everything is irrelevant

Google’s Leading Futurist Predicts Humans Will Start Living Forever by 2029

http://thescienceexplorer.com/brain-and-body/google-s-leading-futurist-predicts-humans-will-start-living-forever-2029

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Why would anyone wants to live forever?

Ray Kurzweil, thinks many people would want to live. May be the science will reach such peak. But should anyone live forever?

Isn’t the beauty of nature is life and death in perpetual cycles? The process of renewal…if that stops, whats the fun?

I had always thought, everything is irrelevant and so is everyone in the long march of time. Noting should ever be permanent other than god or nature (if you don’t believe in god). 

As long as we live everyday with gratitude, humility, happiness and being healthy…is all what matters. Not how long.

Not forever for sure….Thats my view.

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EY announces Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 in New Jersey

EY announces Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 in New Jersey

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ISELIN, N.J., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 in New Jersey. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 23 at the Hyatt Regency, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The finalists are:

Ron Bergamini– Action Environmental Group
Shari Spiro – AdMagic Inc.
Adam Grossman – ADMA Biologics, Inc.
Phil Bomrad – Albireo Energy, LLC
Bruce Flitcroft – Alliant Technologies
Giri Devanur – Ameri100
Joseph Butler – ApTask
James RheeAshley Stewart, Inc
Jaswinder Chadha – Axtria
Andrew Krakauer – Cantel Medical Corp.
Christian Kopfli – Chromocell Corporation
Dr. Shu-Tung Li – Collagen Matrix, Inc.
Peggy McHale – Consultants 2 Go LLC
James Sapirstein – ContraVir Pharmaceuticals
Thomas Coyne – Coyne PR
Daniel Schildge – CRP Industries Inc.
Shekhar Yerramilli – daVIZta
Krishnan Padmanabhan – daVIZta
Steven Lang – DS&D
Scott Tarriff – Eagle Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Subhash Makhija – GEP
Chester Grabowski – Harvest Restaurant Group
Linda Magnusson-Rosario – INSYS Group, Inc.
John Gallucci – JAG Physical Therapy
Richard Maser – Maser Consulting P.A.
Dr. Michael McLaughlin -MedAscent Inc.
Carolyn Clark – MedAscent Inc.
Abby Ayoub – Optical Academy
Michael Ravallo – Pinnacle Freight Systems, Inc.
James Bowman – SBS Group
Rita Gurevich – SPHERE Technology Solutions
Manoj Agarwal – US Tech Solutions, Inc.
David Berlin – Video Corporation of America
Chris Sullens – WorkWave
Susan Guerin – World Finer Foods, LLC

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, onNovember 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In New Jersey, sponsors also include PNC, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis, Pine Hill Group, Cresa, Empire Valuation Consultants, SolomonEdwards Group and NJBIZ.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice guides leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us atey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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California – $500,000,000,000

Here is the list of top  7 California tech companies (excluding defence/bio tech and unlisted companies like Uber etc as well as Tesla’s ) vault

Collectively they hold $500Billion in cash!! Yes its right Billions (500,000,000,000)

  1. Apple (AAPL): $226 Billion

2. Google (GOOG): $85 Billion

3. Cisco (CSCO): $75 Billion

4. Oracle (ORCL): $57 billion

5. Facebook (FB) : $22 Billion

6. Qualcomm (QCOM): 20 Billion

7. HP (HPQ): 15 Billion

Just these companies added together make it to the top 20 list of countries by GDP!!

Just incredible

 

 

 

 

 

Giri Devanur

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Revenge of Steve Jobs?

Did Steve wanted the whole society to be addicted to seeing the handset 24X7?

http://www.medicaldaily.com/cell-phones-make-sleepy-screen-addicted-socially-awkward-students-their-grades-dont-stand-300562

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http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2016/04/13/Eight-in-10-teens-nervous-when-separated-from-cellphone

People see their iPhones more than 270 times per day!!

Will this addiction ever reduce? Only time will tell.

Cheers,

Giri Devanur

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Markets did recover (Giri Devanur)

2 months back on Jan 20th , I wrote that Markets will recover

My logic was 3 things will happen.

