The art of the freebie

Offering a freebie will catch the attention of many, especially if what you offer is a) valuable and b) there is no other catch associated with it. I saw that in action during lunch today. Here is what happened: Mike Martin (president of ValEdge Solutions) and I have been friends for years. We meet every… Continue reading

Non-information overload

In my last trip to India, I met Srinath Srinivasa, faculty member at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B) and author of an interesting book called “The Power Law of Information” An excerpt from the book related to non-information overload is here… The amount of information that is generated and consumed in an average… Continue reading

The Magic Trick

Imagine that you know how to perform a few magic tricks. One trick in particular is liked by everyone who watch you perform the trick.  The question that gets asked repeatedly is “Can you tell me the secret behind the trick?” What is obvious is that you get asked this question only when the trick… Continue reading