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New Books to Sharpen Your Mind in 2017

In one of the all-time great moments of Family Guy, Peter Griffin tries to weasel his way out of a lie by saying “I read a book about this sort of thing once.” His dog Brian responds dryly, “Are you sure it was a book? Are you sure it ...

Hanging Up Boots: What’s the Right Time?

MSD, Mahi, Captain Cool – fondly known by many nick names – Mahindra Singh Dhoni, one of the world’s most fierce and successful captains of cricketing world finally hung up his boots in all from of the game, finally drawing the curtains on his 13 years of illustrious career. We all ...

The Virtue of Contradicting Ourselves

IF you’re a politician, there may be something worse than being called a liar, a cheater, a jerk or a wimp. In America, you don’t want to be known as a flip-flopper. Jeb Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton have both been criticized for changing their positions from yes to no ...

Fear of Failure: Biggest Innovation Showstopper?

When I was graduating from the formal University study, the one virtue that I found predominantly missing in me was my extreme inability to overcome the "Fear of Failure." Over the course of time I also realised that no discourse, research, essay or preaching -whatsoever - can teach you ...

7 Reasons Why the CIO Job Can NEVER be Automated

Dear CIOs, I know most you must be sick and tired by now of hearing all kinds of stories about automate this or automate that, AI, machine learning, deep learning, etc., etc. It is possible that someone might come up with the idea of “Hey, why not automate the ...

What is Your CIO Legacy?

Have you ever given it a thought - as a CIO what is going to be your legacy? This should demand your attention because the legacy you plan for yourself will ultimately determine whether you are able to meet the desired outcomes – both business and personal. Even more ...

Is There Lack of Anything New About CIO Concerns in 2016?

Steve Andriole, a regular contributor to Forbes’ CIO Network, has an interesting take on the results of an annual survey conducted by the Society for Information Management on what CIOs believe to be the top concerns and issues in 2016.His prediction at the end of his Forbes article ...

Lessons from Samsung's Declining Mobile Business

The straggling sales of Galaxy S5 is a manifestation of Samsung's mobility strategy becoming a victim of its own success. It seems about 40 percent of all manufactured S5 phones are still in warehouses and this was before the Galaxy Alpha was shipped. The decline in S5 sales in part ...

IT Project Successes are Business Successes Too, Turning Around Failures - Part 2

No one expected the CIO to stand up to the big name Consultant and other CXOs who wanted to fire the IT vendor for a disastrous outcome; but he did and also raised some relevant points which do not get asked in such situations. The project started with flawed process ...

IT Project Success is Business Success Too, What About Failures?

It was pronounced a total disaster by the Sales Head in the management meeting; the teams were unable to use the solution that was launched with much fanfare and back slapping just a few months back. Usage reports indicated compliance of less than 20% from across the ranks with multiple ...

Dell, EMC and the Unifying Theory of the Universe

Editor's Note: Today's blog may be called a departure from our core policy because not only is it written by a non-CIO but also directly by a Vendor and seems to be a Vendor story. But I think it is vital for us to highlight such views as it affects ...

Are You Aware of Your Self-Defeating Habits?

When I was little my father would yell at me and call me stupid when I made a mistake. I knew he loved me, but it left me feeling I had some deadly, hidden flaw," the head of a successful family-owned business in southern Europe confided.And, I heard from ...

Science Without Humanity is a Sin

There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without workPleasure without conscienceKnowledge without characterCommerce without moralityScience without humanityWorship without sacrifice Politics without principleOn this occasion of 146th Birth Anniversary of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi, the words above are still most relevant and true. They tell us in true sense what is humanity, humility and ...

The Anti-social Social Media in a Digital World

She was a teenaged student enamored by social media, trusting quickly, befriended what appeared to be similar minded youth. The emotional play slowly convinced her to take steps that would have been forbidden by her parents resulting in indescribable gory incident that left her wounded for life. Similar fate has ...

CIO: Bitten by the Entrepreneurial Bug?

I remember it was the internet boom of the late 1990s that threw up a new crop of entrepreneurs. Various technology professionals kicked away their lucrative jobs and set up studios and kiosks to offer new kinds of services including designing and developing web sites, doing web programming, developing new ...