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STOP Living a Life of Regrets! (Career)
It is not our failures that haunt us, but it is the regrets that we harbor about those failures that do. So, while the former is often not in our control, the latter is! I thought of constructing this quote after watching the short video interview that Jill Schlesinger of......
Dilip Saraf
The amazing artificial intelligence we were promised is coming, finally (Career)
We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the worlds chess champion. That didnt happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minskys 1970predictionthat in from three to eight years we will have a […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
Some Quick Reminders for the 2016 Graduating Class! (Career)
With the graduation season nearly at its end there is now a fresh crop of young graduates flooding the already anxious job market. Those fortunate enough to have good internships translating into full-time job offers for them will be starting a new chapter in their exciting lives. Others are determined......
Dilip Saraf
Democracy is a great thing, except in the workplace (Career)
The Soviet Union I left behind was a dictatorship but the workplace was a democracy; America may be free but the workplace is a dictatorship said Len Erlikh after I hired him at First Boston (now Credit Suisse First Boston) in 1986. Being of the Jewish faith, he had fled the U.S.S.R.s religious persecution. Erlikhs […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
Some Quick Reminders for the 2016 Graduating Class! (Career)
With the graduation season nearly at its end there is now a fresh crop of young graduates flooding the already anxious job market. Those fortunate enough to have good internships translating into full-time job offers for them are fortunate to be starting a new chapter in their exciting lives. Others......
Dilip Saraf
FORTUNE: Its Right to Idolize the Entrepreneurs Striving to Make the World a Better Place (Career)
Theranos Elizabeth Holmes may have misguided the public, but real innovators do exist. Editors: The following post is a response to a Fortune articlethat outlines the dangers of putting founders such as Elizabeth Holmes on a pedestal. In his article After the Theranos Mess, Can We Finally Quit Idolizing Entrepreneurs?, columnist Steve Tobak argues that […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
How to Assure Yourself a Fair Annual Performance Review?! (Career)
Your performance review is a chance for the management to surprise you with all that is wrong with you and between you and your boss, regardless of your actual job performance!Anonymous. Clients often call me to complain when they suddenly feel blindsided in their Annual Performance Review (APR)often distraught and......
Dilip Saraf
9-year-old NRI Boy's Water-recycling Device Wins Mighty Minds Contest in USA (Community News)
A nine-year-old Bengali NRI boy named Oyon Ganguli from Waltham in Massachusetts won the Mighty Minds Contest, a competition for American youth inventors. Oyon Ganguli is a grandson of none but great ...
Ravi Agarwal
Now or Never! Our legacy to our upcoming generations (Community News)
Hindi It has been proven that being fluent in two languages enhances a person''s ability to concentrate. In high school and college, all students are required to study 2 years of a foreign langua...
Nishtha Raheja Goel
So, You Now Have a Mentor? Sorry, Thats Not Enough! (Career)
Jobs are like going to church: it’s nice once or twice a year to sing along and eat something and all that, but unless you really believe there’s something holy going on, it gets to be a drag going in every single week. -Thomas Michael Disch, science fiction author and......
Dilip Saraf
The chilling effect Peter Thiels battle with Gawker could have on Silicon Valley journalism (Career)
Gawker infringes on privacy and publishes tabloid-like stories that damagereputations. It is one of the most sensationalist and objectionable media outlets in the country. It also hasnotbeen kind to me. So its not a company that I would expect to be defending. But I worry that the battle that billionaire Peter Thiel hasclandestinelybeen waging against […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
Details of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Visit to Washington DC in June (News)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to the White House and meeting with US President Barack Obama is one of the most awaited Washington DC events in June 2016. During his two-day trip to Washin...
Ravi Agarwal
Theranos teaches Silicon Valley a hard lesson about accountability (Career)
ByJeffrey A. SonnenfeldandVivek Wadhwa The Theranos saga hit another low last week when the company informed regulators that itwas voidingtwo years of tests from its Edison blood testing devices and sending of tens-of-thousands of revised tests results to doctors. This means that thousands of patients received incorrect results and were likely given the wrong treatments. […]...
Vivek Wadhwa
How to Get Rewarded for Your Own Work ?! (Career)
Virtue would not go far without vanity to escort her. -Franois Duc de la Rochefoucauld A good part of my coaching practice comes from betrayed clients, who, despite their stellar work, lose out on good reviews, raises, promotions, and visibility in circles that matter inside their company. In almost each......
Dilip Saraf
How crowdfunding can help save Silicon Valley from its harebrained investors (Career)
There arefears that another Ice Age is about to hit Silicon Valley because of the implosionof its unicorns start-ups valued at more than one billion dollars.By one estimatethere were 229 such companies in January of this year. Their valuations are dropping precipitously because they were overpriced and overhyped. The fear is that venture capital […]...
Vivek Wadhwa

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