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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Welcome to Digital World - NewIT Learnings

A collection of videos to help any person become conversant with the latest and greatest of technology world. Whether it is Digital Strategy, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Information Security or some of the offerings from the world of SAP and Oracle, you will find it all here. You will also stumble on to some very interesting videos on Design Thinking. Keep Watching. Keep Learning.

NewIT encapsulates the 5 technology trends as put forward in the Accenture Technology Vision 2016 - https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-technology-trends-2016

The 5 Technology Trends - #IntelligentAutomation | #LiquidWorkforce | #PlatformEconomy | #PredictableDisruption | #DigitalTrust

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Design, New Look

The law of entropy governs us right from the time we are born. Its the constant change which has lead human life on a flight of imagination. The flight of imagination coupled with the struggle for existence resulted in the survival of the fittest.

Its with this hope of imagination, I decided to re-invent the blog. The blog in the new shape draws on my experiences from two other social platforms - Twitter and Pinterest.

Before we dwell on Twitter and what I have here, lets dive into Pinterest. I have lately started loving Pinterest and what it has to offer. Pinterest as the name suggests uses Pins (Images and Videos) and creates an individuals personal collection - a Pinboard. You will see my pinboard and what caught my eye in the recent weeks. All sorts of stuff on Design, Health and Yoga, Architecture and definitely Travel. Yoga poses and Travel destinations are my favorite :)

Now to Twitter. I have added multiple elements from my Twitter handle and each begs a special mention. There are two widgets which provide my twitter feed based on two lists I maintain. One is from the list of "Brilliant Thinkers on the Planet". The second one is from the list of "Influential Folks from the Tech World". Interesting perspectives from a lot of smart people. 

I have also added a feed from my digital edition of "All Things Retail" You will encounter a lot of interesting news items, videos, links and studies on the consumer industry. 'Retail' is at the heart of what I do professionally and this is an extension of that. More around consumer centricity and seamless experiences in the subsequent blog.

Over n Out.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My Mom is a never-ending song In my heart...

…I Sometimes Forget The Words, But Never The Tune.

The very presence of mothers on this planet brings some semblance in this chaotic world. Every time the law of entropy overwhelms me, it's my mothers voice which brings me back to normalcy. Peace engulfs me and every cloud of doubt gets erased. Her love is a fuel that propels me to accomplish the impossible.

Rajneesh once quoted “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”

Mothers are no less than the Divinity. God - the supreme one has to be a lady. All of us at one point of time or other have read the famous line “God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers." This post goes to you, Mom…I love you the most.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Steve - Thank You and Goodbye

Now that the outpouring of grief and emotions have died down, I thought of paying my respects to Steve Jobs. As we all know he was a genius and like all of us he had his flaws. He was a great designer of products. Perfectionist to the core. Finicky. He could be charismatic and charming one moment and in a split second turn into the most ruthless person you could have imagined. To me he was a visionary, the world had never seen before.

He was like Howard Roark, the protagonist in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. One line from the book which caught my imagination “We live in our minds, and existence is the attempt to bring that life into physical reality, to state it in gesture and form.” Steve Jobs was Roarkian to say the least. He conceptualized products at a time when the rest of the world couldn’t even comprehend his dreams.

He got booted out of Apple (the company he founded) and was brought back to prevent the ailing company from sinking. In the span of one and half decades, he steered the company from sure-bankruptcy to the title of most valued company. What Apple accomplished under his stewardship is already folklore.

I reproduce the lines from “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman. I think these lines sum up what I have felt in the last couple of weeks ever since Steve said Goodbye.
O Captain! my Captain! Our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead