Coding is Sexy

Coding is Sexy

After I finished my engineering, I started my own company. I was a coder and CEO. This was really awesome. The first serious solution I ever built was a credit card application which is used till date in PoS terminals, after 16 years. I see my code all over the place. It was… Continue Reading

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Tracing the History of Uber – Fascinating Bits from its 6-Year Run

Tracing the History of Uber – Fascinating Bits from its 6-Year Run

There are only a few greater and more inspirational startup stories then that of Uber. The pioneers of the ‘rent-a-cab-through-your-smartphones’ company which has revolutionized the way we view, select, use and dispose-off a service - recently turned six in June this year. We at Knowledge latched on to this opportunity… Continue Reading

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Why Investors Want You to have a Co-Founder ?

Why Investors Want You to have a Co-Founder ?

If you have ever tried to raise money, you would notice that there is a strong reluctance in investing into single founder companies at an early stage. If the startup has already become an organization with revenues, traction etc., that’s another matter. Otherwise it’s that much harder to get investment… Continue Reading

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Is it Getting Tough to Get Work Done by your Team? Here is Why

Is it Getting Tough to Get Work Done by your Team? Here is Why

A 30-something Captain driven by purpose defiantly leads his three-man bomb disposal squad in a war-ravaged Iraq. A little imagination and this script from the Oscar-winning Kathryn Bigelow movie ‘The Hurt Locker’, could easily be playing out in the safe confines of your air-conditioned, super-cooled, corporate board room. Only here: The Captain =… Continue Reading

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Do You Know What a Woman Engineer Looks Like?

Do You Know What a Woman Engineer Looks Like?

It’s the universal truth -- we are all judged for the way we look. The way we dress, and carry ourselves makes an impression on people – be they friends, distant family, or people at work. Sometimes things go too far, however. Consider this, for instance: if you are male,… Continue Reading

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The ‘Most Generous Indian’ – Azim Premji

The ‘Most Generous Indian’ – Azim Premji

Now there are great things to be said about the rich and successful business men of India. But when you come across a distinct breed amongst them, you sit up and take notice. Mr. Azim Premji, is not just a businessman but a human being par excellence! True, that he has no… Continue Reading

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Calendar for Professionals – Captain America’s shield?

Calendar for Professionals – Captain America’s shield?

Soldiers, warriors, workers in all ages have had their favorite tools and weapons. Captain American has his “unobtainium” Shield, Thor his hammer, Iron Man his suite, Hawkeye his bow and arrow. Hulk has his well.. Hulk-ness. The professional workers have email, calendar, task list, Word, Excel, PPT, Editors, Simulators and… Continue Reading

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Facebook Q2 Earnings Call – 5 Key Points for Marketers & Small Businesses

Facebook Q2 Earnings Call – 5 Key Points for Marketers & Small Businesses

Facebook on Wednesday, revealed its Second Quarter 2015 Results in an Earnings Call with its management – Mark Zuckerberg (Chairman & CEO), Sheryl K. Sandberg (COO & Director) and David M. Wehner (CFO) among the others. With 1.49 Billion people now as an integral part of their user base, this… Continue Reading

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One Question Every Tech Professional Should Ask

One Question Every Tech Professional Should Ask

As a Career Counsellor at Sunstone Business School, I interact with many tech professionals from diverse experiences and skills. I also conduct weekly webinar sessions and engage with these professionals. In all my webinar sessions, I do multiple polls and one of my favourite questions in these polls is: “If I… Continue Reading

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Remembering A.P.J Abdul Kalam: 5 Lessons From His Incredible Life Story!

Remembering A.P.J Abdul Kalam: 5 Lessons From His Incredible Life Story!

A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former President of India and the prime architect of India’s missile programmes, passed away in Shillong on Monday. The 83-year old Bharat Ratna recipient was one of the most distinguished scientists of the country and a well-known author of highly inspirational books which have literally given ‘wings’… Continue Reading

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