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The promise of … the ‘Bangalore Tiger’ December 25, 2006

Posted by fredericknoronha in India, Uncategorized.
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While passing through Bangalore yesterday, I came across Bangalore Tiger: How Indian Tech UPstart Wipro is Rewriting the Rules of Global Competition by Steve Hamm. This is a 2007-dated Indian edition released by Tata McGraw-Hill and priced a rupee or five (can’t recall) below the Rs 300 mark.

Am only at the beginning of the book. But Hamm seems to be trying hard to tell a tech story in an interesting with, with a human face. There are still a lot of details to contend with.

Some reviews and links (including Amazon.com) to the book are here.

On the back cover, the book promises:

“At one time, the West’s multinationals ruled supreme. Now, the shining stars of India’s Silicon Valley are shaking up the global business establishment. Bangalore Tiger exposes the key principles of Wipro’s transnational business model, offering valuable lessons in improving quality, cutting costs, motivating employees, and streamlining processes. From its mastery of global collaboration and its market expansion strategy to its constant-improvement approach and its market expansion strategy to its constant-improvement approach and ‘zero politcs’ policy, author Steve Hamm reveals the never-before-told story of how ‘The Wipro Way’ of doing business is changing the world.”

Wonder if the book will live up to its promise. If I can keep away from the comp sufficiently long to complete it, will let you know…

CC-India … a welcome from BytesForAll December 6, 2006

Posted by fredericknoronha in Digital content.
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Here’s a note posted to the CC-India mailing list:

Congrats to the proposed CC-India, on behalf of BytesForAll
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bytesforall_readers]

Our goals run parallel, and you can be assured of all support to your
proposed network. Will share your contact via that network.

At the personal level, I’m also working to create e-books (second one
almost ready) that records local history within Goa. Naturally, as you
would have guessed, these are being put out under the CreativeCommons
2.5 Attribution or parallel licenses.

PS: You can see the first book here:Behind the News: Voices from Goa’s Press by Various – Project … Download the free eBook: Behind the News: Voices from Goa’s Press by Various. www.gutenberg.org/etext/11523

This was in response to a post from Ramakrishnan Diraviyam who commented:

“We are an upcomming network of the community by name The ICT Gateway. we wish to know mare about Creative Commons. –T D Krishna.”

From the Wikipedia page on the Creative Commons:

The Creative Commons enables copyright holders to grant some of their rights to the public while retaining others through a variety of licensing and contract schemes including dedication to the public domain or open content licensing terms. The intention is to avoid the problems current copyright laws create for the sharing of information.

The project provides several free licenses that copyright owners can use when releasing their works on the Web. They also provide RDF/XML metadata that describes the license and the work, making it easier to automatically process and locate licensed works. Creative Commons also provide a “Founders’ Copyright” [1] contract, intended to re-create the effects of the original U.S. Copyright created by the founders of the U.S. Constitution.

All these efforts, and more, are done to counter the effects of what Creative Commons considers to be a dominant and increasingly restrictive permission culture. In the words of Lawrence Lessig, Chairman of the Board, it is “a culture in which creators get to create only with the permission of the powerful, or of creators from the past”.[2] Lessig maintains that modern culture is dominated by traditional content distributors in order to maintain and strengthen their monopolies on cultural products such as popular music and popular cinema, and that Creative Commons can provide alternatives to these restrictions.

CC-India … a welcome from BytesForAll December 6, 2006

Posted by fredericknoronha in Uncategorized.
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Here’s a note posted to the CC-India mailing list:

Congrats to the proposed CC-India, on behalf of BytesForAll
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bytesforall_readers]

Our goals run parallel, and you can be assured of all support to your
proposed network. Will share your contact via that network.

At the personal level, I’m also working to create e-books (second one
almost ready) that records local history within Goa. Naturally, as you
would have guessed, these are being put out under the CreativeCommons
2.5 Attribution or parallel licenses.

PS: You can see the first book here:Behind the News: Voices from Goa’s Press by Various – Project … Download the free eBook: Behind the News: Voices from Goa’s Press by Various. www.gutenberg.org/etext/11523

This was in response to a post from Ramakrishnan Diraviyam who commented:

“We are an upcomming network of the community by name The ICT Gateway. we wish to know mare about Creative Commons.
T D Krishna.”