amitbhatnagar on December 22, 2010

As some of the readers of this blog may recall from an earlier post, I definitely have the most common Indian first name in our generation. Not convinced? Here are some statistics: In my undergraduate institute, I had five Amits in my class. And this is just about my stream “Computer Science and Engineering”; I am […]

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amitbhatnagar on December 18, 2010

The hunt started some time in summer of 2005, when for the first time I thought of having a place that I can call my own. I found it, stayed there for a little longer than a year, but decided to move on in the second half of 2006 to a place that I spent […]

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amitbhatnagar on December 11, 2010

Originally posted on the course-blog for “Strategic Decision Analysis” As I had mentioned in an earlier post too, I interned with Manheim auctions during the summer. Prior to that, I also worked on a GMSC project with them in Spring 2010 semester. Although almost whole of the time during these 7-8 months, my work was […]

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amitbhatnagar on November 27, 2010

Originally posted on the course-blog for “Strategic Decision Analysis” This summer, I interned with Manheim Auctions, world’s largest B2B auto-auction company. In addition to my internship projects, I also got a chance to read a lot about auctions in general. One of the articles that I read introduced me to the concept of sniping, where […]

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amitbhatnagar on November 12, 2010

“Segment! Segment!! Segment!!! Never work on market level averages. Average distort reality!”  A very common advice in the B-school especially for those who have taken Market Intelligence or are preparing for consulting case interviews. But it is surprising to see how often the real world businesses completely ignore it. Not sure whether they are not […]

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amitbhatnagar on November 8, 2010

Originally posted on the course-blog for “Strategic Decision Analysis” On the occasion of Halloween, Yahoo! launched a new game “Shambling Hordes”: a game that makes you a commander of a troop of zombies out to capture enemy’s tomb. Well, I don’t know much about Zombies, and am not crazy about internet games. But what attracted […]

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amitbhatnagar on June 11, 2010

This appears to be an old video, but I found it interesting and in line with what we are doing at Goizueta: starting a new Toastmasters Club! Also, since I have just re-joined the Toastmasters family by signing up for the membership of Cox Toastmasters, the Toastmasters Club at my summer employer: Cox Enterprises, the […]

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amitbhatnagar on December 26, 2009

On Thursday, the most awaited movie of the year “3 idiots” was released. I had liked Chetan Bhagat’s “Five Point Someone”,when I read it in Engineering Final Year, but somehow, after reading “One night at call center”, I didn’t want to read another one by this writer.  I would not have had high expectations from […]

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amitbhatnagar on July 20, 2009

Has been a long time that I posted something here.. Today too, I have just peeped in to say that moments from now, I’ll be leaving my hometown and in another 40 hours, I’ll be at Atlanta, my home for at least next years.. I don’t think that it’s a news for anybody, who knows […]

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amitbhatnagar on April 18, 2009

Two weeks back, I had to take Chhatisgarh Express again and like always, the train was late. So, I located an empty seat on the platform and made myself comfortable. The guy next to me was almost my age, had a laptop with him and his lappy-bag was carrying a Kingfisher-airlines tag. In sum, he […]

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