Let Me Tell You A Story


This is a story from my childhood that was popular in India . For some reason , this week that passed us by reminded me of this story after many years . Once up on a time , in a land far far away…. There was this guy in a remote village – a big…

Mind Your Own Business , Please


Growing up in India , I had no concept of what “mind your own business” meant – none at all. That was not our thing . My mom always knew the grades of every kid in the neighborhood , the family next door knew exactly how much is my dad’s salary and all of that…

Happy Second Birthday SAP Hana


Time just flew , didn’t it ? Wasn’t it like yesterday that I wished SAP Hana happy first birthday ? I know Vishal continues to call Hana as his little girl . Hana is certainly no longer a little girl – she is quite a capable young lady now with a bright future. Yes I…

Online Reputation – It Is All Rather Weird And Funny !


My last employer, IBM, had a term for online reputation – it was referred to as “Digital Eminence” at big blue. Many colleagues there struggled to figure out what it meant and how they can improve their digital eminence. My way of explaining this to my mentees was “How well does google know you?” ….

The Good(?) And Evil Of PRISM


The whole news about PRISM is pretty depressing – but after thinking through the weekend, I am not as depressed as I was when I first heard it. Sure it is still very evil, but has a few positives as well . The evil part is pretty obvious , so I am just calling out…

Weekend rant on Innovation , Industrialization & Watching Your Back


I missed watching Seth Godin’s keynote in person couple of weeks ago in Orlando, and ended up watching the recording later. http://www.asugonline.com/asug-annual-conference/videos/keynote-persentation/?catid=asug-annual-conference-keynotes&slg=2013-asug-annual-conference-keynote I don’t read his blog regularly, but every time someone I follow on twitter tweets out one of his posts – I tend to check it out hoping that it is something I…