Feedback is an essential part of effective learning. It helps students understand the subject beingstudied and gives them clear guidance on how to improve their learning. It is stated that 'academic feedback is more strongly and consistently related to achievement than any other teaching behaviour...this relationship is consistent regardless of grade, socioeconomic status, race, or school setting.' Feedback can improve a student's confidence, self-awareness and enthusiasm for learning. Effective feedback during the first year in university can aid the transition to higher education and may support student retention. Providing students engage with feedback, it should enhance learning and improve assessment performance.- University of Reading.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Uncontrollable American gun epidemic !!
18,508 gun related deaths in the first 7 months of 2015 ! Roughly 2700 deaths every month for a population of 314 million, one fourth of Indian population.
US kills it's own citizens at a rate of 1.2 per million population every month ! Avoidable cruelty to its people ..
US pokes it's ugly nose everywhere bossing around, in the guise of protecting its citizens (0 deaths from terrorist attacks) but cannot check this epidemic and protect its own citizens from this homegrown malaise !
Pic courtesy - The Hindu, India.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Google is a dream organisation for most of us. What makes Google so special ?
Is it that Google has made our lives very easy, be it search or mail or youtube videos..
We had an excellent discussion today on the Google case in class this morning.
The discussion in the class was based on these questions which we came across in the case.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Next month Facebook will get it's 1.5 billionth (1500 millionth) subscriber, presently running at 1490 million subscribers ..
With almost 600 million subscribers live and accessing FB from different parts of the world at any point of time, it is really a wonder how FB keeps its response time for any subscriber to less than a second !!
Today we had an exciting and entertaining case discussion on the iñnovative and user friendly, design and growth strategy of Facebook in class ..
1. There are 1.49 billion users on FB
Sunday, August 23, 2015
They may appear simple, but ask any successful person, they will tell how these are so true and relevant even to this day !! Have a great day and happy reading !!
3. Sing in the shower.
5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
9. Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
17. Give people a second chance, always.
19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
21. Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for our convenience, not the caller's.
23. Be a good winner of Hearts.
25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
27. Keep it simple.
29. Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
43. Make someone's day by encouraging them.
45. Marry only for love.
47. Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home.
49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Probably this can kick start many other gigantic critical applications elsewhere in the world to run on solar energy ..
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
These are links to blogs I have written over the years after playing the Beer Distribution game to understand the distribution side dynamics in a supply chain.
Here is an MIT Technology Review write-up of how the Beer Game is played and analysed at MIT ..
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
|Sri Padmanabhadasa Maharajah Sri Anizham Tirunal|
Veera Bala Marthanda Varma Kulashekhara Perumal
|HH Anizham Tirunal Marthanda Varma ( 1706 - 1758 AD)|
Great research material on HH Anizham Tirunal ..
Some earlier writings Why Anizham Tirunal never colonised Holland ..
The riches of Lord Padmanabha ..
The temple treasure ...... The Hindu article ..
An excellent video on the Travancore royal family ..
Monday, August 17, 2015
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF QUALITYINVITATION FOR BANGALORE LMC MEETING
We are pleased to invite you for the Bangalore LMC meeting on
Date : 21 August 2015,
Time : 4.30 PM
Venue. - Wipro Technologies – Electronic City Phase 1 – EC 4 – Tower20, FlintConference Room, Ground floor.
Theme : “QUALITY IN EVERY DAY LIFE”
We are thankful to ‘Wipro Technologies’ for helping us to host the event.
Contact person at the Venue : Mr. Dhiresh.
All participants to confirm in advance mentioning their Name, organization Name,
Contact Number (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) and bring copy of this email
(printouts) for security reasons.
Please note: Please bring your ASQ membership cards and update in the attendance at
the venue to get recertification points for attending meeting.
· Participant to provide His/Her Full Name as in the ID along with the Company
name before the event to raise the Gate pass
· The Guest should carry an Government Identity card eg DL, Voter ID
Entry : Collect the Guest pass from Reception area at Wipro Gate – 6 and come out,
cross the road and Enter the opposite Wipro Gate – 10, it is the First Tower on the
Right T-20 – Flint Conference room on Ground Floor
Parking : Public Space is available outside the gate – Participants responsibility
4.30 pm - Registration
5.00 pm – Opening talk by the Chair,
5.30 pm – 1st Speaker – Mr. Rajeev V.S.
