Author Archives: giridevanur

Is SAP worth $200 Billion?

Its been a interesting few months for SAP investors. Stock has jumped from $72 on 6/27/2016 to $103 on 5/12/2017. MCap jumped from $70Billion to $127Billion!! That opens a possibility to think is the stock headed to a market capitalization of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Will Artificial Intelligence kill your job?

Answer is Yes and No. All of us have been seeing many articles recently about the coming armageddon of job losses. Some have even predicted that almost 75-80% of all jobs will go away. Time for us to take step … Continue reading

Posted in challenge, charity, columbia university, contact, giri devanur | Tagged | Leave a comment

How we got to NOW – Steven Johnson

Normally, I read books very fast. Once in a while you stumble upon a book which is so insightful, you “study” instead of reading. One such book is a book by Steven Johnson’s  How we got to NOW  I am … Continue reading

Leave a comment

11 Rings – Phil Jackson – Mindfulness of a Zen master

I read Phil Jackson’s 11 Rings again recently. Some of the lessons are profound. Here is a simple presentation with those 11 lessons of a zen master of basket ball. Greatest coach of all times.   11 RINGS – SOUL … Continue reading

Leave a comment

You are who you hire

What’s the secret of a truly successful organization?. Its a cliche – Its all about hiring great people. I have a simple rule. If you hire a great team member, you dont have to manage them. We tried to solve … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Buck Up, Suck Up . . . and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room

Recently I read this book by @JamesCarville,@PaulBegala. Even though I may not agree the authors political angle, they have done a great job of identifying what are the key factors that will make a political campaign or business a success. See the … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton – Digitally disrupted?

All techies could visualize a scenario like this one below. Hillary was approached by Obama to be the secretary of state. She accepts and comes back to her office. Her “IT Team” walks in and asks “Madam – Would you … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Yahoo Saga – Marissa Mayer: the futurist

https://next.ft.com/content/c8f8176c-5285-11e6-9664-e0bdc13c3bef Its easy for anyone to criticize someone for failures. I think Marissa Mayer @marissamayer was right on so many things that happened at Yahoo. But in the brutal and ruthless tech world, you need to get everything right. Not … Continue reading

Leave a comment

everything is irrelevant

Google’s Leading Futurist Predicts Humans Will Start Living Forever by 2029 http://thescienceexplorer.com/brain-and-body/google-s-leading-futurist-predicts-humans-will-start-living-forever-2029 Why would anyone wants to live forever? Ray Kurzweil, thinks many people would want to live. May be the science will reach such peak. But should anyone live … Continue reading

Leave a comment

EY announces Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 in New Jersey

EY announces Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 in New Jersey PR Newswire ISELIN, N.J., April 26, 2016 ISELIN, N.J., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year … Continue reading

Leave a comment