Friday, August 7, 2009

New Auto --Not yet flying

Thursday, April 23, 2009

future think

Running my thoughts refreshed after a jog at the university campus , i was urged to jot down a few points which in my view will take solid form from the faint traces we see today.

A twitter kind of 140 alphabets seemed a more energetic manner to capture the essence concisely instead of the conumdrun of a narrative style of representation. A spacw where i can append with additions as an when i envision conveniently.

Hope these serve a purpose :

Monolithic Industries are challenged by new market entrants. Competition is penetrating the traditional silos from all directions. (Banking, Financial services and Insurance)

Emerging markets are challenging traditional and imperialistic norms of banking industries as cost structures and statutory imperatives of a traditional banking systems are subjected to severe stress ( Due to economic melt down ) ( Due to increased consumer empowerment with information ubiquity )

Markets are diffusing with overlap as clear demarcation industry silo days are giving way to composite market conditions. (Non Banking Financial Super stores); (Convergence of telecom and entertainment business)

New hitherto unaddressed market niches are emerging as profitable and socially responsible vehicles of economic progress. (Micro Finance) (Crowd sourcing)

New age protectionism abrogating the natural exacerbation of globalization in a flat world. The vestibules of the archaic Left rearing the ugly remains of a sell by date bygone era ideology.

Increased regulatory standards posing as stumbling blocks for new entrants in a flat world of economic template.

Growing gap of the digital divide isolating fragments of economic societies into forbidden pockets of market pariahs.

Information democratization is creating new market opportunities challenging the traditional bastions of commerce.

Talent capital cementing its preeminence over other forms of traditional business assets as a cornerstone in a society bracing the knowledge community.

Consumers are defining markets as a result each time a consumer preference shifts there is a resultant seismic market shift disrupting established economic operators prone to rigid and concrete functioning.

Modular & Adaptable business models with fluid cost structures are best able to cope with a persistent yet increasingly evolutionary state of change of the economic eco system.

Strategy, talent and fiscal troika combined with a virtue of nimble footed just in time execution around a rich information fulcrums creating next generation mega corps.

Leaders with a passionate penchant to think and break away from the status quo with agility are creating enterprises of tomorrow.

Shareholder as a prime benefactor of a capitalistic framework ahead of consumers and society are severely undermining the essence and longevity of organizations.

Operative quick fixes in the form of LBO, M&A, Bail-Out or Chapter 11 as acceptable remedial measures emanating from the above anomaly of disproportionate swivel to the insatiable shareholder.

Demanding capitalistic pressures stifling the art of innovation, invention, thrust on pure research and development; particularly in the field sciences such as physics, chemistry and biology.

Consuming more than we can replenish is creating an imbalance injurious to human in habitation.

Energy costs imperatives and irresponsible use of the natural resources is inundating a blue & green globe. Carbon economy is more injurious than presently envisioned; a mere passing of the irresponsible buck to people who are forced to be responsible by the irresponsible people guilty of heating the globe. Another quick fix which will get us to a FIX.

Decoupling thrust of capital markets at a macro level with coalescence of CEO’s managing for the customers and society as well instead of squarely focusing on shareholders. For starters – annual guidance instead of 90 day myopic vision of today!

What are the biggest strategic blunders in Telecom industry ?

I am no teleco expert. But the way I see it is that the industry czars missed a couple of important buses riding into the future.

1. Telephone is used by an individual. The biggest players in the market ignored most populous places like India & China. At these places as soon as a cost structure was dismantled to meet the price points sweet spot the markets exploded. Telecom industry came to this region at least two decades late. World would have been an interesting place had the above blunder not happened.

2.A mistake till today..its taking too long to tie up IP, Analog,TV, Voice & Data..each protecting their turf & like a place in India the government is messing around 3 G auctions..Converge all of these into the palm of the consumer & help the telecom solution reach at least half of the people around the world..? Once we all are connected , we can transact communicate entertain & do business ..charge zero for connectivity a business model on top of the infrastructure that vends the platform of connectedness !!

I hope this made sense..

