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The Zen Bank. It exists.

Last year, Matt Mullenweg (of WordPress fame) thought out loud about a bank he’d love to set up. Matt’s bank would focus on safety, ‘Google-like’ simplicity, ‘white-glove’ customer service – and be usable with the tools of today. … At … Continue reading

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About the smartphone category called iPhone-like

From an email exchange with a friend asking about the Nexus One (the ‘Google phone’) launch. Thoughts about the Nexus One’s prospects Does it have better hardware, a better screen, better battery life, better price, more freedom, better apps, better … Continue reading

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About my Android prediction

My comment on a Google Reader shared item in Jan 2009: “As I said months and months ago – “jiska koi nahin uska Android”. No product line to convince MS to license you WinMo? There’s Android. No cash to pay … Continue reading

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But their own mission is far from achieved

Is [old giant] losing out to [hot upstart] over [new trend]? Did Microsoft miss out on the big search opportunity that Google pounced on? Is Google losing the real-time communication game to Twitter? Microsoft’s original mission was “a computer on … Continue reading

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Rethinking Schools

This isn’t related to the theme of this blog, but is worth quoting. From David Ascher’s blog: In the case of the Think Schools event, it was hard to find people who didn’t appreciate the elegance of an old idea: … Continue reading

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Tale from a Sunday morning

For PGP09/10/11: You can see the machine in the CC through a glass door. But you can’t touch it. It’s sadistically, tantalizingly out of reach. You look, pray, beseech it to restart, but it won’t. It stares at you, dour, … Continue reading

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Nokia: "India isn’t an entry-level market"

BusinessWeek interviews Nokia’s CEO on his India strategy: How important are the emerging markets for Nokia’s growth today? They are very important. But it’s key to understand here that India is quite a versatile market when it comes to a … Continue reading

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What B-schools don’t seem to be teaching

Ajit Balakrishnan, CEO of Rediff.com but more importantly for this post, the Chairman of IIM Calcutta’s Board of Governors, tries to figure out what ails business schools of today: (Quoting Jeffrey Pfeffer) …much of what business schools teach—analytical tools like … Continue reading

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Where Google plays second fiddle

Time Magazine ponders “Can Google Get Any Bigger“? Looks like it can: However, for all of its success, Google’s online dominance has been limited to search. In web-based e-mail, for example, Google’s service, Gmail, is in a distant fifth place … Continue reading

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Avnish Bajaj on why the Web 2.0 paradigm won’t work in India

Avnish Bajaj of Matrix Partners on why he thinks the “Web 2.0” paradigm won’t work in India: “People talk about the Internet being convenient, but it is not so in India. You need to go to a cyber café or … Continue reading

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