Sunday, January 30, 2011

Money $$ -Can buy Everything

Long time, time wasting argument -Can money buy everything. Who cares, as long as you have it! And for those of you who are running charities or couldn't cook your wallet to make some quick bucks, this argument remains alive as a zombie! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fake it Until you Make it!

(Reader Discretion is advised: Some of the arguments discussed here may not convince your sub-conscience)

Faking has becoming so common in today's modern society, that, you can't live without it! It's the new mantra of success. If you don't know what you are, what you want, what you know, or what you don't know; just fake it -as if you know/don't know something, and you are through the process. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

To Bribe, or Not to Bribe!

I recently came across a thoughtful discussion in an online forum: Is it possible to do business in India without bribe! This has been a topic of much attraction by many groups discussions in India. 

Some of the arguments in the discussion go like these:
  • "If in a Government job...what would you have done...taken a bribe or not?"
  • "I've heard of honest govt officials who get sidelined and in some cases even demoted because of their integrity"
  • In Sri Lanka, the culture of bribery is not as endemic - you can do business (especially if the government is not a customer) without paying any bribes at all.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Affairs Between Consensus & Decision

In every group, sooner or later, a decision making apparatus must be agreed upon. Whether it be consensus, majority rule, unanimity, or any other method, there must be some modus operandi for the groups to make decision. By consensus, I mean here that every one in the group, regardless of whether or not he individually agrees with it, understands and feels that others understand him. Ordinarily, if the group does not have consensus and a decision goes through, the group pays. For instance : 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

How to Fight with Spam 2.0?

Web has changed dramatically during the past decade from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Web 1.0 is a retronym that refers to the state of the World Wide Web, and  website design style used before the advent of the Web 2.0 phenomenon. On the other hand, the term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate interactive communication, interoperability, user-centered content and design, and developing the World Wide Web

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Crave for Luxury & Get Self interest Free!

|"Build your own legacy by supporting others! Brand You is NOT selfish!!!"  ~Tom Peters
This is a long time debate, that people at higher rungs in the society should also care about those at the bottom of pyramid, and that these people generally don't much care about the holistic social benefit. 

How true is that claim? 

A recent research done by Harvard professor Roy Y.J. Chua and Xi Zou, an assistant professor at London Business School, tries to answer this question. It says that, "luxury goods have an important effect on human behavior". And people who crave for luxury items are more likely to act in their own self interest in their decision making! And I think it goes pretty well when we talk about high-flying executives on Wall Street.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

What If You Had to Start Over Again This Year!

Imagine: Your all achievements, relationships, experience and past memories are wiped out. And you are given an opportunity to start it over again. 

Ask yourself following questions:
  • What would you do this year?
  • How would it be different this year?
  • What would you change?
Most people would definitely like to change at least something small, some people might like to change everything. 

I think this scenario gives people a permission to, if just for a moment, disregard the problems that they might face in bringing that change; it might be in the form of a resistance that they might face or the fear of failure.