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About giri_devanur

I am a technology entrepreneur-CEO, raised multiple rounds of capital, executed M&As and created successful companies. I am a passionate futurist and practitioner of innovation. I have lived in India, California, Kansas, Princeton and a bunch of other places in Europe

11 Rings – Phil Jackson – Mindfulness of a Zen master

I read Phil Jackson’s 11 Rings again recently. Some of the lessons are profound. Here is a simple presentation with those 11 lessons of a zen master of basket ball. Greatest coach of all times.   11 RINGS – SOUL … Continue reading

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You are who you hire

What’s the secret of a truly successful organization?. Its a cliche – Its all about hiring great people. I have a simple rule. If you hire a great team member, you dont have to manage them. We tried to solve … Continue reading

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Buck Up, Suck Up . . . and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room

Recently I read this book by @JamesCarville,@PaulBegala. Even though I may not agree the authors political angle, they have done a great job of identifying what are the key factors that will make a political campaign or business a success. See the … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton – Digitally disrupted?

All techies could visualize a scenario like this one below. Hillary was approached by Obama to be the secretary of state. She accepts and comes back to her office. Her “IT Team” walks in and asks “Madam – Would you … Continue reading

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Yahoo Saga – Marissa Mayer: the futurist

https://next.ft.com/content/c8f8176c-5285-11e6-9664-e0bdc13c3bef Its easy for anyone to criticize someone for failures. I think Marissa Mayer @marissamayer was right on so many things that happened at Yahoo. But in the brutal and ruthless tech world, you need to get everything right. Not … Continue reading

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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 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 … Continue reading

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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 PR Newswire ISELIN, N.J., April 26, 2016 ISELIN, N.J., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year … Continue reading

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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 )  Collectively they hold $500Billion in cash!! Yes its right Billions (500,000,000,000) Apple (AAPL): $226 Billion 2. Google … Continue reading

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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 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 Share This:

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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. China issues will be solved by their market regulator. They brought in a new administrator. Problem postponed:-) Oil prices – … Continue reading

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