All articles with 'story' Tag

Interview With Presentation Zen’s Garr Reynolds on Charting & Telling Stories

Published on Jun 15, 2009 in Charts and Graphs

As mentioned earlier, I have met Garr Reynolds of presentation zen fame in Malmo, Sweden last Friday. What was to be a quick 15 minute interview became a 2 hour lengthy discussion on presentations, charting, excel, data, Japanese culture and of course our pointy haired dilbert blog. Read the entire interview in the post.

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Interviewing Garr Reynolds on this Friday, send me your questions

Published on Jun 10, 2009 in blogging, Charts and Graphs
Interviewing Garr Reynolds on this Friday, send me your questions

Ok, this is *totally* exciting. I am big fanboy of Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen. His blog is one of the very first blogs I have started reading and I still read it whenever there is a new post. Few days back I saw on his blog that he is coming down to Malmo, Sweden for a keynote presentation at FBTB Conference. I am interviewing him on this friday. Please send me your questions by commenting or tweeting me on @r1c1.

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Comedy Movies – Must Watch

Published on Dec 28, 2007 in Movies-Books

I like humor in any form. I must have spent countless hours watching old telugu classic comedies (made by Vamsi, Jandhyala et al), reading numerous books, watching tons of episodes of friends, simpsons, seinfeld, so many cartoons and animation stuff. I have rarely spent a day without laughing out hard watching something or reading something […]

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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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RIP

Published on Aug 5, 2007 in b-school

May their souls rest in peace. Two IIM-Indore students drownTwo IIM students drown in MP river

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PHD’s Regular Blah # 7

Published on Feb 28, 2007 in Movies-Books, personal

I have been reading Investment Biker, Freakonomics and No Comebacks. The last one by Frederick Fosyth, a short story collection. Investment Biker is a good books if you like travelogues, biking and investing in any order. I have seen a ton of good movies recently including Blood Diamond, American History X and Schindler’s List. I […]

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PHD’s Regular Blah #5

Published on Dec 27, 2006 in Random

“Gyeon-Woo ,Gyeon-Woo , I am sorry Gyeon-WooGyeon-Woo , I am sorry Gyeon-WooI thought I am a different girlBut, I am just hopelessGyeon-Woo , I am sorry Gyeon-Woo “ When was the last time a movie touched you so much? When was the last time you saw an artistic performance and the same message kept coming […]

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Redif(f)ining art of converting news to scoops

Published on Nov 1, 2006 in Random

Jimmy Carter, erstwhile US President was in Lonavla this week to build houses as part of his 23rd JC Work Project. Hindu ran a story on it yesterday. Today Rediff ran it too. And look at how differently they presented the same item. Huge disappointment comes from knowing that noble intentions are hit insearch of […]

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PHD’s Regular Blah!

Published on Oct 25, 2006 in Random

>>> Its raining in Chennai, like mad, for the last so many days now. I wonder whats going to come next. >>> My new phone, Sony Ericsson w550i is really cool. My telephonic needs have gone down drastically in the last few months, and I needed a new mobile to listen to music and have […]

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Carl Sagan, Frying Pan and Local Election

Published on Oct 12, 2006 in Random

That did rhyme, tell me no? (1) Carl SaganI am sitting in a cubicle with dimensions as small as 1/862180000000000 square light years in an obscure country in a tiny speckle of blue dust and metal on the shore of a cosmic ocean and hitting keystrokes madly, the purpose of which is so irrelevant that […]

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A dream that is three and half years old…

Published on Aug 11, 2006 in Random

January, 2003:It was my engineering final year, campus was abuzz and everybody was hopeful and anxious since its placement time. CSE people have more opportunities naturally and we kept hearing about the companies that might visit the campus this year. Finally the first company was announced. India’s largest software services company it is. We were […]

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HOT HOT Advertising

Published on Jul 6, 2006 in Random

Courtesy: Metro Plus, Chennai A man eats a stick of kurkure and suddenly burns into flames, after the fire is doused, he distributes kurkure to horrified crowd. I think this is probably the best outdoor advertising I have ever seen. No wonder the ad bagged gold in cannes for JWT, Chennai. Read the entire story […]

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More on placements, graduation etc.

Published on Mar 1, 2006 in Random

Somestuff… I am leaving day after tomorrow. Madhu (comp), all the books and most of the clothes will be leaving tomorrow Planning a trip to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and some other northeast destinations. May start from 16th March and go on till 29th march. The convocation is most probably on April !st. somebody said in […]

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9 sureshot ways to kill your audience using powerpoint

Published on Feb 7, 2006 in Random

Lately I have been attending campus pre-placement talks by various leading companies in India. It would suffice to say that I have attended over half-a-hundred presentations of companies “trying to sell themselves” to us. Some of them were really good, and then some of them are so pathetic that it made me feel sorry about […]

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SBI Life: Message that hits

Published on Jan 31, 2006 in advertising, banking

Incase you find it tough to read, the message is: There is no such thing as wrinkles. Only lines that tell an interesting story. Of a lifetime of love, laughter, loss, learning and squinting to read small print. It’s okay not to tell you grandkids stories of a life well lived, when you’re still too […]

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