Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2002

NEVER A LENDER BE !

Here are ”Sovereign debt as a percentage of GDP “figures for various countries, as provided by Times of India (July 15,2011):

  • Japan   ………………….  220  %

  • Greece   ………………..  142  %

  • Italy   …………………….. 119  %

  • Russia   ………………….. 99   %

  • Ireland   …………………  96.1 %

  • USA  ………………………… 91.6 %

  • France  …………………….. 84.3 %

  • Canada  ……………………  84  %

  • Portugal  …………………… 83.3 %

  • Germany  …………………  80  %

  • UK  ……………………………. 77.2 %

  • India  ……………………….. 69.2  %

  • Brazil   …………………………66.1  %

  • Spain  ………………………….60.1 %

  • Taiwan  ……………………… 39.7  %

  • S.Korea  ………………………30.9 %

  • S.Africa ……………………….35.7 %

  • China  ……………………….  17.7  %

Greece just managed to avoid a default of re-payments to its private creditors by getting them to ” agree “ to write-off  59 % of the debt !

Greece might have escaped going bankrupt by the skin of its teeth

Question is :

Will others be equally lucky ? Will the world see a financial meltdown ?  Or , is it only a question of when ?

Lenders , beware ! By lending recklessly ,you have become, the enemy # 1

With regards


HEMEN  PAREKH

Wednesday, 27 February 2002

TOP WINNERS THIS ELECTION

[ Title of article in Economic Times / 25,Feb 2012 ]

To summarize, election- promises of India’s political parties:

  • In the past
Free rice / TVs / bicycles  /  electricity  /  fans / mixers / grinders / gold coins  etc
·     In current  State – level elections
Laptops and Tablets
·     Who is promising  ?
BJP  / Samajwadi Party  /  Shiromani Akali Dal
·     Who will benefit  ?
High School students [  750,000 in Punjab  /  3,500,000   in UP  ]
·     Cost of promise
Rs  30,000 Crores  (  $ 6 Billion  )
·     Will they keep their promises  ?
You bet ! After winning  state elections last year , AIADMK -led   government  in Tamil Nadu placed orders for   ONE MILLION   laptops on   HCL / LENOVO   for  Rs 1300 Crores ( $ 275 M )
·     Winners
Computer / Tablet  Manufacturers
·     What can voters expect in 2014 National elections ?
A mobile Smart phone for every voter ?

With regards

HEMEN  PAREKH

Wednesday, 2 January 2002

SMART PHONE MFRRS.

You know it better than anyone else

Some 6 Million Smart Phones / Tablets will be sold in India in 2012

All because of the Apps

Apps like  “ My Jobs “  widget , which Suneet Tuli [ Datawind ] plans to pre-install on all Aakash / Ubislate Tablets , starting end Jan

To quote Suneet :

“ Dear Hemen

Thank you for your proposal. I think this is a great app and would be useful to our customer base. We would be happy to include your App on all our devices “

May be you would too

If so feel free to phone me ( M ) 0-98,67,55,08,08

With regards

HEMEN  PAREKH

WHY IS MY JOB BETTER

On Android Market , you will find a number of “ Job Search “ apps, such as :

> Monster Job Search            > Job Street Job Search
> Indeed Jobs                       > LinkUp Job Search Engine
> Job Search HireADroid        > Career Builder
> Dice Job Search                 >  TimesJobs ………………  etc

All of these apps ask jobseekers to enter , one or more , of the following “ Search Parameters “, on a small mobile screen( - since it cannot accommodate long drop-lists ? ) :

>  Job Title                >  Keywords            >  Type of Job
>  Skills                    >   Function             >  Location
>  Company Name     > Boolean [ and / or / not ]

Then return between 50 to 1500 so-called “ matching jobs “, which , a jobseeker must open / read , one at a time , to finally “ zero –in “ on 5 !

These apps are trying to replicate the PC context on a 3” screen – assuming jobseeker will remain glued for 4 hours !

“ My Jobs “ begs to differ !

It believes in matching the resume of each jobseeker , every morning , with 400,000 + jobs in our database , find those 5 perfectly matching jobs  and deliver only those 5 onto his mobile screen!

In the words of author Chuck Martin [ The Third Screen ], it makes “ My Jobs “ , a “ Finder “ type app , rather than a “ Searcher “ type apps – which , Chuck believes , are totally unsuitable for the mobile context

I request you to give me an opportunity to personally explain the advantage of “ pre – installing “ My Jobs “ app on Smart phones / Tablets being manufactured by your company

Do not hesitate to phone me on 0-98,67,55,08,08 (Mumbai )

With regards

HEMEN PAREKH