Sabeer Bhatia – Co-Founder Of Hotmail

Sabeer Bhatia

Sabeer Bhatia (born 1968) is the co-founder of Hotmail and an entrepreneur.


Sabeer Bhatia was born in Chandigarh, India on 13th december 1968. His father, Baldev Bhatia, started as an officer in the Indian Army and later joined the Indian Ministry of Defence, while his mother, Daman Bhatia, was a senior official at the Central Bank of India. Bhatia was schooled at the St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School in Bangalore. In 1985, he began his undergraduate education at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani and was transferred to Caltech after two years at BITS.


Tough Interview Questions

Tough Interview Questions

1. Silence

The silence left by an interviewer is not an invitation to babble or a license to ramble. In fact, it is a calculated tactic used by many a sophisticated employer to make you do precisely that. Avoid breaking the silence and above all don’t lose your cool. Stay casual and relaxed, maintain your friendly demeanor and wait for the employer to break the silence. Remember in an interview the nonverbal cues you give are being observed as closely as your words, tone and diction.


How Music Affects The Human Brain

Music can help the brain of musicians

Scientists have found music trains the brain for higher levels of thinking. The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain. Activities which engages both sides of the brain at the same time, such as playing an instrument, causes the brain to be more capable of processing information.

Music connects and develops the motor systems of the brain, and enhances coordination, concentration and memory. In a recent study at the University of California, it was found that music increases spatial-temporal reasoning — the reasoning used in learning higher forms of math and science.

High school students who study music have higher grade point averages than those who don’t.


How to Maximize Employee Engagement

What is Employee Engagement?

Employee Engagement is loosely defined as the level to which employees are fully involved in their work, committed to their work, care about their organisation and colleagues and are willing to extend themselves and go the extra mile for their company to ensure its success.

The Conference Board in the USA in its 2006 publication “Employee Engagement, A Review of Current Research and Its Implications”, describes employee engagement as “a heightened emotional connection that a employee feels for his or her organization that influences him or her to exert greater discretionary effort to his or her work.”


How to Resign Gracefully

1. Announce your resignation professionally

Be very professional and tactful in announcing your resignation and make sure you go through the proper channels of command resigning to your immediate boss first and then announcing your departure to your peers and colleagues. Do not let word of your intention to depart filter through the grapevine before you have announced your intentions to your boss.

2. Give sufficient notice

Consult your company’s policies and procedures for the proper notice period and make sure you give sufficient notice. If the company asks you to stay a little longer you are under no obligation to but if you have no other pressing priorities it may be a good idea to prolong your stay as a gesture of goodwill to ease the transition and complete any unfinished tasks.

3. Write a letter of resignation

Always follow your verbal resignation with a written resignation letter. Make this short, tactful, professional and to the point. Your resignation letter should be sued as an added opportunity to maintain a positive rapport with your old employer; it should not be sued as an opportunity to voice grievances or vent any bad feelings you have towards the company.

4. Ask for a reference letter

You don’t want to wait till you need a reference to ask for one as people you work with leave and in time you may lose track of them and the stellar work you did for them may be forgotten. Use your resignation time while you are still fresh in the company’s mind to ask for all the references you need so you have them in hand when you do need them.

5. Offer to help find a replacement

One gesture of good will is to offer to help find a replacement for yourself. This is usually very well-received as no one knows the intricacies of your job better than you do and you are likely to have more time to devote to the task than anyone else.

6. Do a proper hand-over

Make sure your work is well-documented, all outstanding tasks and projects are assigned to the relevant parties and you have done all you can to ease the transition. Make your handover documentation as informative, detailed and polished as possible so you look good to your successor, bosses and peers well after your departure.