The Fake Manager with just an MBA degree

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

5 steps to get your Google Adsense account approved

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

HR Department vs No HR Department

I have nothing against people who chose Human Resource as a profession. They are entitled to their choices. However what bothers me is first, the existence of such a department in the first place and second, the holier than thou attitude shown by most of the HR ‘professionals’. If the role of the HR is limited to enhancing the employee experience, I would be OK with it. Obviously we need something like an event management group within every organization and HR fits the bill here. But extending this role to recruitment and rewards are absolutely senseless according to me. I am saying this purely in the context of technology companies – software development / electronics in particular. Continue reading HR Department vs No HR Department

Microsoft 2.0 – The new Beginning

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

Steve Ballmer deserves praise – in a huge way

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

Six Sigma Humor, Jokes and Funny Facts

These are a collection of Six Sigma humor from various sources. Though described as a joke, the morals are plain facts.

Humor based Fact #1:

A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a flashy car advanced out of the dust towards him. The driver, a young man in an expensive suit, classy shoes, and a professional tie, leaned out the window and asked the shepherd, “If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?” Continue reading Six Sigma Humor, Jokes and Funny Facts

US Goverment Shuts Down – What happens now ?

This is the first time since 17 years the US government slips into a partial shutdown. Basically the US is left out without a spending plan for the 2014 fiscal year that begins on Tuesday. The congress has failed to reach a consensus about the new health care law among other things. The last time it happened was during 1995-1996. It shook the US economy but the economy bounced back rather quickly. But times were different then and the situation was pretty strong as compared to today. Continue reading US Goverment Shuts Down – What happens now ?

Surface 2 Pro – A Do or Die situation for Microsoft

As usual, Microsoft is pretty late to the game and has been struggling to gain a decent share of the market since few years. These delays cost them huge and has provided an opportunity for Google and Samsung to flood the market with cheaper devices. Apple polishes an existing technology to such an extent that it appears to be invented by Apple. They are an expert in that and hence they appear to be innovative in the minds of people. The world, as it stands today, has been hypnotized to a great extent by Apple and I don’t see this phenomenon ebbing out in near future. The success of i-Devices are a combination of technical excellence, brilliant marketing methods and also being at the right time at the right place. Microsoft is nowhere to be seen in the Tablet market. And Microsoft is slowly but steadily loosing relevance. However, for the software giant, the launch of Surface 2 is a breath of fresh air. Continue reading Surface 2 Pro – A Do or Die situation for Microsoft