Wednesday, November 13, 2013

When you know its right

I had been observing and thinking on what incentive are people choosing the wrong paths of short cut to everything…And could think of ‘To save time/efforts’ –but that doesn't yield often as expected! ‘To get more’ –but that doesn't hold good too at the first place when your most of the pay-out is for wrong reasons & at the same time you loose on possible recurring gain from doing right! ‘To abide by lethargy’ –but if that is true, then lazy ends up doing more! ‘There is nothing to lose’ –And that could possibly the strongest reasons why people cheat at the first place.

For more reasons that we can think of; people don’t even imagine to understand that, it is a short cut after all…and will cut you short of your purpose one day. The reasons which only attitudinal theory of one’s belief system developed over a generation of teaching/learning since his childhood can attempt to enlighten…

For your own future’s peace; it’s always right to support the right and act right. May this cause you a loss in near term or at-least create a murky situation, but definitely goes a long way to build your position & the credibility of the decisions that you take afterwards. It also sets a precedent on which precautions for future wrong doing with you are created.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

On Mistakes...


Problems with this word is that; we don’t have a word in English that means “a well-reasoned attempt that didn’t meet expectation.”

Here are a few attempts to define mistakes:

» Misjudgments and adverse consequences that were unplanned. The scale of the consequences differentiates mistakes from lesser errors or slips.

» The failure of a planned sequence of mental or physical activities to achieve 
its intended outcome when these failures can’t be left to chance. 

It is important to notice that, pointing any mistake is a judgement by someone, and hence can be misleading sometimes. It's our attitude that determins how we can convert mistakes into opportunities which draw useful learning for better performances in future.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why not a Salesman?

This is what I found on internet today...

Definitions of Designations:-
  • Project Manager is a Person who thinks nine women can deliver a baby in One month.
  • Developer is a Person who thinks it will take 18 months to deliver a Baby.
  • Onsite Coordinator is one who thinks single woman can deliver nine babies in one month .
  • Client is the one who doesn't know why he wants a baby.
  • Marketing Manager is a person who thinks he can deliver a baby even if no man and woman are available.
  • Resource Optimization Team thinks they don't need a man or woman; they'll produce a child with zero resources.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

'Kah Ke Loonga' -Philosophy of negotiations

Title of this post is inspired by a recent movie, but the judgement drawn here have been used since ages by people in all walks of life, who excel in Chanakya sort of art of negotiations.

The philosophy of 'Kah Ke Loonga' says,

      "Know your strengths, & know positional/moral/ethical/social weaknesses of your opponent which he is most afraid of getting public. Let your opponent know from your actions that you know everything about his secrets, but never tell him directly! And turn the game in your favor." 

Notice the key point in this philosophy that, you never tell your opponent of your knowledge of what he doesn't want you to know; just act in ways which stimulate his intelligence that, you know everything! This uncertain fear of you knowing everything and possibility of you exposing him, makes your opponent sweat day and night.

Where can we use this philosophy:

1. Politics,

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Leadership with a Strong Character

Five things which can cause huge short and mostly long term damage to any organization are its cultural elements, which are inculcated in its people over a period of time. These elements which can corrupt the environment of any organization are:

1. Hunger for gratification & power
2. Responsibility avoidance
3. Lack of trust
4. Setting personal goals ahead of organizational goals, &
5. Inability to develop others.

We all are animals, hence by default might possess all (or some) of the above listed qualities. But only people who act beyond their immediate concerns surpass these bad behaviors become leaders with strong character, not just by position. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Story of Appreciation

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score. The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "none".

The director asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

When you wake up...

                                                  Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.

Every morning a lion wakes up.
              It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle --
when the sun comes up


Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Customer is always right ...

One of my close friends, Varun Rao, sent me this mail. This simple mail, gives us a BIG lesson...

Caller  :                     Hi, our printer is not working.
Customer Service
:     What is wrong with it?
 :                      Mouse is jammed..