Monday, April 28, 2014

Blog Promotion - 100 ways

Came across the article - 50 ways to promote and market your blog posts. There may not be anything special in the post but it shows, a blogger with the desire to have good audience cannot just post and forget about it. He has to use multiple online and offline channels to promote his blog and blog posts.

2. Twitter
3. Google+
5. Stumble upon
6. Linkedin
         Home page post
7. Scoop it
8. Forum discussions
9. Triberr
10. Pligg
11. Slideshare
12. SEO
13. Comments on Others' blog posts
14. Ezine
15. Signature in your Email
16. YouTube video
17. Instagram
18. Press release
19. Fiverr
20. Webinar
21. Emails

Yes 50 are in this article itself. 50 more will also be there.
I just wrote the above line.
Now I came across the article 99 ways to promote your blog

See the infographic - 120 ways to market your blog

Monday, April 21, 2014

100 and More Ways to Motivate Yourself

Well I came across a Google Book and I can flip through many pages.

I came across the page as I am searching for the statement using Google search "No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking" by Voltaire.

The suggestions are interesting

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself

I am trying to compile 100 ideas myself.

1. Have an exciting vision
2. Visualize that you succeeded in achieving the vision.
3. Make a plan to reach the vision
4. Think of adventure. Don't fear failure
5. Think you found a key that is going open the door to success.
6. If you achieved what you planned move your goal post.
7. Think of using all your faculties
8. Think of playing the character you adore.
9. Think of enjoying yourself. Get excited to feel happy.
10. Forget your past failure. Think of them as stepping stones to success now. You will succeed now as you learnt many things from your failures.
11. Perform you will be happy.
12. Feel your are also Einstein- Great ideas can come to you also.
13. Remember your successes and feel  good to do more.
14. Accept will power. If you want to do it you can do it.
15. Help people and grow rich in the amount of help you provided others.
16. Become curious. Explore some thing.
17. Talk to yourself and encourage yourself
18. Believe in your comeback to do a thing right. Forget the failed attempt.
19. All your right brain to provide positive thoughts.
20. Finish things and feel happy. Let tasks flow to completion. They provide motivation.
21. Plan to achieve small goals every day. They become big achievements cumulatively.
22. Advertise to yourself your projects.
23. Remembers the stories of heroes. They will inspire you.
24. Perform rituals. Once you start they just happen and let you do what you plan to do.
25. Try to talk to your best friends about your plans. They encourage you and you will feel motivated.
26. Become the change. Don't worry about others. Whenever you want a change in the situation, you change yourself.
27. Do things up to the point of failure. Failure of the point of stopping and it strengthens your success muscles.
28. Do rehearsals and it will help you to succeed in the real drama.
29. Respect your knowledge and increase it.
30. Enjoy the fragrance of your success. Celebrate successes with flowers that give fragrance.
31. Don't worry about two steps forward and one step backward. You are still one step ahead.
32. Think of your past success through a specific way. Try it now again.
33. Remember. Only one in ten will listen to you. Keep telling many to get what you want.
34. Only one in ten will help when you want. Keep helping more people.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Blogs of Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.

I am a faculty member in National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE). My post-graduation is in industrial engineering. My doctoral research thesis is in the area of capital markets. I am happy to share things that I collect for my learning, teaching and research through online platforms like blogs.

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Blogging With Passion to Share Knowledge Acquired With Facilities of the Society with the Society.

I am a faculty member in National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE).

I did post graduation in industrial engineering and did the doctoral research work in capital markets.

Industrial Engineering blog: 
Management Theory blog:

This quotation provides inspiration to me to keep writing.

"It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people and plant seed that will flower and come to fruition." - Issac Assimov.


Moving Knol Articles to Blogs

Management Area Blogs - Migrating Management Knols to these Blogs

Management Theory Review

MBA Course Knowledge Centre

Industrial Engineering Review
History and Importance of the Day
Blogs for Entertainment Knols


My Subject Interests

My present teaching interests are:
Knols - Online Pages to support my teaching

 Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. - Knol Home Page (Contains a directory of my knols)
Knols Posted: 5850
Page views: 4300 per day (peak)


Knol Books




Knol platform has to support world days by announcing the world days sufficiently in advance and encouraging knol authors to write about various dimensions related to the issue.

