Note to recruiters

Note to recruiters: We are quite aware that recruiters, interviewers, VCs and other professionals generally perform a Google Search before they interview someone, take a pitch from someone, et cetera. Please keep in mind that not everything put on the Internet must align directly to one's future career and/or one's future product portfolio. Sometimes, people do put things on the Internet just because. Just because. It may be out of their personal interests, which may have nothing to do with their professional interests. Or it may be for some other reason. Recruiters seem to have this wrong-headed notion that if somebody is not signalling their interests in a certain area online, then that means that they are not interested in that area at all. It is worth pointing out that economics pretty much underlies the areas of marketing, strategy, operations and finance. And this blog is about economics. With metta, let us. by all means, be reflective about this whole business of business. Also, see our post on "The Multi-faceted Identity Problem".

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In tribute to Martin Gardner

I have recently begun a column for the Times of India. It is called "Ask the Delphic Oracle". It was meant to be a general interest column, but for now, it is going to be a puzzle column. The column is in collaboration with Prof. Krishnan Shankar. Prof. Shankar is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma. (If you have the time and inclination, you should pay a visit to the University of Oklahoma's Math Club webpage and blog. The blog is terrific and it even has some posts on Martin Gardner and his links to Norman and the University of Oklahoma.) This column is partly in tribute to Martin Gardner. The first piece is on mathematics and operations management ... oh, we'll just let you read it.