Open source software is everywhere, in every sector, with 99% of software projects containing an open source component. In fact, more than 95% of companies in India have adopted open source in at least one business function. The reason for this proliferation is simple: open source is an enabler of innovation, it increases collaboration, enhances... Continue Reading →
The Band & The Wrecking Crew : It’s the TEAM stupid.
“..And there’ll be no safety in numbers, when the right one walks out of the door” - High Hopes by Pink Floyd on The Division Bell A self proclaimed music fanatic, I tend to relate everything in life back to albums, songs and their lyrics. As a kid I used to look forward to getting... Continue Reading →
Open Source 💜 Venture Capital
New trend of Open Source led startups from India raising funding
To Divide is To Conquer. Brands, Assemble.
The Whole is greater than the sum of its parts - Aristotle. Over the decades of my career, there are 2 business leaders I have really admired and followed their industry quite passionately. One of them is Sir Martin Sorrell and the other one-I-will-blog-about-later 😉 These two are my professional inspirations. Hint - these two... Continue Reading →
Ikigai : The Sum of Parts , or just Sunscreen ?
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now. - Mary Schmich - 1997 I've been listening... Continue Reading →
A brief history of time…. a lifetime of Music
Let the music be your master, would you heed the master's call ? Music & Songs have been my anchor throughout my life. In each phase of my life or emotion, I've been able to dig deep into a song or an album to pull me through. I couldn't help but think about how music... Continue Reading →
The Journey Home…
I was 8 years old when I first used a computer. It might not seem like a big deal today where toddlers operate iPads like pros. It definitely was a big deal in 1984 , when my father got me an AT/XT. The orange monochrome monitor with its floppy drives and the blinking cursor waiting... Continue Reading →
Hi Goliath, I’m David !
What I love about the technology industry is the paradox of it being enduring and fickle. History's littered with the graves of once successful technology companies - and then there are those that keep reinventing themselves to stay at top of the game. What seems romantic to me is the once-too-often appearance of a David to... Continue Reading →
The Mountain & The Sherpa
A good friend of mine loves mountaineering - it borders on obsession though. Every year he chooses a mountain somewhere in the world to climb. He is about to go off to New Zealand to climb one of the peaks there. <Lucky bastard indeed> We spoke about Everest that he has been preparing to climb... Continue Reading →
Before They Were Famous..
We all know that famous TV and movie artists had to 'struggle' before they became famous. I actually did a RAMM [Random Access of My Memory 🙂 ] to find them ! Let us start with "Friends" Matt Le Blanc (Joey) starred in Jon Bon Jovi's "Miracle". He plays the love interest of the local... Continue Reading →