Monday, August 31, 2009

Talk on Risk Management in Projects in XIME ..

It was good listening to Mr Suryaprakash, Vice President Info Systems and Narendra, Delivery Manager and Head Risk management, Infosys talking to second year students of PGDM in XIME on Risk management on 31 August 2009. Hearing it right from the horse's mouth as to the importance Infy assigns to Risk management from the bidding stage to the handing over stage of the project, was very eye opening for the students. It gaye an idea of how Infosys works.

Developing a risk culture within the organisation with no penalties for failing in high risk projects was the best way Infy tackled risk in the organisation. Learning from earlier projects and identifying new risk areas was the mantra to be successful in projects.

Compared to the Industry standard where only 33 % of projects are successful having met requirements of time and within costs, the Infy experience of a success rate of 95 % plus is a reflection of their customer focus and the commitment to deliver on time...

Great talk ...


George Easaw Ph.D.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Branding guru Bijou Kurien in XIME, 29 Aug, 2009.

It was really great listening to an exciting talk from Mr. Bijou Kurien, President and Chief Executive of Reliance Retail in XIME today at 3.30 PM. An alumni of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Bijou after passing from XLRI in 1981 worked as Product Manager in Hindustan Unilever before joining Titan Industries, He worked in Titan for 18 long years branding Titan as a house hold name and quit Titan as its COO to join Reliance Retail in 2007.

His talk on branding was a classy one .. something incomparable. Super compering by Akhil and Akshay's final parting words were great ..

George Easaw 

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

An interesting article on netas and security frisking ..

The parasites of the society, the politicians need to be told that they are the leaders of the people not demigods .. The pressure they bring on the normal law abiding citizens who are magnanimous enough to relax rules and provide security to these rascals are being taken for a ride by these same people.  It is good that TOI has given the Khan frisking episode in US less importance. If these film stars and politicians pay their taxes, they will feel the pinch of wasteful extravaganza

The netas in our country with the sportspersons and filmstars are making a fool of themselves by shouting like crybabies when normal routines carried out on any individual is done on them at airpots. Flanking around with gun toting security guards, at the expense of the tax paying citizens of the country, these parasites get immense satisfaction blocking traffic and causing inconvenience to the public in public places. It is high time, the government reduced the security being given to such parasites. If they are killed by their enemies, it is only good for the country and law will take its course , like it does for the common citizens.


George Easaw 

Visit to Taegu Tech, Bommasandra

I never thought I would get such an opportunity in life..

With the American students and faculty from Uty of Akron and Uty of Redlands, Calif, when I visited the cutting tools manufacturing company Taegu Tech in Bommasandra, Bangalore on the hosur Road, little did I realise that this visit was very important.

Even though I had learnt during my engg college days that machine tool life can be increased (decreasing cutting costs) by using inserts, this was the first time I was getting to see all this in real life. Visiting the shop floor of TaeguTech in Bommasandra was very interesting.

The cleanliness of the place was mind boggling. When the team lead of the marketing dept was saying in his presentation that this was one of the best machine tool manufacturing shop floors in the world, little did i believe it, till I saw the shop floor.

With the latest CNC controlled machines, robots and complicated flexible manufacturing systems,  the experience was beyond belief.

The American faculty who came along with us could not believe their eyes and stared in disbelief at the machines and the neatly and organised shop floor of Tagu tech in Bangalore. Started as a subsidiary of Daegu tech in South Korea in 2001 in Bommasandra it has a financial turnover of about 160 crores, but has already captured 65 % of the Indian machine tool market.


George Easaw

Usain Bolt's 100m in 9.58 s at IAAF, Berlin 2009

Thinking of the fact that man is extending that frontier again and again gives hope in the future..


George Easaw 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mehsud's illegal 25 million pounds fortune ..

Mehsud's 25 milllion pounds fortune, which he illegally amassed by violence, drug trade and funding from Arab war lords which led to his gaining power, fame and finally death. The question over the inheritance of this fortune will lead to the tearing up of the Taliban ... Good news for the world.. 

In nature there are no rewards and punishments, only consequences !!

And man never learns .. He thinks he is "too smart",  till he falls to bullets or is dismembered .. How trivial !!  He is too silly in the Supreme Power's infinite intelligence ..


George Easaw 

Monday, August 10, 2009

Checkmating the Asian Dragon, help from many quarters ..

Checkmating the Asian Dragon is on the agenda of US, which is perfectly suiting India and Japan, the growing democratic financial powers in Asia. While US is trying its strategy thru the AfPak region, it benefits India as more Indian troops can now be concentrated on its Eastern border with China. 

The $ 3 trillions which US wasted in Iraq and is trying hard to gain a respectable exit from, only boosted Iran's stronghold in the region, much to the chagrin of US. Ensuring unfettered access to the oil passing thru the Strait of Hormuz is a strategic agenda for the US to retain its strong foothold in the region.


George Easaw 

Sunday, August 09, 2009

True patriotism, shown by Yediyurappa

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has gone out of his way and shown that we are Indians first , then only Kannadigas and Tamilians and Malayalais and so on. Great people are of the nation first, then only they belong to any ethnic community..

Perhaps this single act of Yediyurappa can bring to an end all petty political squabbles between TN and Karnataka and pave the way for the development of the region as a whole..


George Easaw 

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Real Hero showing the spirit of Mumbai ..


Suvendu Roy of Titan Industries shares his inspirational encounter with a rickshaw driver in Mumbai:
Last Sunday, my wife, kid, and I had to travel to Andheri from Bandra.
When I waved at a passing auto rickshaw, little did I expect that this ride would be any different...

As we set off, my eyes fell on a few magazines (kept in an aircraft style pouch) behind the driver's back rest.


I looked in front and there was a small TV. The driver had put on the Doordarshan channel.


My wife and I looked at each other with disbelief and amusement. In front of me was a small first-aid box with cotton, dettol and some medicines.
This was enough for me to realise that I was in a special vehicle.

Then I looked round again, and discovered more - there was a radio, fire extinguisher, wall clock, calendar, and pictures and symbols of all faiths
- from Islam and Christianity to  Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism.

There were also pictures of the heroes of 26/11- Kamte, Salaskar, Karkare and Unnikrishnan.

I realised that not only my vehicle, but also my driver was special.

I started chatting with him and the initial sense of ridicule and disbelief gradually diminished.

I gathered that he had been driving an auto rickshaw for the past 8-9 years; he had lost his job when his employer's plastic company was shut down.

He had two school-going children, and he drove from 8 in the morning till 10 at night.

No break unless he was unwell.  "Sahab, ghar mein baith ke T.V dekh kar kya faida? Do paisa income karega toh future mein kaam aayega."

We realised that we had come across a man who represents Mumbai the spirit of work, the spirit of travel and the spirit of excelling in life.
I asked him whether he does anything else as I figured that he did not have too much spare time.

He said that he goes to an old age home for women in Andheri once a week or whenever he has some extra income, where he donates tooth  brushes, toothpastes, soap,  hair oil, and other items of daily use.

He pointed out to a painted message below the meter that read: "25 per cent discount on metered fare for the handicapped.

Free rides for blind passengers up to Rs. 50.


My wife and I were struck with awe. The man was a HERO!


A hero who deserves all our respect!!!


Our journey came to an end;


45 minutes of a lesson in humility, selflessness, and of a hero-worshipping Mumbai, my temporary home.


We disembarked, and all I could do was to pay him a tip that would hardly cover a free ride for a blind man.


I hope, one day, you too have a chance to meet Mr Sandeep Bachhe in his auto rickshaw: MH-02-Z-8508.


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