Posts Tagged ‘General’

What’s Marketing?

Posted: October 6, 2007 in Articles
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Courtesy: Blessen Cheriyan (Member of Executive Group, Bobcares)

1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: “I am very rich. Marry me! “- That’s Direct Marketing”

2. You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of our friends goes up to her and pointing at you says: ” He’s very rich. Marry him.” -That’s Advertising”

3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her Telephone number. The next day, you call and say: “Hi, I’m very rich. Marry me – That’s Telemarketing”
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For the Love of God – A Costly Skull

Posted: September 11, 2007 in Articles
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Some year later we all would ash to ash and dust to dust. Somewhere in a funeral ground our skull and bones would rest. Thats very common, but something happens exceptionally. A skull has fetched $100 million asking price.

Well, the skull is of an 18th century man, and incorporating the original teeth from the skull, the platinum sculpture is covered with 8,601 diamonds, including a large stone worth more than $8.6 million embedded in the forehead. It is a platinum cast of a skull from an actual person that lived between 1720 and 1810. He was a 35 year old man from Europe. His teeth are still showing.

Damien Hirst is the man behind the piece. This life-size platinum skull’s sale, entitled For the Love of God, to an unnamed investment group for about $107 million was confirmed by officials at the artist’s White Cube gallery in London and Hirst’s business manager. Details of the deal will be finalized in few weeks. (more…)

ICE – In Case of Emergency

Posted: September 10, 2007 in Articles
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Eight out of ten people aren’t carrying information that would help if they were involved in an accident. Storing next-of-kin details in your mobile phone can assist the emergency services if you’re unable to tell them who to contact. Simply use your mobile’s phone book to store the name and number of someone who should be contacted if you have an emergency – but add the letters ICE in front of their name.

The code word “ICE” comes from the initial letters of the phrase “In Case of Emergency”. The idea is that you enter three numbers of family or friends in your mobile with the prefix “ICE” – as in “ICE Mum” or “ICE Dad” or “ICE John” or whatever. Then, when you’re lying unconscious in a car wreck the police or emergency workers can use the ICE numbers in your mobile to both identify you (if there’s any doubt) and to quickly notify your family members that you’ve been banged up. The “ICE number” idea is the brain child of a British paramedic named Bob Brotchie, who was worried about those accidents where the victims were unable to speak because of injury. And he’s coined a new term in the process: “ICE number”. (more…)

Filling the Space…Life in Poornam

Posted: August 2, 2007 in Articles
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When all is not enough, it fills the space with truth, faith and confidence, an incomplete to complete…POORNAM. That’s the feeling I get when I think of Poornam…Filling the spaces…The Completeness…Poornat Poornam Udyachyate On a rainy day of June 2004, I walked into Poornam with a resume in my hand. The first thing I noticed was the poster which is pasted against the visitors lobby. It was a picture of a mobile whose mouth was shut up, conveying to off sound your mobile.

Chakky, one of the interviewers asked me, “Do you know what Poornam does?”. “Yes, Poornam gives support to UNIX/LINUX server administration”, I replied. “What’s Linux/Unix” he posted another. ” My friend, Email and Echat are the only thing I knew about Internet, yahoo and rediff are the only websites I visit. Why did you ask me this?” I told this myself, but to Chakky I gave a smile indicating I’m not sure. I answered rest of the questions. But LINUX? Yes, that was space I could not fill it. ” We will let you know, expect a call in next 2 weeks”. Well, let me hope against hopelessness. My hope became true when I signed in the register as the 92nd employee on 4th July 2004

Filling the Spaces of Skills and Competencies (more…)

On Being Proud Of Being an Indian

Posted: August 1, 2007 in Articles
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Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp) ?
A. Rajiv Gupta

Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today’s computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm

Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6 th position now.

Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world’s No.1 web based email program)?
A. Sabeer Bhatia

Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
A. Arun Netravalli (more…)

Gahoo!, Yoogle and Blackle

Posted: May 25, 2007 in Articles
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Gahoo and Yoogle are the collaboration between 2 of the internet’ most used and Successful search engines. The search results are shown in a split screen, Yahoo results on the left and Google results on the right. Although it may cut ur screen into 2 but, it surely would reduce Ur time spent on searching.

Blackle is nothing but a black version of Google. “A few months ago, TreeHugger Mark Ontkush wrote a post on his blog EcoIron titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year. The post lays out he following train of thought. “An all white web page uses about 74 watts to
display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts.” Google, which has a hite background and gets about “200 million queries a day” could reduce lobal energy use by 750 Megawatt-hours a year by simply changing the color
of its homepage to black. (more…)

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she’s blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He’s always there for her. She said if she could only see the world, she would marry him.

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she can see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?” The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend is blind too, and refused to marry him.

Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying. “Just take care of my eyes dear.” This is how human brain changes when the status changed. Only few remember what life was before, and who’s always been there even in the most painful situations.

 

Today’s hottest Internet businesses are all about the power of social networks. Companies like MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube have become worth billions because businesses have realized that these social networks are generating huge advertising and marketing opportunities. As these social networks grow, the economic potential for its owners – and the advertisers who target the site’s users – is remarkable.

 

At AGLOCO, we asked a simple question:

The users created the community, where’s their share of the profit?

It was from this question that AGLOCO set out to create the Internet’s first Economic Network, harnessing the power of Internet-based social networks to directly benefit the Members who help to create the community. (more…)

I Can, I Can, I Can

Posted: February 17, 2007 in Articles
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After a short time, that voice will become quieter and quieter and eventually you won’t be able to hear it anymore.

Please don’t be upset with that voice because its job is to protect and prevent you from embarrassing or making a fool of yourself, from feeling uncomfortable, or from failing (again).

The bad news is, by doing so, it’s been holding you back from being all you can be and keeping you from accomplishing your aspirations. (more…)

Never Quit, Never Falter

Posted: February 16, 2007 in Articles
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A man once decided to quit…quit his job, his relationship, his spirituality. .. He wanted to quit living.

He went to the woods to clear his head and have one last talk with GOD. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?” he asked. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?” God asked

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew, its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. The
second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And yet, nothing from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.” GOD said. “In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I just would not quit. (more…)