Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • M2M: NYTimes: “The combined level of robotic chatter on the world’s wireless networks — measured in the digital data load they exert on networks — is likely soon to exceed that generated by the sum of all human voice conversations taking place on wireless grids.” Business Standard: “t is this internet of things that will be key to the data strategy of telecom operators in India.”
  • The Death of Cash: from Fortune.  “Tech giants – and startups like Square – want you to use your phone to pay for everything from gum to train rides.”
  • How the CMO has Changed: by John  Battelle. “Companies are thirsty to understand how best to converse with their customers…When major enterprise software companies see “social” and “consumer engagement platforms” as the next big thing, you know something’s in the air.”
  • On Recruiting and Culture: by Chad Dickerson. “How you recruit people and your recruiting approach defines and continually reveals the culture of your company, and it quickly became clear to me that recruiting and culture are yin and yang.”
  • India’s Power Crisis: from WSJ. “Now Gujarat is the only Indian state that generates more power than it consumes. Consumer choice helps wean people off a de facto entitlement so that subsidized electricity can be phased out.” Also read (for a funny view: 1.2 Billion Indians Hit by Leadership Outage.)

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.