want to startup or have a startup know the importance of an understanding life-partner in their life. Now you guessed it right 🙂 My search for a perfect partner ended on a Web 1.0 site and later my blog contributed around 30% to a new relation which started with an engagement on 20th June,2007. I never knew,a blog could create wonders in my personal life as well. Just as we know that it takes hardly sometime for launch a startup in the Silicon Valley,it harldy took few hours for us to decide on starting up our new relation
The Cake of the year
So,what is Web 1.0/2.0 + Blogging ====> Engagement I hope that this Engineer + Teacher combination creates another NRNM + Sudha Murthy phenomenon.
A BLOG IN NEED IS A BLOG INDEED !!!
Some of the startups like CricStock were betting big on World Cup and were highly affected by the WC debacle.A small mention about Vineeta Singh’s startup indicates that they are also trying to scale their startup with new services
A team of four students who started a CAT website and a lingerie business, are now diversifying their business model. To ensure more hits, the students are adding new services like online coaching for medical and engineering exams
Read the complete article here
From the pages that I have read so far in the (lengthy) story, I liked the following:
Gates: don’t develop, copy
By the time PC-DOS took hold, Gates had already shown that Microsoft’s future would hold very little innovation indeed. Gates’ views on development are probably best illustrated by the following:
From: ‘Programmers at work’, Microsoft Press, Redmond, WA [c1986]:
Interviewer: “Is studying computer science the best way to prepare to be a programmer?”
Gates: “No, the best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating system.”
Seldom have both Microsoft’s lack of innovation and their kludgey, ad-hoc approach to software design been explained so concisely. It’s also interesting to note that while many people have called Microsoft products copycat, trash or garbage, most of them probably had no idea how close to the truth they really were
Read the complete chapters of the original MS story here
Thanks Mahesh for sharing this wonderful link with us !!!