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iPad Pro – best WFH device of the Covid era

A friend of mine watched a YouTube video I created to explain a new paradigm of the Work From Home ecosystem emerging in the Covid era. He then asked me to send him the Apps I use for work. In reply, I wrote him the guidelines below. I thought this might be useful for more […]

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Transcend the WFH trauma and enjoy it.

Watch the video… https://youtu.be/e1VfqZ54RQU

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In the year 2030

Fuelled by the Global Covid crisis, the world has been digitizing at a phenomenally rapid pace. Many discoveries and inventions expected for 10 years from now are happening now. I’ve been monitoring these changes for over 10 years and with the acceleration of change happening now, I dared to project how things will be different […]

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Forecasting with Predictive Analytics – so much better!!

The classical form of Forecasting is to apply statistics to project future trends in Demand, based on historical sales transactions, using either Excel or Advanced Planning Systems like SAP’s APO or IBP. Recently I have been researching the use of Predictive Analytics (PA) in Forecasting Demand as well as Sales and learned a whole new […]

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Digital disruption is everywhere – but what is it?

The Digital Transformation of business can be overwhelming. Unless you’re a start-up, social networking, predictive analytics, the Internet of Things, blockchains, etc., can easily bring you to a state of information congestion and a strong sense of inadequacy. Thus, I thought I’d give it a shot at trivializing the topic and help make the entire […]

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Do Everything with an iPad

Many of my friends have iPad’s at work but only use them to browse the Internet and open emails. One of them told me “the only problem is that when I open a PowerPoint presentation, the format is all messed up” and I wondered “how can it be?”… Yes, after 6 years, a lot of people […]

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Drug Shortages have a solution but nobody will do it

Drug shortages can’t be solved by using ‘the system’; only by hacking that system. A hack, as defined by Sean Parker, the creator of Napster and Facebook pioneer “is ‘a clever work-around or a clever way of leveraging an existing system to do something you didn’t think it was going to be able to do’ ” […]

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Jugaad: Frugal Innovation, Deliberate Simplicty

I was reading this Associated Press article about drones in Africa (Rwanda) to deliver medication and it once again occurred to me that somehow Africans manage to rollout technology in use cases that take so long and seem so daunting in highly developed regions like North America or Europe. Another such case is how Africans overcame the […]

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How Social Networks can simplify a Global Supply Chain

A common supply chain model in large, integrated multinationals, is a network of Plants serving many markets. Each Plant makes products for many Markets; and, in each Market, a Commercial Unit brings products from multiple Plants into a single Market. In the Generics Pharmaceutical industry for instance, all the top players function this way. This […]

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IT of Tomorrow, Today

Information technology in Enterprise used to be extraneous – work is here, technology is there. IT departments would bring in new tech or enhance it and then “users” would test it and accept it. That is no longer today’s reality. Cloud, mobile and big data have changed things. Today’s technology is intimate to business, it […]

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