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Jagdish Vasishtha
Bangalore
Entrepreneur, Tech Evangelist, World Traveler
Interests: History, Economics, Countries and culture. Cuisines, Wine.
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All the posts can be found on http://www.infosysblogs.com/infytalk/author/jagdish-vasishtha/ Some of the recent posts: Is The Death Of The Type-In Password Near? Goodbye Doc! Apps: Are They Secure? Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Jagdish Vasishtha
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I have visted Rasta cafe on Mysore road couple of times and had thougt that the name was meant to convey that the cafe was on the road (Rasta means road in Hindi). But I was intrigued at the spacious setting and the gold & maroon decor of the place.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Nalivu
Sufism is a cultural tradition. http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-articles/faith-and-rituals/culture-not-religion?track=1&uid=69807&date=20120217 Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Nalivu
J Krishnamurthi would tell his students, “My magic mantra for existing peacefully all through life is that I don’t mind anything that happens”. http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-articles/new-age/essence-of-timing?track=1&uid=69807&date=20120219 Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Nalivu
On becoming a better person. http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-articles/new-age/turn-over-a-new-leaf-63975?track=1&uid=69807&date=20120224 Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Nalivu
Nalivu in Kannada language means peace. Through this blog I plan to share my learnings on living peacefully and fullfilling life. I plan to post links to interesting articles, discourses, websites, places, which I feel has helped me bringing inner peace. Will look forward to your contrinbutions and comments. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Nalivu
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Had been thinking about visiting the National gallery of Modern Art once I had heard of it. It was quite surprising that the there are only three such galleries in India and one of which happens to be in Bangalore. Located in the serene and palatial Manikyavelu mansion this gallery... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Tribe Traveler
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I often have this nagging problem of forgetting something important to pack for the vacation or event short travels. So I came across this nifty online application which generates a "suggested packing list". It is very simple to use and does not require any registration or logging in. Step 1:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Tribe Traveler
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Wishing a healthy and fun filled 2012. May the forces of nature be with you. Travel the world and have great times with friends and family. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at Tribe Traveler
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We had panned to spend a quite weekend in Goa without kids and were exploring possible locations. I zeroed down on a small town in north Goa called Siolim which boasted of a restored manor house which once belonged to the british governor of Macau . This is now a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Tribe Traveler
We had planned for a stop over at Dubai on our way back from South Africa. This was our first trip to the Gulf region and we were not sure what to expect. Also after lot of deliberations on the activities we wanted to do in Dubai we decided on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Tribe Traveler
I plan to share my views through this blog on technology areas of my interest including; cloud computing, SAAS, Social Media, Social collaboration, Knowledge sharing, collective intelligence, and Telecommunications. I will pepper the posts with other interstig observation of tech cuture in the silicon alley of India, Bengaluru (Bangalore). Will look forward to your comments and having a healthy discussion. Please also do check my travel blog Tribe Traveler. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
Case 2: Progressive large organization This is a fairly large organization with more than 10000+ people. The organization recognized early the need of a dedicated employee communication cell. The team came up with a plan of using multiple delivery mechanisms for communicating with the employees. The email messages were replaced with online campaigns with polls and feedback, the regular town hall sessions were now webcast live, online chat sessions were arranged with the CEO and Senior Managers etc. Well all this did give a fillip and excited the younger employee more in interacting with the senior leaders but like everything... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
Here is Part - 1 of series of blogs I plan to post on this subject. Current scenario: People in general are better informed now than before. Speed of viral messaging. Faster speed of communication through SMS, Twitter, Everyone has an opinion. Blogs! Management still stuck with old paradigms and old notions. Nothing beats a personal touch even today in the digital age. How do we handle scale, multi geo communication? Some of the best practices used in leading companies: Case 1: Small sized IT firm The organization in it’s infancy has 200+ IT professionals and has been growing. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
Wiki introduced the paradigm of collective intelligence "that many people can contribute to topic thus enriching the same". Was popularized by the publicly built encyclopedia the "Wikipedia". Wikis have become popular as new way of organizing content and sharing knowledge inside enterprises and business. One of the main attraction is that there are many free (Read open source) Wiki applications available e.g Twiki. MediaWiki, PbWiki, etc. But as we found with our own experience and with experience of many of our customers these applications are not user friendly and requires effort to maintain. Wikis have many drawbacks for effective adoption... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
