Google in Alphabet – Hope for a great potential

With the restructuring of the tech giant Google, did we just witness the magical recipe of Berkshire Hathaway being applied in the tech industry as well? Such corporate announcements form great case studies and provide good fodder for thought experiments to evaluate the decision from various perspectives. Here are some of my thoughts on the…

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AVOID STUPIDITY… at all costs!

This is what I noted to myself after what happened few hours ago. My wife, my toddler son and I drove back home after having dinner at a nearby Chinese restaurant and we parked our car in our apartments’ parking lot. The routine is generally I get my son out of the car seat and…

The Science of Persuasion

I am a coffee enthusiast and my old Italian espresso machine at home have had few mechanical issues in the past couple of weeks.  Over the weekend, we were at a nearby mall and I was strolling with my 18 months old son in the hallways of the mall. A big sign outside Williams-Sonoma (kitchen ware…

Opportunities Created by the Long Tails

Digital world is overtaking the physical world in every aspect of human life. Twitter and Facebook have digitized social relationships; Netflix has replaced family movie outing; XBOX, Nintendo and Sony have replaced indoor family time and to some extent even outdoor games / activities. This month Revenue from online streaming of music (such as Pandora, XBOX,…