Thursday, August 28, 2008

What every worker wants ?

The other day, I posted a blog (What the change you want?) about the changes, we want in the organization. That discussion leads me to think on "what every worker wants in his work place....."

Here's an article in Computerworld about how to make your workplace Gen-Y friendly.

"5 ways to make your company Gen Y-friendly "

Some key points:

- Offer freedom about when, how, and where to work
- Have clear and quick paths to growth
- Have/Be an understanding, open-minded, and supportive manager
- Offer good healthcare and retirement benefits
- Create opportunities for social interaction and collaboration

Anything more you want from your most admired work place ?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

"A Beautiful Mind" is a wonderful film based on the life of the Nobel Prize winning mathematician and economist John Nash and his lifelong struggle with schizophrenia. The acting of Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connely are both superb, as is the story, which I find quite moving.

The movie begins at Princeton University, where Nash (Crowe) is attending graduate school in math. He is brilliant but socially awkward. He becomes best friends with his roommate Charles, a literature student.

After college, Nash accepts a position at MIT, along with his friends Sol and Bender. Shortly thereafter he meets Alicia (Connely), with whom he falls in love and eventually marries. Nash runs into his former roommate Charles, who introduces him to his young girl Marcee. Nash meets a Department of Defense agent, William Parcher. Nash is invited to the pentagon to crack a secret encryption of an enemy communication, which he does in his head. Parcher also asks Nash to look for secret codes in newspapers and magazines. Nash begins behaving erratically.

Sol, one of his team mate starts watching Nash and eventually gets him sedated and sent to a psychiatric facility, where it is discovered that he's been suffering from hallucinations and schizophrenia. Then he's released from the hospital with the provision that he take antipsychotic medication.

Nash is able to keep his illness under control when he realizes that Marcee has not aged since he met her several years ago. He then realizes that Charles, Marcee, and Parcher are products of his imagination. Over the next several years, he slowly recuperates. Eventually he receives the Nobel Prize in Economics as an old man.

A fascinating film which successfully blurs the lines between John Nash's imagination and the world of reality, A Beautiful Mind clearly illustrates one man's struggle against great odds.

Russell Crowe's follow up performance to smash hits LA Confidential and Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind is an unbelievable journey into one man's reality.

It definely takes a place at "My all time favourites"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Beijing'08 - Olympic inauguration

The world's 29th Olympics inaugurated on 08:08:08 pm on 08/08/08. I felt so bad for missing the live telecast show,after seeing this mail forward.Some cool photos from the inauguration ceremony, for U.... Excellent Photography!!!.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Abhinav Bindra won 1st indian Gold Medal

Abhinav Bindra won India's first ever individual Olympic gold medal on Monday with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the men's 10m air rifle.

Bindra had been fourth after qualifying but had a brilliant final round and even hit a near perfect 10.8 on his last shot to pull in front of Henri Hakkinen of Finland, who dropped to bronze with a poor final shot of 9.7.

That allowed China's Zhu Qinan, the defending Olympic champion and heavy favourite, to pass him on his final shot and win the silver medal.

Join me in congratulating the Olympic champion!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dell's "Cloud Computing" Trademark Approval to Be Reviewed

Dell has filed an application to trademark the term "cloud computing". And, Dell was so-close to final approval for the trademark, but the USPTO cancelled its "Notice of Allowance" on Tuesday. The application has been "returned to examination."

Undoubtedly, the reconsideration of the application has something to do with the uproar around the Internet over the application. You know,"cloud computing" is a generic term, it had been used for years before Dell used it, and on and on.

One thing though: Dell does own the domain, which redirects to

Sunday, August 3, 2008