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8 Comments

  1. Ankur

    I don't agree with what you say. Zoho, Network 18's web apps, and many more are doing a fab job. Yes this generation's Managers not coming from programming/engineering background may hamper web innovation. However I am optimistic about the future.

    1. Manpreet

      Dude…. just check out the percentage of Engineers getting into top notch MBA colleges in comparison to other streams….How come you say managers are not coming from Engineering/background…

  2. bipin

    Ankur, thanks for stopping by. Yes, there are a few exceptions but few and far between. I think the best bet to get out of the rut is still startups.

  3. rgupta29

    i agree with u, but thats only one side of the story. On one hand we have engineers who r more than happy to earn a decent monthly salary w/o getting into the fact that they actually not gaining anything intellectually. On the other hand there are those startup enthusiasts, young, energetic, and filled with ideas. I have been to many B-Plan competitions and have seen gr8 ideas and gr8 ppl.
    The fact still remains that we are not having decent number of genuine coders and VC/Investor ecosystem is yet very raw here! Let's hope that things get better in near future…

  4. vidhunambiar

    It is a business decision. If better website means more money, companies will spend the extra money on hiring good product managers and business analysts to design a quality product.

  5. bipin

    Vidhu,

    Business decisions need to be demarcated into short-term and long-term. Sure, short term focus is on capturing maximum of the internet pie but what about growing the pie? If the pie does not grow fast enough, ultimately it will not benefit anyone.

    The online ecosystem pie cannot grow and mature until there are good products which in turn attract more eyeballs. ( Ofcourse, basic PC and broadband penetration also matter here). Only then can it become a self-fulfilling cycle.

  6. Manpreet

    Dude…. just check out the percentage of Engineers getting into top notch MBA colleges in comparison to other streams….How come you say managers are not coming from Engineering/background…

  7. Vachan Kudmule

    Completely agree and respect your concern!

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