Dec 31, 2010

2010 in review

As I think of the perfect adjective to describe 2010, "busy" is the word that comes to my mind. Whether the "busy"ness yielded positive results is something time will tell. As for 2011, my plan is to live a much more conscious life - the moments lived and captured and not wonder later how the months went by.

The review list below is for my own tracking as I've been doing for the past 5 years. So you can skip reading the rest.

Getting my PGSEM degree from Mr.Mukesh Ambani during IIMB Convocation was a memorable moment
Converted my final year project into an IIMB working paper 
First time working in a start-up kind of environment. Lots of releases and action packed year it was! Good learning experience.
Attended the inspiring TEDXChennai event, it was my first time attending a TED event
Made a presentation at product camp Bangalore on "Product Positioning". A nice feeling to see my topic as the top voted one
90% of my commute this whole year was through BMTC buses. A tiny fraction of an effort towards conserving nature
Switched from Windows to Mac. Awesome experience so far though I miss MS Office 
Visited Delhi after a long time on an official visit. Brought back memories of my final trip with mom years ago.
Attended workshops on Creative Writing and Organic gardening
Started composting organic waste using Daily Dump Kambha. All the vegetable waste from my kitchen is getting reused
Did not eat Lays and Kurkure chips for the whole year (Yes, this deserves a mention!)
More tweets and very few blog posts. Need to get back to writing next year
Fell in love with Zynga games, especially Farmville
Visited 3 new places this year - North Wayanad, Coorg and Swaswara

Books I read:
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks 
The High Performance Entrepreneur by Subroto Bagchi
A Grasshopper's Pilgrimage by Manjushree Abhinav
Six Thinking Hats by Edward Debono
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Bottom Up Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
Crossing The Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
A Genie's Wisdom : A Fable of How a CEO learned to be a marketing genius by Jack Trout
Keep off the grass by Karan Bajaj
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (second time read)

Books started to read but not yet finished:
The Long Tail : How endless choice is creating unlimited demand
The Choice by Eliyahu Goldratt
Linchpin by Seth Godin
Leader who had no title by Robin Sharma
Inspired by Marty Cagan
The last lecture by Randy Pausch

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