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innovation leadership Management

Richard Branson: Life at 30000ft

Fantastic interview with Richard Branson at TED – Monterey. The humility of the man blows me away.

My biggest takeaway quote from this:

Genuinely, if I bought something or had a particularly bad service in something that I did, I would go and do something myself to fix the problem. Like the time, I flew an airline, and I got really bad customer service, and Virgin Atlantic was born.

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art photography

Green and Glass

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A picture that I clicked today afternoon. The green and the glass made a great combo.

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innovation technology

Vertical Farming in Singapore

Vertical farming is a great idea. We, in India, keep hearing this trend of folks leaving the villages and coming to the city in search of work. And the ensuing argument of who will then grow the food. Well, this is one example. If Muhammad will not go to the mountains, bring the mountain to Muhammad.

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gadgets innovation technology

Sorta – the reconfigurable binder

This is a pretty nifty thing. It is the same concept as a binder, but it looks like a nice notebook. And it does not need punching!

Sorta. The Adaptive Notebinder. from YoonCo on Vimeo.

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leadership Management

Seth Godin on “Leaders vs Managers”

I have always been a great fan of Seth Godin. Awesome ideas. Straight forward. Talks from the gut. Passionate.In this short pitch, he talks about how different management and leadership is.

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Watch the video by clicking on the below link. (Embed permissions are restricted by the owners).

Exclusive interview with Seth Godin from Leadercast on Vimeo.

(via MichaelHyatt.com)

(image courtesy: screen grab from above interview)

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art misc movie Opinion personal dev

The Ox

Fantastic short about Eric Hollenbeck – a master wood worker in the red woods forests of California. Watch it.

 

There are some subtle yet deep philosophies in this video.

  • You cannot fit nowhere. There would be some place where you would fit.
  • Not all people are created equal. There are thinkers and there are doers.
  • You can be selfsubsistant if you want to.
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art bangalore photography

Old Madras Road Sunset

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#Bangalore #OldMadrasRoad #hdrscape #drama #snapseed

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misc software technology

Reimagining India – Eric Schmidt

The last segment is priceless. And I quote here:

India’s impact

India has had a big impact. Sun Microsystems was founded by someone who’d been to an IT university in India. And here in Silicon Valley, there is evidence that 40 percent of the entrepreneurs are Indian foreign born. So it gives you a sense of the scale and reach of Indian entrepreneurs outside of the country. So the problem is not the Indians, the problem is the country. And the country appears to be relatively dysfunctional politically, and has some corruption issues. You can see the potential when the Indians come here. Imagine if they were there and they were doing the same things with the same kind of structure. They’d change the world.

There are some portions of the interview which  may seem condescending towards India – for some viewers. But if you look at it objectively, it is the truth. For example, where he talks about the state of the broadband in the US vs India.

There are some great observations as well – for example, the potential of 4G LTE to disrupt the internet space. I think he is right. It is difficult to improve something as physical as broadband infrastructure. However, the cell phone telephony infrastructure is already there.

Similarly is the alternative of improving on wifi hotspots. This way the high data rates are avoided.

Source: mckinsey.com

 

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presentation

Body language during Presentations

Great advise on body language during presentations from SOAP (state-of-the-art-presentations).

 

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation from soappresentations
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bangalore food

99 Variety Dosa – Koramangala – Food Truck

Oh boy, this is good stuff. This is a food truck – an articulated auto. Good quality ingredients used (all amul stuff). We tried this on friday and last friday. Both experiences were very good. Tried different types of dosa. There are basically 4 different varieties – chinese base, pav bhaji base, potato base, and cheese base.

The chinese base has a smattering of chilli, garlic, and soya sauces. Some have cooked noodles and shredded cabbage tossed in.

The pav bhaji base has the pav bhaji masala as the base. A smattering of all kinds of vegetables, cheese and paneer are toppings based on your choice.

The potato base or the mysore masala as it is called has the traditional “aloo palya” base and a smattering of vegetables, cheese, or paneer as toppings based on your choice.

The cheese base has veggies and cheese. period. Each dosa with cheese in its name gets a grated cheese cube (oh yeah, one full cheese cube grated fully!).

All in all, good stuff. Do check this out. This is on the road that joins the NGV gate and the forum road – also called 80 ft road. When you head from the NGV gate, there are two positions that this food truck takes. It is either on the left, right outside the Laxmi Devi Park ; or further down the road on the right hand side right opposite to the Ganpati temple.