Category Archives: Concepts

Impulse Art – Making painting a viable profession – conclusion

I haven’t posted since May 2014. Wow…that’s a long time ago. In the meantime, I have had lots of ideas and thoughts, but never got around to writing a post on them. I will try to correct that with a … Continue reading

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Design of everyday things in America

A trip to USA 10-15 years ago would mean buying stuff that you couldn’t buy in India. I remember my relatives getting me Nike shoes, TI scientific calculator, wonderful chocolates and awesome toys. However, as India progressed, most of these stuff became … Continue reading

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Problems with Stack Ranking for performance management

Microsoft recently announced that they are doing away with the stack ranking for employee performance appraisals. Many people had blamed Microsoft’s stack ranking as the primary reason for driving away great programmers from working there and resulting in them losing … Continue reading

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Impulse art – Making painting a viable profession

I always knew there was something seriously wrong with the art world,but when I  learnt that a painting that looked like it was drawn by a two-year old got 44 million dollars – Blue canvas, I couldn’t stop thinking about how … Continue reading

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Democratizing careers

What is common between Infosys, IPL and Indian Idol? They all democratized one profession and made money doing it. Let me explain – Would you allow your kids to take up hockey,football,painting,dancing,singing,swimming,cycling as their career? You have watched them perform … Continue reading

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