Tweets on 2008-07-30

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A “must see” presentation. Don’t judge the presentation by it’s title — it’s applicable to a general audience. [slideshare id=415548&doc=brainrulespzreview-1211213300619507-9&w=425] Link: Brain Rules for Presenters. Pay particular attention to slides 49, 51, 55, and 56. I strongly believe in the following two points made in the presentation: “There is no greater anti-brain environment than the […]

Lame Finance: ICICI Bank Flexi Cash — How Dumb Does ICICI Think You Are?

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From an ICICI Bank flyer, FlexiCash is a special overdraft facility offered to salaried individuals. Simply put, it gives you the benefit of having a pre-approved and pre-sanctioned cash limit in your bank account. With FlexiCash, you enjoy the double benefit of ready cash for what you need, whenever you need. From filling those shortfalls […]

Lame Advertising: Videocon — This Is How We Fund Our Lame Advertisements That Feature Multi-Crore Demanding Celebrities

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Videocon first burns shareholders’ money in creating this meaningless and irrelevant ad. And when it’s time to cut that multi-crore check to each of the multi-crore demanding celebrities, they unleash this lame scheme on the public. Maano Ya Na Maano! Pay just Rs 12,990 for the Jumbo 34 Flat TV and deposit a sum of […]

Useless Services: Vodafone Astrology Alerts — When The Company Needs The Alerts More Than You Do

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I think Vodafone, as a company, desperately needs these astrology alerts more than you do. Here’s a possible list of astrology alerts Vodafone would receive: You will continue to irritate your customers if you run this advertisement again today. PS: Not that you care two hoots for that. You will lose a lot of customers […]

Useless Services: Airtel SMS 2.0 — What A Total Crap Of An App

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Says the Airtel marketing department: Trends indicate that youth and young professionals are more active users of messaging. SMS 2.0 represents a huge opportunity for Airtel to differentiate itself, and further gain both mind-share and market-share in these segments. So what exactly is the “value added crap” you get in this endeavor to gain mind-share […]

Lame Management: Cafe Coffee Day — When Management Successfully Does Things To Drive Regular And Paying Customers Away

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Recently, at the Cafe Coffee Day outlet near Ashoka Pillar, Bangalore (South), we asked: Could you please change the television channel to the cricket match? We just want to catch the score. To which came the reply: Sorry sir. Management has asked us to keep the television tuned to only music channels. Management for management’s […]

Tip: Where Can You Get Computerised Wheel Balancing And Alignment Done For Your Car Or Two-Wheeler In Bangalore?

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Head over to: Madhus Enterprises No. 35/5, Langford Road Near Double Road Circle Bangalore — 560 025. Tel: +91 80 41519430 / 50 Email: me [at] madhusindia [dot] com Highly recommended. I’ve personally witnessed their efficiency in service. They use high-precision wireless equipment to get the job done. You can also get your vehicle’s emission […]

Tweets on 2007-12-05

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Says ICICI Bank: Carefully Read The MITC. While applying for a credit card, insist on your agent to provide you with the Most Important Terms and Conditions (MITC). Also, carefully read through the terms and conditions before signing your application form. Makes me wonder if there are any Less/Least Important Terms and Conditions (LITC) that […]

Lame Advertising: Motorola’s Moto Yuva — No Wonder The Shareholders Are Unhappy

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If you run a mobile phone company and broadcast your wares with such lame advertisements, especially in a market considered to be Mecca of the telecom world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that your shareholders are unhappy. Read: Motorola Replaces Chief With an Insider. Said the dissident shareholder Carl C. Icahn, I believe that […]

If You’ve Been Itching To Talk To Me, I’ve Just Made It Free For You

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Select your country, enter your phone number (any), and hit the CALL button. That’s it and you’re connected to me! Once we’ve hung up, I’d really appreciate your gesture of leaving a comment about your experience. What are you waiting for? Call me now. Note: Unfortunately, the flash based calling widget doesn’t display on a […]