Thinking Caps

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Case of the Bonsai Manager

Bonsai by, on Flickr
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Been reading one of my books - "The Case of the Bonsai Manager" by R. Gopalakrishnan for the past few days. I must confess that I purchased this book on impulse a few months  ago. Actually > 1 year to be precise.

The USP of the book is that it -
  1. Discusses knowledge, intuition & wisdom as necessary tools for a successful manager.
  2. Brings out cases of how a manager can become a Bonsai Manager (which is bad) due to blindspots.
  3. Enumerates similarities between Nature and Business ecosystems to draw valuable lessons
  4. [still reading .... ]
If you have a chance, check out this gem ....

Monday, November 26, 2012

To be or not to be ..

To join or not to join Infosys, that is the million dollar question ! Getting through the technical interviews and the academic screening which I wondered if I would, actually was a breeze.

This got me thinking, that solving good engineering problems actually gets you to a level where you can be approached by companies like Infy no matter how bad your academics may have been.

Having worked with good people, I've come to terms with the fact that mediocre work will never get you far. The feeling of looking at a printed offer from Infy was in fact exhilarating!

Its been about a month since I received the offer from Infy and have resigned from my current company Vavni. But the letting go is tougher than I thought.

I've grown fond of dressing casually and not having to worry about formal procedures to get work done. Most of all, I've enjoyed using a mac & open internet for about 4 years now which has become addictive in nature.

Even more hard is the fact that I can analyze and implement projects in any of the latest technologies instead of having being stuck to darwin-ian languages/frameworks.

Other readings that have been interesting enablers ...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mobile Post

First Mobile Post.


Finally managed to link this blog to !
The reason I say finally, is because I set out to actually do this task after my first post.

Now, I'm trying to get rid of the Blogger Menu bar on the top which defeats the purpose
of having your own domain in the first place.


An Apple enthusiast for about 4 years now. My journey with Apple actually began years earlier when I first read Folklore . An Apple history blog with events dating from 1979 onwards.

It even covers Steve Jobs troubled exit from Apple at a time when the Mac-Apple-Steve were synonomous for innovation ahead of its time. When I say Steve here it includes both Woz and Jobs.

As a software designer this has been one of those blogs that always inspired me to do better as a programmer. The other blog that I should mention is about Netscape developer - Jamie Zawinski, which made real interesting reading for any software techie.

Read and enjoy if you missed it ...

Merging Minds

Trying to keep track of my blogs in one place. Here's what was going on in my mind ...
1. Keep separate blogs for different type of topics - Personal, Film, Barcamp etc.
2. Some times I tend to keep adding to one but ignore the other ... so should I merge them !
3. Or should I just link the other blogs to a master blog.
4. Have been also thinking of giving a domain to my blog eg.

Tend to loose track of what was on my mind, hence putting it all in one place.