Aniket Arondekar

13 Flips | 1 Magazine | @aniket84 | Keep up with Aniket Arondekar on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Aniket Arondekar”

A Discount Grocery Chain Is Being Touted As 'Wal-Mart's Worst Nightmare'

WinCo, a Western grocery chain with about 100 stores, has a business model that allows for cheaper prices than Wal-Mart, writes Brad Tuttle at Time.<p>WinCo keeps costs low by buying directly from suppliers and eliminating middlemen, according to Tuttle. It also doesn't accept credit cards and has …

Concrete Floors! No Working Toilet! Just $200K In Shanghai

Every weekend, I rise at 7 a.m. to get on the subway to hunt for apartments. The cheapest two-bedroom homes in the suburbs of Shanghai cost $200,000 or more, which would take me more than 12 years to pay off — if I don't spend a dime of what I make.<p>This is the reality of China's boom. After decades …

The Sisyphean Problem Of Email

<b>Advice that should be given to modern people considering marriage:</b> “Before you marry, consider this, ‘Is this the person I’d like to watch stare at their phone for the rest of my and their life?”<p>In the Greek myth of Sisyphus, Sisyphus, as punishment for aspiring to immortality, is given the task to …

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick

A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Google Glass

Google's Eric Schmidt zeroes in on new digital age

<i>(CBS News) Connecting us with each other in ever-newer ways is the quest of all our high-tech wizards ... and among those innovators you'll find The "Google Guy." He recently played host to our Rita Braver:</i><p>He's considered one of the most influential architects of the Internet, after a dozen years …

We Ask New Employees To Take A Two-Week Paid Vacation On Their First Day

Vacations have always been hard for me. It's a weird thing to say, but it's true. They just don't come naturally to me.<p>I remember when I was in business school, all of my classmates were taking these epic vacations seemingly all the time.<p>Spring breaks in Costa Rica, pre-internship trips to South …

Why US Companies Are Drooling Over Israel's Amazing Startup Scene

There are at least two dozen accelerator programs in the Tel Aviv area, including some run by Microsoft and Google.<p>It seems like every U.S. VC has at least one Israeli startup in its portfolio. Some even have full offices here, like Battery Ventures, Benchmark, Bessemer, Sequoia, according to the …

New Study Says You Can Predict The Stock Market With Google!

But new research finds the financial world doesn't just respond to the Internet; the Internet can also predict what the stock market will do. The research isn't the first to find such online clairvoyance. For example, Google may even be able to predict medication side effects before doctors can, …

Stock Markets

The secret to a higher salary is to ask for nothing at all

• Think about what you would want if you were on the other side and ask them to think about the same thing.<br>• Write down the most you are willing to give a perfect counterparty and the least you would accept.<br>• Ask them to do the same.<br>• Say something like, “If later you decide to improve your offer, then I …

Price Of Gold In Virtual Free Fall; Since October It Has Fallen 20 Percent And Since Thursday It Is Down 9 Percent

The free fall in the price of gold accelerated Monday, extending to more than 20 percent decline in value that began last October. Analysts expect …

Why Well-Paid Employees Are Good for Business

Zeynep Ton, a visiting professor at MIT's Sloan School of Business, argued last year in the Harvard Business Review that "the presumed trade-off between investment in employees and low prices can be broken." The likes of Trader Joe's and Costco, she points out, are able to maintain low prices and …