Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The prediction

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The Two-Second Advantage
Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Maney

A case for predictive systems

Talented people do not need to have a vision of the future ten years out or even ten days out, write Vivek Ranadiv√© and Kevin Maney in The Two-Second Advantage: How we succeed by anticipating the future – just enough. What is needed is “a highly probable prediction just far enough ahead to see an opening or opportunity an instant before the competition. That's true for athletes, artists, businesspeople, or anyone in any field.”

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Strengthening of IT in banks

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Emerging India: Economics, Politics and Reforms
Bimal Jalan

Indian banking's tech tale

Information technology (IT) has immense untapped potential in banking, writes Bimal Jalan in one of the essays included in Emerging India: Economics, Politics and Reforms. Strengthening of IT in banks could improve the effectiveness of their asset-liability management, and building up a related database on a real-time basis would enhance the forecasting of liquidity greatly even at the branch level, which could contribute to enhancing the risk management capabilities of banks, he adds.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

'Build easy-to-use computers for consumers and creative professionals' - Steve Jobs

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Inside Steve's Brain
Leander Kahney

Say ‘No' to stay focussed

If you can say ‘yes' to rewinding to the past, here is Inside Steve's Brain: Business lessons from Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple by Leander Kahney, which distils the principles that guided Jobs in launching killer products, attracting fanatically loyal customers, and managing some of the world's most powerful brands. And the first lesson is on saying ‘No' to stay focussed.

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Making money on the Internet

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Get Rich Click! The ultimate guide to making money on the Internet
Marc Ostrofsky

The internet goldmine

Ever heard of an Internet application that allows you to monitor the status of washers and dryers in connected laundry rooms? Well, that is what LaundryView.com promised to do, as Marc Ostrofsky describes in Get Rich Click! The ultimate guide to making money on the Internet.

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