Business

A 5-post collection

2013: Year of working in the office or else...

So there’s been a lot of news going around about Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban Yahoo employees from working remotely with opinions both agreeing and disagreeing with that decision. Whichever side you are on this decision has resulted in a huge reaction and I thought I’d share my own thoughts on this. As summed up in the image above. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tells her employees to return to work – the office – and then everyone out there starts wondering why! There could be many reasons why Mayer has taken this decision. I liked Scott Hanselman’s breakdown in his post Being a Remote Worker Sucks – Long Live the Remote Worker which I’ve snapped below. I see...

Data as a Service: The next big thing?

As you all know this year has been a huge year for Microsoft with several product launches, corporate logo change, Microsoft Surface, Sinofsky leaving the company and a few more out there. With all of these changes Steve Ballmer also this year announced that Microsoft is becoming a devices and services company. All in all these are some huge changes for a large company in a single year and the question now is whether these changes will allow Microsoft to compete well with other companies in the so called post-PC era. It could, but… If you lookback a few years on how digital devices such as Music Players, Phones, Tablets/Pads …etc. have evolved over the years it is...

Breaking up Microsoft

In my previous post, Microsoft’s new logo: The hidden mesage, I mentioned what I called Microsoft’s hidden message in the new logo where I noted that I believe they are trying to send out a message that they are changing. There’s no doubt that that is the case given Steve Ballmer’s recent letter. As most of you will agree Microsoft is now trying to focus more on reaching out to consumers in addition to being a business focused company and one of the things I talked about in my previous post about their logo change is that they are trying to change the perception about them being so. The new logo is a step in the...

The world after Steve Jobs

First of all, glad to be back, it’s been a while since my last blog post but I’ve since decided to refresh my blog look & feel and more updates will be coming soon too. This should include regular posting again! I thought it would be fitting to start blogging again today given the announcement of Steve Jobs passing. I can’t say I knew a lot about Steve Jobs other than knowing that he was a co-founder of Apple Inc and that he was CEO …etc. However, most people will agree that he is a visionary individual who has helped transform the digital & computer world into what it is today. If you haven’t read or...

Thoughts on building a great business

I’ve just introduced a new blog category to my blog topics Business. So in this category you will find some of my personal thoughts on business related things. Despite being at an early stage in my career, the idea of running a business at some point during my career journey is something I’m interested in doing. At this stage I’m not sure when that might happen, but I guess I’ll know eventually. Below are some initial thoughts on what I think makes a good business. This category is basically my thoughts regarding things I think I’ve learnt from observing what some of the great business leaders are doing out there. To have a good business...