January, 2006

  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Pass phrases instead of pass words

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    Interesting idea which has been around for a while but I don't know if popular. Instead of passwords which usually are coined based on birthdays, anniversaries, other interesting dates around ones lives - and which consequently may be less secure, use...
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    MIT/ Sloan MBA has been offered a job

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    Those who have been reading this post might be familiar with the questions that an MIT/ Sloan MBA had posed which I had posted on this blog. Well, the good news is that he has received an offer with the Windows team. So welcome to Microsoft Vineet...
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    Customer Life Time Value and dogs!!

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    Increasingly businesses are recognizing the importance of customer profitability, not just in the present but over their lifetimes. Businesses that can do so accurately - (CLTV = NPV ((Sum (Revenue - Cost) * Retention Rate) - Acquisition Costs)) will...
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    The power of CRM

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    I recently attended a two day training program on 'Data Driven Decision Making' - It was conducted by two Professors from Kellogg (that other Chicago school:-)) The program was all about communicating the power of decisions based on marketing data...
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    The whole company takes a vacation!

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    Happy 2006 everybody! Hope it is full of good health and happiness!!! Over the holidays, I visited a classmate from bschool who works in Sun. He mentioned that at a particular time of the year, the entire company takes vacation. This is in the June...
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