“Do Nothing” Strategy Explained By कौआ

When we think of strategic responses/options for any situation/scenario/problem, we often think of multiple ways to respond. However, many a times we forget that "Do Nothing" is also a strategic option. In fact it is Option #1 which is always available. And yet we do not give enough importance, thought to that option. We do... Continue Reading →

Constraints-Based Thinking, Strategy As An Art And Chess Puzzle

Recently I attended a leadership meeting where I had a brief discussion with Business Unit Head about the Strategy of our company not to diversify and focus on only one specific Industry vertical i.e. Banking and Financial Services (BFS). This was about Data and Analytics capabilities. I made a point with an analogy which was... Continue Reading →

Book: Elephants and Cheetah

I had decided in December 202 that this year (2021) I'll not buy any new book. This is because I already have enough backlog to clear for the whole year. However, when I decided that, it was with one exception. I had already pre-ordered a book in late Dec 2020 which was going to arrive... Continue Reading →

Magic of Powerpoint

NY Times July 30, 1987: Microsoft buys Forethought, maker of PowerPoint, for $14M in cash Today: PowerPoint has 500M usersMicrosoft Office is $30B+ revenue per year$14M of Microsoft stock from July 1987 would be worth ~$10B today This is a good example of the "moat" Warren Buffett always talks about. In a way Bill Gates... Continue Reading →

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