World Days or International Days to Highlight Challenges

My Knol Projects - Now Moved to Blogs

1. Management Knowledge Revision Knols

2. Industrial Engineering - An Important Human Engineering Discipline
I write on Industrial Engineering . My post graduation is in Industrial engineering.
I strongly believe that industrial engineering is a very useful discipline contributing to the improvement in productivity of each and every person and thus to his material well-being, comfort, safety and health. Industrial engineering is to be treated as one of the functional areas of management like marketing or finance. Like finance, whose activities spread into each and every department of an organization, industrial engineering also has application in the proceses and systems used in every function and engineers the work of persons employed in every department. Industrial engineering has enterprisewide responsibility.

According to me industrial engineering has two core areas:

Industrial engineers aspire to be systems engineers and they have reason to aspire for it as they already have specific roles in systems design and operation and they can take up leadership of systems design process. Hence industrial engineering programs have to teach systems engineering and emphasize the management dimension of systems design. According to me the management component of industrial engineering course must concentrate on management of industrial engineering department and function, systems design management and management of objectives of industrial engineering like productivity, operator comfort, safety, health and income, and operator related quality etc.
I collected my knols in the area of industrial engineering in the knol:
3. Investment Management

My doctoral work is on return on equity shares. My present teaching interests are in the areas Security analysis, mergers and acquisitions,  Issue of securities (Investment banking) and Management of securities market intermediaries.
Due to various reasons (Professional necessity) and interest, I studied and taught number of subjects in Natural Sciences,  Social Sciences, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Management and I plan to write about some of the issues in these subjects over a period of time. 

I write on many subjects from Accounting to Zoology, Both accounting and zoology are important subjects for industrial engineers. While,  I am writing on many subjects, my special expertise at post-doctoral level  is in long term investment methods and strategies. In rest of the subjects, I have academic qualifications as I took number of these subjects in my undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral courses.  I write revision articles in these subjects based on some standard text books. These articles are useful to me for  revising and updating my knowledge base and I believe, there are also useful to many for their revising and updating the knowledge in these subjects. Every knowledge worker needs to revise and update his knowledge. I hope my knols facilitate this activity to some extent.
My first knol was on Focus of Industrial Engineering. My contention is that focus of Industrial Engineering is efficiency - human efficiency and system efficiency. Functional design of systems is the job of other specialists and industrial engineers make the systems efficient both at the design stage as well as later as the system is in operation. The role of industrial engineers in systems design can be that way two fold - system efficiency design  and coordinating the system design process.

Current status and Performance of my Blogs   

April 2014

June 2012
Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center registered 25,000 page views 
Nrao English Fims registered 10,000 page views


Security Analysis
 India - BSE Sensex Companies - Information and Equity Research
(This knol and related knols will provide information and equity research developed by my students in the subject as class assignments of their course(Jan-March 2009). This dissemination plan is as per my paper  "Independent Equity Research from Business Schools: A Possibility" published in AIMS International Journal on Management

Page views on 3.9.2009: 2,90,996; Author rank in number of page view: 4, Rank in number of article 1.
Page Views on 13.8.2009: 2,51,483; Present author rank in number of page views: 5; Rank in number of articles 1.
Page views on 31.7.2009: 2,30,443; Present rank in number of page views: 6; Rank in number of articles: 1
Page views on 19.6.2009: 1,54,529
My page views were 68,802 on 26th February 2009


My Knol Directory

I am preparing a directory of my knols with subject classification to facilitate access.

The main subject directory is:

My Blog Directory

Contact Mail Id

My mail id for contact is kvssnrao50 at the rate

To further objective of research to practice dialogue, I started the pattern of giving relevant research papers yearwise in management concept knols. I request researchers and research scholars to add to the research papers and enrich the bibliography.

Management Concept Knol Directory aa-az


Full Blog Portfolio - Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.


