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".

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Harvard-Kyoto : a very brief note

A follow up to my post on the Tamil writing system. Some people had asked what the Harvard-Kyoto system referenced in the original post was and so, a few words on Harvard-Kyoto.

Harvard-Kyoto is a transliteration scheme for Devanagari. I am making a conscious attempt to keep the learning curve for this system as short as possible, and so, in that spirit, a very brief summary of Harvard-Kyoto is given below.

   a A i I u U R RR lR lRR e ai o au M H
   k kh g gh G c ch j jh J
   T Th D Dh N t th d dh n
   p ph b bh m y r l v z S s h

Anybody who has learnt Hindi would know what I am referring to here. These are the basic Devanagari vowels and consonants written out in ASCII. You can also refer to the Wikipedia entry on Harvard-Kyoto which is available here. That is more or less all the introduction you need to understand Harvard-Kyoto.