All articles with 'discussion' Tag

Making Pie-charts look Sexy – The CNN’s tax burden analysis chart

Published on Oct 29, 2008 in Analytics, Charts and Graphs
Making Pie-charts look Sexy – The CNN’s tax burden analysis chart

There is always a debate about how good or evil pie charts are. While visualization purists believe pie charts should be avoided at all costs, newbies find creating and using pies very easy and often over do it. I have blogged few techniques involving pie chart visualizations like in-cell pie charts, speedometer charts, donut clocks […]

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How NOT to do Online Advertising – Lessons from Rediff

Published on Dec 26, 2007 in advertising, wonder why

Rediff seems to have taken a full leap from the standards of online advertising and web layouts when they realized that lots of people are going to click on day 1 scorecard link for IND-AUS first test match. The result is nothing short of user disgust and anger. See it for yourself. There seem to […]

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How we think!

Published on Nov 23, 2005 in Random

I am not sure if this post will help you, but it will surely help me. Today something interesting happened here. One of my classmates lost his rather valuable electronic gadget. He forgot the piece of circuitry somewhere and later mailed the batch that it was lost. Later in the night when I went to […]

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PG on TV

Published on May 11, 2005 in Random

Great news. PG (Allwin Agnel, the owner of India’s Biggest B-School Discussion Forum) is interviewd by CNBC TV18 for thier Young turks programme. Check it out tomorrow at 10:30. Rock on PG!

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Leader or Manager? What is my calling?

Published on Mar 8, 2005 in Random

Today we had a session on “Leaders and Managers” in OA. We had 4 wonderful Readings on leadership and management. (read some of them: Narcissistic Leaders, Managers and Leaders – Are they Different?). The readings are thought provoking. After living 24 years and going through so many textbooks and people I still cant define what […]

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Thinking

Published on Feb 22, 2005 in Random

For the last one hour or so i am thinking. I am thinking about my future and my current state. After coming here life has become really hectic. This place never gave me a chance to stop and think where all this will take me. Under the disguise of handling stress and managing hazaar things […]

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Are we far from reality?

Published on Jan 27, 2005 in Random

Yesterday during our habitual night walks govar, srickant (only non-ghissu academic committee member) and myself started arguing about this article. Srickant was for the issues raised in the article. Me and Govar are against the issues. For those who have not read the article here is the crux of it. IIMs or other Indian B […]

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All I Wanted to Say about GD/PI

Published on Jan 26, 2005 in Random

[PG Link] Before joining IIM Indore in July 2004 I have attended 9 real GD/PIs. I am able to convert 3 of them. There were lots of key takeaways from all these experiences. This post aims to throw some light in what works best in a GD/PI and what can make one a failure in […]

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Ideas … Infinite!

Published on Jan 20, 2005 in Random

Well, it is not a T-shirt caption. Rather it is about the current term in the 2 year course i want to blog. When term3 kick started 10 days ago, I thought it would be another 30% content and 70% global term with more fundaes on various areas of management and understanding people. I couldnt […]

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Amazing reality of marketing surveys

Published on Nov 14, 2004 in Random

Today we had Marketing Research (MR) as discussion topic in marketing class. After a couple of presentations and Q&A sessions the prof raised the question (in fact he did raise more than one question.) “When is the appropriate time to do MR?”despite the fact that this question was raised at 1:15 pm when half the […]

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Macro Gibberish

Published on Nov 11, 2004 in Random

Today we have macroeconomics midterm. For most people here it is a favourite subject and hot discussion topic. But for me it is nothing short of a torture. I dont know whether my mind is not capable of comprehending the intricacies of ;keyenician classical model of expansionary monetary policies’ (even in my worst nightmares, i […]

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Making Location & Capacity Decisions

Published on Oct 25, 2004 in Random

A Case Analysis on Making Location & Capacity Decisions For Sleeping Prepared by: Purna Chandra Rao D PGP 1 In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course SMSR – II (Satisfying Minimal Sleep Requirements) Indian Institute of Management, Indore Introduction: This analysis primarily focuses on how to make decision with regards to location and […]

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And the proverbial Nail in the coffin…

Published on Sep 15, 2004 in Random

Somedays, life seems highly miserable and hopeless. Well, not for cribbing but for the fun part of the life under thousand tonnes of pressure read on. Start the day at 12:00 by reading some come-dicks accounting case and trying to learn and appreciate their taxation policies and lease mechanisms, not to mention about the amortization […]

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Fasting, ‘Present’ations and Future Tensions

Published on Aug 17, 2004 in Random

I have completed my MOC presentation yesterday. It was on Local Language Advertising. Slightly overshot the time but over all it was a good presentation. Feedback proved to be fruitful; too. Learned about flaws in my presentations style. Now i have to make sure that they wont repeat in my next presentation. Talking about presentations, […]

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Cold calls and Other insights

Published on Aug 1, 2004 in Random

Today for the first time in iim career i got the cold call. Today we had 4 sessions. The first one was Written Communication. I went to the class in a hurry and i remembered some 20-30% of the case analysis we had done on sunday. I thought of taking a printout of the analysis […]

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