Kunal Mukhopadhyay

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Great innovation for a greater good…@t

In Blogging on September 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Great innovation for a greater good…@time http://bit.ly/dxxNPe

Santa is as real as this product

In Blogging on September 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Came across this ad by Lancôme that caught my eye. For starters, the amazing revelation that “…Lancôme scientists have discovered that genes hold the secret to youthful skin”. Clearly we’ve been in the dark all this time. I mean I wonder what they teach in those Universities anyway in the name of biology and biochemistry….

And then… “Clinical study on skin proteins- 24 women”.
Twenty four women’s skins represent the dermatological response or characteristic towards this product for the entire THREE billion or so women worldwide.

“Millions of women have tried it” – clearly I missed the news lately as this translates to, in some countries, the entire female population.
And you thought Santa Claus wasn’t real?! Hah!

Two Wolves

In Blogging, Life on August 19, 2010 at 3:19 am

The Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that was going on inside himself.

He said, “My son, it is between 2 wolves. One is evil: Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego… The other is good: Joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith…”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one I feed.”

“Today is only one day in all the days

In Blogging on July 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.” (Ernest Hemingway) #fb

A manufacturer who figures out how to te

In Blogging on July 20, 2010 at 7:21 am

A manufacturer who figures out how to teach users to use the object properly will get better word of mouth…-S. Godin #li

Sven Hagströmer

In biography, Blogging, Sweden on June 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Lately have been coming across a lot in the media about Sven Hagströmer so I finally got hands on a recent article in Dagens Industri about this charismatic venture capitalist.

For one I was impressed by his down-to-earth personality as it appeared. No airs about who he is – answers the phone himself on the first ring and takes quick decisions. Sharp, terse, focused.

And that at his age (67) he is training to get his pilot’s license! That was an inspiration in itself.

I first saw him on the TV show Draknästet and was somewhat intrigued by his persona. It isn’t surprising he is who is he is today given that at the age of 14 when boys his age were more interested in football, he was buying shares and following the stock market.

(Another celebrity who bought his first stock at the age of 15 is author and criminilogist Leif GW Persson.)

Hagströmer and Qviberg were the founders of  (the lately infamous) HQ bank in Sweden. And speaking of banks, it was intriguing to see him go on the offensive against the greed-infested bankers in his quote-

Jag tar mitt ansvar – säger någon. Genom att sitta kvar!

Hur tänker man då?

I finans sektorn, med krisen i baltikum som bra exempel, är ju ledningarna inte lösningen, de är problemet!

I hope to have lunch with him some day.