Work or Pleasure ? Both, of course


I am typing this from the beautiful city of Brussels . This is the last stop of a very busy business trip meeting key partners in Europe . I fly home early in the morning tomorrow The weather was perfect . I very rarely get to visit Europe in summer – so this was an…

Why am I not holding my breath on digital transformation ?


Once upon a time – when I was a young consultant – there was this thing my friends did called “change management”. I must have known more than a 100 change management consultants in my career – but I can count on one hand the number that stayed throughout the projects . Most were let…

The last Word, The President , God and Bill Gates


I use three social media networks – Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. I blog too – so maybe that is a fourth channel.  Facebook is primarily for personal interests – keeping in touch with family in India and elsewhere, keeping track of what is happening in the world of dog shows and keeping in touch with…

Large IT company business models and the cloud


Earnings season arrived and I am wondering how long big companies can keep their current structures and business models . Size is not always an advantage – it can actually destroy the value of a company . Big companies try to attack this problem by firing a lot of people . But I have hardly…

MongoDB for the SAP Community


One of the most common questions I get from my friends from the SAP ecosystem is how MongoDB works with SAP. So I thought I will pen some initial thoughts on how I see the technologies working together.  NOTE : Please don’t look at this as an official roadmap or anything – this is just…

Independence – view from the corporate jungle


USA celebrating its independence day tomorrow . And coincidentally, I have been pinged by a lot of people with messages along the lines of “I can’t do anything independent where I work. What should I do?” type stuff. It is a question I have asked myself as an employee and as a leader/manager. In primary…