Archive for June, 2008

Learn Excel IF Formula – 5 Tricks you Didnt know

Published on Jun 9, 2008 in Featured, Learn Excel
Learn Excel IF Formula – 5 Tricks you Didnt know

Excel has various functions, including functions to calculate inverse cosine of a given value, to multiply 2 matrices, to estimate the internal rate of return. But, most of us(well, just me then..) use just about 5-6 formulas to do our jobs. And IF formulas are a majority of these, so it doesn’t harm to learn […]

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Cool outdoor advertising by Google Russia

Published on Jun 9, 2008 in advertising, business, ideas, technology

This is cool, apparently Google resorted to this to beat the leading Russian search provider Yandex. I am not sure whether this would be effective though. Its like forcing people to break a habit. This, probably is the most challenging task for marketers all over the world. When customers are used to Yandex or Naver […]

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Am I a Japanese Translator?

Published on Jun 6, 2008 in business, Humor, wonder why

Fridays can be immensely fun, as I anticipate 2 days of doing-nothing while sipping coffee working on excel sheets. But nothing can make my day better than this immense suckmanship displayed by Naukri with their job recommendation for me. All the Japanese I know can be summarized to 1 word – “omurice“, now that I […]

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“I am feeling lucky” Firefox Search plug-in

Published on Jun 5, 2008 in hacks, ideas, technology

While trying to understand how the Mozilla firefox search plug-ins work [ more ] I got curious and wrote a search plug-in that will take you to the first Google search result directly instead of displaying the results pages, ie mimicking the “I am feeling lucky” searches. Feel free to download and install it. 1. […]

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Email marketing is NOT distributing pamphlets

Published on Jun 4, 2008 in advertising, business, ideas, India, wonder why

Take a look at the above screen shot of my inbox. Does any thing look odd? Of course it does, the amazing folks at IRCTC have decided to send a tempting summer vacation offer to me, not once but 5 times in the last 14 hours. Despite having one of the finest Indian online customer […]

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How simple is your product?

Published on Jun 2, 2008 in business, ideas, wonder why

Here is a look at 3 different game controllers. First the simplest of them all, “wiimote”, easy to understand, easier to use Then comes the moderately complex “xbox controller”, should a take a couple of minutes to understand, couple of hours to get used, all in all, fun ensured Then comes the most complex of […]

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