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Tracking my PhD

If you are a grad student and in need for something to procrastinate instead of doing real work, read on, I share with you my experiences of trying to track my time that I think will help me in the long run. 1 As an entrant into the PhD program at IISc, I discovered the use for my learning from my earlier corporate days. If at any point in your...

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What were the causes of rise of the NPAs of Indian Banks?

Short Answer 2008 Recession Lending to projects that were not capable of revival No due-diligence done by Banks In a consortium, depending on the lead bank for background checks Corruption Short Tenure of Chiefs of Banks No method to classify assets based on their Quality No buffer set aside for absorption of losses Long Answer

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My thoughts on the 'Designation' for Chota-Mota Entrepreneurs

A few days back, I got a call from somebody who wanted to collaborate on a venture with me. Hi Jitin, so I see you are an engineer who has worked in consulting and design stuff and now make videos. You have an “interesting profile” but what is it that you actually do? I have always struggled with this problem. For my first interview, I was...

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Thoughts around conversion and effectiveness of marketing campaigns

Before I start with my version of nonsense on this topic, let me warn you this is just a note on the idea- not exhaustive, not detailed. Okay, so how this cropped up in the first place was - I read David Ogilvy’s ‘On Advertising’ which is a fantastic read. It talks about the concepts around advertising and setting up and running an agency. Whil...

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Publishing on Quora - Getting more views, upvotes - Why and How

I have written a few answers on Quora - the curated and better version of Yahoo Answers for the uninitiated (this is only a dumbed down description to be fair). What sets Quora apart is that the moderation and the BNBR - Be nice, Be respectful - policy and also quality control that was in place a few years ago. The quality of answers has got w...

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Starting up in the Education Sector - For Profit or Non-Profit?

Free Education - an ambitious problem that many startups worldwide have wished to solve and are doing too - Coursera, edX etc. But then Coursera and edX are for-profit ventures. They generate their revenue from strategic partnerships with universities to offer certificates issued to end users on successful completion of the course. One needs to...

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