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Life of a ‘social’ite in 2010!

Posted by Karan On February - 10 - 2010

This is how I imagine the life of a (frustrated) ‘social’ite in 2010:

” Just reached the hotel room. “

Checklist:

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Being Smart ain’t enough anymore!

Posted by Karan On October - 28 - 2009

There was a time (many many years ago!) when being ‘smart’ could earn you that ‘big’ job (read CEO).  It could earn you all the money you wanted, all the success you ever needed. Life was supposedly good. And then came the bummer. You got to be ‘social’!

Getting the ‘big’ job (again read CEO), the money, the success, all became significantly dependent on who you knew, how good your network was, you’re social presence (aka visibility) and so on.

Now compare this to the evolution of your beloved cellular phones!

The cellular phones (For some reason, the Germans like to call them ‘handy’! ’) first became ‘smart’ when Symbian entered our lives. Wikipedia will probably tell you something else but I still stand by the fact that the Symbian OS really triggered the beginning of the ‘smartphone’. Read the rest of this entry »

  1. While reading an article on Forbes India, I came across this controversial statement: “Facebook has more followers than Buddha” and it got me thinking. and thinking. and thinking.
  2. When you ask most people what is it they use the most in their life? the answer will most commonly be Google!

So starting with these two statements as a base, lets get started.

How do we define religion? According to Wiktionary - The top three definitions of religion are:

1. “A collection of practices, based on beliefs and teachings that are highly valued”

2. “Any practice that someone or some group is seriously devoted to.”

3. “Any ongoing practice one engages in, in order to shape their character or improve traits of their personality.”

Now, let’s go back to Google. Read the rest of this entry »

Thymer

Posted by Karan On June - 10 - 2009

I recently came across a very intelligent web app from a startup in Netherlands. Thymer is a web based project management and task planning tool which makes this usually dull chore into an interesting and simple activity. The whole concept revolves around using a flexible and less complicated intuitive system where tasks can be added from multiple commonly used sources such as email, twitter or simply using the web interface.

This currently invite-only beta version has impressed me more than any other web application in the last couple of months. The simplistic yet highly functional interface is very easy to use yet so powerful. Give it a shot and I am sure you’ll love it! DM me on twitter if you need an invite.


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I am a Web 2.0 enthusiast (not sure what it means) When I did my MBA, I did a thesis on the business impact of Rich Internet Applications. (My love for the Internet! couldn\'t keep it away even from my Business Thesis) I tweet twice a day sometimes. (I never tweet about what I had for breakfast, or what came out after)

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