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My views on the world of publishing

I am being asked if I have done any more interviews and or if there are recordings of mine. I have tried to compile as many as I could find.

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Will knowledge remain valuable if it is democratised?

In the past few months I have engaged with a few thinkers on the issue of knowledge sharing.  I was told that knowledge needs to be handed down by a select few (like professors) to students (novices) before it is … Continue reading

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Four things to do when you want to quit your current job

Are you thinking of changing your current job?  Do you think your peers earn more than you? Do you think other companies are better than your current one? If your answer is yes to any one of these questions, I … Continue reading

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India’s education sector and the influence of eBooks: will India get this one right?

I remember a story I heard when I was very young. The exact venue is fuzzy but the event was a Rotary or Jaycees’ dinner. There was a speaker invited who was a General Manager (Sales) of a well-known car … Continue reading

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Annual appraisals – similarities to a primary school prefectorial board election

The annual appraisal in an organisation is perhaps akin to the annual exams we all took in school, college and universities. It is easy to state that we understand the process but not one of us really accepts the results … Continue reading

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Amazon arrives in India, (should bookstores depart?)

I head a publishing house that many believe is as Indian as can be. Some insist the holding of the company classifies it as a foreign one. I am not sure how this really matters except to the tax man. … Continue reading

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Why print will never go away…

In a presentation, I made a statement that has been questioned rather repeatedly – print will never go away; there will always be demand for some of it. I am a gadget freak. My backpack is stocked with a MacBook … Continue reading

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