Jul 292011
Leadership Skills Part 4

Here are the last 6 laws of leadership from 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: 16. The Law of the Big Mo Momentum Is a Leader’s Best Friend. When you have no momentum, even the simplest tasks seem impossible. On the other hand, when you have momentum, the future looks bright and obstacles appear small. Momentum helps followers perform [...]

Jul 262011
Hidden Cost of Offshoring

If you are a customer who takes (or are planning to take) services of an offshore software vendor, you must be (or will be) reaping a lot of cost saving (average 25-40 percent) after handing over the tasks. Have you considered all the costs, even the hidden costs? Generally accounted costs of offshoring Cost of selecting a vendor. It can [...]

Jul 192011
Working with Japanese Customer

If you have Japanese customer then learning Japanese rules are imperative to conduct day to day operation and earn new business. Respect low tolerance for risks (Uncertainity Avoidance Index 92, refer Power Distance Index) Maintain status quo. Japanese companies promote predictability and thus like to maintain status quo. Many a times, they would stick to the same methodologies, [...]

Jul 082011
Cross Channel Correlation Analysis

1. Refresher We learnt Correlation in Statistics 101. A quick refresher on Correlation is below: What does Correlation mean? Positive correlation means that there is a strong linear relationship between two variables indicating they move in the same direction. Negative correlation means that there is a strong linear relationship between two variables, but they move [...]