Zero Inbox Strategy – To Be Or Not To Be ?


I have a zero inbox policy . I read every email I get within a short time of it showing up , respond to the ones that need attention then move them to an archive . I don’t go to bed till I am done . And I have been this way for about 8Continue reading “Zero Inbox Strategy – To Be Or Not To Be ?”

2012 In The Rear View Mirror And Happy New Year


All things considered, 2012 has been a good year – a very tiring year, but a pretty good year none the less. Whoever said things are clearer in rear view mirror “clearly” was not thinking about me – the past 12 months that passed me by have not left things organized for me to thinkContinue reading “2012 In The Rear View Mirror And Happy New Year”

It Is A Crying Shame, India – Lets Make A Difference Starting Today


There is a lot I am genuinely proud of about being an Indian – how women get treated in India is not one of the reasons. It is 2012 now – not 1612. And look at what happened in the nation’s capital. A 23 year old girl got gang raped in the nation’s capital !Continue reading “It Is A Crying Shame, India – Lets Make A Difference Starting Today”

May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way – I am Joining SAP !


First things first – I am not really burning any bridges 🙂 “Burning bridges” is usually construed as a negative thing – but I mean this in the most positive way. To move forward, I need to let go of parts of my past career. I will also be reusing most of what I learnedContinue reading “May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way – I am Joining SAP !”

Give Peace a Chance, Please


The song and the singer needs no introduction to most people, so I am not going to attempt that here. I was busy at work when my wife asked me if I saw the news of the CT school shooting incident. I hadn’t – and I checked internet. And ever since, my mind has beenContinue reading “Give Peace a Chance, Please”

If Innovation Doesn’t Scale, How Do Vendors Ensure Mass Adoption ?


Few weeks ago, I posted my thoughts on n whether enterprise software companies can scale innovation . I was thrilled to see the quality of debate that this post started – with Thorsten Franz, Michael Bechauf et al jumping in to offer their POVs. So my next question is – if you cannot come upContinue reading “If Innovation Doesn’t Scale, How Do Vendors Ensure Mass Adoption ?”

How Many Communities Do We Really Need ?


If you do a search in internet for SAP communities, I am sure you will get a lot of hits. If you take the time to dig deeper, you will probably find significant overlap in their content and membership too. There will always be a loyalty/intertia factor that inhibits widespread adoption of a new community.Continue reading “How Many Communities Do We Really Need ?”

A Book Of Verse, A Jug Of Wine, A Loaf Of Bread, And Thou Beside Me….


It was of course not the first time that we had taken a vacation, but this one was different on a few fronts. Before I go further, for those of you who did not figure out the title – it is a translation of the famous Rubaiyat, by Omar Khayyam. I can only wonder whatContinue reading “A Book Of Verse, A Jug Of Wine, A Loaf Of Bread, And Thou Beside Me….”

I Get It – Middle Of The Road Is Boring, And Won’t Win Elections


It is always election season – there is an election campaign going on somewhere in USA almost at any random point in time. Consequently we have been bombarded with messages on all media. I am a fan of social media, and if there is one reason I will get out of it – it willContinue reading “I Get It – Middle Of The Road Is Boring, And Won’t Win Elections”

Apple Vs Samsung – Never Mind The Customer, Eh?


So I just heard the news that Apple got richer by a billion dollars , and Samsung has to pay up that money for patent infringements. Well, Apple did not get the whole amount it was seeking, but $1B is not too shabby. Since the Jurors only took under 3 days to decide on theContinue reading “Apple Vs Samsung – Never Mind The Customer, Eh?”