Every other day we hear about some company or the other being bought by Google and Microsoft or even IBM.
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Infosys is realigning itself. The entire realign work has been going on for last year or so. Broadly speaking there are 3 phases to it:
An interesting discussion started off on my school alumni group. While one guy felt that Westerners are more enterprising than Indians are.
Here is a rather interesting interview with the EMC CFO David Goulden on how he started a Cost Transformation program at his company.
I am Desh who lived in Delhi. Now, the professors from some top business schools tell us that this was ordained.
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Finding the core of your business is critical to its success. The truth is that there is a small core of your business and customers that really drive most of your business.
Cultures affect brands and their marketing. Pepsi in Argentina has taken an interesting turn – which would have been unheard of few years back.
This is a very interesting study! The barely 10-year-old Google is the world’s most powerful brand, followed by General Electric and Microsoft, according to a s urvey conducted by Millward Brown’s BrandZ index (attached). The survey assigned values to various brands based on their financial strength and consumer sentiment. The survey is a bit dated.. but its message is very clear! Life changes. World changes and people find different things more attractive.
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Satyam Shivam Sundaram – is a mantra that is very popular in the Hindu philosophy. It is often translated as “Truth is God and God is Beautiful” – where Satyam is translated as Truth, Shivam as God and Sundaram as Beautiful. Unfortunately this translation exposes our prejudiced view of “God”. We want – desperately really – God to be beautiful and have that air of piety and holiness and something “divine” as we define it. But is God only beautiful?
And that’s where my interpretation of this mantra differs. Shivam in Hindu pantheon is the embodiment of all that is not-beautiful with the world. In fact, Shiv is supposed to have drank the poison of the world so world could be free. He holds in him the poison and the seeds of destruction.
So to me Satyam Shivam Sundaram means – Truth is both beautiful and non-beautiful! Satyam is a synonym of “God” primarily and inherently, so there is no reason to bring in any additional word for God.
This gives some insight into what is going on in the more mundane Satyam – the software services company from India. It is easy and very fashionable for all to bring out the evil of the fallen and eulogize the one who is up and growing. It is because for us, God is beautiful and Satan is Ugly. Both are incomplete. Both the creations of our prejudiced and narrow minds.