Friday, March 27, 2009

Insider special

Many people want to know about Satyam. How the fiasco was crafted? Did employees have any idea about something this big happening say about 2 years ago? Everyone wants to know a bit more than what comes in newspapers and Dalal street portals. So here is a ready reckoner to that extra bit you should know to gain attention at dinner tables and tea time chats...
Folks knew nothing. Everyone was pretty happy that they were employed by a company that was counted in the top 4 or top 5 IT giants of the country. It was like just another job. I quit Satyam not because I smelt something. I quit because I smelt money in my new job and it was a bigger machine, more disciplined and a bigger brand. The only sign that one may notice in restrospect is employees being without work for long period and still not being woken up from their slumber. But nobody noticed it then. It was all hunky dorry.
Even the directors and members of the top management claim oblivion. But in my opinion it is similar to Musharraf claiming oblivion to terrorism in Pakistan. Being unaware of such a big scam when you are in a position to have access to all the information you want is I think a challenge to ones intelligence and intentions. To put it in more naive terms - how would you feel if your 100 cc bike starts running at 140 KmpH? Wouldn't you suspect some foul play? When one is in the driver's position, he is completely aware of the capabilities of the machine <organisation>. When indicators show something beyond capacity, they should be questioned.But did Mr. Raju do it out of malified intentions? I don't know. It is difficult to know. Most aquittals in criminal cases happen because there is a lack of evidence to prove wrong intentions.
That is the max I have on the hot topic of yesterday. Oh ... and one more thing. I have bought about 80 shares of Satyam at present levels. So you know my view. :-)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Where have I been????

Yes! Guilty! Not been in touch for last 2 months. Biggest sin a blogger can make. I am a criminal. Agreed. But don't you want to hear the story? So here goes...
It has been a not-so-active work life since I joined by new company. I haven't been really getting the projects. I have been doing org. initiatives on and off. But that's it. Nothing much. But off late, in the last couple of months, things have become exciting. I have been trained on 2 new products in a span of a month. And currently I am working on a pretty niche product. A Marketing Automation Application that Gartner positions in the 'Leaders' quadrant. So the trainig has been a big leap. And to add to it, I am on a live project implementing the same product. Talk about constant learning!
And if this was not enough, this project needs me to travel to United Kingdom for a 3-4 months period. So here I am taking advise from everyone who has even been to an international airport, weighing baggages, buying woolens in scrotching summer of Pune and what not!And all this ain't no be free. It comes at a price - that of working 11 to 12 hours a day. I have lots topics to write about - politics, time travel, UK trip and much more. But lets wait till I get the time. Till then adios!