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Joshua Bell is a well known Grammy Award winning American guitarist. As a part of the an experiment, the Washington Post newspaper did this

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The video is also present here

Symphony whether free or paid should have same effect. Unfortunately as this experiment demonstrates , often the things that are free in life are ignored.

So why I did share this ? I remember the incident from last year’s SAP Inside Track. Somnath Manna shared an interesting story. The day before the SIT , Bangalore , the no. of confirmations were so high that when he came the following morning he found room would be insufficient to accommodate all the participants. But as things stand , not every one turned up(as expected) and event went to on smoothly.

SITs are like Joshua Bell playing free guitar at a busy railway station and often witnesses lesser attendance and more drop-outs after confirmations. In an informal event, it is easier to network with participants , you can have better offline discussions and exchange business cards ,as the agenda is built to facilitate that.It is a platform to learn , share and network. And the no. of participants is less hence you get more air time with like minded participants.Also last year just by participating, I won a SAP Press book, this year it could be you.

You can choose to ignore them at your own free will or you can grab this opportunity.

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    1. Kavindra Joshi Post author

      Hi Harsh,

      Indeed.For me real take away is not to ignore anything which is flowing around us and can provide us valuable education free of cost.

      ~Kavindra

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