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".

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pictures from Thailand

I promised Prof. Shankar that I would post some pictures of Thailand on the blog. And here is a first set of pictures. The pictures are from the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, and these pictures depict the churning of the mythic ocean from Hindu mythology. 

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In the next colum, we will have the ancient Indian grammarian Panini making an appearance. Panini has to be one of the most influential people in the world, and I don't mean just Northern India. His influence continues to be felt in almost every part of India today in the form of Hindi, a language used by 490 million people, Gujarati, Bengali, and a number of other Indian languages. Everywhere I went in Thailand too, the influence of Panini was there in the form of the beautiful Thai script. And so, in the next column, we pay a small tribute to Panini. In the meantime, please continue to send in your answers. Thanks to everyone for the responses. Hope you have a great weekend, and happy solving!