Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sustain2Green

"MOTHER NATURE does not do bailouts" - Al Gore. Sustainability, Green Initiatives and Green Supply Chain. Triple bottom line: Social, Economic, Environmental.Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR). "Political"?. http://www.sustain2green.com/

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Days After MBA

Still trying to figure out if it was really worth putting two years of my life and tons of money for an MBA from the premier institute of the country. Dreamt of those phoren placements and loads of easy money, but its back to square one. The reality bites and it does took a lot of effort to put myself back on track. MBA is a feel good factor with just a passport and no visa guaranteed.

There are some good MBA Cartoons on the website
http://www.toomuchfrustoo.blogspot.com/
http://toomuchfrustoo.blogspot.com/2009/03/mbas-as-commodities-in-frustys.html
http://toomuchfrustoo.blogspot.com/2009/03/frusty-mba-without-job.html
http://toomuchfrustoo.blogspot.com/2009/03/frusty-iim-mba-graduate.html

check them for some good humor and fun.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

How to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System

Sales and operations planning (SOP) is one of the more critical functions an organization must undertake, as its effects span across various departments, and have the potential to directly influence the organization’s profits....

Monday, February 19, 2007

Cricket fever

With the world cup round the corner cricket is going to be the talk of discussions in the coffee breaks. I was always thinking about writing about technology but I probably think that I am not a nerd. I like using technology but beyond that it is just a means for me to earn bread and butter. Just like any other Indian who loves two things movies and sports(read whatever comes to tv. Cricket in India and Football/Basketball in US). I loved the way cricinfo has designed the site for world cup. Even though chances of India does not look great but you never know it may have another magical run like 03. Past year I have seen magical run like that for the team I support my alma matter Florida. They were underdogs in both basketball and football but won national champioanship in both of them. Hope I get lucky third time and Indian cricket team wins it all. Just my random ramble.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The orphaned Eastern India

Lawlessness in Bihar, Bandhs in Bengal, Poverty in Orissa, Northeast burning in terrorism, the eastern part of country is gone to dogs. It’s without hope and amazingly people in those parts seem to be comfortably numb about the situation. Is it the frog in the boiling water syndrome?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

PSU Banks Awakening Call Continued...

After much tormented experience at State Bank of Mysore for a Stamp Paper, I again mustered up my energy and strutted towards the bank on 1st Jan 07. The bright Monday morning energized me and I took long strides. I gleamed with joy to find the bank opened this time. I walked into building and enquired about the stamp paper. The lady at the counter condescended to look at me after much prodding and with a disturbed look she made it clear to me that they have ran out of stamp paper and I need to come once more to the bank to get the stamp paper. Lo! I was fed up with this. But to my surprise today I read in the TOI that the government has announced that the Stamp Papers would be available soon at all the nationalised banks thus ending the monopoly of the lackadaisical State Bank of Mysore. The following saturday i.e on 6th Jan 07, I was again on my way to the bank. A huge queue greeted me at the bank. After standing for half an hour, I was promptly told the Rs. 20 and 50 denomination are not available. was rather forced to take Rs100/- stamp paper as I was tired of wasting my time for this insignificant stuff. I thought of paying Rs 50/- more to the government exchequre. Feeling cheated by the inefficient government and the bank I walked my way back.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Chasing Daylights

Chasing Daylights is the last book that I read during my stint at ITC Kolkata ... this book was suggested by my counterpart in ITC . Somehow he seemed to have a pristine sense of books that become meaningful as you grow old and gain insight and many things that were hazy before get progressivly elaborated. I cursed myself why he did not have such sense we discussed materials management. However I also considered myself lucky, he had this immense cerebral repository of such books and I got to know a few of them. The secret of his repository is that he buys all these books for people that sit elevated on italian Sofas in ITC people like YC Deveshwar... Lets do a brief on Chasing Daylights

Eugene Kelly wrote this Book. Eugene Kelly is dead now , died in late 2005. Eugene Kelly was the managing partner of KPMG Amerias till 2005 and was to become the Chairman of KPMG Worldwide starting 2006. Eugene Kelly was 54 in September 2005 and was diagnosed with brain cancer. What struck me most from this book was how he unwound the relationships that he had build over the years and how he justified the unwinding of these relationships. It appeared that though he was about to die he was in total control. It was his relations, professional or personal that sometimes became unwieldy emotionally. Eugene Kelly was an accountant to the core and the way he undertook his final journey is par-excellence. It looked like he was able to plan and control all critical and non critical aspects of this balance time effectively and efficiently. At every stage he planned even when he would have attacks of siezure many times in a day. When he spoke for the last time to many people he would make sure that the conversation end such that the people concerned say ' Good Bye' and not ' See You'. His wife showed unparalleled strength and dignity throuh-out till the last moment.

I would recomend this book to all that want to look at like life from some(philosophical or otherwise) perspective at some point of time ... this is not an advertisement!!

Well back to Mission Road, SAP Office now , I wanted to name this office as the dark & dinghy SAP Bench in 2005, however it looks like I have to omit the 'dark' because unlike 2005 , now they keep most lights on, may be because there are many new recruits ...At Mission Road the future looks neither screwed up nor bright ...that's a big problem, so I guess going through a few good reads could be a way to look at everything from a different angle all-together

Saddam Hussein - Execution

I am neither a supporter of Saddam nor a supportor of his policies. But definitely I am against the way he was executed. Every ma,n however barbaric acts he might have commited commands certain amount of respect during one of the most private moments of his life that is while facing death. No one has the authority to take that away from anyone. I really don't approve of the way he was executed and I believe the way the present Iraqi govenment could have done a better job.

Inefficient Governement of Bangalore

I was reading a news article about why bangalore was experiencing the power cuts (load shedding). It talked about the financial constraints of buying power from the central grid to overcome the shortage of power. I wonder how come Bangalore which has one of the highest tax rates in the country in most of the things like, petrol (including other fuels), road tax, etc. experience financial resource constraints. It is forcing the city which is the power house in IT towards darkness. This only speaks about the inefficiency and wasteful expenses of the government. Today it is not even in a position to buy power from the central grid.