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March 17, 2009

AIG bonuses and corporate America

 

AIG is not the only corporate company which gave away huge amounts to their executives.
Because of public bail out, bonuses to AIG executives became public.
But what about other corporations who already distributed various bonuses to executives in
this rough time when main street is going through difficult time. What so un usual about these executives? what different work do they do other than comman man do?

This is not only about AIG but this is about corporate world. Executives are paid with huge bonuses, money is spent
on unnecessary projects and other spendings. There is no direct oversight on these spendings.

With your hard earned money, any investment you make in stock market, do not count on it, basic assumption is you are gambling. You might get it back or may not, you can not count on it. You do not know how it is been used.

Common man has to decide whether to gamble or keep money for future survival?
Save money for your future.

Jagdish Hiray

November 23, 2008

Microsoft Yahoo merger good for tech sector?

Filed under: My Opinion — Jagdish Hiray @ 7:39 pm
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            There is lot of buzz around Microsoft and Yahoo merger. Microsoft has clearly denied possibility of taking over Yahoo Inc. Any one who is using Microsoft products and watching Microsoft’s business will agree that Yahoo will loose its characteristics if Microsoft takes its business over.

           

            There is couple of things to consider about Microsoft. First of all Microsoft is still struggling with its online search engine msn.com. Microsoft seriously lacks expertise in search area.  Second point to consider, possibility of success merger and keeping Yahoo in business after merger. Looking at past, Microsoft failed to keep hotmail brand name in emai business and could not give head to head competition with gmail. Chances that Microsoft-Yahoo merger a success is close to impossible. Most software companies like Microsoft lack proven management skills to make such acquisition success. Next, Microsoft- Yahoo merger, in fact will benefit Goggle as possibility of retaining Yahoo employees is going to be big challenge. Which in turn will affect Microsoft negatively.

 

            Therefore, there are serious practical reasons why Microsoft denying Yahoo acquit ion. It is not only matter of existence of Yahoo but also posses serious concerns to Microsoft existence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 29, 2008

Oil crisis and we!!

Filed under: My Opinion — Jagdish Hiray @ 12:43 am
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                     In last few months oil price at pump suddenly gone up and we do not see any signs of coming it down. It made life essentials expensive forcing people to make choice between food and commute to work. Every smallest news affecting oil supply was considered to hike crude oil prices but major drop in oil consumption in past 17 years by people, increase in price of oil in major oil consuming countries to cause decrease in oil consumption, and decision to increase production of oil by major oil producers, did not caused a penny of decrease in the price of crude oil. Is it not mysterious? No body has explanation nor wants to explain people why it is so? Regulators once again failed to avoid ‘oil boom’ created by so called ‘capitalism’. Once again common has to pay price for it.

                  

This reminds me people on ‘AXIOM’ space cruise from WALL-E movie. People’s life depicted on “AXIOM” space cruise is very much synonymous with our lives today; our lives are no more independent. This movie not only gives strange glimpse about our future but uncovers truth of our current lives.

 

How? Take couple of seconds to think, compare our lives with those on space cruise shown in the movie. Our lives are totally dependent on oil driven transportation, we are used to large luxurious cars sold by motor companies as per their business profitability model, and we are hypnotized by easily available loans and paralyzed by accumulating debt. For generations we are traditionalized by junk food chain. We are trapped in the web woven by corporate world under name of ‘capitalism’.

 

Our social position is not at all different than people on space cruise shown in the movie. Those people lost their existence, lost their thinking and could not think of anything else other than their own comfort. Are our lives different than those people from space cruise?

 

 

 

 

 

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