Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • The coming tech-led boom: from WSJ. “In January 2012, we sit again on the cusp of three grand technological transformations with the potential to rival that of the past century. All find their epicenters in America: big data, smart manufacturing and the wireless revolution.”
  • Top Tech Trends: from IEEE Spectrum. “Prediction of the tech that will make news this year.”
  • The e-commerce revolution is all about you: from Techcrunch. “With the increasing mountains of data at digital retailers’ fingertips, ecommerce is about to get even more personal.”
  • 2009 India Election Analysis: I came across this a few days ago. Very interesting points highlighted by Christopher Jaffrelot and Gilles Verniers. “Evidence from the results themselves show that…the process of fragmentation of the party system and the electorate is still progressing, Indian voters having opted for regional and local players more than they ever did before.”
  • Unravelling India: An op-ed (Part 1) in the Business Standard on India’s economic scenario. ” How badly will this political paralysis hurt the economy’s immediate prospects? What’s the best way of tackling the endemic corruption? And is India’s long-term growth story still intact?”

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  1. Love this paragraph from coming tech-led boom,

    “The American culture is particularly suited to times of tumult and challenge. Culture cannot be changed or copied overnight; it is a feature of a people that has, to use a physics term, high inertia. Ours is distinguished by incontrovertibly powerful features, namely open-mindedness, risk-taking, hard work, playfulness, and, critical for nascent new ideas, a healthy dose of anti-establishment thinking. Where else could an Apple or a Steve Jobs have emerged?”

    So true about of American culture.