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“We should not recruit him/her because they are not [insert company name]- ian enough” – Sounds familiar?
I guarantee that anybody who recruits regularly has heard this, usually from someone considering themselves guardians of that nebulous concept – ‘our company’s unique culture’. Whenever I hear this, I always wonder if there is some actual logic behind

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Here are some deep and long reads from around the web. Don’t expect a consistent theme – I just included the ones I liked – so the range is from a mid-level employee who embezzled $16 million from a local business to use of Drones as a Policy to a eccentric art seller who has

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Is Apple losing its mojo?

Bet a lot of people are feeling nostalgic about good ole’ days at Apple – those were the days when Apple was the underdog (and who doesn’t root for the underdog?) against the big bad Microsoft, and later, Blackberry or Nokia.
Not any longer. Now Apple has joined the ranks of massive companies the underdogs

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Over the past year or so, I have been getting invites to ‘Connect’ on LinkedIn and some things are quite clear – the number of people on LinkedIn are increasing exponentially and it is fast becoming the tool for ‘cold calling’. I think the former is probably the reason for latter.
So I am going

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For the past couple of weeks, I have been reading with increasing incredulity the opposition (here and here) to Marrisa Mayer’s policy of stopping Work from Home (WFH) at Yahoo! . I think her diktat was – “Start come to office or the Exit door is open” or something to that effect. Now some bloggers and

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At the recent Mobile World Congress, Mozilla corporation launched Firefox OS. Now do we need another OS? Well, maybe…
As much as I like my iOS devices, I am always frustrated at the restrictions Apple imposes on me – the biggest and most painful being iTunes (which is why the Jailbreaks to the iOS devices

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A definite read on Wired… Elon Musk talks about his SpaceX venture and how he intends to put a small plant on Mars in the next few years.
He also talks about manufacturing and supply chain issues in the very very esoteric world of subject of Space Rockets!!
If the above wasn’t enough to convince

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A year and half back I was recruited by a Stockholm based consulting company to start their development operations in Mumbai. Amid all the usual challenges of operating in Mumbai -really expensive real estate, landlords out to cheat you, registering a company, etc – I also realized that a 5 people operation is not an

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Sometime last year Apple overtook Microsoft to be the most valuable technology company in the world. Yesterday, Google also overtook Microsoft in valuation. And once again I was part of a heated discussion that made the inevitable comparisons between Bill Gates, Sergey Brin/Larry Page and of course, Steve Jobs. Most of the discussions revolved around

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How many of us are familiar with the concept of a chit fund? If you have a friend who is in the business of trading or wholesale, then you must have heard of him (or her) being part of a chit fund. I have a friend who is a trader in Sadar Bazzar in Delhi