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mr.Obama - Welcome Hope , Welcome Change , Welcome Goodtimes

It all began with an Audacity of Hope to today a promise taking oath and a dream taking shape. These are unprecedented times and Changing times. The responsibility of Change being Change for the better lay squarely on all our shoulders. World Citizens.There is a message of immense plurality, compassion , understanding and intent in Obama's speech. If Mr.O can add a dimension of giant thinking behind all his administration and policy matters , it will go a long way in aiding him Lead from the Front. Create a legacy which will be revered and create mass followership across the world.

Think !

There is a future where the walls between countries , cultures , religions and economies will get shorter and sober like picket fences. This could well be the beginning of One World , One Citizen agenda.Wishes from a sincere World Citizen to Obama to build a better United States of America uniting the World. As Indians our country will go to vote with the responsibility to elect and voice an equally telling mandate ..this will strengthen the Globe to win against all odds and win for all.

As the worlds largest democracy goes to seek its peoples mandates , the second most populous nation and the one of the fastest growing economy has an opportunity to deliver a electroal mandate choosing the next great leader from this great nation.

Many a tiny awakenings around India suggest that we will be there as well along with Obama helping us remake a new world order.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A Child's Guide to United States Foreign Policy

Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq?
A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction honey.
Q: But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction.
A: That's because the Iraqis were hiding them.
Q: And that's why we invaded Iraq?
A: Yep. Invasions always work better than inspections.
Q: But after we invaded them, we STILL didn't find any weapons of mass destruction, did we? A: That's because the weapons are so well hidden. Don't worry, we'll find something, probably right before the 2008 election.
Q: Why did Iraq want all those weapons of mass destruction?
A: To use them in a war, silly.
Q: I'm confused. If they had all those weapons that they planned to use in a war, then why didn't they use any of those weapons when we went to war with them?
A: Well, obviously they didn't want anyone to know they had those weapons, so they chose to die by the thousands rather than defend themselves.
Q: That doesn't make sense Daddy. Why would they choose to die if they had all those big weapons to fight us back with?
A: It's a different culture. It's not supposed to make sense.
Q: I don't know about you, but I don't think they had any of those weapons our government said they did.
A: Well, you know, it doesn't matter whether or not they had those weapons. We had another good reason to invade them anyway.
Q: And what was that?
A: Even if Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein was a cruel dictator, which is another good reason to invade another country.
Q: Why? What does a cruel dictator do that makes it OK to invade his country?
A: Well, for one thing, he tortured his own people.
Q: Kind of like what they do in China?
A: Don't go comparing China to Iraq. China is a good economic competitor, where millions of people work for slave wages in sweatshops to make U.S. corporations richer.
Q: So if a country lets its people be exploited for American corporate gain, it's a good country, even if that country tortures people?
A: Right.
Q: Why were people in Iraq being tortured?
A: For political crimes, mostly, like criticizing the government. People who criticized the government in Iraq were sent to prison and tortured.
Q: Isn't that exactly what happens in China?
A: I told you, China is different.
Q: What's the difference between China and Iraq?
A: Well, for one thing, Iraq was ruled by the Ba'ath party, while China is Communist.
Q: Didn't you once tell me Communists were bad?
A: No, just Cuban Communists are bad.
Q: How are the Cuban Communists bad?
A: Well, for one thing, people who criticize the government in Cuba are sent to prison and tortured.
Q: Like in Iraq?
A: Exactly.
Q: And like in China, too?
A: I told you, China's a good economic competitor. Cuba, on the other hand, is not.
Q: How come Cuba isn't a good economic competitor?
A: Well, you see, back in the early 1960s, our government passed some laws that made it illegal for Americans to trade or do any business with Cuba until they stopped being communists and started being capitalists like us.
Q: But if we got rid of those laws, opened up trade with Cuba, and started doing business with them, wouldn't that help the Cubans become capitalists?
A: Don't be a smart-ass.
Q: I didn't think I was being one.
A: Well, anyway, they also don't have freedom of religion in Cuba.
Q: Kind of like China and the Falun Gong movement?
A: I told you, stop saying bad things about China. Anyway, Saddam Hussein came to power through a military coup, so he's not really a legitimate leader anyway.
Q: What's a military coup?
A: That's when a military general takes over the government of a country by force, instead of holding free elections like we do in the United States...
Q: Didn't the ruler of Pakistan come to power by a military coup?
A: You mean General Pervez Musharraf? Uh, yeah, he did, but Pakistan is our friend.
Q: Why is Pakistan our friend if their leader is illegitimate?
