The world is Flat. The Immigration requirements say otherwise.

Recently I completed listening to Tom Friedman’s “World is Flat” on an audiobook had to agree with a lot of his statements, especially given how my life has been spawned over several countries and continents in the last decade. But when it comes to immigration requirements – I have to tell Mr Friedman – The…

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WA Lawyer gets Both Speeding Tickets dismissed!

Late June, I had managed to get myself 2 tickets within a week which were to be contested at the Bellevue Court and one at the State court. The fines for the infractions were initially to about $300 (total) though the potential damage it could do to my insurance given that I drive a sunset-6spd 350Z…

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Honey My Team Messed up my Office on my Birthday (While I was out)

If you are away from your office for a while at Microsoft – then dont expect it to remain intact by the time you are back. While I was out for MGX 2006 (Microsoft Global Exchange – Akin to the global sales-Kick off meeting at the ending of every fiscal and beginning of the next)…

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Seattle Business School Alliance – Sunset cruise 2006 was a success.

Last Friday the Annual Sunset cruise in Seattle had its 2006 version kick off at Pier 55 even grander than last yr! The Seattle Business School Alliance which organizes this every year gets about 320+ MBAs from the region to congregate on a cruise for about 2 hrs with 4 rounds worth of Wine and…

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Meetings with Microsoft Recruiters and Bloggers!!

 Less than a month ago I had the opportunity to catch up with Jenna Adorno and she blogged about it too at Jobsblog which really was more a lunch to get to know the new face behind the Jobsblog than anything. Jenna shared her true passion for recruiting and her opinions about where she would like to…

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The Bad Omen of Ipod Nano and Me.

Before Christmas on my first attempt to buy a Nano on the internet I was scammed by some scam artistes who had a history of scamming and changing their names. Ofcourse having bought everything on Ebay from books, to batteries, to digital cameras to even my Saab 9-5 (before I got my 350Z) I thought Ebay…

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2010 – the Visa Odyssey: Last Hurdle before the H1B Visa turns to a Green Card …

Another of my longfound truths of life was deemed false today. LongFound Truth of Life # 671: “Any email that usually starts with the words – “Congratulations” is a Junk Mail from a newly minted “multi-Millionaire” from a faraway country to wants your help to move money into the US in exchange for a share…

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.. Does God have the lowest price or does He/She Value Price ?…

Scott Adams in his blog today makes a passing point abt “competitive strategies”, and I quote: “And what’s up with the people who pray for material things? If you believe that God answers prayers for merchandise, it means the gap between the Almighty creator of the universe and Walmart is closing. God still has the lowest…

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The IKEA Effect meets the HelloKitty Frenzy.

Two words Heather – Marketing Power. That’s my answer to Heather’s “Does not Get it” question when she focuses her attention on IKEA and its maniacal shoppers. Allow me to respond with an even better example of MarketingPower that drove customer buying maniacal-frenzy of an even more scarier order. Back during the millenium 6 years…

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Hate Meetings? Mr. Levitt: your going to have trouble if you joined Microsoft :)

The New York Times the other day talked about the problem with business meetings about too much time being spent in meetings per week. The Average as you can see from the graphic on the left is 4.34 hrs spent per week and about 2.28 hrs for Males and Females respectively. Steve Levitt a prominent…

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