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The Crooked Road - Book review

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The Crooked Road - A Journey of a lifetime, is a work of contemporary fiction which has been described by readers as a must read for fresh graduates and entrepreneurs.

From Emerging country to “Fragile Five”

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Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey are being termed as “Fragile five”. Few days back, India was part of emerging country tag (BRICS) and investors very positive. Money was flowing towards it. Banks and investors had enough room to invest because of QE. Large money has gone to “Fragile Five” in recent years, because of competiveness among various banks.

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Driver's daughter pursues her doctorate dream after winning Rs 30 lakh U.S. scholarship

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A Chandigarh girl, Poonam Dhull, daughter of a class III employee in the Haryana government, has done her family proud by getting a $50,000 (Rs 30 lakh) scholarship from University of South Carolina to pursue a doctorate in chemistry.

Poonam's father, Suresh Pal, is a driver in the Public Relations department.

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From 50 paise, she now earns Rs 200,000 a day.

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She started her career 31 years ago as an entrepreneur, selling eateries from a mobile cart on the Marina beach amidst all odds -- battling a failed marriage, coping with her husband, a multiple addict, and taking care of two kids.

Today, she has overcome the hurdles and owns a chain of restaurants.

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Education Online

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Online education is a craze and many companies are developing content. This world is full of opportunity. Demand is high from all continents. However, it is difficult task as there are diversified needs. In long run , all books will get online. Animated content may create user friendly content. Variety of information available on same subject helps in grasping fundamentals.

Narayana Murthy - Task at hand

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He has joined back Infosys board again. Infosys has been passing though tough time.He was mentor and founder of this well respected organization. Infosys has drived many IT revolutions in India.

During current global slowdown, Infosys has lost some of its shine and respect. Growth is flattering. Morale are low. At such time , he decided to come back. He broke his own rules like

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D P B S Degree College Anupshahr

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It is an amazing college with focus on moral education. Principal Dr KPS Chauvan is very disciplinary. Located near bank of river Ganga, it is low cost and accessible from nearby towns. Small Kashi , Anupshahr , has this god blessing which is spreading valuable education. It can be center of excellence for students of nearby area.

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20 Bad habits

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1. Winning too much : The need to win at all costs and in all situations.
2.Adding too much value : The overwhelming desire to add our 2 cents to every discussion.
3.Passing judgment: The need to rate others and impose our standards on them.
4.Making destructive comments : The needless sarcasm and cutting remarks that we think make us witty.

Types of meetings - from "Death by Meetings"

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1. The Daily Check In – 5 minute standing meeting to touch base on needs and actions for that day.

2. The Weekly Tactical – 60 minutes, comprised of quick updates, a progress review of key (no more than 6) metrics and a “real time” agenda – focused on the most pressing tactical decisions that arise during the quick updates and progress review.

Organizational Excellence :"The Dip. A Little Book That Teaches You When To Quit (And When to Stick)", by Seth Godin

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Godin believes that it is not only appropriate to quit at times, but essential. To be the best in your life and your career you must:

One Minute Manager

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The One Minute Manager which has sold more than 13 million copies and has been translated into more than 37 languages.Book is divided in many parts. One Minute Goal Setting is simply:

Big Data - New tool for business productivty

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Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data. _ IBM site