While listening the talk delivered by Clay Shirky at TED what stuck me was that the same phenomenon he is indicating in the open world also exists in Enterprises & businesses. People do have time on hand which when tapped effectively could prove a game changer for Enterprises especially in these tough times. So what is Cognitive surplus? Clay roughly estimates that there is around trillion hours a year spare time available with people in the world which could be used for community activity whether it be social or creative in nature. He explains how products are created in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
We have heard of the “carrot and stick” mode of management and we believe in it. Whether it is a school, government or business everyone employs carrot and stick model in some way or another. What if this hypothesis was wrong? What if it’s applicability had weakened in the current times? Dan Pink analyzes this question and argues his case that businesses should go beyond “carrot and stick” for motivating employees in this TED talk. I agree with Dan and have personally seen how many of the policies in large organizations failed to make any impact due to this mindset.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
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The technology world especially the software product firms has exploded with humungous amount of innovation and new product creation due to the bottom-up approach by an always increasing number of startups. This destructive creativity has been possible due to a global collaboration between software tech community and the ability to create products in a boot strapped model. One of the legacies of a bygone era which still exits as a thorn in this process has been patents. In an recent article by Prof. Wadhwa he discusses that the only beneficiary of this archaic system has been the legal folks. Companies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
As I watching the debate of US Presidential candidates on CNN one thing which amazed me was the complimentary support which the online channels like Blogs, Online Polls, Emails, Chats etc, were provided to the TV anchors and the analysts, ultimately making the program much more richer and enjoyable. I thought of collecting various articles and interesting stuff on this subject and posting on this blog. My belief is the that collective action by various groups for their candidates online will cause a major shift on how elections are run and won in future in the various democracies of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
A group can be defined as two or more people that interact with one another, accept expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity. There has been good amount of research on this aspect and here are some of the well known models. 1. Cogs Ladder: Polite Stage Why We're Here Stage Power Stage Cooperation Stage Esprit Stage http://www.unh.edu/sal/groups.html 2. Tuckman's Stages: The Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing model of group development was first proposed by Bruce Tuckman, who maintained that these phases are all necessary and inevitable in order for the team... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
If you are a startup or a small firm looking to seek the benefits of cloud based applications then read on. The fear of unknown is always there, but the benefits provided by today's cloud based applications cannot be put down. The following list of must have applications is based on my experience of starting up Injoos and how we leveraged these applications to cut down cost and increase productivity (See "New Way to work" Video) Business Email: You still cannot do away with the email yet. Using the new social applications you may stop sending emails altogether to your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
I have seen many boutique professional firm rely on the their telecom service provider as their primary email provider. Some more adventurous folks try out various ISPs (Internet Service Providers) for their email service. There are many ISPs providing hosted Microsoft Email service for small businesses. Frankly the best of the options available to you is the least known; Google Mail or GMAIL . Why do I consider it the best. Here are my reasons: Keep your brand. No matter how small your firm is or even a startup your brand does matter. You should be using a email id... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
I attended the recent concluded cloudforce conference in Bangalore and where the discussion was around email on it's way out in the consumer space and how the same trend will follow inside corporate walls. This is a theme which I have been continuously discussing in the last two years and have seen many organizations using social tools to reduce their email dependency considerably. Here is a video of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at Nielsen Consumer 360 where she talks on the same theme. Email on its way out ! Search for cloudforce Search for a map Translate Source: Attribution goes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Jagdish Vasishtha
I plan to share travel journals from my trip with family and friends to beautiful locations around the world. Self and wife are IT professionals based out of Bangalore, India and have a passion for travel. We tend to avoid going through tour operators in our own country and do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Tribe Traveler
One of the endearing memories of our Swiss trip was the visit to the Nestle factory . The Caillers-Nestlé factory located in the town of Broc (about 5 kilometers north of Gruyères). We landed there early as there could be tourist crowd and waited outside factory. Once we bought the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Tribe Traveler