By Somali K Chakrabarti Problems are only opportunities in work clothes! ~ Henry J. Kaiser. This comment from Kokila on my post ‘Being Unreasonable may lead to Innovation’ triggered the thought for this writeup. We often whine about the no of problems that surround us and the difficulties that we face in our day to day lives. But then there are those who persevere under trying circumstance and turn the constraints into opportunities. Here’s the story of Toyota, a business that emerged successfully out of severe constraints during its formative years, guided by people who sought new perspectives to look at problems and worked around the constraints.
By Somali K Chakrabarti Made In China goods set new Indian standards – The Times of India on 05th May, 2015 Today if you see your laptop, your cell phone, your TV , or your wifi dongle, there is a high possibility that you’ll find ‘Made in China’ labels on all of them. China, the manufacturing hub and workshop of the world, is the largest exporter of goods in the world. ‘Made in China’ goods are to be found in almost all different parts of the world – be it in Europe, be it in the US or be it in India. A wide range of utility items from electric bulbs, to thermometers, to bottles, to cutlery, to nail cutters, to those brightly coloured gizmos, some with flashy lights, fancy Chinese dragons are made in China and shipped to different countries including India. I have picked up a couple of them from different places and surprisingly some of them lasted for…
By Somali K Chakrabarti Over the last few days, I had been deliberating upon moving this blog to a self-hosted platform with wordpress.org. Having read about the merits of a self-hosted blog over a wordpress.com blog, I still wondered if it was worthwhile to switch over. Like most others, I started blogging as a hobby to Scribble and Scrawl my musings.