Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
In a beautiful article in Washington Post (in 2007, but still very relevant) Steven Mufson, points out attention to a major impact of rising oil prices - the transfer of wealth from oil importers to oil exporters and the petroleum companies.
Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth
High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than they did just five years ago, pumping more than $2 trillion into the coffers of oil companies and oil-producing nations this year alone.
The consequences are evident in minds and mortar: anger at Chinese motor-fuel pumps and inflated confidence in the Kremlin; new weapons in Chad and new petrochemical plants in Saudi Arabia; no-driving campaigns in South Korea and bigger sales for Toyota hybrid cars; a fiscal burden in Senegal and a bonanza in Brazil. In Burma, recent demonstrations were triggered by a government decision to raise fuel prices.
Read the full article here.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
In a great news for gadget enthusiasts like me (and to thousands of iPhone anticipators in India), Vodafone has announced that it will bring iPhone to India 'later this year'. This was announced today by Vodafone. Apart from India, iPhone will be introduced officially to 9 other countries.
Read Vodafone announcement here.
Read the PC Pro article about it here.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Fortune has a good feature-slideshow on its website. It features captains of industries, astronauts and other successful people. These icons share the best advice they ever got. Watch the slideshow here.
The one which immediately resonates with me is the one given to Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM. He talks mostly of 2 things - 1. Leaders don't make themselves centre of attention; they listen. 2. Career is not a linear progression, rather, it ought to be a little unstructured and horizontal.