Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Planning talk about "State of Internet and Mobile Web" at IBM Telecom Sharenet

I believe this is an annual event and VT Raj from IBM invited me to speak. Happening on 23/9 at Royal Orchid Bangalore. Will share with you all.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Limiting Information Creates Intrigue

Yesterday I was going through my weekend clean up activities (not home cleaning - i generally clean my laptop during the weekend, put notes in proper folders or garbage bin so that Monday my desktop is neat) and found this in one of the stickies - "Limiting Information Creates Intrigue ". This seems to be a very interesting note - something similar to what I generally say - Don't be so transperant that you are naked. I started googling and found this seemingly interesting title In Pursuit of Elegance by Matthew May. The Book talk about why the best ideas have something missing. Author derives elegance from four key elements - Symmetry, Seduction, Subtraction, Sustainability and says "In fact, the elements of elegance can easily conflict with one another. That’s what makes it so difficult to achieve. ... It takes a blend of logic and creativity to understand how to balance the four." Obviously I have not read the book - have you? If so send pass me some thoughts.
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Another Disruptive Technology - Chase your Customer

Think about a situation - your credit card or utility bill payment date is just few days away. Worst if you miss the date - many company penalize the customer. In this situation if a agent comes to you and remind you saying payment is due and he can take the payment from you now. Imagine the same in an online experience. You browse any website and some where in the page the agent appears and informs you that payment is due or overdue and you can make the payment now.

This idea can be extended to online advertisement (I read it somewhere that someone already done that). To cable or IP TV.

Is not it disruptive and bring huge potential?