  1. China issues will be solved by their market regulator. They brought in a new administrator. Problem postponed:-)
  2. Oil prices – I had written “Its a supply side problem. It will get resolved, and should reach around $35-$40 by the end of the year”. Oil is back to $40. 
  3. Fed & interest rates – Fed did NOT increase the interest rate.

So, markets are back., The recovery is on for some time. Will it last through the year is a big question..I hope so!!

Cheers,

IMG_2648Giri Devanur

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APPS -Accountability, Predictability, Profitability and Sustainability

For the last few months I am developing a framework, which I call ‘APPS’, for corporate executives. Every job and every role, in any company, comes with 4 simple measures. Here are the 4 fundamental questions every professional must ask themselves:

  1. Am I Accountable for my actions, my project, my company, my team and, above all, myself? (alternatively, at the company level, is the responsibility of a P&L unit really Accountable?)
  2. Is the work/project/initiative I am working on, giving Predictable results, which can be measured, and used for improvement? (at the company level, is the revenue/ expense of a P&L unit really Accountable?)
  3. If you work in a for profit environment, almost all actions should lead to Profitability. Whether one is a CEO or the junior-most person, one must directly contribute to the bottomline of the company. The more you contribute the more invaluable you will be to the company and to yourself. Are you adding to the profitability?
  4. Anyone who wants to have a decent career should make sure they deliver consistently to an organization. Then the question one must ask is this – Is your role/ function/ action Sustainable? In a VUCA  (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, when everything is at stake, is your role/ team/ company sustainable?

If you/team/company embrace the APPS framework, then there is a high degree of success. And that is the secret of survival in the new “new” economy. That’s the reason these 4 words have “ability” at the end of them

.Giri Devanur APPS

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Markets will recover!

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The year is just beginning … Markets are down almost 10%!

Reasons given are:

  1. China issues
  2. Oil prices
  3. Fed & interest rates

My opinion:

  1. China – We never know what the real problem or real solution is. I am fairly confident that they will get around this problem soon. They will ‘kick the can’ for a few more years. Expect a stimulus package just before the Chinese new year.
  2. Oil – No one has reduced consumption. Its a supply side problem. It will get resolved, and should reach around $35-$40 by the end of the year.
  3. US Fed & interest rate – I heard Bridgewater CEO use the word “QE-Infinity”. Fed has no choice but to ease the money flow. So there will be more money again.

So we will be back with a small bull run again in a couple of months. The only change is that, this time, growth will be driven by US and India/China and a few other countries except Europe.

2 Billion more people are joining the global market. They want better cars, homes, smart phones, TVs, entertainment, electricity etc..

I believe Peter Diamandis’ theory of “Abundance”. 

So relax, we will be back in the growth mode again.

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Technology Predictions for 2020

I had written an earlier blog in 2012 about how future will look like in 2015. (http://giridevanur.com/innovation/tech-predictions-for-2015)

I got some accurately right and some wrong!

Now am sticking out my top 10 predictions for 2020.

  1. Self driving cars will still not be a reality.
  2. Amazon Drones will not deliver your gifts for sure.
  3. Desktop computers will still be around. Microsoft surface will be a winner.
  4. Apple would have succeeded in phone8. They would have sold more than 1 billion iphones.
  5. Google will still be the king of search. So will the facebook as social media giant with 2Billion users.
  6. Chinese handset makes Xiaomi will have replaced Samsung as the largest smartphone manufacturer.
  7. There will  be no real internet of things. One would still goto a store to pick tooth brush etc.
  8. VR goggles of various companies will be a big hit. 100s of millions will be sold by 2020.
  9. Cellphones with 100GB download speeds would have arrived.
  10. Cloud technologies would have displaced traditional technology players.

Its going to be interesting 5 years, with another 3-4Billion people coming on to internet.

Lets wait and watch!!

 

Wish you a very happy new year!!

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One more suggestion came true

I had suggested an idea for a startup in Feb 2015 : (http://giridevanur.com/innovation/2-ideas-new-startups)

Today I got an email from a startup http://barracuda.co/#features

They have added the ideas from my start up idea #1.

I am very happy that this idea is coming out as a product!!

 

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starwars and reality

9 Pieces of Star Wars Tech Now a Reality (list)

http://www.gadgetreview.com/9-pieces-of-star-wars-tech-now-a-reality

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