April 2007

Wealth as a Life Scorecard

April 28, 2007

How do you measure your progress in life? How do you measure the extent of what you have achieved and what still remains to be done? What are your dreams? How far are you away from reaching them? What do you do if and when you reach them? What after that? These are very tough questions […]

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Employees as Capital

April 28, 2007

This idea comes from Peter Drucker’s book, “Managing in the Next Society”. He says that in the Industrial Age, employees were treated as an expense, but in today’s Information Age, employees are knowledge workers and should be treated as capital investment. Many companies today do talk about employees as “assets”. However, several factors still continue […]

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It is a Different Time

April 26, 2007

We are constantly reminded by technology that the world has fundamentally changed since the time of our childhood. Everywhere you go, you see it — developments in medical science, incredible new gadgets and electronic equipment. Yet, while we embrace most of the new things that help make our life better, most of us are very […]

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Looking Forward

April 26, 2007

I was having a talk with a friend of mine recently and the discussion came around to different personalities in terms of how they view events. Basically, there are 2 types of persons: Forward-looking: This individual is always about the next task that has to be done. Their mentality is oriented towards action. Their behavior […]

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Web Site Creation

April 23, 2007

How do you go about creating a personal website? Here are 5 quick considerations if you have plans to do so: Layout: How will the site look like? Fortunately, there are many examples of great looking websites that you can learn from. Take a look at http://www.csszengarden.com/. You don’t really need to know a lot of […]

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Using Free Resources

April 22, 2007

The rise and success of the open source movement has provided a tremendous number of public resources. Wikipedia is an example of how open source has provided significant benefits to the general user audience. Today, open source is no longer limited to computer programs, but covers many other forms of media such as text, audio, […]

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The Browser Wars

April 21, 2007

Over the past few months, many of my contacts, including several non-technical users, have been switching over to Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 from version 6. I have been pleasantly surprised to note that many of them have adapted to the new interface easily even though there have been significant changes from the previous version. Most of the […]

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Creative Commons

April 21, 2007

This is something I have been meaning to do for a long time. I just added a Creative Commons license for the content of this blog — “Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License”. The link leads to a simple description of the license - there is another link on the same page that leads to the […]

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Avoiding Email Embarrassments

April 20, 2007

Sending email is easy. Perhaps too easy. I cannot begin to count the number of times I have hit the Send button and then wished there was some way of taking it back. Since I have survived to talk about it, here are a few pointers based on personal experience on how to avoid some embarrassing […]

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Links to ASP.NET, Usability, and Open Source

April 19, 2007

There was a time when you had to spend painful hours reading technical material. Microsoft has made that tremendously easy by putting up some great training videos for ASP.NET, Ajax and SQL Server 2005. Get a cup of coffee, sit back, click the links and enjoy the videos. Also, here’s Jeff Atwood’s synopsis of Jakob Nielsen’s […]

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