Category Archive: Technology

Oct 20

Dr. John Hennessy’s lecture

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A couple of weeks back in my leadership class, we were asked to journal 3 gratitides to “kick off” our day on a positive note. Here is one of the most important experiences I am truly grateful for. Since I have a vested interest in the world of education and academics (and I beleive we all do), what better …

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Sep 14

Book review: The Business of Software by Michael A. Cusumano

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A Sloan management review distinguished professor at MIT’s Sloan school of management, Michael A. Cusumano is a leading expert on software industry, director/adviser to more than a dozen software companies world wide, and a renowned author. He is author/co-author of seven books (besides The business of software) including the bestsellers Microsoft secrets and Japan’s software …

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Sep 03

Book Review: The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau

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I have been following Chris Guillebeau’s The Art of Non-Conformity blog since a couple of months now as part of my interest and curiosity to study entrepreneurship and various business models. Most of the books I have come across discuss (and sometimes at painful lengths ) about the long business plans, formal training, huge capital, etc, a person needs …

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Aug 10

Book Review: REWORK

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Truly unconventional. REWORK is in the league of those extraordinary books that blows away the traditional pillars of the business world. Written by Jason Fried, the co-founder of the web application company 37Signals and David Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails web framework (who is also partner at 37Signals), the book rewrites the rules …

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Jul 05

Does Indian education system teaches how to collaborate?

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Education, along with infrastructure development and democratization of media are the three key sectors on which progression of any society depends. In United states in particular, and the western world in general, the foundations of world leadership were laid when the country channeled massive investments into the educational sector. The result was a robust and …

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Feb 14

Review: Instapaper

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There is no bigger (and greater) source of information than the web. However, this vastness  of information and articles can sometimes make  it a terrible place to quench your reading desires . Content is hidden behind the richness of web pages which can be distracting at times. Add to that an everlasting shortage of time …

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Jan 06

Book review: The Innovation secrets of Steve Jobs

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  Learning about people who have advanced the frontiers of knowledge and consequently made our world a better place to live is always inspiring. I feel in the contemporary world, any study about complex and serious subjects like innovation, entrepreneurship, growth and change is not possible without learning about Steve jobs. I purchased this book …

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Dec 13

Making WordPress website safe

If you have built your website on WordPress.org, then  the entire responsibility of making it  safe and secure lies on your shoulders (unlike if you have started a blog using WordPress.com). But there is a good news. There are lots of tweaks that can be done and a few real solid plugins that can be …

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Nov 27

What a stint with an open source project can add to a persons life

There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer. Some of the most amazing projects in the world have seen the light of the day only because of the contributions of these selfless individuals. The same holds true for hundreds of open source projects from Fedora to Mozilla to the wonderful WordPress. What motivates …

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Nov 25

How university open debates and discussions introduced me to open source

My experience with the open source way of doing things dates back to my university days in India. During those days, I had a very narrow view with regards to what exactly open source is and what its true meaning is. This view was limited only to the question “why should one give away his …

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