ABC of Patenting – why, what and how


“No more than 1 in every 100 patent earns enough to pay back development cost and patent fees. About 1 in 500 makes any money above its out-of-pocket costs.” – Peter F. Drucker in Innovation and Entrepreneurship If this is true then why do so many people file patent application? There are about 200,000 patents … Continue reading

Information Explosion – So What


With the exponential growth of information why are we not paralyzed yet? IDC had predicted 40-60% Y-O-Y growth of information. This translates to a ten times growth in about 6 years time. Here are some interesting analogies on information explosion from Infographic: The Information Explosion, Forecasts, and the Cloud. In spite of such growth we … Continue reading

Is Apple forcing us to rethink on how to innovate


There is something very disturbing about the success of Apple. Many a management guru has talked about the importance of openness, listening to customer and building partnership in fostering innovation. Here are 3 strongly held beliefs which Apple had been ignoring with impunity. Openness and diversity fosters innovation Listening to customer is stepping stone to … Continue reading

2 Things You Need to Know About Open Source Licensing


If you are familiar with different types of open source licenses – you can skip this post. Otherwise – read on … There are 2 importing facts that you need to keep in mind when you use free software. No, I am not talking about talking issues like reliability, support, TOC etc. which gets discussed … Continue reading

Will Best Management Idea come from Emerging Market


Harvard Business Review had published A Tribute to C K Prahalad written by HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius. Here is an interesting quote from the article. “… C.K. also expressed enthusiasm about a book he was co-writing for HBR Press with HBR editor at large Anand Raman, on how some of the best management ideas these … Continue reading

Is Enterprise Architecture Dying


Zachman wrote “This is what is killing Enterprise Architecture…” and Sunil starter a discussion on it in Linked iCMG group. The result – 604 comments and counting. It is a lively discussion and could not resist the temptation to summarize it. Though it is a tough ask to summarize 35 pages of heated discussions into … Continue reading

When Delivering Measurable Business Value is not the key to success of a software project


It is a no-brainer that if your software project delivers “measurable business value” it is deemed as successful. But, is the converse true – that is, if no measurable business value is generated the software project is a failure? The projects which I classify as ROI project, it is definitely true. However, there are 4 … Continue reading

Who can take advantage of Bottom of the Pyramid


The obvious inspiration of this post is late professor C K Prahalad’s (he expired on 16th April at the age of 69) book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits. However, the real trigger is the very interesting post The Collapse of Complex Business Models by Clay Shirky. The post … Continue reading

More about HTML5 and Chrome


I am glad that I had switched over to Chrome. Otherwise it would have taken me lot more effort to go through the site created by Marcin Wichary and modified by Ernest Delgado. If you want to get a feel of what is possible with HTML5 this is a good place to look at. Here … Continue reading

What is New is iPhone OS 4


This is what Steve Jobs revealed about OS 4. He talked about over 1500 new APIs, Over 100 new user features and 7 tent pole – the key new features. Multitasking is finally there! So is API to access Calendar! But, I think the biggest innovation is iAd, where interactive ads will get embedded within … Continue reading