Mobile Phone Usage & Its Effect on Your Health – Tip of the Iceberg?

Please take 2 min survey below http://goo.gl/forms/Ht4jhZJ7a1 There are extensive studies and research done on the effects of mobile phone/devices due to the radiation or electromagnetic fields produced by the mobile phones. The International Agency for Research on Cancer have hinted at possible carcinogenic link in human beings and radiation – however WHO is expected to conduct a formal risk assessment by 2016 of all studied health outcomes from radiofrequency fields exposure. As we see rapid adoption of mobile phone across the globe – the health effects of the mobile phone and any potential public health impact needs to be looked at more seriously. … Continue reading Mobile Phone Usage & Its Effect on Your Health – Tip of the Iceberg?

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Indians talk fast, eat fast but sadly don’t walk fast or as much… #Change Food and Lifestyle Habits today to prevent Diabetes!

Most Indians who have worked in a diverse multi-cultural organizations know that Indians tend to talk very fast and our western counterparts find it difficult to comprehend – well nothing new in that! (Don’t think I need to provide a citation or reference for this statement) However, a recent survey conducted by pharma major Abbot, showed 62% of those interviewed had a body mass index of over 22.9 and 65% had uncontrolled blood sugar levels. An interesting observation made by Dr Shashank Joshi, president of the Indian Academy of Diabetes was that Indians tend to eat so fast that the pancreas struggles to keep up … Continue reading Indians talk fast, eat fast but sadly don’t walk fast or as much… #Change Food and Lifestyle Habits today to prevent Diabetes!

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The 4 W’s of Business Development

The title was just a hook to get the attention of all those akin to the 4 P’s and the 3 C’s – unfortunately business development (unlike marketing or sales) is not so well defined and is best kept ambiguous. And why not – it is indeed in a way dealing with ambiguity, being comfortable about the ambiguity (however the returns expected are not ambiguous!) Please see the following link for some great examples of the ROI What is Business Development? The first response you get is usually – “it is NOT sales, it is beyond marketing or it is sales, marketing and … Continue reading The 4 W’s of Business Development

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@ CII Innovation Summit 2013

1. Entrepreneurs and investors – pitch for fund raising is like “love at first sight, if chemistry is not there – difficult for arithmetic to work”! 2. Dealing with uncertainty and comfort to thrive in ambiguity – key DNA needed for entrepreneurs 3. US: 18-20k companies formed every year (20-30% get funding) vs India 1.5-3k (8-10% get funded) Failures: 60-70% in US vs India 40-50% 4. US companies exit at 20-30 Mn USD while Indian companies exit at 2-3 Mn USD. “Think Big” mindset lacks in India while we also are risk averse (is that why we withstood the global … Continue reading @ CII Innovation Summit 2013

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How the sale of “Pakodas” or “Bhajji” is linked to India’s GDP? and why Bhajji and Pakodas are still not a brand like McDonalds within/outside India?

It’s been raining on most of the evenings in Bangalore since last week of May. Most people who work out of the plush corporate offices miss out on the beautiful atmosphere when it rains. I was lucky last week that I stepped out just after sun set when it was about to rain. It was a strange sight near Indiranagar – instead of heading home before they got stuck in rains – I could see big queues near the footpath almost around every corner. People were lined up to eat or take home packets of “Bhajjis” or “Pakodas” For the … Continue reading How the sale of “Pakodas” or “Bhajji” is linked to India’s GDP? and why Bhajji and Pakodas are still not a brand like McDonalds within/outside India?

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A to Z for Start-up Team/Entrepreneurs

Random thoughts on my learning (or lot of un-learning!) so far…please note that I am not a William Shakespeare (nor a serial entrepreneur, by definition not even an entrepreneur…realized that my class is tagged as intrapreneur=somebody else’s money + risk but (some of) your ideas), and so the post is intended to pass on a sense of A to Z in… A – Attitude I would rate attitude higher than skills when you are recruiting the first 50 employees. “Hire for attitude, train for skill” see  http://blogs.hbr.org/taylor/2011/02/hire_for_attitude_train_for_sk.html B – Big Dreams  it doesn’t cost you to dream BIG (yes, keep a … Continue reading A to Z for Start-up Team/Entrepreneurs

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