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Enjoy the pictures of Joshi & Pareek family...

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Words of wisdom that can help in any business

James Altucher has published a nice article on TechCrunch for first time entrepreneurs.  The wisdom in this article would be useful for any one in business.  Here is an excerpt...read the rest on Techcrunch
Don't hire anyone...Only hire people when you are absolutely desperate for more hands. And then start with freelancers. So you can fire them right away....Keep the cash. ... keep cash in the bank. ...You don't need a secretary until you have at least five, paying, profitable customers, if ever.  Get a customer. ...Don't even start your business unless you have a customer.Get a customer, part II. ...Do whatever it takes to get one paying customer...Over-promise and over deliver for every customer. But only the first time. ......Followup. ...If you have a potential client, move it from the phone to the meeting, to dinner as quickly as possible. Dinner seals the deal. Pick up the tab. ...Once they are a client, make them a partner. ...The best new customers are your old cu…

Using the Global Brands list for investing

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Interbrands has published its top Global brands list. The top brand - no surprise here - Coca Cola. The list includes... 
Coca-Cola 71,861 ($m) IBM 69,905 ($m) Microsoft 59,087 ($m) Google 55,317 ($m) GE 42,808 ($m) McDonald's 35,593 ($m) Intel 35,217 ($m) Apple 33,492 ($m) Disney 29,018 ($m) Hewlett-Packard 28,479 ($m) Toyota 27,764 ($m) Mercedes 27,445 ($m) Cisco 25,409 ($m) Nokia 25,071 ($m) BMW 24,554 ($m)  You can download the list and the related article at this link.

So what do we do with this data?

One way to use this list would be to use this list for investing. As Warren Buffet says, investments made in well managed companies will pay off over the long run. If you believe that the top brands list is a proxy for a list of well managed companies, then it stands to reason that investing in these companies will help your portfolio grow in the long run.

I will test this hypothesis by creating a portfolio of the top 15 brands to see how the investment in these top brands…

This 29-Year Old Just Got Name to Starbucksboard

If you are looking for an inspiring story, here is one for your morning ruminations.  Amazing, how Ms. Shih has been going from success to success in such a short time.  The Fermi labs connection is the icing on the proverbial cake!

As a Starbucks shareholder, I applaud Starbucks decision to invite Shih to sit on the board.
This 29-Year Old Just Got Named To The Starbucks Board
http://www.businessinsider.com/this-29-year-old-just-got-named-to-the-starbucks-board-2011-12



GOOD Lite: Six DIY Alternatives to Christmas Trees, Real or Fake

Six DIY Alternatives to Christmas Trees, Real or FakeGood magazine has some cool looking ideas for DIY Christmas tree.


Talented Terrors, "Bless Their Hearts," And Other Job Candidates You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Talented Terrors, "Bless Their Hearts," And Other Job Candidates You Should Avoid Like The PlagueGreat little article on how poor attitude defines poor performers.  Author describes different kinds of poor performers, some of whom can be weeded out in the interview process

Fast Company: Malcolm Gladwell Has No Idea Why "The Tipping Point" Was A Hit

Malcolm Gladwell Has No Idea Why "The Tipping Point" Was A HitAs part of our Leadership Hall of Fame series, we continue our fresh look at The Tipping Point with an interview of author Malcolm Gladwell. What was ...Source: http://goo.gl/mag/9t7CM

Fast Company: You Don’t Need An Army When You Have Seal Team 6

You Don't Need An Army When You Have Seal Team 6When I started VIA in 1993, my mother sent me a card with the famous quote from Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committe...Source: http://goo.gl/mag/Er990