Achievers of Excellence – Talk by Harsha Bhogle

January 20, 2010

A couple of days back, I was forwarded this link, most likely by pachi.

Its a talk by Harsha Bhogle at IIM-A, about life, his college, professional career, personal ideals beautifully analysed and presented. Highly inspirational. Lot to learn about life, career and excellence from this man.

A must-watch, though agreeably, its a bit long. Trust me, take time out and watch it within this week, you’ll love it.

Original resource credit – brijux

Part 1

Part 2

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world’s longest comment

July 8, 2008

today, after readding a very interesting blog post here, i started writing in the comments. it carried on and on and on, like had never happened before! after a full blog posts’ worth of material, finally i stopped. read it here. of course if its not removed by the author for having exceeded the readers patience.

it was through my RSS reader google reader, but now you can even insert ads in feeds – check out feedburner.com [and google bought it recently].

and wordpress.com had gone https – to add new post, to change settings, everything. and 256 bits! hmm. wonder if it’ll hurt mobile bloggers. [what Sid ?]

and tag suggest! at least the first time i’m seeing it!


long long long long long

June 16, 2008

another thing i really really dislike are long blog posts!

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where’s the catch

May 18, 2008

as a magician talked about how most people take it as a challenge to uncover the trick behind the ‘magic’, isn’t it similar in business.

WordPress is good. it’s impressive. very impressive.. they are big,  constantly innovating, they are getting in major shares of the new bloggers. and most of all, there’s loads of ‘talk’ about it!!

now, the question is – what’s their business model ?

they have to have one. they host the servers that serve the pages. they pay for the spam control technologies, they maintain the portal. they develop new themes, pay the staff. and all that.. they got to be getting money from somewhere ..

i don’t see ads on wordpress. i don’t think that’s the model they are using. ( very unlike ibnlive.com, wonder if they make all their profit on their web portal 😀 ).

WordPress infact raised money about $1.1 million in angel funding. and $ 29.5 million in round B. and before that turns down a $200 million buy-out bid. founder Matt is talking big.

right. what interests the VC’s so much. social networks on the web are only now developing and placing huge bets on them does come with a risk, doesn’t it ?

anyway, coming back to wordpress’s business model – they do have paid products http://wordpress.com/products/ and VIP hosting. but how many will take it if all they want comes free..

maybe its a question of time before paid-features are more aggressively pushed. maybe they are waiting for the critical mass. But still, monetizing soial networks is still a challenge.   advertising, subscription, data mining, sponsorship, affiliate marketing are the general possibilities, but none looks like a viable model yet for such huge social network sites.

linkedin i think is one portal that has started a bussiness from selling contacts and information to generate revenue. It’s a great site btw.

btw, back to wodrpress’s business model again – don’t know. not returns-time yet ?

nor do i know that of orkut, youtube, facebook (ads), myspace (ads), google docs (no ads), and so many more.. do you?

reminds me of similar questions on GPL. where’s the money. that’s for another day’s post..