Trade-offs and scenarios

Trilemma A trilemma is a choice among three favourable options of which only two are possible at the same time. Simply put, if you choose two of them, you have to sacrifice the third. In IT projects, the trilemma is that the output can be any two of these three – cheap, good or fast. … Continue reading Trade-offs and scenarios

Chinese checked?

The backlash? It took Boris Johnson to test positive for COVID-19 for Britain to get its act together in tackling the contagion. There’s lockdown, there’s increased testing, retired NHS workers are being called back to work and fines are being levied for anyone breaching the Coronavirus Act. But here’s the real deal. Britain has declared … Continue reading Chinese checked?

About and Around

Things happen The lockdown is a giant social experiment. A huge amount of information on people’s choices and behaviour will be available with private players that can be mined for insights in future. But there’s enough anecdotal evidence to have some pertinent observations or hypotheses during this time. Off we go. Hoarding: Nobody is on … Continue reading About and Around

Tomorrow isn’t another day

What If A view that’s not uncommon among research analysts and fund managers these days is about the ‘V-shaped/ recovery the economy will make when all of this is over. There are two reasons offered for this. One, what’s changed for a consumer between Feb 1 (pre Covid-19) and now in terms of underlying demand? … Continue reading Tomorrow isn’t another day