IIT JEE Series Blogs - Narayana Rao

My Blogs

NITIE Alumni
Management News
IIT JEE Physics Answers to Practice Sets
Securities Market Intermediaries - USA
Mutual Fund News USA
Security Analysis News
Refer Me
Industrial Engineering News and Views
Thane Bloggers
Learning PHYSICS for IIT JEE
Education (Primary to Ph.d) News - India and Abroad
Business - Corporate News India
Knols by Narayana Rao
Mutual Funds News - India
Blogger Knoller World News
Thought/nrao on Security Investment
Company Reports - India
IIT JEE Physics Model Problems and Questions
IIT JEE Mathematics - Model Problems
Thought/NRao on Walking/Running
Chemistry Glossary
Indian Economy News
Learning Mathematics for IIT Jee
Industry Level News India
Investment Banking News India
Global Industry News
Thought/Nrao on Industrial Engineering
IIT JEE Physics Practice Sets
India Tax News
Industry Reports - India
Securities Market Intermediaries - USA - News
Thought/Nrao on Political and Social Systems
Financial Markets Employment News
International Financial Markets Employment News
Learning and Studying for IIT JEE
IIT JEE 2009
Thought/NRao on Financial Market Development
NITIE Programs
IIT JEE CHEMISTRY Anwers to Practice Sets
AIEEE Physics
Indian Financial Markets News
Chemistry Olympiad
IIT JEE Chemistry Model Questions and Problems
Learning Mathematics for IIT JEE
Videos For IIT JEE Chemistry
Mergers Acquisitions International News
Employment News
Chemistry - Practice Sets for IIT JEE Chemistry
Thought/Nrao on Engineering Economics
Security Market Intermediaries - India
AIEEE Mathematics
IIT JEE Mathematics Practice Sets
Securities Market Intermediaries - India - News
Executives in Securities Market Intermediairies
Thought/NRao on M & A
NITIE Library Books
Securities Market Intermediaries - International
KVSSNrao - Interesting News and Notes
Learning For IIT JEE 2010 - Study Plan
Mumbai Bloggers
Learning for IIT JEE 2011
Engineering News India
Executives in Securities Market Intermediairies India
Learning for IIT JEE 2012
Global Economy News
Thought/Nrao on Managing Sec. Mkt. Intermediaries
Thought/NRao on Research Methodology

Handbook Series Blogs - Narayana Rao

My Blogs

KVSSNRao's Handbook of Financial System Development
Securities Markets
KVSSNRao's Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions
Collection of Management Thoughts - 1
SAPM Course
KVSSNRao's Handbook of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
KVSSNRAO's Handbook of Investment Banking
Management Knowledge Revision
Cost Management - Costs - Planning and Control
Investment Banking and Management Course
Preparing for CAT - IIM/NITIE
KVSSNRao's Handbook of Management of Securities Market Intermediaries
Grihya Sutras - Hindu Way of Daily Life
CFA Level 2
Thoughts on Management by Professors and Professionals
CFA Level 3
Management Thoughts - Indian Professors, Professionals and Researchers
KVSSNRao's Industrial Engineering Handbook
Research in Mergers and Acquisitions
Management Books Review
Prescriptive Literature of Hinduism - Hindu Dharma
KVSSNRao's Handbook of Research Methodology
Vedas Simplified
Research in Security Analysis and Portfolio Manage
Handbook of Engineering Economics
MBA Knowledge Revision
Mergers and Acquisitions Course
Research in Management of SMIs


Knol Series Blogs - Narayana Rao - Presently Actively Maintained Blogs

My Blogs

Notes by Narayana Rao
70 page views in March 2012
Knols - Computer Science and Engineering
147 page views on 7 May 2012
Blog Books - Online Textbooks - Catalogue
778 page views on 11 May 2012
Engineering and Management News - Web Page Favourites
20 pv January 2010
NRao - Knols
119 April 2010
Teaching and Learning Ph.d Research Methodology
Management Practice Review
Management Videos
105 pv 28 May 2012
Book Information, Reviews and Summaries
Telugu Wiki-Knol
Carnatic Music YouTube Videos
12 pv 11 May 2012
History and Importance of The Day
118 pv on 21.7.2012
NRao Blogs
217 page views on 30th April 2012
Management Research Papers Review
Mechanical Engineering for GATE
Industrial Engineering Review
Interesting Health Knols
About Knol
Narayana Rao Poems
Management Theory Review
1686 pv on 8 May 2012
Narayana Rao - Knol - Collections
Telugu Web - Internet Content
39 pv 14 May 2012
Teaching and Learning Industrial Engineering
KVSSNRao's Mechanical Engineering Handbook
86 pv on 11 May 2012
Interesting Business Management KNOLS
Global Citizen Journalist Chronicle
India Information News Features and Essays
1500 Page views during 27 July to 12 August 2012
Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center
411 page views on 2 May 2012
English Films Movies on YouTube
1198 page views on September 2012
Hindi Films and Songs
151 pv 10 June 2012
MBA Course Knowledge Center
563 pv 8 May 2012
Learn Languages
106 pv 2.6.2012

