Since I last wrote something here. The last 6 months have gone by really quick.
My transition to Sales inside Google (almost a year into it) has been a fun experience, lots to learn, lots of customers, conferences. Its a dynamic group of people that I work with so every day brings new challenges and learning opportunities. I love it here.
Gurome, the GMAT Prep and MBA Admissions Consulting company, has seen tons of ups and downs. What a ride it has been in the last 6 months. There are some very positive trends which we are pursuing, will provide more data on this as we go through with some exciting new initiatives.
Made a quick trip to India, mostly a family time visit. Mumbai is an amazing city, so much energy and life, totally love it.
I took the GMAT, did decently well. Came within 20 points of my target score, but I will settle with the score I got and give it a shot for 2011 admissions.
A lot more has happened, will write it out as I think of it.
Yesterday I purchased my first ever game console (if my childhood ones are not counted), the PS3 Slim. Picked up EA’s Burnout Paradise along with it as I am a sucker for car games.
Installing it, and playing the game was an awsome experience, I think the HDTV made a huge difference in the experience. Will post more about it as I buy more games and experience somemore.
I recently visited New York City for a weekend (too short) trip. Here are some things I would recommend:
- Falafel wrap at Mamouns Falafel
- Meskerem Ethiopian restaurant
- 230 5th Ave rooftop lounge. Highly recommended.
- Indian chinese food at Chinese Mirch
- Strawberry creamcheese at Murray’s Bagels
Attended the first ever Google Mela today. An international culture fest with food, music, art, and performances from various countries around the world, this event reminded me of Georgia Tech days where such events were often held. Loved the bhangra performance the most, there is something about the high-energy bhangra music that makes it such an attraction. The highlight of the event for me was the camel they brought in. I don’t even remember the last time I saw a camel, must be 15 years ago probably. Here is a pic I took with my iPhone. It came out pretty well, maybe due to the good light in the area.
Camel at Google
Also saw this mini Thumbs-up bottle that I carried out with me
Have not blogged here in a long long while. I won’t be blogging very frequently but will use this place to capture my personal and professional life.
Also, registered http://www.RahulLakhani.com amd http://www.RahulLakhani.org today
- TechCrunch reported it here
- Plugged.in reported it here
The smoke is out, when will the fire surface?
This acquisition, if true, will bear huge significance in the coming of age of Corporate India. Sure, the steel tycoons have made purchases outside India but for an Indian IT firm to buy one of the leading global consulting firms is a huge moment. Kudos to Wipro if they can pull this off.
Folks, I have some beta invites to GrandCentral if you are interested. Drop me a message with your email and I will try to send you one.