ELLO

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Twitter has been abuzz with the latest “social network” ELLO being lit up with hundreds of new sign ups because “Facebook is dead”. I hadn’t realized my quitting Facebook would cause such an exodus and provide much needed life to Ello, which had not been getting much traction since it launched. I hope they send me some money for helping…
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What I am up to

Since I am no longer actively pursuing Innovation Consulting, this is what I am doing now : visual identity design for brands & brand naming alongwith professional photography and I am also an Indian wedding photographer. Broadly, these are my focus areas and specialties. Apart from these, I am of course constantly dabbling in various interests and activities.
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Been too long

This was my first ever blog and reading some of the past entries is like traveling back in time. Fascinating. I am still very interested in the subject of innovation but more related to innovation in the areas of brand design, branding, social media and client interactions. I am still not sure what I might like to do with this…
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Online Business Networking Status

Similar to the life of a typical professional who indulges in online business networking, the amount of blogging I did has gone down drastically. On the other hand, the number of networking platforms I engage myself in on a regular basis has increased. I am now actively using Twitter and Facebook and my face-to-face meetings too have increased in number.…
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Imtiaz Khan discovers LinkedIn

Imtiaz Khan [ who is a dear friend ] has been on LinkedIn since 2006 and till yesterday he had 10 direct connections and had also forgotten his password. After a conversation and discussion yesterday evening about how he needs to build his personal brand as well as the brand of his company NetBrix, he has actively started networking on…
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2BHK Apartment for Sale

I am moving from Bombay to Gurgaon [ from the state of Maharashtra to the state of Haryana in North India ]. Just completed the website dedicated to the apartment in question. Briefly, it is 1,080 sq. ft. in area with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one kitchen, one living plus dining room and one balcony. For photographs of the apartment…
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Customer-Centered Innovation Map

This has been excerpted from the Harvard Business Review May 2008 edition. By thoroughly mapping a job the customer is trying to get done, a company can discover opportunities for breakthrough products and opportunities. ARTICLE AT A GLANCE In looking for ways to innovate, it is most effective to examine what customers are trying to get done when they “hire”…
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Aquaduct Innovation for Developing Countries by IDEO

From the Dezeen website as they have referred from IDEO: The Aquaduct is a pedal powered concept vehicle that transports, filters, and stores water for the developing world. The functional model was designed and constructed over a three week period for the Innovate or Die contest hosted by Google and Specialized. The vehicle seeks to address the two main challenges…
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Dreamhost hosting update

aside has created a new promotional code in collaboration with Dreamhost, which gives you $10 off from any of the hosting packages you choose. The promo code to be entered on Dreamhost’s website to avail this offer is aside2008 Dreamhost is a hosting provider based in the United States. I’ve been with them since March 2005. Excellent support even for…
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People you may know on LinkedIn

Another good feature addition on LinkedIn that is helpful. I don’t know the basis on which the list is shown but using it, I connected with four people today who I had interacted with in the past online – I cannot recall where I’d interacted with them though. The list currently shows you three names on your home page […
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LinkedIn Questions & Answers

Caveat : I don’t hold anything against the poster of this question : please don’t sue me – I’m just using it as an example to share with readers of this blog on how not to ask a question on LinkedIn. I subscribe to the Graphic Design Q&A on LinkedIn as an RSS Feed on Google Reader. Browsing it today,…
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LinkedIn Beta

Woo hoo! I’ve been wondering and then wondering some more about what new to write about online business networking – thanks to Gautam Ghosh [ who I connected with on Facebook today – I’ve known him since 2003 starting with Ryze and LinkedIn and Orkut and now finally Facebook ] – I learned today that LinkedIn’s launching some slick new…
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The advantage of being a LinkedIn LION

LION : LinkedIn Open Networker If you are an open networker – meaning that you’re open to connecting networks on LinkedIn with people you don’t really ‘know’ – then it’s a fantastic idea to put that on your profile. I have “LION” on my profile headline. Others who have the same on their profiles also, usually, have their email ids…
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MoreInspiration.com

This is what their website states on the home page: “MoreInspiration gathers innovations in products and technologies from all possible sectors and domains. These are classified according to the CREAX innovation methodology and will inspire to innovate your product or technology.” They also have a blog. They currently have 806 innovations listed on their website and from the few that…
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