Archive for October, 2008

The Pied Piper

October 22, 2008

I have immense respect and awe for Warren Buffett. (You still don’t know him???) Here’s a great article by him on the recent American financial debacle.

Recently, there was news about Buffett investing huge amounts in GE. I always feel that has a cascading effect. Let’s say Buffett tomorrow decides to invest a huge sum in company ‘X’. Once the news is out, worried investors like you and me who are searching for some profit margins in these troubled times, say hey here’s this guy going big guns on some company. Let’s just ride the wave. But what essentially this does is that it risk proofs Buffett from loss. Since there’s gonna be a huge number of individual investors riding this wave, in turn it insulates the company ‘X’ (as well as Buffett) from a steep descent in its share price or in the best case from even a miniscule descent! Yes, he is probably the smartest person around in the recent times, but I wonder how much does his already built up credibility play a part in his future investments? A topic for Freakonomics? 😉 Comments please….

Hello World!

October 22, 2008

Yes! This is my first post! I suppose a bit late entrant into the blogging world! But these days there are so many unused blogs that are just sitting there and holding up some really cool blog names, that it becomes really hard to find one that hasn’t been taken up.

As the name suggests, here you are gonna be seeing ‘quirky’ ramblings about stuff happening around me or directly/indirectly affecting my life. For a few pointers, I intend to write more about tech than probably any other topic, since I guess I am a tech-follower. That is partly why I chose this particular title for my first post. Other than actually being my first post, it signifies a first step into a new tech world. Whenever a programmer starts a steep learning curve of any new tech, the first program he/she generally writes is the ‘hello world’ app. Its a simple app that one writes which you could probably relate to the phrase drawing first blood .

I guess nothing more to add on this first post.

Happy blogging and happy reading!