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Huge News from Larry Page about Google! 

Larry Page has been described as possibly the most ambitious CEO on the planet, and this announcement certainly bears that out.  Alphabet represents an ambitious attempt at reinventing Google.   Possibly fraught with risk - but again Larry seems to be following his own advice of "having a healthy disregard for the impossible".  So they are attempting to do something crazy - break up and restructure the company rather than stay comfortable.   And as I commented on the original post -  entreprenuers are most excited when creating new things.. and you can feel Larry's palpable excitement in creating Alphabet.  

Also, the meteoric rise of Sundar Pichai - who becomes the CEO of Google  - is nothing short of remarkable.  Think about it - both Google and Microsoft - the 2nd and 3rd most valuable companies in terms of market cap -  are both headed by people who were born and educated in India.  That is pretty remarkable too...and makes me doubly proud - to be an Indian and a fellow IITian! Sundar is also from Chennai originally - so that adds a third thing to be proud of for Chennaites..
Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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An inspiring story about #IIMA alumnus C K Venkataraman who  sets aside 50% of his salary to educate over 1700 girls in India's poorest villages. Kudos to him - we need more people like him!

It is remarkable how IIMPACT - started by classmates from IIMA 12 years back has created a quiet revolution in rural India by educating over 35,000 under privileged girls in over 1200 centres.

More about IIMPACT at 
By Divya Shekhar For the 54-year-old CK Venkataraman, the contrast between the haves and the have-nots has always been more glaring in India than other countries. The IIM-A alumnus, who hails from...
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Got a Minute? Let’s Work Out

Just one minute of intense exercise was sufficient to improve fitness. 
There is really no excuse now for not exercising! 

Although clearly more than a minute would be more helpful! 

From the article : 

"The men and women had increased their endurance capacity by an average of 12 percent, a significant improvement. They also, as a group, had healthier blood pressures and higher levels within their muscles of certain biochemical substances that increase the number and activity of mitochondria." 

#exercise   #hiit
Just a single minute of high-intensity exercise in a 10-minute workout can improve your fitness level, research showed.
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Pretty amazing feat indeed!  I
I think Alan Eustace followed Larry Page's advice on "having a healthy disregard for the impossible!" 
I knew I had high performing people working for me.  But breaking the sound barrier falling in a space suit from a 135,890 foot high balloon ride this morning?  Thanks +Alan Eustace!
A helium-filled balloon lifted Mr. Eustace to 135,908 feet. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose using a small explosive device, he was on the ground.
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India begins giant general election
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Yes it does. "Ab ki baar Modi sarkaar " had been so rampant on WhatsApp, FB and Twitter!
Is almost BO style campaigning!

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How Inmarsat tracked down MH370 

"Meanwhile, Inmarsat's engineers carried out further analysis of the pings and came up with a much more detailed Doppler effect model for the northern and southern paths. By comparing these models with the movement of other aircraft on similar routes, they were able to establish an "extraordinary matching" between Inmarsat's predicted path to the south and the readings that it got from other planes...." 

The British company that provided vital information on MH370’s whereabouts explains its calculations
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44 Trillion Gigabytes = The Amount  of data that will be produced by the 50 billion connected devices due to the explosion of connectivity, sensors, smartphones and the Internet of things. 

Apparently, 90% of all the data that exists today has been generated in just the last 2 years!  And that amount is doubling EVERY 2 years - it will have grown 10x by 2020. 

All very mind boggling and  difficult to comprehend but all this means is that we need a new way of thinking about data and coping with it. 

+Marc Benioff writes in the +The Huffington Post about the challenges...
CEOs and other business leaders have to stand up for all of their stakeholders -- employees, customers, partners, shareholders and local communities -- and recognize that they are part of a larger ecosystem. Issues ranging from climate change and global health to food production and education impact every business.
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The Reality of Quantum Weirdness  leads one to ponder the Vedas!

""This is poignantly and elegantly expressed in the Vedas: “As is the atom, so is the universe; as is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm; as is the human body, so is the cosmic body; as is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.” 

#sciencesunday   #quantummechanics   #vedas  
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With the promotion of +Sundar Pichai it is remarkable that 3 of the top 8 executives of the so-called L-Team (Larry's Team) that runs Google, are from the  IITs : 

Amit Singhal (IIT Roorkee '89),
Sridhar Ramaswamy (IIT Madras '89)
and Sundar Pichai (IIT Kharagpur '93)

Also see this article from the IITian :

Sources said the company co-founder has told staff that he wants to focus on the "bigger picture" at the tech giant.
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After five weeks, nine phases, and more than 550 million votes, today is Counting Day in India—the world’s largest democracy. Visit our elections portal for all the live results as India’s next Lok Sabha is announced.
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The 20 Second Workout!

Don't have 20 minutes for exercise? How about  _just 20 seconds_?  
I know it sounds crazy but Dr. Mosley presents some compelling evidence that done correctly  even a 20 second High Intensity workout may have tangible benefits! 
In an age of instant gratification where we want everything fast, from fast food to fast fashion, we expect the same from our workouts. There was the seven-minute workout. Then the four-minute workout. But what if you could burn fat and be healthier even faster? Enter the 20-second workout. It may not be the most [...]
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Newton's College Notebook 

This is truly fascinating - allows us a peek into the early thinking of one of the greatest scientific minds of all time...

"This small notebook was probably used by Newton from about 1664 to 1665. It contains notes from his reading on mathematics and geometry, showing particularly the influence of John Wallis and René Descartes. It also provides evidence of the development of Newton’s own mathematical thinking, including his study of infinite series and development of binomial theorem, the evolution of the differential calculus, and its application to the problem of quadratures and integration..."

Great job by Cambridge University in digitizing and making it public..

#sciencesunday   #newton  
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Web & technology executive. Interested in ideas, insights, innovation, strategy, science, technology, trends. Always learning!

I am a technology executive andI am interested in many things but post mainly on G+ about: technology, startups, innovation, science, education, trends,  and big ideas that can change the world.  

I have been on Google+ from the very first day it was launched and have really loved the  great community and interactions here. In fact,  I have been an early evangelist of G+ and hav  made a few bold predictions about it (here 8 Reasons Why Google+ Could beat Facebook in the Long Term  - the jury is still out on it though and time alone will tell) 

I may also have accidentally discovered what could well be one of the earliest Google+ hacks  to go viral (how to use G+ to save/bookmark your favorite posts for later reading):

If you care to learn more do check out  my blog ,    follow me on Twitter,   or connect with  me on Linked In,  or on Quora .  I hope to see you in my circles :) 

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