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Weekend Reading

September 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This week’s links:

  • Indian Education’s Five Fault Lines: by Manish Sabharwal. “The five fault lines in Indian education don’t have a one right answer but are questions of balance: Quantity vs Quality; Repair vs Prepare; Price vs Cost; Funding vs Delivery; and Excellence vs Inclusion.”
  • Drought Puts Focus on a Side of India Left Out of Progress: from The New York Times. “India’s new economy may be based on software, services and high technology, but hundreds of millions of Indians still look to the sky for their livelihoods; more than half the country’s 1.1 billion people depend on agriculture for a living even though agriculture represents only about 17 percent of the total economy.”
  • The Anatomy of Determination: by Paul Graham. “We learned quickly that the most important predictor of success is determination.”
  • How the Web OS has begun to reshape IT and business: by Dion Hinchcliffe. ” The concept of a Web OS isn’t new. But its arrival on the scene in compelling form with serious impact to the enterprise is.”
  • Don’t Forget Email: by Fred Wilson. “In this day and age of social media and an ever expanding set of communication tools (SMS, IM, Twitter, Facebook, blog comments, etc) it is easy to forget about email. But that would be a big mistake.” A timely reminder (given that one of our business lines in NetCore is email).

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  • 1 Siddharth Chawla // Sep 12, 2009 at 10:33 am

    “Indeed, if you want to create the most wealth, the way to do it is to focus more on their needs than your interests, and make up the difference with determination.” by Paul Graham is so true and beautiful!

    Siddharth

  • 2 kasi // Sep 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Narrow and wide-open… entry and exit… analogy is great on the educational sector.

    The author is quite right on wide-open entry and wide-open exit creates all the problem in the education sector in India.

    I myself have experienced professors allowing students to copy (just to have a good exit number).

    Kasi

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