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Great to see you blogging again, Louis, you should do it much more often!
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Sorry +Mahendra Palsule for not being as active as I once was. Lots of good reasons why and some lazy ones. :)
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Some thoughts on listening:
The more intelligent we are, the more we (think) we understand people. The more we are able to understand what they say. The more we are able to anticipate what they are going to say. The more we a...
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“I would have been fired a hundred times at a company run by MBAs" ~ Amar G. Bose. R.I.P. #Bose  
Dr. Bose’s namesake company became synonymous with high-quality audio systems and speakers for home users, auditoriums and automobiles.
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Continuing my idyllic thoughts on language:
From surprise to happiness, from anger to violence, from anguish to tragedy, the exclamation mark punctuates a variety of human expression. When a character in your fiction says “Stop!”, your reade...
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I agree! It's really shocking!!!
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New blog post to help Indian entrepreneurs with their PR effort:
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Excellent, as usual, by +AJ Kohn 
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My old boss used to say "stats don't lie - statisticians do" - but would be great to hear from Avinash.
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This year has been unforgettable in many ways.

Did I spend enough time with friends and family? No. Did I keep in regular touch with those who wanted me to remain in regular touch? No. Was I there each and every time someone needed me to be there? No. I didn't read as much as I would have liked to, I wrote much less than I wanted to. But as a human with limited resources, did I try to balance different and conflicting expectations from family, friends, and colleagues? Yes. The complex art of balancing your expectations of others, their expectations of you, and your expectations of yourself is what we call 'Life', after all.

In 2013, I discovered new friendships, rediscovered old college friendships, rejuvenated old colleague-friendships. I made many mistakes and hurt my friends sometimes, but I hope I delighted them and made them smile too. This was true in the year 2012 too, and what matters now is if I learnt from my mistakes in 2012 and avoided or made less of them in 2013. I think I did. That is why I bid 2013 goodbye with peace in my heart and happiness in my soul - not because I did not make any mistakes, but because I learnt or attempted to learn from earlier ones. 2013 also leaves me with a deep sense of gratitude for my friends, all of whom accepted my flaws, yet remained friends. I hope to keep learning from you, how to be always so understanding and empathetic.

On the personal front, it has been a milestone where a dream we worked for over 3 years was finally realized - our new home. And despite getting busier, becoming frustrated, being completely stressed out, we still share not just the love, but that elusive romance too.

I am truly blessed. Dear 2013, I will remember you forever.
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My belated tribute to this genius:
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+Joe Bonner Thank you Joe!
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After the semicolon, you know what is next (if you don't, find out):
This is not a Parent Thesis on grammar about how kids should write; it is just a continuation of my musings. Noticed the semicolon? When you write, you assume there is a reader (unless you are writing for yourself), and the parenthesis (when and if used) is where you ask the reader to hold your current idea in the mind, while you distract for a bit, seek attention even to the distraction, then implore the reader to follow in your earlier, origina...
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There used to be a time when we were able to share our blog posts through Google Reader. Alas, those times are gone. :(
The year was 1985. I was a teenager entering the Xth grade in school, subscribed to an Indian children's magazine "Tinkle". One item in an issue in 1985 caught my fancy. It was in the Science secti......
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