More than half of the world’s billioners are college drop-outs. Does that point to something ? Well, sort of. It is becoming evidently clear that going to schools for the purpose of getting “educated” is clearly a waste of time and a breach of knowledge. But colleges provide you an experience that is wonderful and cherishing – for this reason, it is worth the time and effort. If you are lucky, you can get good friends or if you are more lucky, you could get yourself a life partner. But apart from these reasons, there is very little evidence that schools and colleges are going to make you smarter. Intelligence cannot be taught – Intelligence is a trait that cannot really be acquired. Continue reading Formal Education makes you dumb and kills your time
Software Patents are not just a bad idea, but could be illegal too. The supreme court of USA (Case 545 F.3d 943, 88 U.S.P.Q.2d 1385) ruled that Software is mostly “mathematical algorithms which by themselves are abstract ideas that are not patentable”. Continue reading Software Patents could be illegal, are a bad idea and should be abolished
You deserved it but you were not promoted. Somebody else was promoted at your expense and you feel that you were used. You know that the “someone” does not deserve it a bit. You know your contribution was no less than stellar. Your peers admire you and your bosses respect you. But then your work was not highlighted the way it should have been. Your visibility had been eclipsed and you are a star just within the team – no one else knows what you did. Continue reading No Promotion at job though you deserved it ?
The Real Manager
I have huge respect for someone who has a deep knowledge technically in addition to a passion for managing a project. I respect managers of this kind. Back in 2008, I worked for someone who was a Software Architect before and who had become a project manager because of his interest in managing a project and team. It was the most amazing phase of my career and I loved working with such types. Continue reading The Fake Manager with just an MBA degree
Ten years back, I was writing stuffs over internet and i never really thought I could make money with that. There was absolutely no motivation or incentive to write. Occasionally I would come across certain incident that would prompt me to write. I would take 2 weeks to write five paragraphs after which it gets proof read and published in another 2 weeks. But with Google Adsense, the situation is a whole lot different now. They pay for real and there are lot of incentives. This was a credible alternate source of income for many bloggers around. A few bloggers depend on Adsense as their sole stream of revenue.5 Continue reading 5 steps to get your Google Adsense account approved
Microsoft is preparing to enter into a new era with the departure of Ballmer. Not that Ballmer’s period as the CEO was bad, but a bright future lies ahead for the technology giant. The acquisition of Nokia and a possible acquisition of BlackBerry would enable Microsoft to gain a much needed foothold in the mobile market – enterprise in particular.
It is rare to see a giant like Microsoft reinventing itself so drastically when they are enjoying a period of relatively good growth. This emphasizes that the company works towards its long term goals and cannot be judged by short term falls. Continue reading Microsoft 2.0 – The new Beginning
We have seen many charismatic CEOs and even know a few things about them personally. But none other than Steven Anthony Ballmer has the characteristic effervescent energy, explicit enthusiasm and sheer passion for what he does. The intonation in “I Love This Company” (during the famous ‘developers, developers’ speech) – speak volumes about his determined dedication. You would not henceforth see anyone expressing themselves on the stage with an aura of intense energy that sets the stage on fire. Ballmer did a remarkable job at increasing the revenues and diversifying the product lines. However, he was responsible in missing the mobile buzz which proved to be disastrous to Microsoft in that arena. Continue reading Steve Ballmer deserves praise – in a huge way