This week’s links:
- How to get a real education: “Forget art history and calculus. Most students need to learn how to run a business, says Scott Adams.”
- Weak government, subverted state: by Kanchan Gupta. “What India needs is sweeping governance reforms that will take away discretionary powers from politicians and make bureaucrats accountable…This sense of anger is better directed at how we, the people, are to blame for the present state of affairs. But for us, A Raja and his ilk would not be elected to office. But for our reluctance to go out and vote, undeserving candidates would not win elections.” Also see: Anna Hazare goes to New Delhi by Atanu Dey.
- 10 most innovative companies in Education: from Fast Company. Also see: Technology Review’s list of 50 most innovative companies.
- 21 awesome DIY projects: from Wired. Among them: “High-power LED bike light: Inexpensive and easy to make, this project delivers a rugged LED bicycle light with three settings.”
Rajesh Jain is an entrepeneur based in Mumbai, Founder and Managing Director of Netcore Solutions Pvt Ltd (messaging and security solutions, and mobile data services), and have made a number of investments in various companies as part of his own fund (Emergic Venture Capital). He had earlier set up IndiaWorld, India’s first Internet portal which was launched in 1995, which was acquired by Sify in November 1999 for USD 115 million (then, Rs 499 crore).