2018 – A Recap

1. Seeing my daughter grow up in front of my eyes was the biggest blessing and probably the only thing i did in the whole of the year. It was a great experience becoming a hands on father. 2. Another year passed with no certifications. Though read lots of research papers, balance sheets, documents on…

How to get beyond Finance vs IT

One thing that you’re likely to encounter in any IT department is resentment toward the Finance department. A staffer might be angry because “those bean counters in Finance who know nothing about technology” directed him to buy one product when he wanted to buy a different one. Or maybe Finance approves the acquisition of an…

WTF – Fake Iron Man & Internet hoaxes

Our fake ‘Iron Man’ and the eternal Prime Minister in waiting, LK Advani has fallen for a simple internet hoax.  Ya, the same kind of hoax mails that propagate that 30% of all Indians populate NASA, that 25% of all Microsoft employees are Indians etc.. Read Manish’s post as he busts the hoax that is…

Marc Faber’s prediction comes true

In February, Marc Faber in an interview with CNBC-TV18 predicted that the Indian market (BSE) was on a bubble and that it would fall to 14000 – 12000 (the market was around 18000 then).  What a fall it has been since.  We have already touched 8000, though the markets have slowly inched upto 9500, we…

Blood on the street

Finally after a lot of dithering, the global markets caught the sub-prime flu and what a crash it was. India was the worst performing market today. Almost 1400 points (7%) down in a single day. None of the stocks were spared. Every sector was in the red. Now is the time for bargain hunting. Whoopie….

Vikram Pandit is Citigroup CEO

Picture source: Rediff Indira Nooyi at Pepsico and now Vikram Pandit at Citigroup. Slowly but surely, Indians are climbing up the management ladder in some of the most fiercest job environment in the world. Earlier there were rumors of probable job cuts in Citigroup. Some estimates are at 10% of the workforce. Bad times for…

What iam reading now – The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape

Read good reviews of this book in some website and so went ahead and picked up the book from the library. Have finished almost half the book (such a speed is quite rare for me). One thing that i realised while reading this book is that without even having read this book, i do follow…