The Hp Android IndiBlogger Meet


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Its been a long long while since I have bothered to write about any of the IndiBlogger meets. Mostly I leave them borderline pissed and can’t be bothered.However,this meet was different.I’m hoping that recording all the things I loved about the meet will act as positive reinforcement. Renie and co. are you listening?Do you care anyways?

The first positive was the location.A nice South Bombay location for a change, not some airport hotel stuck among warehouses and requiring a 2hr commute in grid-locked traffic.I did observe that this time too people unfamiliar with the area had problems reaching the venue.Next time how about publishing the nearest train station and local transport available upto the venue,not just a Google Map?Also heritage buildings are really my thing and I love tasteful renovations and redevelopments.First the TOI building,now this….Do keep them coming. Plus Ave29 was a pretty nice business to observe. Read more of this post

Hard Drive: Bill Gates And The Making Of The Microsoft Empire


wealthymattersThis is a biography of Bill Gates by James Wallace and Jim Erickson.It focuses on the early years of  Bill Gates and Microsoft.

I have just now finished the book and recommend it if you are interested in his early formative years in Lakeside,his early moneymaking attempts,his forming  a software company with Paul Allen during his Harvard days,his early tendency to just get a product out of the door etc, you might find the book useful.

The book also highlights Bill’s weaknesses such as his squeaky voice,dandruff,poor personal hygiene,poor people skills,a compulsive need to win no matter the cost and no matter the trivialness of the contest.etc

The book will also allow you to glimpse the drive and determination that made Microsoft what it is today and propelled Gates to the top of the Forbes List.With Bill business always came first and you will get to see the hard ball Bill played to make Microsoft numero-uno in software,

But be warned,the book is dated and stops with Windows 3.0.So read it for the focus on the eairly years.

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