Talk less Do more

15 Nov

Talk less
Do more
Keep doing
You will get results
One day
Small big no matter
Keep going
Tread the way
Walk the road
Take a leap of faith
Take people alongwith
Pick them up along the path
Make them learn, learn from them
Do mistakes, analyse them
Cherish their existence
Thank them for having visited once
Work to create value
Value what you are doing
Cherish the company of good people
Who understand you
Who share your success and your failures
Who understand why you do what you do

Rajanikanth Fever – One Liners

1 Nov

Every once in a big big while, there comes this one person, actor and a legend who people just idolize for all the fun he does on camera

These days this idol is Rajanikanth – the undeniably, undisputed king of all comic action flicks that are made in India

Now I am not a fan of him, nor do I idolize him. But like everybody else, I have taken a special liking to his comic action flicks and dialogue scenes. More than that the long running list of Rajanikanth-Idolizing one liners that have taken a leap these days after release of Robot

There are these mails floating around that states “100 things about Rajanikanth”

If you are reading this, I don’t need to tell you to go and read it, as you have already read it. If you haven’t, you have no right to read this post

 

Today after visiting Palladium, I was coming back and sitting in the train I felt like creating some new ones and adding to the list. I know this is a worthless job but it titillates me and made me happy

So here are few of them:

Indian Railways will soon be adding a new bogie to all its trains which will be for ONLY RAJNIKANTH

When rajnikant travels abroad, he doesn’t need a visa. He automatically becomes the citizen of that country

By 2011, McD will start selling McRajani for Rs.-20 and BigBazaar will start selling at "Every day Rajani price"

In 2020 world’s best selling book would be authored by Rajanikanth and it will be called "How to become Rajanikanth"

A hundred years from now, people will fight over a big issue at that time : "The Rajanikanth Janma Bhoomi"

BitTorrent, Jobs’ Apple and Dying Technologies

28 Oct

Came across few nice articles today. Worth reading at least once. Huge information in all of them.

Quoting them below

BitTorrent’s Bram Cohen Isn’t Limited by Asperger’s

When I read it I couldn’t understand how it would be to think having the syndrome. BitTorrent has single handedly pushed the P2P architecture to grow exponentially

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_43/b4105046863317.htm

 

Being Steve Jobs’ Boss

John Sculley talking about how it was being Steve Jobs’ boss and reiterating the fact that Apple is not  brand without Steve Jobs being there to handle it, nurture it. It gives me immense pleasure everytime I read about Jobs. There are so many stories about him, some true, some not. Some untold and some secret. This article not only deals with the p.o.v of a CEO who himself quotes the job was much more suited for Jobs, but also deals with how the competition and other biggies in Japan like Sony was an inspiration for Jobs

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_43/b4105046863317.htm

 

Twenty Dying Technologies

Reading this was a pleasure, with WiTricity being my most favorite tech that would and should probably take over conventional electricity. As a child, 10 years old, I used to think we could have electricity that would travel not thru wires but wirelessly. I was never exposed to so much that could know that there were places where I could have gone to research

This set of 20 tech that would soon get extinct is a nice morning read for tech-enthusiasts

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/10/10/1021_dying_tech/index.htm

I’m OK

3 Oct

I’am OK

Simple phrase. Three words.
Weight of each indicidually is so nil

Together they are powerful

When you hear them, you may not know what else is going on in the mind of the one who says it

Sometimes, its just a way to not let small talk take place

Sometimes, it may be the end of a long fight

Sometimes, it may be the 3rd response in an IM chat. A response that triggers so many questions in the mind of one who reads it

Sometimes it also depicts a state of mind, that makes other perceive you as disinterested

Sometimes, its a motivator for oneself to lift up from a state of dejection.

Sometimes, it just depicts that you are not interested in any further discussions or you just don’t wanna listen to any excused anymore.

You may wanna ponder that when on phone, you say "I’m OK" to a friend who calls you after a long time, you may be hiding something either from yourself or the person on phone

If you stress more on "am", it may describe some sort of frustration inside.

Stressing on "OK" may signify that you are just not concerned at all about any thing or least interested in listening to the other party.

The most powerful, most difficult and the simplest thing

14 Aug

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What is the most powerful thing in this world?

An Idea

 

What is the most difficult thing in this world?

To Think

 

Which is the simplest of the things to create?

Rules

 

Think….. Which of these things are common for schools that are run these days?

“ALL!!!”

 

The schools today do not teach the most difficult thing above, because then it would be responsible to create tons of the most powerful thing above, which in turn would easily destroy the most simple thing that has been created by them.

 

THINK….

When You Accept Yourself and Take a Leap Of Faith

11 Aug

I Am What I Am.

Be What You Are

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99.99% of us have been taught this, bombarded with these statements since childhood.

What they have forgotten to tell us is about what to do when you want to incorporate this in your life, how to do it, and what are the consequences of doing what you want to

 

You will know this by not reading books, or talking to people.

You will know this only by Accepting Yourself.

 

I accepted myself. I used to say, I am different from others. When I asked myself what I am doing to make myself worthy of saying this, I had no answer

And then not just for the bloody sake of answer for this question, I took a leap of faith

 

Almost 2 months back, I was spending my whole day at Crosswords reading AGK’s Ten Much and my mind changed.

