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Saturday, December 25, 2010

20 Years after Xth Standard !

Time just flew....cannot believe that it's been 20 yrs since I completed STD X at Marian Junior College (Old name for Marian Sr. Secondary School, Kalathipady, Kottayam).
Excited about meeting my classmates and teachers at the 20th Anniversary Re-Union which is scheduled for tomorrow (26th Dec) at Kottayam, the land of 3 L's (Letters, Latex and Lakes).

Social media was the backbone for Organizing this event, thoughts about which were initiated about 2 yrs ago :-) Facebook page, which was created to link (and search) the batchmates (V-Marians 1979-92) helped us reach out to over 65 batchmates - over 25 have confirmed to attend the first such event organized by any batch from our Alma mater.

Looking forward to the D-day tomorrow.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Learning - What lies ahead?

Chanced upon a link to a free article on astd's website where the authors take a time m/c trip to track the 'future' of Learning.
You can reach the article http://www.astd.org/TD/Archives/2010/Jul/Free/1007_LookingAheadAt.htm

I really think that Prediction No. 5 - 'Peer-to-Peer' is a thing to watch out for..
My earlier post about the progress of Facebook type applications aimed specifically at Corporates - Vivek Paul's new company is testimony to the pace at which things are progressing in this area.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kerala - Kochi beckons ?

Well, it's about time Kochi got it's true of IT mind space.

Here's a link to a post on Manorama online - featuring an interview with my boss.

http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/itcontentView.do?contentId=7558235&programId=6306068&contentType=EDITORIAL&BV_ID=@@@

Best wishes to Kochi :-)

More on Corporate Social networks...

Interesting update from ET Headlines of today..

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-company/corporate-announcement/Vivek-Paul-turns-entrepreneur-with-KineticGlue/articleshow/6235092.cms

Glad to see the idea catching up in India..
Exciting times ahead I'm sure :-)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

De-Mystifying 'Understanding of Business'

A laudable effort by SHRM India - here's an article by Pradeep Mukerjee on their site .. I thought Pradeep hit the nail on the head with this statement:
Understanding business: why is it important?
It is extremely important for any professional to understand what the business he or she is in is really about. Without such an understanding a professional will have a limitation in appreciating how his or her role contributes to the larger whole. A role may boil down to a set of tasks - done because they need to be done. We all know what that does to an individual’s motivation levels.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Corporate Social networks - The "Next" thing for India?

Happened to get a link to Workforce's research page where I found an interesting use of Web 2.0 principles for Workplace Process improvements...You can find more details on this link
http://www.workforce.com/archive/feature/27/06/75/index.php