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[FUNNY LOGIC] How is “IPL” similar to “Game of Thrones”?

Indian Premier League and Game of Thrones are the two entertainment shows (IPL is also more of an entertainment show) that most of us eagerly follow and wait for the next season/episode.

The teams in the IPL can be easily compared to kingdoms/houses in the famous TV series. Each season has a few changes here and there, which eventually makes the game more balanced and the overall contest more interesting.

There can be similarities mapped out between teams and kingdoms/houses and between actors and cricketers. The makers of GOT and the IPL management are both making loads of money. Check out the below exciting comparisons, Continue reading [FUNNY LOGIC] How is “IPL” similar to “Game of Thrones”?

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Kevin Pietersen: A failed case of Product Marketing?

Is there a team in the world that doesn’t have people who can’t stand one another? Well, I don’t know any. And I have worked with and seen and read about many successful and unsuccessful teams in the world.

Kevin Pietersen has been one of the most charismatic and sensational faces of English cricket in the recent past. He is like the Salman Khan of English cricket – Salman has however managed to survive many bad phases and is still going strong while KP is down and out (at least it seems so as of now, unless he helps SRH win the IPL and starts hitting centuries while England are molested by the Aussies in the Ashes or may be till their PM, Mr. David Cameron comes to his rescue J – that’s too much to wish for in one sentence).

With more than 10 years of international cricket and with highest number of runs in all forms of the game for any English batsmen, this South Africa born English lad’s story is no less than a Bollywood movie or that of an exceptional product which failed because it could not keep up to the expectation. KP was such an outstanding product that all it required was a sensible product marketing strategy coupled with tweaks in product management to refine KP the batsman – one of the finest product of English cricket. Too much gyan? Let’s try and simplify this. Continue reading Kevin Pietersen: A failed case of Product Marketing?