Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

"Wow!" said the cabbie in Gotham, and "Oh wow!" sez I, sitting at my desk after watching this video of gutsy New Yorkers. But for the video caption, I'd have wondered, "Who are all these people waiting in line outside the Sheraton Hotel on 53rd St in sub-zero temperatures!" In contrast to the expected turnout … Continue reading Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

Ex-leaders of lending, once again at the forefront!

Express regret and thou shalt be absolved of blame. So what, you cannot be held responsible for the turmoil, despite ranking high within the nexus of all those who must bear responsibility for the present debacle in the financial world; a  disruption that not only affects past borrowers of home-loans, but also those who hold … Continue reading Ex-leaders of lending, once again at the forefront!

Recent quotes, pleas… from leaders in banking!

Hear this: "Don't give up on us... give us a chance to execute.": Vikram Pandit, Citigroup. "We're Americans first and bankers second.": John Stumpf, Wells Fargo  & Co. "I feel more like corporal of the universe, not captain of the universe at this moment.": Ken Lewis, Bank of America. "As an industry, we clearly made … Continue reading Recent quotes, pleas… from leaders in banking!

What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?

Not just my fingers, but even the cells in my brain seem numbed by this wintry cold. Yes, the last time I tried to write was on January 1st but, ironically, poodwaddle seems to have stopped ticking for me since then. Could it just be writer's block? Well... I'll soon find out. Today, after almost … Continue reading What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?

“People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don’t they?”

Time and again you may have heard people say, "An idle mind is a devil's work-shop!" Well, here's a little story to illustrate that. Someone cooked up a chain email which has been in circulation since 2004. When you read it today, especially due to the current economic downturn, it sounds plausible [and by that … Continue reading “People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don’t they?”

Update: Fresh round of explosions heard from The Taj Mahal Hotel two hours ago!

With the death of 143 people and hundreds injured during the past two day, the worst is not over. Explosions and firing continue at The Taj Mahal hotel with a solitary terrorist still in hiding inside - of the 2 or 3 seen earlier. With five hostages dead in a Jewish Center housed in Nariman … Continue reading Update: Fresh round of explosions heard from The Taj Mahal Hotel two hours ago!

Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Now, they even think my comments are inappropriate (or who knows, may be irrelevant?) and do not publish them... boy, am I amused! Yesterday, I was reading Michael Melcher's rather common sense advice on how to handle the silence, which job-seekers are faced with during their job search endeavors. There were about 11 comments from … Continue reading Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Following Paul Krugman… Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Economics, Op-Ed Page Columnist.

Yes, I tend to follow his views. Can't say I understand all that he has to say, nor do I understand the intricacies of his economic theories, but most of what I understand from all that I read in his columns, I tend to concur with. This post here, is simply for my quick reference … Continue reading Following Paul Krugman… Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Economics, Op-Ed Page Columnist.

Feel like wiping the smiles off their faces? Like they’ve wiped off millions of jobs!

Is it important to ask a web (2.0) site owner, “What’s your business model?”

We know, time will tell, and a method will evolve, later, rather than sooner! When any new product (read "social networking or, web 2.0 website") is 'soft-launched', it's very fashionable for tech trend followers to question right away, "So, what's their business model?". These people soon try to determine whether they're the next 'Google' (or … Continue reading Is it important to ask a web (2.0) site owner, “What’s your business model?”