A: I never said Pervez Musharraf was illegitimate.
Q: Didn't you just say a military general who comes to power by forcibly overthrowing the legitimate government of a nation is an illegitimate leader?
A: Only Saddam Hussein. Pervez Musharraf is our friend, because he helped us invade Afghanistan.
Q: Why did we invade Afghanistan?
A: Because of what they did to us on September 11th.
Q: What did Afghanistan do to us on September 11th?
A: Well, on September 11th, nineteen men, fifteen of them Saudi Arabians, hijacked four airplanes and flew three of them into buildings, killing over 3,000 Americans.
Q: So how did Afghanistan figure into all that?
A: Afghanistan was where those bad men trained, under the oppressive rule of the Taliban..
Q: Aren't the Taliban those bad radical Islamics who chopped off people's heads and hands?
A: Yes, that's exactly who they were. Not only did they chop off people's heads and hands, but they oppressed women, too.
Q: Didn't the Bush administration give the Taliban 43 million dollars back in May of 2001?
A: Yes, but that money was a reward because they did such a good job fighting drugs.
Q: Fighting drugs?
A: Yes, the Taliban were very helpful in stopping people from growing opium poppies.
Q: How did they do such a good job?
A: Simple. If people were caught growing opium poppies, the Taliban would have their hands and heads cut off.
Q: So, when the Taliban cut off people's heads and hands for growing flowers, that was OK, but not if they cut people's heads and hands off for other reasons?
A: Yes. It's OK with us if radical Islamic fundamentalists cut off people's hands for growing flowers, but it's cruel if they cut off people's hands for stealing bread.
Q: Don't they also cut off people's hands and heads in Saudi Arabia?
A: That's different. Afghanistan was ruled by a tyrannical patriarchy that oppressed women and forced them to wear burqas whenever they were in public, with death by stoning as the penalty for women who did not comply.
Q: Don't Saudi women have to wear burqas in public, too?
A: No, Saudi women merely wear a traditional Islamic body covering.
Q: What's the difference?
A: The traditional Islamic covering worn by Saudi women is a modest yet fashionable garment that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers. The burqa, on the other hand, is an evil tool of patriarchal oppression that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers.
Q: It sounds like the same thing with a different name.
A: Now, don't go comparing Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are our friends.
Q: But I thought you said 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11th were from Saudi Arabia.
A: Yes, but they trained in Afghanistan.
Q: Who trained them?
A: A very bad man named Osama bin Laden.
Q: Was he from Afghanistan?
A: Uh, no, he was from Saudi Arabia too. But he was a bad man, a very bad man.
Q: I seem to recall he was our friend once.
A: Only when we helped him and the mujahadeen repel the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan back in the 1980s.
Q: Who are the Soviets? Was that the Evil Communist Empire Ronald Reagan talked about?
A: There are no more Soviets. The Soviet Union broke up in 1990 or thereabouts, and now they have elections and capitalism like us. We call them Russians now.
Q: So the Soviets ? I mean, the Russians ? are now our friends?
A: Well, not really. You see, they were our friends for many years after they stopped being Soviets, but then they decided not to support our invasion of Iraq, so we're mad at them now. We're also mad at the French and the Germans because they didn't help us invade Iraq either. Q: So the French and Germans are evil, too?
A: Not exactly evil, but just bad enough that we had to rename French fries and French toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast.
Q: Do we always rename foods whenever another country doesn't do what we want them to do? A: No, we just do that to our friends. Our enemies, we invade.
Q: But wasn't Iraq one of our friends back in the 1980s?
A: Well, yeah. For a while.
Q: Was Saddam Hussein ruler of Iraq back then?
A: Yes, but at the time he was fighting against Iran, which made him our friend, temporarily.
Q: Why did that make him our friend?
A: Because at that time, Iran was our enemy.
Q: Isn't that when he gassed the Kurds?
A: Yeah, but since he was fighting against Iran at the time, we looked the other way, to show him we were his friend.
Q: So anyone who fights against one of our enemies automatically becomes our friend?
A: Most of the time, yes.
Q: And anyone who fights against one of our friends is automatically an enemy?
A: Sometimes that's true, too. However, if American corporations can profit by selling weapons to both sides at the same time, all the better.
Q: Why?
A: Because war is good for the economy, which means war is good for America Also, since God is on America's side, anyone who opposes war is a godless un-American Communist. Do you understand now why we attacked Iraq?
Q: I think so. We attacked them because God wanted us to, right?
A: Yes.
Q: But how did we know God wanted us to attack Iraq?
A: Well, you see, God personally speaks to George W. Bush and tells him what to do.
Q: So basically, what you're saying is that we attacked Iraq because George W. Bush hears voices in his head?
A: Yes! You finally understand how the world works. Now close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and go to sleep. Good night.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Role of Breed of Executive Coach's in todays World

