I for one, totally buy Microsoft’s positioning as the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud first world. I think it’s an excellent business opportunity, and although the prospect of selling to corporate executives in dull suits may not inspire a fanatic fan-following among the masses, it is the right thing to do
Author: Shyam Sunder RamaKrishnan
Of the five American technology giants that are now spoken about in the same breath ( Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft), I believe that it is Facebook that has the brightest future. A rigorous defence of this claim would require a proper assessment of the strengths, weaknesses and addressable market opportunities in front of
The real reason behind investment banking’s insanely long hours is actually a dirty secret. Outwardly, most see it as a sort of machismo to be exuded by the banking community so that they can continue to enjoy their pre-eminent status over the rest of humanity. It is also seen as a coming-of-age ritual for bright
Why Brazil are my bet to win this World Cup. There’s less than a month to go for the Football World Cup, and pundits and punters all over the world are busy with all kinds of analyses about the strengths and weaknesses (and perceived strengths in the case of England) of their respective teams. Let’s
Why Amazon and Google are the most fearsome companies of the modern era…. If I had to pick the two most terrifying companies of the 21st century, I would choose Amazon and Google. What exactly do I mean by terrifying? I am referring to their potential to dominate industries in the future, i.e. their chances of
Google may have dethroned Apple as the most valuable company by dint of its financial reporting discipline, but I’d say they should keep the champagne on ice. Industry shifts like transition from web to mobile computing are always fraught with risk I think the jury is still out on whether Google is the company that
(hint: I’m feeling unlucky) The reason, in a single word, is Google. The reason why Myntra moved to an app-only strategy was that they wanted to break their dependence on Google. The move failed to pay off and was consequently discarded (the cost – in terms of lost sales, far outweighed any other benefit
One of the most abused tools in corporate circles is also one of the most potent, if you know how to use it. I am talking about Microsoft Excel. That said, it is ridiculous to see investment banking jobs specify in their JD that the candidate must be proficient with Word, Power Point and Excel.
On Bitcoin, most of the world will usually fall into one of two opposing camps. In one camp are the technologists who comprehend the true nature and the full potential of this innovation. These are believers who unfortunately refuse to acknowledge any weakness in the Bitcoin system. In the other camp are complete naysayers –
The Economics of our careers Why “Follow your passion” may not be the soundest career advice you get It always works out perfectly in the movies. Guy, 21, dreams of following his passion – becoming a rock-star (many variations of this clichéd script: cricketer, wild-life photographer, writer, blah blah). Parents oppose decision tooth and nail.