My Theories
The Rise & Rise of Instant Messengers

The Rise & Rise of Instant Messengers

It wouldn’t take an Albert Einstein to confirm that 2014 was a defining year for Instant Messengers. Here are a few key events, which happened in the world of Instant Messengers in 2014: Jan 3, 2014: eBuddy decides to shut shop Feb 14, 2014: Rakuten acquires Viber for $900 Million Feb 19, 2014: Facebook buys...
Tips to hire the best for your team

Tips to hire the best for your team

Finding the right team member at any stage of team building isn’t an easy task. It is a process fraught with loss and disappointment, to say the least. You just can’t afford to mess up because it will be at least three months before you will realize that a particular team member was not the...
The Silent Majority: Ignore them & kill your business

The Silent Majority: Ignore them & kill your business

In a 1969 speech President Richard Nixon ended up coining a term that would come to haunt everybody trying to build a business around a product or a service. The term was “The Silent Majority.” Back then anti-Vietnam War movement was gaining ground all over the US. President Richard Nixon postulated that the people protesting...
Car radios will die. Soon.

Car radios will die. Soon.

As long as people have cars and as long as they have to drive from home to work and back (or go elsewhere) car radios won’t die. Correct? No…wrong. Car radios are slowly inching towards their death. My car radio lost the battle a few weeks back. Soon enough your car radio will also lose...
Storytelling Divide - soon only story tellers will succeed

Storytelling Divide – soon only story tellers will succeed

Not long ago, I had extrapolated ‘Digital Divide’ and said that it has been followed by ‘Search Divide’. If you haven’t read the opinion piece, here is the link on the Theory of Search Divide. Just a quick brief on my Theory of Search Divide before we proceed: Considering everybody has equal opportunity and access...
Thanks to Google, SuperHumans will have smaller heads

Thanks to Google, SuperHumans will have smaller heads

Technological leaps in search technology (data retrieval), the various ways in which we retrieve data thro’ various means such as Mobile, tablets, PC … now even watches….and the deeper and deeper integration of this data (‘Google Now’ showing me my next day’s flight details and Bangalore’s weather just because I have an e-ticket to Bangalore...

How the mobile phone killed Kodak

Kodak filing for bankruptcy is huge news. The shock visible on my face as I read the news was what the Kodak Marketing guy had been calling the ‘Kodak Moment’ for ages. Read on to know why I think the Mobile Phone killed Kodak!

Rising to the Level of Incompetence

In the 13 years I have been with corporates I have realized that unknowingly every corporate ends up making every talented individual incompetent in his/her role. Here is my theory: Corporate identify talented individuals & award them more responsibilities to raise their role within the organization till the individual reaches a stage where he/she is...