Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The difference between a cent and a dollar, according to Verizon 

Hat tip: Gaurav Sabnis

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Young Global Leader 2009, courtesy of the World Economic Forum 

Some good news to share with y'all. The World Economic Forum in Davos has selected me as a Young Global Leader for 2009. According to the email I received, "this honour is bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognize the two hundred most distinguished young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world." I have no idea who nominated me, but if it's one of you, thank you :)

This year, the nominees include Tiger Woods, Jessica Biel, Chris Martin, Michael Schumacher etc. The Indians on the list include Sachin Tendulkar, Mahesh Bhupathi, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi etc. As I was joking to my friends, I will learn to drive finally courtesy of Schumacher, learn to drive courtesy of Woods and perfect my falsetto with Chris Martin. And for those of you who made fun of me for being over the hill and an old fogie, I shall now have to refer you to the World Economic Forum.

In all seriousness though, I think this is a great honour and I look forward to working not just with the YGL's for 2009, but also with the WEF. I am also looking forward to the WEF gatherings, the first one of which is in May at the Dead Sea in Jordan.