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Why Apple is destined to fail in India (Career)
Apples prospects for the iPhone look dim in China, with decliningmarket share and competition frommore advancedproducts.That is one reason why Apple is now focusing on the second-largestsmartphone market in the world: India. I sort of view India as where China was seven to 10...The post Why Apple is destined to fail in India appeared first on Vivek Wadhwa....
Vivek Wadhwa
The Power of Amplifying Your Critical Leadership! (Career)
la How to Transform Your Company from the Middle One of my clients is a product manager at an Adtech company. They provide a platform to their enterprise and business accounts in retargeting (aka-Remarketing), which is a strategy of cyber-stalking a first-time visitor to your site, who leaves without......
Dilip Saraf
Career Advice from a Coach, Who Has Seen it All (Almost)! (Career)
  As a career and a life coach I often speak in front of varying audiences: some are fresh graduates entering the workforce, some are professionals attending a conference, some belong to a group of out-of-work professionals sharing information about todays job market and learning the tricks of getting hired......
Dilip Saraf
Want Your Next Promotion? Try THIS Recipe! (Career)
One of the more common reasons clients (and prospects) come to me as a career coach is to secure that long-due promotion that they felt they are owed. Most of the clients tell me about the re-orgs that have happened to scuttle their prospects for a promised promotion. The constant......
Dilip Saraf
How regulators can make smart devices more secure against hackers (Career)
Smart-television makerVizio agreed to pay a penalty this month for spying on 11 million customers.Accordingto the Federal Trade Commission, the company captured second-by-second information on what customers viewed, combined it with their gender, age and income, and sold it to third parties. How much...The post How regulators can make smart devices more secure against hackers app...
Vivek Wadhwa
The Holiday Season: A Good Time to Augment Your Network! (Career)
In every culture major holidays come once a year: Christmas; Diwali, Hanukkah (both celebrated as Festivals of Light); and Eid ul-Fitra or Muharram, among others. During these times people are in festive moods connecting with friends, celebrating, exchanging gifts, and making wishes to better themselves during the coming year. Those......
Dilip Saraf
Making Time for Innovation! (Career)
Many of my clients are in high-tech and work in engineering, development, and product-creation areas. They are often challenged by their managers to innovate and to develop new products or services that will give their company an edge in the market. This innovation challenge is not just limited to my......
Dilip Saraf
Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome! (Career)
  When I take on new clients I have a Client Intake Questionnaire that they are required to fill out. A prospects response to this CIQ is a rather detailed confession of their needs, apprehensions, and a list of what is holding them back in achieving their goals. Despite its......
Dilip Saraf
The Myth of Staying Employable Past 50! (Career)
Many prospects call me and lament their status in todays job market. I have just been laid-off for the second time and I am in my 50s. I cannot afford to retire for another 10-15 years because my youngest son has not entered college yet. I do not know where......
Dilip Saraf
How Linkedins ProFinder Provides for an Efficient Marketplace! (Career)
LinkedIn recently launched ProFinder to help 17 categories of service providers already on their main platform to connect with their customers in an effective way. You can locate ProFinder on LinkedIn in the Interests tabs drop-down menu. Although LinkedIn itself provides listings in its main database for some 475 million......
Dilip Saraf
Applying Malcolm Gladwells 10 Success Rules to Your Career! (Career)
Malcolm Gladwell is famous for his eye-opening five best sellers during the past decade. His most recent best seller, Outliers: The Story of Success, incorporates some important rules of success. Although he gives examples for each of the 10 rules of success throughout his five books, it is sometimes difficult......
Dilip Saraf
The 10 Quotations that Inspire Me! (Career)
  Quotations are short, pithy statements that often inspire us because of their deep meaning they convey. Here are 10 that I find inspiring and hope that you do to, too! To appreciate the depth of its meaning read each one below, pause, and reflect on what it means to......
Dilip Saraf
A Lesson in Management Directly from the Bees! (Career)
  Subtext: By giving some, you get a LOT more back!     If the bees were to become extinct, the humanity will soon follow!Einstein   There has been much news about the bees and their survival these days. Just yesterday I read a report that yet three more bee......
Dilip Saraf
Some Efficiency Hacks to Beat the 61% Overhead! (Career)
According to a recent McKinsey report, todays workforce spends 61% of time managing their work rather than doing it. Thats insane. What this means is that every worker in the business world is spending more time for their mere survival (treading water) than they are spending getting ahead (swimming). Major......
Dilip Saraf
Would You Wear a Campaign Button to a Job Interview?! (Career)
  As a part of my practice I often coach clients on improving their interviewing skills. Sometimes clients on the throes of a job interview call me asking to help them practice their interviewing skills. The other need clients have is when they come to me after several of their......
Dilip Saraf

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