UPDATED POST- Some Models I use for Business Strategy- to analyze the huge reams of qualitative and uncertain data that business generates. I have added a bonus the Business canvas Model (number 2)
- Porters 5 forces Model-To analyze industries
- Business Canvas
- BCG Matrix- To analyze Product Portfolios
- Porters Diamond Model- To analyze locations
- McKinsey 7 S Model-To analyze teams
- Gernier Theory- To analyze growth of organization
- Herzberg Hygiene Theory- To analyze soft aspects of individuals
- Marketing Mix Model- To analyze marketing mix.
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I kind of liked the fact that Google Drive has a lot of apps already- even though it is quite young.
Especially the mechanical engineer in me liked the AutoCAD app and the video editing apps, the online bitcoin wallet, free project scheduling app, the cloud’s first (?) open office document reader and etc
Developers would especially like playing with the OAuth Playground app for Google Drive on the Google Chrome platform.
Check out for yourself.
Over the Christmas break, I created a Google Adwords campaign using the $100 credit generously given by Google. I did it using my alumni id, even though I have a perfectly normal gmail id. I guess if Google allows me to use the credit on any account- well I will take it. and so a free experiment was borne.
But whom to target -with Google- but Google itself. It seemed logical
So I created a campaign for the names of prominent Googlers (from a list of Google + at https://plus.google.com/103399926392582289066/posts/LX4g7577DqD ) and limited the ad location to Mountain View, California.
NULL HYPOTHESIS- People who are googled a lot from within the office are either popular or just checking themselves.
My ad was-
Hire Ajay Ohri
or see screenshot below.
Here are the results-88 clicks and 43000 impressions (and 83$ of Google’s own money)
clearly Vic Gundotra is googled a lot within Mountain View, California. Does He Google himself.
so is Matt Cutts. Does HE Google himself or does he get elves to help him.
to my disappointment not many people clicked my LI offer, I am still blogging
and there were few clicks on Marissa Myers. Why Google her when she is right down the corridor.
The null hypothesis is thus rejected. Also most clicks were from display and not from search.
I need to do something better to do with Christmas break this year. I still got a credit of 16$ left.
- Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small (AJ-yup)
- We must avoid creating new cybersecurity risks or disrupting the underlying architecture of the Internet. (AJ-note this may include peer-to-peer browsers, browser extensions for re-routing and newer forms of encryption, or even relocation of internet routers in newer geographies )
We must avoid legislation that drives users to dangerous, unreliable DNS servers and puts next-generation security policies, such as the deployment of DNSSEC, at risk.
While we are strongly committed to the vigorous enforcement of intellectual property rights, existing tools are not strong enough to root out the worst online pirates beyond our borders.
We should never let criminals hide behind a hollow embrace of legitimate American values
We should all be committed to working with all interested constituencies to develop new legal tools to protect global intellectual property rights without jeopardizing the openness of the Internet. Our hope is that you will bring enthusiasm and know-how to this important challenge
Victoria Espinel is Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget
Aneesh Chopra is the U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology at the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Howard Schmidt is Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for National Security Staff
AJ-Why not sponser a hackathon, White House and create a monetary incentive for hackers to suggest secure ways? Atleast a secure dialogue between policy makers and policy breakers could be a way forward.
SOPA in its current form is dead. We live to fight another day.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. John F K
The slick website of Oracle Public Cloud- coming soon to an office near your location.
and including the oracle social network 😉
Oracle Social Network
A secure collaboration tool for everyone you work with.
Check out the new Google Plus Hangout with Extras
About Hangouts with Extras
Hangouts with Extras is a simple and easy way to connect and collaborate with your colleagues in real time. With Hangouts with Extras you can:
Connect with multiple people simultaneously: With group video chat and web conferencing you can connect with multiple people around the world at the same time.
Share your screen: Ever look at something that you couldn’t quite put into words? Well, with screen sharing you give other people the ability to view what’s on your computer screen. You can choose an open window screen on your computer and give everyone in your meeting the ability to look at it. Learn More
Collaborate in real time: You can meet, share notes, and even work on documents at the same time.Learn More
For enterprises- you can throw out your video conferencing software and collaboration tools and get a new mobile app for free.
Small drawbacks in the Google Plus-
lack of integration with Youtube (it is one way integration from youtube to hangouts but not the other way round fixed ), lack of a whiteboard for sketches- (like again a shortcut to a google doc 🙂 ) or even bundling the record from your web cam to record your desktop.
Ultimately enterprises want to know how they can use this stuff for e-learning modules or webcasts.
Check out NY Met Museum with Friends (thanks to Google Art Project)
Play Linkin Park Playlist (100 videos) with Friends btw. great graphic redesign of Youtube icons!! Now if we could only convince the Google Docs to get more integrated with Open Office or LibreOffice templates
or even set up a DJ table session using Google Hangouts. with Extras of course.
But as it stands it may be good to go for webcasts !!
Just an announcement from The Document Foundation (which has notable supporters including Google etc at http://www.documentfoundation.org/supporters/)
With both Google Docs and Libre Office – it seems like a flank attack on Office productivity software (from the cloud and from the PC/tablet ground)- however Microsoft’s Sharepoint is much better in collobration compared to the Google Docs and it has huge number of templates (more than the 38 extensions and 13 templates right now at the links below (just like WordPress has huge number of themes compared to Blogger)
Anyways, check out- it is an interesting start
Extensions for all program modules
Gallery Contents for all program modules
Language Tools for all program modules
Dictionaries of different languages for all program modules
To Do List-Templates