All articles with 'idea' Tag

Track / share your goals using Google Spreadsheet Gadgets

Published on Mar 20, 2008 in blogging, Charts and Graphs, gadgets, ideas, Learn Excel, technology

Google docs team has announced gadgets, auto-fill support, formula help while typing and several other goodies yesterday. I was experimenting with these stuff and wanted to share a cool idea with you all. Tracking / Sharing your goals (or resolutions, progress) with everyone using Google Spreadsheet Gadgets: For the example purpose, let us build a […]

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Why do notebook page layouts suck?

Published on Feb 23, 2008 in business, ideas, wonder why

My job takes me to numerous meetings, even though I hate to go to so many of them. Most of the time during the meetings I end up writing lots of notes about, good ideas things to do, action items usual meeting notes mind maps, diagrams and of course doodles well, this brings me to […]

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Nationwide Paintbucket Guerrilla ad – nicely done

Published on Feb 12, 2008 in advertising, america, Humor

On my way to office I have spotted this nicely done guerrilla campaign by Nationwide insurance. The concept is nice and execution is perfect. See it for yourself. (Btw, the picture is not mine, thanks to Hojimoto)

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Subliminal Soup Ad from Potbelly

Published on Jan 23, 2008 in advertising, america, business, food and drink, ideas, travels

We have been to Potbelly sandwich works in Washington for lunch and the restaurant instantly became my favorite. Its the kind of place with a soul of its own, you can feel the passion the shop people have shown in every aspect. Of course the food was excellent, I had a chicken salad sandwich, veg […]

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Mobile Banking Innovation from ICICI Bank

Published on Jan 18, 2008 in banking, business, ideas, technology

ICICI bank never ceases to amaze me with the amount of innovation / service offerings they bring to the customers regularly. Any industry will come with its own limitations and boundaries and it takes leaders / innovators like ICICI Banks pantaloons, walmarts, apples, googles, airtels of the world to change the game, remove barriers or […]

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Business Idea : Train / Flight Ticket Printing Machine

Published on Jan 17, 2008 in business, ideas, technology

Recently I was booking few train tickets for my in-laws at IRCTC website, which btw is a wonderful website that makes the whole train reservation affair so simple. Just then I have realized that even though you can book tickets online, you still need to carry a printout of the ticket when you board the […]

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Lessons from music industry

Published on Jan 9, 2008 in business, ideas, media

Stop reading this post and go read Seth’s excellent post on Music Industry, actually the post is so universal in nature, it doesnt matter if you are a hotshot MBA with I have figured it all out attitude or super brilliant engineer with Ruby is not going to die complex. It doesnt even matter if […]

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Auto tagging your old blog posts

Published on Jan 7, 2008 in Analytics, blogging, hacks, ideas, technology

As you all may know I have recently moved my blog from blogger to wordpress. Since I have started blogging way back in 2004 most of my posts were untagged. I have used blogger labels ever since they were introduced, still almost 400 of my posts were untagged. I had two options, Manually edit posts […]

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Source of Happiness

Published on Apr 16, 2007 in personal

Have you ever realized that life can suck in thousand different ways, but happiness on the otherhand has very few ways of arriving. Its basically a mixture of being with the the people you love, having a hearty laugh, feeling healthy, knowing what you want and wanting very little. I feel happy, most of the […]

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Business Idea: Community Water Purifiers

Published on Apr 11, 2007 in wonder why

What comes to your mind when you see a water purifier. >> Expensive!>> Rarely used, Once or twice a day! I think they are both expensive and very thinly used. A modest water purifier from Eureka Forbes costs about Rs. 8000. Compare that with the alternative, a monthly supply of Bislery bottled water for a […]

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PHD’s Regular Blah #8

Published on Apr 4, 2007 in personal

Stop doing what you are and go read Unleashing the Ideavirus by Seth Godin. Even if you have already read it, do it again. It helps keeping your mind alive. My plans to start Calvin Fund are slightly delayed, thanks to my forgetful finger, I lost my login password at the trading site and would […]

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The problem with B-schools

Published on Mar 26, 2007 in b-school, wonder why

The problem with (B) Schools is that, they grade you. You are A-pos or A or A Neg or B Pos or so on. The grading starts right from the first day first presentation, quiz, assigment, case study, cp and goes on till you leave the campus with all your bags. So much that RG […]

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3 Steps to Create cool dashboards in excel

Published on Sep 5, 2006 in Analytics, Learn Excel

Dashboards are very common business monitoring tools, but creating them in excel with all the bells and whistles is not so easy. So here is a quick 1-2-3 on how to do it. Lets take a sample of 2 consecutive year sales figures for 7 regions. The colums have Region name, 2004-05, 2005-06 figures and […]

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R1C1 – Excel Here Launched

Published on Sep 4, 2006 in Random

My love for excel doesnt stop at the application. I thought starting an excel specific blog to share my excel knowledge and discuss it with other enthusiasts is a good idea. So R1C1 was born a couple of days back. Today I posted an article on creating unique lists in Excel there. Do check it […]

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Whats cooking PHD? – Part 2

Published on May 8, 2006 in Random

Item: Vegetable Fried RiceIngredients: vegetables, cooked rice, soya&chilli sauce, lots of free time to experiment I was toying with the idea of cooking fried rice for last few days. Finally encouraged my bro and we went shopping all the needed stuff despite the unseasonal rains in hyderabad. The outcome aint that bad. Chopped vegetables, while […]

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