I was tempted to put this post on my blog.Was just reading Digital Inspiration, where I came across an intersting website GuessTheLogo where you need to identify the real logo of the companies.

I got around 7(out of 10) answers correct at the first shot,which according to me was not so bad biggrin So, go ahead and try your luck.

Important Announcement:
I invite bloggers to come and blog on ThoughtsPrevail on their favourite topic(keeping in mind the theme of this blog).Since Finance is a very important aspect for Startups(and in each and every aspect of the organization),my first guest blogger had to be from the field of finance.He is Ranjan(not to confuse him with Amit Ranjan of Uzanto) who blogs here

I would introduce Ranjan in more brief in the upcoming posts on this blog.

(Note:Guest blogging is not an attempt to get more traffic or to earn money through this blog.It is just an attempt to touch upon diversified areas)

Even though I deal with the Embedded background,somehow the Web 2.0(and next Web 3.0) bug has struck me.But,the question which comes to mind is “After the dotcom bust, this is best boom of the internet and definitely there is more to come after Web 2.0 ie Web 3.0 ,but reports suggest a different view to the entire Web2.0 scene.

We see lot of blogs like TechCrunch, Digital Inspiration, Tech Buzz (and many more) tracking the entire Web 2.0 space whereas few blogs like Engadget also try to give an insight into the non Web 2.0 space as well.This clearly gives an indication that Web 2.0 is in demand but analysts have different opinion..Keep on reading

Silicon India quotes “Most of the visitors to the (so called) Web 2.0 sites are Couch Potatoes and they are the guys who like to watch rather than create meaningful content.Definitely,Wikipedia lies in the (true) Web 2.0 space where 4.6% of all visits to Wikipedia pages are to edit entries on the site

There are few more interesting reads on the entire Web 2.0 scenario and they are definitely worth having a look:

  1. Web 2.0 not as hot as perceived: study
  2. Avnish Bajaj on why Web 2.0 is not for India
  3. Web 2.0 Threats and Risks for Financial Services
Thanks Upasna(Link 2) and Purnank(Link 3) for bringing these links to my notice cool

I guess this is one of the most widely covered topics on my blog and regular readers of my blog would feel that this post is repetitive(but at the end of the post your feeling would be different).As we know for each and every phase(be it your job or your venture),networking is needed,right from the time the idea comes to your mind till the time you launch your idea.Initially,you need people with whom you can share your idea ,than you need people to work with you on your idea and once your idea kick starts,you need people to take your idea(company) to a greater height smile

Keeping these factors in mind,I came up with the following posts
Wanted (Un)like minded soulmates
LinkedIn group for budding Entrepreneurs
From Ideas to Execution

The response was not as per the expectations and I started to Google around such groups that exist in Bangalore.I came across Bangalore Entrepreneur Meetup chapter which has around 143 members but there is very less activity which happens in the group cry As I have mentioned before,we need a platform for people to express their views and ideas and after giving it some thought,I have created a google group BangaloreBuddingEntrepreneurs , which is open to all people who aspire to be Entrepreneurs or who are Entrepreneurs.

I also have my own selfish motive to create this group:”Due to my shy nature,sometimes it becomes very difficult to express my views(since I don’t know where I should express).The other reason is when you express it in front of wrong person,you would be criticized or ridiculed and this often happens with me”

So,I invite people to join the Bangalore Budding Entrepreneurs group and I would request you to link this post on your blog to spread the word about the group and help more people experience their FREEDOM OF SPEECH and FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION(of IDEAS) biggrin

Suggestions and criticism is most welcome(and is highly recommended).

Ever thought how advertising could be used for brand building..Check this hoarding in Chennai which indicates the open fight between Kingfisher and Jet Airways.

Now,after few days,one more flier,the low cost airline Go Air also joins the bandwagon.Guess,if Air Deccan also joins this fight,than it’s hoarding would say “We don’t think we need to change“(though I can only afford and love Air Deccan) wink

Definitely you would have a smile on your face,when you see this one biggrin

This session was started in February,2007 but I missed the month of March,2007 cry.Now as April is nearing it’s end , here is the list of my picks for this month
Thanks Mahesh Pidshetti for his help in the compilation of this list

Many books and newspapers have spoken about “India V/S China” but what about India+China = ChIndia.Imagine the superpower rolleyes

There is a good article in Times Of India(26th April 2007) ,which focuses on a JV between India and China(ie what if they work collaboratively).IMHO,the best part of this article is:

If China has become the manufacturing powerhouse of the world, Gartner analysts say India appears to be well on the way to becoming an IT services powerhouse. IT services account for approximately half of India’s services exports, and they are growing at more than 30 per cent per year.

This also sends ringing bells that “India needs more product companies as well”.
Read the complete article here

Of late,lot of unknown and memorable incidents are happening on my blog.I have met lot of new and like minded people,business guys but 25th April,2007(7:30 PM) would be a date(and time) to cherish biggrin Through the post,you may find me childish but do spare me for that behaviour.Also,this post is made after few evidences and I believe it to be correct(to the best of my knowledge).I hope you guys are still plugged in wink

There was an interesting observation which I made(from Business Gyan) and turned out to be a good article.The article definitely had references to Guy Kawasaki(the great Guru).

Apparently this article fetched me comments by none other than Guy Kawasaki himself(Comment below)

But many times,there are pranks played by the readers and I also thought this to be a prank.But when I investigated,I did feel that the person who commented was(or could be) Guy Kawasaki himself and the reason is the statistics provided by my SiteMeter.

If you might know,Guy Kawasaki(who was Chief Evangelist in Apple) madly loves Macintosh and with this evidence , I just felt he could have been the one who has commented on the article

This evidence does not prove completely that Guy Kawasaki (my business Guru) has commented on my blog but with sheer excitement,this article was born.Now with these happy memories in mind,I would return back to my business wink