National and International Days and Country Information
121 pv 12.6.2012

Games and Sports News and YouTubeVideos
215 pv on 14.7.2012

10 per cent increase in Saturday visitors and page views 21.7.2012.
Hope the trend will continue for other days next week.
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Teaching is Going Beyond the Prescribed Text Book

Teaching is Going Beyond the Prescribed Text Book

Teaching is Going Beyond the Prescribed Text Book

Teaching Methodology


Text book is a learning aid for the student. It is the primary source of learning. There are many other sources.
Text book is a teaching aid for the teacher. The knowledge base of the teacher is much larger than the text book. This fact is ensured by appointing persons with higher qualifications for teaching. For example in India. primary classes are taught by person with 10 years of school education with further training in teaching. Higher education, from 6th class onwards, or especially from 8th class onwards is taught by graduates with teacher training. 11th and 12th classes and undergraduate classes are taught by persons with post graduate qualifications. Post graduate classes are taught by people with Ph.d. qualification.

Teachers have to use their knowledge base in teaching. They should not depend only on the text book for conducting their teaching assignments. Recently,  there was a conference of research alumni of IIT Bombay. In that conference, 91 year old Dr. Bhattacharya stated that if the teacher refers only the same text that the student is going to use or prescribed to use, such teaching will be mediocre teaching. A teacher has to consult many more sources and bring the important issues from those sources into his classroom teaching by integrating with the material in the prescribed text book.

One of the scholars in teaching recommends that a teacher has to be like an iceberg. What is visible is his command on the material in the text book that he is using in the class. The knowledge base of his is invisible. Like the ratios in an iceberg between the visible and invisible portions, which could be anywhere between 1:5 to 1:10, the teacher's knowledge base has to be many more times compared to his class room delivery.
How does a teacher accumulate the knowledge base? One way is by having a higher academic qualification. A higher academic qualification ensures that the teacher has depth. There are instances wherein teachers have to teach subjects that themselves have not learnt in a formal way. This happens in higher education institutes. The needs of the institute are to be satisfied or fulfilled by existing faculty members and therefore the teacher has to take up subjects with which is familiarity is low. What is the prescription for such teachers or teachers in general to acquire depth?  A teacher  has to study one full book for each chapter that he is taking in a class. To elaborate the prescription, we may say a teacher has to read a book on "heat" or thermal physics to teach a simple chapter on "measurement of temperature".

Teacher also needs to have breadth. To acquire breadth, he needs to study six different books written for the same syllabus. This study will give him alternate ways of explaining things. This will enable him to try an alternative way of explaining whenever his students find it difficult to understand the explanation given in the text book.

A teacher needs to have familiarity. For this the prescription is that a teacher has to study the lesson that he is planning to teach at least six time including rehearsals.

Case study method is being promoted in business schools. Unfortunately, proponents of case study method talk more of failure of the method and less of its success in class room. The proponents blame the teacher community, that they go to a case study class without adequate preparation. But any teacher does not go to a lecture class without adequate preparation. He should not and does not normally go to the case study class also without adequate preparation. Hence the prescription, for the case study class also is  that the teacher should read the case and the suggested teaching note six times including some rehearsals.

A person with higher qualification becomes in practice a person without qualification if he is not refreshing his knowledge. Teachers have to revise and update their knowledge bases even if they do not teach that entire knowledge base in their class. This is the argument put forward by many for not keeping their knoweldge up to date. Your teaching becomes mediocre if you are not keeping your entire knowledge base up to date.

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