The Mismatch Problem

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I was watching this video of Malcolm Gladwell’s talk over the weekend and enjoyed every minute of it.  Malcolm has the uncanny ability to look at problems in new ways. He was talking about the challenges in finding the right people to hire in various professions. He calls it the “mismatch problem”   According to Malcolm, […]

Found in a Job Description

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This was nice to read. Do you know of any other fragments of cool job ads? Forrester hires people who are inspired and inspiring. Our people are our product and the source of our intellectual capital, so we welcome and reward intelligence, curiosity, and unconventional thinking. I am going to add these to the list […]

Children of the Petabyte Age

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Is it really the End of Theory, as Chris Anderson predicts? Sixty years ago, digital computers made information readable. Twenty years ago, the Internet made it reachable. Ten years ago, the first search engine crawlers made it a single database. Now Google and like-minded companies are sifting through the most measured age in history, treating […]

The New Skills?

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What are the skills required for handling future jobs? I found this report  from National Academies Press. A few skills listed in this document include: Creative Problem Solving Complex Communication Skills Adaptability Self-management Self-development Systems thinking From my experience of working across two continents, I would like to add a few more: Critical Thinking Cross […]

A HeroCamp?

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I attended a BarCamp at Chennai last week. I forgot to turn off alerts to the barcamp pbwik and keep getting notifications of new barcamps  I got one on (Super)HeroCamp and it piqued my curiosity. It is one of the more innovative BarCamps I have seen in a while. Here is an excerpt titled “Smaller […]

Technology Trends

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I gave a talk on Technology Trends and Gleaning Opportunities at TiE Chennai today. It was gratifying to hang out with the participants and swap stories. I just uploaded a copy of the presentation (in PDF format). Here is the link –  technology-trends-jun2008 I also uploaded a copy on slide-share. Here is the link to […]

Technology Trends – A List

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Here is a small sample of trends in software.  This is work in progress. I will keep updating it frequently. Instead of waiting till I have my full list, I thought I may just publish this crude list and get some feed back. Some trends are current (like Web 2.0) some of them are future […]