Do you know what "emirp" is? An emirp is a prime whose reversal is a different prime. A cyclic emirp is an emirp that generates only more emirps when the last digit is successively moved to the front (or vice-versa). The largest known cyclic emirp is 939,391.
Dr Thomas Sowell, Americal Economist born in 1930, is a living legend! In our Economics classes I don't remember our Professors talking about him much. Or maybe they did so in passing and I didn't notice. So I was torally unaware what a genius this man is! I discovered him during last year through Twitter... Continue Reading →
What makes great institutes great? In particular, what makes great educational institutes great? I have often thought about both these questions since the time I studied Organizational Behavior. My Professor, a thorough Englishman, had a very humorous way of teaching a boring subject like OB. He talked about organizational Structure and Culture and how the... Continue Reading →
One of my keen interests is Education/Teaching/Learning. I have been associated with formal/informal learning as a student and faculty all my life, and have seen the education system in India, the UK and US (to some extent) very closely. I feel outraged at the dismal state of Indian education system. It is a more serious... Continue Reading →
I love mathematics! I always loved it since I was a kid. I also liked Physics, though not as much as Mathematics. My liking for Physics increased a lot after I left school, and later got introduced to lectures and books of Richard Feynman and few others who made Physics interesting! As a student, I... Continue Reading →
I came across this interesting and thought provoking article on Forbes about future of the traditional Education Will Half Of All Colleges Really Close In The Next Decade?I don't agree with many points in the article, but it's a good read.
I saw this message on Twitter and it got me thinking about the state of education/schooling system. Here is the message: What I needed to learn in highschool: Public speaking Customer service People management Conflict resolution Critical thinking Accounting Financial planning Software development How to mentor Creativity Critical thinking Negotiation How much of our school... Continue Reading →
A 60-part series by NPTEL on Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4SlTWA7bpiUK-b6FssPlg
Few months ago I wrote a blog (in Marathi) on "Strategy Diamond and Arena". The core idea of Arena is that the field you compete in should be large enough to justify the efforts and reap handsome rewards. You do not want to be a "big fish in a small pond". I came across this... Continue Reading →
I read this news yesterday and wanted to write a blog. Today I read about the Maharashtra state board's 10th standard exam results and wrote this piece: I feel our education system is in shambles. Something is seriously wrong. Yesterday Maharashtra State Board’s 10th exam results were announced. 125 students got 100% marks (last year... Continue Reading →