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Saturday, May 24, 2008
When people go online they know what they want and how to do it, says Jakob Nielsen, the usability guru. The annual report into web habits by Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online. Instead of dawdling on websites many users want simply to reach a site quickly, complete a task and leave. Most ignore efforts to make them linger and are suspicious of promotions designed to hold their attention.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The explosion of the growth of the automobile industry is indeed mind boggling. In a recent visit to Asia, I noticed a phenomenol explosion of automobiles on the road. Besides several well known brands, a new wave of asian headquartered automobile players are moving aggressively into the market. Hyundai for example is rolling out far more sophisticated models in the Korean market than those available in the US markets. The Tata's are making huge leaps in the automobile world stradlling from the Nano to buying premium auto brands like the Jaguar & Land Rover. The chinese are working hard to expand their global footprint in the automobile world, though they suffer from a serious image problem.
The only thing that has been downplayed here is the supply ecosystem for the automobile industry - in china an ecosystem gets created owing to cheap capital - one will have to see how Cherry could scale up on that on a global basis . Nonetheless, these points are very well said and I liked the sequence in which would think Yin Tangyao, Cherry's CEO has listed the issues : people, brand, quality and capital - in that order would make a huge difference towards global business.
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Friday, May 09, 2008
Saw this interesting news item titled Tech Conferences: A Breeding Ground of Disease. In this case, Attendees were exposed to a norovirus, which can cause flu-like symptoms. As someone being a regular in the conference circles, this is definitely a matter of concern for participants. I do believe that conferences/places where people come from various parts of the world are a potential breeding ground. Most of them arrive in from far off places - air travel, pollution all contribute to fostering flu. I was in India few days back for a large meet and had to suffer form one such - did not know for some time that a similar thing happened to most of the attendees ; came to know after mail exchnages happened post the event. Luckily, I got the attack almost as the event winded down but it affected my programs for the next couple of days. Whats the solution? May be conferences showcase medical support availability in the venue as well to provide reasonable support beyong highlighting what can be prevented - though it may look a little odd to provide such things in tech conferences. Individual judgement and concern for others is the best form of prevention. Last year, I was in an important conference : suddenly I had a bout of cold - I immediately got out of the meet and headed home immediately, though it was tempting to stay back. There's no equivalent to such responsible behaviour.
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