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July 24th 2012 in General, MBA

“Do you think the brand of Penn State is well known everywhere in the US ? Has it helped you in your career” asked a curious classmate to an alumnus during the MBA orientation sessions, when much of the crowd was still confused/doubted if they picked the right school, as if it wasn’t too late [...]

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My interview on Penn State E-newsletter ( old one)

May 29th 2012 in General, MBA

Other than my Business World written interview, there was another one given to Penn State E-newsletter. Although it started out as an interview of “diversity student”, I talked mostly about MBA experiences, and it got featured as “International MBA Student Profile”. Here is the interview and the original link: Click on the image for a [...]

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My interview on Penn State E-newsletter ( old one)

May 29th 2012

Other than my Business World written interview, there was another one given to Penn State E-newsletter. Although it started out as an interview of “diversity student”, I talked mostly about MBA experiences, and it got featured as “International MBA Student Profile”. Here is the interview and the original link: Click on the image for a [...]

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use case with a credit card transaction

April 26th 2012

Customer service and user experience have unfortunately been an afterthought even after so many years, and in such a competitive but commodity market, with low barriers to exit, that of credit cards. The fraud protection on the credit cards have most often worked against me when needed, rather than protect me gently. The fraud protection [...]

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earthquake and jokes

April 16th 2012

People would never say “Oh how I wish I got hit by ceiling” or that “How I experienced the plane shook and turned upside down” or “Wish I was just taken away by the Tsunami/flood to experience it”. Or no one would make jokes about a volcano or a flood. Then why is this fascination [...]

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Instagram – Facebook

April 13th 2012

I expressed my thoughts about the acquisition on FB/+/Twitter, thought of putting it together at one place. People who felt that Facebook bought a photo sharing social network definitely didn’t get it. Those who cited about 30M user base too don’t.The biggest social network ever, with 845M+ users does not need a “social network” or [...]

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Passion or fillers ..

March 30th 2012

Due to unbelievable timing, I was an employee of a company for merely 2-3 days. But even today, I can’t forget the intro speech by the HR. A Malayalee, wearing modest cloths than even his junior (who was in business professional), gave a short talk. It had nothing to do with the company or the [...]

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Arianna Huffington’s talk at Penn State

March 12th 2012

Attended a talk by Arianna Huffington, who spoke at Penn State in the Distinguished Speaker Series. Usually these topics do not come with an agenda and was curious what she would talk about. She talked about ‘leadership’ but it was a broad sketch including women in leadership, social media, journalism, clever jokes, little bit of [...]

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Happiness is beautiful birds singing

March 1st 2012

A simplistic old styled home, in the middle of farms, in the middle of nowhere. There resides a family of four – parents and their two children. A home so simple that the music to which the girl dances is not streaming from modern music systems but song sung by her teacher who is sitting [...]

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My interview/article in Business World

February 26th 2012

After my first year MBA, I had answered a questionnaire from Rashmi Bansal as a current student of a B school. It got published in Business World Bschool guide 2010. Couple of comments: I should have inquired about the purpose of the questionnaire or the target audience. I assumed it was to aide a research [...]

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Delivering smile to every person

February 10th 2012

One of my most favorite classes in MBA was Strategic Brand Management taught by Dr Oliva. Students in the class participated quite passionately and everyone had an opinion. Until the class, I thought brand to be a part of marketing, but after the class I believe, it is very important and crucial part of any [...]

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Best dead husband

January 31st 2012

3 years ago this day, on a Sunday Feb 1st, was my improv theater Yours Truly Theatre (YT) workshop graduation play. Let me back up a little bit. It was already few months joining YT, after waiting for 2 months to join itself. I have gone through the basic training, including both theory (yeah !) [...]

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HNY 2012 :)

January 8th 2012

I have been doing an year end review, goal setting, ever since I started this blog I guess( 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005. 2011 definitely deserves one. Year started in India. For couple of years, I decided to go to a different place for the new year – did that with Chennai, Goa, Mangalore [...]

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TEDxPSU 2011

November 19th 2011

Last weekend on Nov 13th, I attended the much waited (ever since August when I realized I would be living in State College), TEDxPSU. Last year, it was amazing and my expectations were high. I will try to note about some of the talks that interested me and other notes about the event itself which [...]

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