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Science is not optional

By |2019-07-24T22:17:54+00:00October 3rd, 2015|Education, General|

One issue I have with this entire debate on Climate change is that Science seems to have be regarded as an option. We love when science and technology creates iPhone and Web but not when it tells us something we don't like. It just not Climate Science, Vaccination skeptics, Food cures for Cancer, etc. It [...]

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You can learn anything if you are good at filtering things

By |2019-07-24T17:03:58+00:00September 10th, 2015|Education, General|

When I was growing up in India, access to knowledge was very limited. No public libraries. You had to rely on school libraries, which were not very good, in my case. With the Internet now, that barrier has been broken down. It is easy to access information and also easy to share your knowledge. Searching [...]

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Engineer to Manager

By |2019-07-24T16:32:30+00:00August 24th, 2015|Software|

If you promote an Engineer to a Manager, make sure you send them for Management training. Management is a different job compared to an Individual contributor. If you don't have money for training, point them to YouTube videos like this one.

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Launching GyanQuest.org – A Curated Educational Resource for Parents

By |2017-07-14T23:21:33+00:00August 4th, 2015|Education|

As Parents, we have struggled to find high quality information. So we are launching GyanQuest.org a site that help you find Learning to Learn resources. Some of the articles so far are Rethinking Education How Design and Architecture can create a magical place Make Awesome things with Maker Camp

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What is Situational Leadership

By |2017-07-14T15:24:41+00:00May 14th, 2015|Management|

I first heard of Situational Leadership during Intel's training for Managers. It is about adjusting your style of management according to the Situation. I will let Matt's video explain the concept. Along with the Golden rule for managing people, following this method will help you become a great leader.  

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Building a great product – Start with an Empowered Product Owner

By |2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Management, Software|

A Camel is a horse designed by a committee! One reason bigger companies fail to innovate is there is no ONE Empowered Product Owner (or product manager, program manager, etc.) that owns the entire product vision. Even if there is one person assigned responsible for the product, he/she is not empowered to make the final decision [...]

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Microsoft Build 2014 thoughts

By |2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00April 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Thanks to Microsoft’s Channel 9 for the live keynote and recording of sessions, it feels like I was there :-) It was great to see Scott Guthrie talk on Azure advances in the last year and what’s coming. I am amazed how much Azure has come in the last two years. Just the portal advances [...]

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Fortune favors the brave

By |2017-02-05T18:45:54+00:00January 21st, 2014|Education, General, Management|

As someone who is interested in American football, it is always puzzling to see coaches punt or kick a field goal when their team is 4 and short. Sometimes there are valid reasons to do this, but most times they are too conservative or want to take the easy way out. You can't get fired [...]

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