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    RTE impertive driving SOA designs

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    Here is a draft excerpt from an article that I am working on the various imperatives for architecting enterprise applications using the principles of Service orientation. RTE is a Gartner term for enterprise apps that can react and respond in a “Real...
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    Holiday book list

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    Here is a quick list of books that I am either currently reading or have just read in the last 6 months or so: 1. The Next Global Stage: Kenichi Ohmae 2. The 86% solution 3. Blue Ocean Strategies 4. The World is Flat 5. The Competitive advantage of...
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    Recruiting and retaining talent

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    good article on business week on retaining talent. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_41/b3954001.htm They use Schlumberger as the primary example for good practices in encouraging a global workforce. I have worked with SLB for a long...
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    Blue Ocean Strategies

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    The book I am reading right now is called "Blue Ocean Strategies". It talks about how companies should focus on developing new markets and fundamentally change the game rather than focus its energy on "Red Oceans" which denotes existing market place where...
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    The Math behind Career Potential

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    I just witnessed someone in my company move from being a Group Manager to a Director to a Senior Director to a General Manager all in less than 3 years. This prompted me to think about what might the secret recipe to corporate success and here is my shot...
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    Malcom Gladwell on “Why we dont give our best”

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    One of my favorite sports writers - Bill Simmons of ESPN has op-ed his weekly column this week with Malcom Gladwell of “Blink” and “Tipping Point” fame. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060302 they talk about why some athletes...
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    Software Factories

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    Microsoft is working on this concept called "Software Factories" which is intented to introduce meta data based software development using Domain specific langugages. http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/overview/softwarefactories/
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    Open Soure and Microsoft - Harvard Study

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    Fascinating study done by Harvard Business School on economics behind the Open source movement and its implications on Microsoft – unlike other partisan reviewers, the authors are accomplished professors who look at the issue from an unusual angle – formal...
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    RSS, VOIP, Speech etc.

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    I am doing some research on how RSS can be used in non consumer scenarios. For ex, Can RSS be used to create an alarm management platform in a process control system or can it be used to deliver information to financial services clients from content providers...
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    Online advertising - Business model

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    I am not a financial analyst, I don’t play one on TV and neither did I stay in Holiday inn express last night but I would like to ponder on the valuation of a certain business model. There is so much clamoring for a piece of the advertising pie that I...
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    Assessing Network security

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    New book on Network security http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/6788.asp
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    Entrepreneurship video

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    A must see presentation from the famous KPCB partner behind Amazon.com and Google - http://stanford-online.stanford.edu/courses/msande472/050202-msande472-100.asx
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    64 bit info

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    http://www.route64.net/ was launched earlier this week. There is a free 1 day seminar also
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    Power of IBF for LOB ISVs

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    Last week I was in Chicago to attend/speak at a manufacturing conference. I met and talked to many small and medium manufacturers and it was fascinating to hear them talk about the role of MS technologies in their product life cycle. They were all mostly...
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    New article on CRM published in CRM Project

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    I have co authored an article with a colleague of mine, Sanjay Katyal and it was published in this quarter's CRM Project publication. It deals with the re-emergence of CRM and investigates the macro trends that are affecting CRM industry today. Here is...
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    The New Silk Route - Software for Emerging Economies

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    I am working on a book called "the New Silk Route - Software for Emerging Economies". This book is intended to raise the awareness of the market opportunity for software companies in the emerging markets. The book will serve as a catalyst to companies...
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    $100 Laptop from the MIT lab

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    http://laptop.media.mit.edu/faq.html From the Economist - "The idea is as audacious as it noble: provide a personal laptop computer to every schoolchild—particularly in the poorest parts of the world. The first step to making that happen is whittling...
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    World Economic Forum - Davos

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    The importance of the World Economic Forum cannot be overstated. Over the years it has become one of the major podiums for CEOs whether it is simply to take a gloabl stage or if it is to lobby international governments for special interests or if it is...
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    Looking for Senior Program Managers

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    I am looking to hire a Senior Program Manager in my group with very strong product dev/management experience. Here is a link to the job description http://www.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=4cbca109-9f9c-4279-b7a6-a7808e6d3105 Here is...
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    Emerging Markets Prophet

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    http://businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_04/b3968089.htm The article talks about C.K Prahalad - the motivator behind the push to the "bottom of the pyramid". this topic has been well publicised so I wont go into the details but here are a couple of...
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    10 things I *think* I learnt writing a book

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    1. Writing is much harder than "thinking" 2. I have a much more acute problem of attention disorder than my friends and my wife give me grief on 3. MS Word can be "very" annoying 4. "Search" technologies are in their infancy 5. It *does* rain a lot in...
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    Top ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

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    Guy Kawasaki writes about the mistakes Entrepreneurs usually make Here are a couple I thought were funny - “All we have to do is get 1% of the market.” This is not isolated to startups. We see it every day in valuating new business opportunties...
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    The science of "Long Tail"

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    Ever heard of the "Long Tail of the market" ? This phenom is ringing bells recenlty in discussions around the residual value of content aggregation businesses and how content providers like goog derive value etc. I found this useful in thinking about...
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    WS-Meta Data Exchange

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    Spec at http://msdn.microsoft.com/ws/2004/03/ws-metadataexchange WS-MetadataExchange expands the existing Web services architecture to govern the transfer of metadata , enabling endpoints to leverage other Web services specifications for secure, reliable...
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    Smart Clients contd...

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    Now you can work on your Siebel Data without leaving Outlook - from the Siebel user week last month... ...... extending Siebel 7.7 functionality to the Microsoft Office System, allowing Siebel customers to seamlessly leverage the capabilities of Microsoft...
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