Vishal Said

Globalisation being thrashed

The Globalization movement being championed by the western countries has lately taken a beating. Because the very people who were advocating it are losing jobs or are forced to accept jobs with low wages. This disturbing fact has made people hostile and feel sorry for themselves, realizing the fact that they were manipulated to support governments that were witch hunting potential target market countries, to open up their economies.

Amazingly a movement that started with the intent to expand trade and reach new market, transformed to reducing cost of operation and manufacturing. Which in turn lead to job loss in the western world. The ripple effect of globalization had forced every operations oriented organisation to evaluate and lower the cost of their daily operations. Resulting operations to shift and hire overseas less expensive employees.

Now the western world has realized in the race for globalization, they are bleeding themselves . Bleeding themselves of Jobs , money liquidity and security.

Few world events of 2016 clearly state the obvious to name a few. BREXIT ,TRUMP winning election•

Era of Being Politically Correct, but…

The writing is on the wall and it is in bold.

Connect the dots , the once projected as the red necks or nontraditional are gaining power all over the world. From Duterte of Philipines, Modi of India and now Trump of  USA.

People have chosen someone who is unconventional and never thought of leaders. Perhaps we had enough of being politically correct and now is time of being politically correct along with pragmatically being enforcing.

Hopefully this would bring a new world order, that is more peaceful and constructive.

Pst. Did I mention Brexit 😉

The death of nokia phones

It was my first phone the bulky 3210. Since beginning Nokia had dominated the cell phone handsets industry. With new models being released every quarter the market was always flooded with all sorts of options to choose from. I guess at that time Nokia’s strategy was to flood market with innovative products and shock and awe the competition. This might have been the winning formulae for nokia. This continued till the advent of smart phones.
Smartphones took nokia by surprise and caught them off-guard the market dynamics changed so fast that they took time to innovate and come up with competitive products, this catch up race that they were doing with others changed them from masters to follower.
Never the less the hard work paid off with advent of Lumia and asha series. These phone are good and affordable and to some extend a befitting answer to smartphone wars.
Then came the dooms spell, among their financial crisis and insecurity for windows phone. Prompted nokia to sell the devices division to Microsoft.
This started a whole new chapter, Microsoft being a software giant is not able to do justice to the devices division esp. Mobile phones. The release cycles for new phone is very long by which they would not be able to cash upon the initial success the Lumia phones enjoyed.

In hope that microsoft would rev up the market with more handsets, we the admirers of Nokia phone await for it rise again.