6.00 pm – 2 nd Speaker – Mr. Mahendra Babu Hosangadi
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm Break
7.00 pm -- 3rd Sepkar -- Anshuman Tiwari
7.30 pm - Vote of thanks.
For Bangalore LMC’s organizing committee.
M.V.Manjunath. Ph: 09980071205
Incomparabilis, hors concours ..
Even to this day, the names Narayana Hrudayalaya and Dr Devi Shetty find frequent mention in the classrooms at Harvard Business School ..
Dr Shetty never ceases to surprise the world. He presently offers the world's best cardiac surgeries at INR 75,000/- each in his hospital. His next objective in life is to offer world's best quality cardiac surgeries at INR 40,000/-.
Is the world listening ??
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Pichai, Nadella, Banga, Nooyi, Menezes, Narayen and many more .. What is so common among them ?
At times of crisis, a feeling of humility, thoughtfulness and in control of the surroundings, some of the essentials of a CEO ..
Monday, August 10, 2015
I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for me. He handed me a laminated card and said: 'I'm Wasu, your driver. While I'm loading your bags in the trunk I'd like you to read my mission statement.'
Taken aback, I read the card. It said: Wasu's Mission Statement:To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment.
This blew me away. Especially when I noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!
As he slid behind the wheel, Wasu said, 'Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.'I said jokingly, 'No, I'd prefer a soft drink.'
Wasu smiled and said, 'No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, lassi, water and orange juice.'
Almost stuttering, I said, 'I'll take a Lassi.'
Handing me my drink, Wasu said, 'If you'd like something to read, I have The Hindu, Times of India, ET and India Today.'
As they were pulling away, Wasu handed me another laminated card, 'These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you'd like to listen to the radio.'
And as if that weren't enough, Wasu told me that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for him.
Then he advised me of the best route to my destination for that time of day. He also let me know that he'd be happy to chat and tell me about some of the sights or, if I preferred, to leave me with my own thoughts.
'Tell me, Wasu,' I was amazed and asked him, 'have you always served customers like this?' Wasu smiled into the rear view mirror. 'No, not always. In fact, it's only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard about power of choice one day.'
'Power of choice is that you can be a duck or an eagle.'
'If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself. Stop complaining!''Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.''That hit me right,' said Wasu.
'It is about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.'
'I take it that has paid off for you,' I said.
'It sure has,' Wasu replied. 'My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I'll probably quadruple it. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on it.'
Wasu made a different choice. He decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like eagles.
Saturday, August 08, 2015
|Pt. Nehru giving away the first Nehru Trophy to captain of|
Nadubhagam Chundan in 1952. Home Minister T M Varghese( centre, tall)
seen in the background.
Watch the live telecast http://webcast.gov.in/nehrutrophy
Going down memory lane ..
You will enjoy this great song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Ih-Lox47Q
Friday, August 07, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Forget NASA, forget ESA, forget Roscosmos and others.
NASA has still not come out of the reverberations of the "cost /performance shock" of the Mangalyaan - Maven Mars sojourn and will never ever be competition to ISRO !!
Never in their wildest dreams can NASA or others ever think of competing with ISRO on costs, innovation, planning, competence and street smartness !!
I give ISRO an eight year window to give leadership to the world.
Finally the question is - who will make planet earth a better place to spend a human's lifetime ?
Monday, August 03, 2015
|Prof. Madhukar Angur|
|MDP participants - Effective Communication Skills, 30,31 July 2015, Alliance Uty, Bangalore, central campus.|
Stratolaunch's 'ROC', the largest plane in the world with two fuselages, six Pratt & Whitney jet engines, rocket with satellite launching capabilities, 28 landing gear wheels and at 350 ft width, it is 95 ft wider than the Soviet Antonov AN 225. Conceptualised by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen it will be out next year !
Sunday, August 02, 2015
http://www.manoramaonline.com/news/just-in/govt-offices-open-for-work-to-pay-tribute-to-kalam.html via @ManoramaOnline
Saturday, August 01, 2015
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