March, 2011

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The Resurgence of LinkedIn

Sachin Rekhi

In the wake of LinkedIn’s announcement of reaching 100 million members , I’ve been impressed with the resurgence they have had in the past year. I thought I would showcase some of the recent product innovation from LinkedIn as well as cultural shifts we’ve seen from within the company that have contributed to this growth. Product Innovation. For the longest time LinkedIn’s product pace has always been overshadowed by the more nimble Facebook, which has constantly been pushing the envelope both o

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The Maths of Myths

SidsAvenue

Myths and Superstitions are an integral part of our lives. We all must have at some or other point of time come across a ritual, a practice, a tradition which you felt was a myth, a superstition. I recently happened to come across one such interesting practice which forced me to think and write this post. Typically in India, people are obsessed with male babies.

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How to Hire Great Engineers for Your Startup

Sachin Rekhi

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the latest Startup2Startup on engineering management with Yishan Wong , an early director of engineering at Facebook. The area we spent the most time discussing, both during the presentation and during the discussion that followed, was how to hire great engineers for your startup. I thought it was a particularly appropriate topic given that I receive weekly requests from colleagues asking me for help on their quest for engineers.

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The Bell Curve Haunting : New Season

SidsAvenue

John is very excited. It’s the appraisal time and he is expecting a good rating followed by a healthy salary hike. But the excitement could not last long as he was haunted by the " Bell Curve ". His manager conveyed that if John is given more than average rating, the Bell Curve will get out of shape. John is devastated. He could not understand what the hell this curve is and how could its shape decide what he has done is worth consideration or not?

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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The Economics of Tax Saving Instruments

SidsAvenue

I am sure most of you must have submitted the investment proofs based on the timelines received from the Finance/payroll team to submit the invest proofs for financial year 2010-11. No, this is not one more article giving tips to save taxes. Ever wondered why the government has to come up with tax-saving instruments. They could have simply cut the tax based on the slab or whatever criteria defined and save all of us from the heck of investing and then submitting proofs of investments done.