July 23, 2008

Streisand Effect

Attempts to remove content from the Internet generally result in spreading it more broadly, this is commonly known as Streisand Effect, the term originated after singer Barbara Striesand insisted that photos of her house be removed from californiacoastline.org, resulted in users copying the photo and post it all over internet :)

July 18, 2008

Origin of the term Bootstrapping

The use of the term bootstrap derives from the phrase to pull oneself up by one’s bootstrap, widely thought to be based on one of the eighteenth century Adventures of
Baron Munchausen, by Rudolph Erich Raspe. The baron tells a series of tall tales about his travels, including various impossible feats and daring escapes.

Th larger meaning is When you “pull yourself up by your bootstraps,” you succeed – on your own – despite limited resources. As simple as that

Dell and EDS are some of the famous bootstrapped companies.

And a question,One of the way to start a company is to raise funds from 3F's, what does it stand for

Answer in comments

July 17, 2008


TATA CRUCIBLE is back and this time in 4 more cities. As they explain "The extension of the quiz to 16 locations is reflective of new India and the emergence of the smaller cities as key business destinations".

Prizes went up, from 2 lakhs to 4 lakhs to national winners.


03rd Aug'08 Coimbatore
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm The Residency,
1076, Avinashi Road ,
Coimbatore - 641 018

05th Aug'08 Cochin
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm Taj Residency,
M G Road, Cochin.

09th Aug'08 Hyderabad
(Both Tracks) Registration : 3.00 pm
Quiz: 3.30 pm RNR Auditorium,
Opp. Lotus Pond Road, No. 12 MLA Colony,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 500 034

10th Aug'08 Goa
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6.00 pm National Institute of Oceanography
Dona Paula, Goa - 403 004.

12th Aug'08 Jaipur
(Only Non-TATA Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm Vidya Ashram,
(Maharana Pratap Auditorium),
Opp.Daini Bhaskar,Malaviya Nagar, Jaipur - 302 015

19th Aug'08 Ahmedabad
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6.00pm IIM - Indian Institute of Management,
(Ravi Mathai Hall), Vastrapur,
Ahmedabad - 380015.

24th Aug'08 Pune
(Both Tracks) Registration : 3.00 pm
Quiz: 3.30 pm Taj Blue Diamond,Garden Court,
11 ,Koregaon Road, Pune-411 001

31st Aug'08 Bangalore
(Both Tracks) Registration : 3.00 pm
Quiz: 3.30 pm NIMHANS Convention Centre,
Hosur Road,
Bangalore - 560 029

05th Sep'08 Bhubaneshwar
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm Mayfair Lagoon,
Bhubaneswar - 751 015

07th Sep'08 Kolkata
(Both Tracks) Registration : 3.00 pm
Quiz: 3.30 pm Taj Bengal,

11th Sep'08 Chandigarh
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm JBS Charitable Trust,
Sector 27A,
Chandigarh - 160 027

13th Sep'08 Delhi
(Both Tracks) Registration : 3.00 pm
Quiz: 3.30 pm Army Public School,
Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi.

14th Sep'08 Lucknow
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm Ravindralaya,
Motilal Nehru Marg,
Rly Station Char Bagh ke Samne,
Lucknow - 1

18th Sep'08 Indore
(Only Non-Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm Fortune Landmark,
Adj.Meghdooth Gardens,
Indore - 452 010.

20th Sep'08 Mumbai
(Both Tracks) Registration : 3.00 pm
Quiz: 3.30 pm Y B Chavan Centre,
Jagannathrao Bhonsle Marg,
Mumbai - 400 021

21st Sep'08 Chennai
(Both Tracks) Registration : 3.00 pm
Quiz: 3.30 pm Chinmaya Heritage Centre,
Tapovan Hall, #2, 13th Avenue,
Harrington Road,Chetpet,
Chennai - 600 031

26th Sep'08 Jamshedpur
(Only Tata Track) Registration : 5.30 pm
Quiz: 6 pm XLRI Auditorium,
C.H. Area (East), Post Box 222,
Jamshedpur - 831 001.

More info tatacrucible.com

Good luck guys !

July 07, 2008

TAG Records - Procter & Gamble owned music label

TAG Records, is a music label company started by FMCG giant P&G to promote their own products.More

Cool strategy to connect with next gen customers,but very tough to execute.It got to be centered around music and not P&G Products, but wont be possible as the music label was started to promote p&g products, not gr8 music necessarily

July 06, 2008

Nadal dethrones Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Rafa finally did it, in a historic and absolutely mind blowing tennis match I ever watched, Rafa ended my hero Federer dream of winning 6th consecutive Wimbledon championship

Rafa defeated Fedex with thinnest of margins 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7.The match lasted nearly 5 hours, that itself tells how both players fought ferociously for each point, the two legends were separated by only 5 points(Rafa won 209 points n Roger won 204 points).
Fedex had his chances but could not convert break points, his backhand was not perfect, loosing 2nd set after leading 4-2 at one point, 50 odd unforced errors costed him the title. Fedex came back strongly after loosing first 2 sets but could not win crutial break points. Nadal did it by showing fortitude on his serve, saving 12 of 13 break points.

Nadal is playing better on grass than ever before, and he almost won Wimbledon last year and now he stopped Federer's streaks of 40 victories in a row at Wimbledon, and a record 65 in a row on grass.

How ironic, this is Rafa's first win against Roger on grass courts. While Rafa is improving his overall tennis and his game in grass and clay court's(he did not win US Open and Aus Open), Roger had a very tough 2008, especially the humiliation in French open.

How boring tennis would be with out these two players.

Now some Trivia - Twenty-seven years ago a left-handed John McEnroe crashed Borg's hopes of winning six Wimbledon's in a row, Now Federer's dream of winning 6 Wimbledon's by another left hander, Rafel Nadal.

July 02, 2008

J.C. Penny’s Speed Dressing advertisment

J.C. Penny’s controversial "Speed Dressing,"ad won bronze at cannes. The ad was created by one former employee of JC Penny’s ad agency Saatchi and Saatchi through a third party called Epoch Films without any knowledge or consent of the advertiser. It was never aired on TV but became popular in Youtube. More
This is why clients don't bother much about Cannes