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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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Read Newspaper

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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Tesla Model X

As if there weren’t enough reasons to want to buy a Model X , Elon Musk just gave us another one – Model X’s Bioweapon Defense Mode. This mode will rapidly clean air inside the car – like really really clean it. To prove the point, Tesla built a ‘bubble’ and put a Model X

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As someone who has spent the last couple of years recruiting a lot, I have been noticing a disturbing trend – The 3 Month Notice Period! More and more companies now require their employees to serve a 3 month notice period after resignation with very little chance of getting relieved earlier.
One of things this

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There are leaders. And then, there are cult leaders. Some of us I am sure are still wondering – what will happen to Apple after Steve Jobs? Will they still be able to turn out paradigm shifting products? Can they sustain their success even after the departure of visionary leader?
That, to me, is a

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Graphic Novella: Big Data and Privacy

We all know that Google, Facebook, Apple et al track our searches, location, email, what have you. I also recently wrote about how fingerprinting is the next stage in tracking everything there is to know about us. However, one of questions I got asked frequently was – ‘So what? So when I book an airline

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Yesterday, the term ‘strictly private social network’ piqued my curiosity. I mean, isn’t the whole point of social networks to be less private and go public with every little thing happening in your life? Why else will my Facebook feed resemble personal diaries of my 200+ ‘friends’ documenting mostly boring details – vacations (same faces /

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You know these are not the best of times in India – worst job market in a decade, inflation on the rise, Rupee @ 65, a hamstrung government and it goes on and on….
But this post got me a little enthusiastic about India’s prospects – two people from Mumbai are building a solar dryer

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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