Friday, March 17, 2006
Learn French or German
I have a visitor today in my office who is a Polish
guy working for a German company (SAP) in France. I asked him your
question. He gave me the following answers:
1. French is more used by business people in Europe.
2. German is more useful in the technology area and it is a more 'dynamic'
3. German people usually know English.
4. French people are very uncomfortable with English.
5. He recommended learning German.
My conclusion: If you want to go into a technical field, learn German. If
you want to go into the business field, learn French.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Gates, too, makes fun of the $100 laptop
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Maureen Dowd goes ga-ga over Obama
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
US and India - what next?
'What does it take for India and US to have a stronger relationship than UK and US?' Pramod Haque, VC and partner at NVP, asked at a TiE talk today. He was quoting Congressman Jerry Lewis.
Pramod Haque is lobbying heavily for a very special relationship between India and US for the development of next generation technologies like nanotech, energy, homeland security etc.
His argument is that US doesn't have enough talent to produce the next big thing. US universities do a great job with research and VCs can fund marketing but hard core development has to be funded by US and Indian governments and done with Indian manpower.