Week In Review – Oct 18 – Oct 24, 2009

by Magesh Tarala on October 25, 2009

It is the ROC, too, not just the ROI, stupid!

by Wayne Turmel, October 19, 2009

We all know the importance of communication. But are we being too stingy in utilizing the available tools? Are we using them effectively? Wayne had an “ah ha” moment during a conversation with his dad. That got him thinking about why managers treat communication tools like they are made of gold. Read this article to understand how to think about using the modern communication tools we have at our disposal – communication is not a cost, it will produce a return. more…

Dirty Dozen #7 – Common Sense

by Rajesh Setty, October 19, 2009

We would all pretty much agree that common sense is a prerequisite for any endeavor. Of course we can discuss what exactly it means; what is common sense to us may be rocket science to some one else; what is not common sense to us at one point in our life, will become so later on, etc. But ultimately, it is knowledge that is commonly available. And what is commonly available does not have value. Therefore, we should strive for uncommon sense. more…

It is Your Job to …

by Himanshu Jhamb, October 20, 2009

Himanshu’s latest article is inspired by an encounter he had a while back. One of his colleagues sends an email to another, angrily reprimanding him for a task apparently not performed, and this email is copied to several others. It is inevitable that certain actions (on inaction) by others will push you over the edge. Read this article to learn about how to respond in those situation, especially what not to write in emails. Such situations can be better handled by talking to the person directly. more…

Dirty Dozen #8 – Failure

by Rajesh Setty, October 20, 2009

If you don’t try, you cannot fail. But if you try, you will not succeed all the time. Failure is inevitable. So, how do you deal with failure? Just like you cannot let success go to your head, you cannot let Failure go to your heart. Learn from your failures and be the better from them. It’s not about falling down, but bouncing back every time you fall down that matters. more…

Spinning your Wheels Yes? But are you Driving to Success?

by Guy Ralfe, October 21, 2009

What do you need to succeed – Ambition or Motivation? If ambition is the pull force, then motivation is the push force. A car is steady and efficient with front wheel drive. With rear wheel drive, you get performance. Combining Ambition with motivation is like a car with all wheel drive – this will help you deal with with difficult terrain. Combining clear ambition with aligned motivation may not guarantee success, but it will ensure you go farther in your journey. more…

Dirty Dozen #9 – Expert

by Rajesh Setty, October 21, 2009

You may be an expert in a certain topic. But that’s no reason to stop learning more about the topic. A noted author stated that you need to be reasonably competent on a topic to know your level of incompetence in that topic. You are an expert because of the time and energy you spent on the topic. So, continue learning and strive to be the best in the area of your expertise. more…

Taking Corporate Crime To A New Level

by Robert Driscoll, October 22, 2009

Deviating from cyber crime, which is one of Robert’s favorite topics, this article is about corporate crime in Russia. Watch the video that details of this fraud. Ultimately, it is all about money. Highly organized criminal groups will stop at nothing. more…

Dirty Dozen #10 – Free Ride

by Rajesh Setty, October 22, 2009

There is a sale going on all the time – Opening Sale, Closing Sale, Father’s Day Sale, Mother’s Day Sale, and on and on. This may inculcate in some of us the habit to look for deals and hunt for bargains and eventually look for a free ride everywhere. There is a cost to everything. You have to pay up and sometimes paying a premium will provide you with valuable opportunity. more…

IP Strategy – Part III – Managing

by Thomas Frasher, October 23, 2009

In his previous article, Thomas discussed the need to manage your IP Strategy. This article is about how to build that practice. The world is constantly changing. Customers who were happy with your product earlier may have reasons not to now. If your market changes a lot, you need to move with it to maintain your position. Your market may be saturated with competition. These and several other factors need to be taken into account when working on your strategy. more…

Dirty Dozen #11 – Shortcoming

by Rajesh Setty, October 23, 2009

Everybody has strengths and shortcomings – there is no exception. Winners operate in areas of their strengths and get good help where they are not strong. Whereas losers use their shortcomings to explain why they lost. If a particular skill is required for you to succeed, then work on getting good at it. If you cannot, find a partner to complement. If that does not work, pay for it. If none of these work, try revisiting your goal. So, focus on your strengths and start finding help where you have shortcomings. more…

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