More than ever before there is an emergency to bail out the globe today with outstanding leadership. The kind of leadership which will save the planet and humanity.

While there is a quantum of focus devoted by the Fouth Estate on global economy and the adjacent periphery of finance , equity and emergance of third world countries as a global force to reckon , the Noble Peace Prize conferred upon the rare focus and determination of The InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore Jr is a powerful voice crying out for visibility and attention from the power that are around the world to recoganise the precarious issue of Global Warming.

Also the increasing menace of the terror avalance sweeping both the developed countries and the third world is a cause of worry creeping into every household seeking a brighter tommorow.

Again we are fast evolving as a world of distinct islands of prosperity and progress as the issues of economic islands , digital divide and other urban western culture stereo types are fragmenting a planet which is craving for Inclusive Progress and Prosperity of Humanity.

I am of the belief that there is a need to mentor and create a pipeline of leadership ammunition to combat the above divisive forces with pluralistic vision of a welfare planet. The kind of vision which is found wanting as we count our fragile steps in progress when a world order is diminishing akin to running a reverse marathon to undo the 100 years of recent progress of humanity.

Nobel Peace Prize conferred this year has a telling message to humanity. Its time to wake up and build a Pluralistic , Inclusive Global Welfare Project to save Planet Earth. And we need armies of leaders with this shared vision is every sphere of life from all around the globe.

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Friday, July 13, 2007


Never before has the planet experienced the over whelming impact of "Serendipity" ever since the advent of Internet and then now touted Web 2.0.

Just imagine that some one some where in the planet is spending a mere less than 2 dollars and hour to access the network and happens to stumble across a note / blog / site /email or a IM which lights up a fire in his imagination.

Imagine a sleepy after noon when you casually surf the web to find a link by accident . Little do you realise that you been surfing several related contents on that site for more than half your weekend untill you wife screams at the top of her voice on you state of Web 2.0 trance.

Seldom do we realise that it we have so very easily adopted and accepted the way of life on the internet. While there is a world out there which is cemented to the old fashioned ways of life unwilling to let of of the bongade of suffering and continue to drag their feet with burdens. Burdens like filing tax returns on paper , ignoring new management techniques for the next gen or even simply unwilling to learn to drive on a new high way adopting the new rules.

Yet just by happnestance we got on to the ways of life on the net and realise how exciting life can be if we open our minds and hearts to the influence of millions of happy , bright folks around the world.

Making friends and finding people of your interests has never been easy.

Having a dialouge about global warming or the raise of the Indian State or the Dragon or the aleviating power of the individual has never been so ubiquitous. At least for me and the vast percent of people connected around the world.

I am looking forward to hearing from you all that just by an act of "Serendipity " online what wealth of experiences did you get to engage in ??

Let the world know !