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Corporate Responsibility – Google Style

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I am not a management guru, but I did learn something about management and corporate responsibilities. Recently on Facebook I came across a post from Robert Scoble about how US market is the market that counts. He was talking about an article which reported that the iPhone 5 sales have helped Apple to take climb up the sales chart atleast in the US. I agree with him on the point that US market is one of the major market there is and being the leader there counts for something. But I would like to take a look at the bigger picture. According to reports, the the individual parts of iPhone costs less than $200, yet it is sold at over $600 unlocked. Is that a 300% markup? Probably not. Though $200 is not the exact price and Apple would obviously get more discount based on the fact they are ordering …

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Essence of Education

Kids always have fun, especially in school. Maybe it was the time spend not studying and some of the lessons could be so boring. I know I didn’t enjoy all the classes; that is not to say that education is not important. I had often wondered why I had to learn some of the stuff which seemed so unimportant and useless. Yes, I was told that it was the foundation that I should have so that I can learn whatever I wanted later on. But, is that all education is? Learning stuff that you may or may not use in the future? I have heard parents, elders and teachers saying that you need education to get a job, a job that will pay you well so that you have the luxuries that they didn’t have. It will bring you respect and I could go on and on. Good job, money …

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Fool Circle – Repeating Our Mistakes

Sky, back from the cleaners

Are we fixing the problem that we had fixed 6 months back? Are we making the same mistake, as a person and as a race?

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Give Me Your Soul

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And I will give you 10 years of bliss! If you could live 10 years of your life in total bliss – with NO pain – but in the end, not remember any of it – would you do it? via A Happiness Tip From Aristotle | Psychology Today. I was stumbling, after a long time, when I came across this question. And according to Aristotle, you should say no. I would agree with him for various reasons. I am the sum of my experience The individual that I am, is not just a 3 dimensional figure frozen in time. I would have to say that every atom that is present in the universe has its influence on me, and so has every thought that goes through the minds of other people. The interaction between 2 or more objects (living or non-living) would have an impact on who I am and how I …

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Glider – Web-Based Email Client

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If instant messages reduced the number of e-mail that you sent, social networking sites (facebook) has brought it down to virtually zero. A quick check at my sent items in Gmail shows that in the last 20 odd days I have sent barely 4 emails without counting e-mails related to work. But the amount of mails that I receive has increased with every passing year and its mostly junk. A study conducted on the impact of spam mails showed that a considerable amount of time is spend deleting spam mails. What about those mails which are not considered spam, but are still unwanted? I got thousands of unread emails just because I don’t know why I got it and I found it useless. If I had time, like I did pre-2005, I would categorize each of those mails with relevant labels and then forget about them. Even with the Gmail Labs’ SmartLabels, …

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50GB of Free Space on Box

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50GB of free online storage on Box.net

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