Book Review – Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office, by Bill McDermott


Today is the 5th anniversary of this blog – just got that notification from WordPress, as I was finishing this book by Bill McDermott http://www.amazon.com/Winners-Dream-Journey-Corner-Office/dp/1476761086 . It is a great read and there were plenty of little nuggets of wisdom in this book that I found very useful. It is fascinating to read that Bill knewContinue reading “Book Review – Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office, by Bill McDermott”

SAP buys Concur and Oracle gets new CEOs – My 2 cents


Just as soon as I came back from lunch , I heard about both news items from SAP and Oracle . Here are my views – strictly personal opinions as always , and has nothing to do with present or past employers . SAP buying Concur is a pretty good move in my opinion. AsContinue reading “SAP buys Concur and Oracle gets new CEOs – My 2 cents”

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 justContinue reading “MongoDB for the SAP Community”

An Ex-SAP dude’s wish list for SAPPHIRENOW 2014


Sapphirenow 2014 is kicking off on Monday – and although I don’t work for SAP or an SAP partner now, I care a lot for the company and its ecosystem and thought I will jot down a short note on my thoughts on what I would love to see unfold. 1. Let the new leadership teamContinue reading “An Ex-SAP dude’s wish list for SAPPHIRENOW 2014”

Vishal Sikka leaving SAP – My initial thoughts


I had heard this news over the back channel yesterday . Having known Vishal for a few years , and having worked for him for a bit – It was a surprise, but not exactly a shock . This photo above was a picture I took the last meeting I had with Vishal and HassoContinue reading “Vishal Sikka leaving SAP – My initial thoughts”

The Second Question


As many of you have pointed out in private and in public – I have not blogged much since I have joined SAP . Trust me it was not intentional – just that other things like kitchen remodeling , getting used to my new job etc took all my bandwidth. But now that remodeling projectContinue reading “The Second Question”

Just To Keep You Posted – I have joined SAP, And Hung Up The SAP Mentor Shirt


Happy 2013 everyone ! So as I mentioned in my post in December 2012, I joined SAP and successfully finished 2 days. Today is Day 3, and I am typing this on a brand new Lenovo T520 I got yesterday 🙂 Right on day 1, I got to meet a lot of friends here inContinue reading “Just To Keep You Posted – I have joined SAP, And Hung Up The SAP Mentor Shirt”

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 !”