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30 Sep
  • He’s happy to turn into a bookworm for his job: trendspotting in the global publishing world, visiting book fairs (“The recent Frankfurt Book Fair opened my eyes to the books young adults are reading all over the world,” he says), Net-surfing about authors and reading the best new books. Madhu took a 70% cut in his salary to join Landmark in 2003. In the bargain, he’s following his passion of reading—and doing anything related to books—as well as using what he learnt at IIM. “The coolest thing about my job, I think, is that it’s a market where the buyer knows more than the seller. You’re not dealing with dumb consumers. So, it’s very challenging to shape their tastes,” he says.
    His job profile allows him to spend time at the bookstore, talking to customers, as well as spending time researching alone. But the most challenging part of it is to introduce readers to new genres and authors
    (tags: jobs cool work)
  • Stay secure without sacrificing your computer’s speed or your hard-earned money. Microsoft Security Essentials replaces both Windows Live OneCare and Windows Defender.
  • Google Docs can now perform OCR on digital images. You can upload an image containing typewritten or printed text (like a fax document or a scanned newspaper clipping) to your Google Docs account and it will turn that image into editable text.
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