First question: Why I am I sitting at crosswords whole day? Don’t I have work? Yes I did. But I did not know what to do with that work. Because I did not like what I did.

The next day too I did the same. It was 15th of June and I made up something in my mind. I had a job and it was gonna pay me well, if I stuck to it

 

Before than let me tell you what I think, a/c to my perception is right and wrong

Right: Something you do, that makes sense in the short term as well as long term and still manages to keep you happy

Wrong: Something you do, that may not make sense, and may keep you happy in short term, but long term, you are doubtful about it

 

So then I took up a very important decision of my life. To choose between being Right and Wrong. I Quit that job and made a call to the founder of my company, that I did “it”.

 

You know what is difficult? To become a variable that is the part of the equation and the solution too. When you are ready, you become both and start the search for yourself.

 

A leap of faith is what is required, when you start believing in yourself. I work now for Redquanta and its absolutely, being working for myself. Leap of faith, may not always pay off and may have its own consequences. Consequences, like being detached from friends, not able to give time to family, meet personal chores, forget what day it is, dream about work work work… and a day that starts at 7 a.m. and ends at may be 1 a.m but being happy about it.

 

So this leap of faith, seems to have its own consequences. Here I am on this blog after almost 2 months. Last two months have passed like a jiffy, with so much accomplished, learnt, experienced, that I would never have, had I stayed in that job for  years.

 

Life gives you chances and opportunities. Take it. How mine happened, will talk about that later. This post is a result of partially satisfied mind, after sending off a major deliverable to our client. Similar day may not be possible tomorrow again.

 

As I said, accepting yourself is the most difficult challenge. Then each challenge thereafter is a learning.

Accept Yourself

11 Aug

Unanswered questions:

You may be on the right track but you may not be towards the right destination.

How do you know what you are doing is right or wrong?

What is it that hints you to change?

Which successful person in this world who has not been subject to criticism?

Everyone has. Criticism in not what is wrong nor is being wrongly crticised. What is wrong is that one not taking efforts to find out why one is being crticised and making peace with it

 

Accept yourself.

You may not be always right, nor you may be wrong always. But then you have to decide between wanting to be happy being wrong AND wanting to be unhappy being right.

Mind you the right and wrong here are just the perceptions and not the actual deeds. Do the right deeds, but the perceptions others may have may be of wrong ones.

 

They say find the right path towards success. What I have seen in past few months tells me there is nothing like right path. You make your own path, and walk on it. And if you can, take along others too, of course with an intention to share it.

 

Biggest obstacle in accepting yourself : YOU

You have to let go of the stickiness of external perceptions, logic, measurement base. You may want to change, but you yourself set limits and rules for yourself.

Break them.

There will be consequences.

Face them. Thats what you are supposed to do.

 

If being happy means, paying a one time or recurring cost in terms of money, or association, or friends, or luxury… then do it.

 

Biggest challenge in life is not making money, or rising to success.

Biggest challenge in life is Accepting yourself.

Gulaal – A Powerful Intense Depiction of Dirty Politics

19 Jun

वो कहें हैं की दुनिया ये इतनी नहीं है,
सितारों से आगे जहां और भी हैं,
ये हम ही नहीं हैं वहाँ और भी हैं,
हमारी हर एक बात होती वहीँ हैं,
हमें ऐतराज़ नहीं हैं कहीं भी,
वो आलिम हैं फ़ाज़िल हैं होंगे सही ही,

मगर फलसफा ये बिगड़ जाता है जो वो कहते हैं,
आलिम ये कहता वहां इश्वर है,
फ़ाज़िल ये कहता वहाँ अल्लाह है,
काबिल यह कहता वहाँ ईसा है,
मंजिल ये कहती तब इंसान से तुम्हारी है तुम ही संभालो ये दुनिया,
ये बुझते हुए चाँद बासी चरागों, तुम्हारे ये काले इरादों की दुनिया,

ओ री दुनिया

….is how Gulaal ends with a “Pyaasa” movie song spin-off

 

image Only God knows how I missed Anurag’s movie “GULAAL”. May be I was unknown of the brilliance of this movie. There was a time, when I had just confused this movie with some other low grade movie without even taking a look at what it was. I never checked the plot summary ever before I saw it yesterday.

Gulaal is an intense depiction of dirty politics happening in a town in Rajasthan, spanning off from the an anti-nonrajput sentiments. Plus a race to capture the leader position for the fictional Rajputana revolution gang. Anger, hunger for power, rebel, revolt, broken relations, sexual harasment and violence color the frames of this movie.

Be it the sexual harassment of a young female teacher who joins the college or the ragging of a newly joined law college student Dileep, or the keep-your-mouth-open kind of acting by Kay Kay menon, you arre glued to screen by the powerful gripping drama in which dirty politics eventually win, and sacrificing brothers, sisters and fathers.

With songs like “…Door des k tower me ghus jayo aeroplane…”, Anurag has taken a funny take over the dirty politics around the world. Afghanistan, Bush, Uncle Sam… sabki bajayi hai is gaane me. Or take the scene where Kay kay is outrightly challenges the state rulers to jump in the revolution bandwagon. Or the cold heart Kiran for whom her goal of becoming GS of the college is way above emotions, relations and ethics.

Is movie me dum hai.. Dum us baat ka k jo satya hai use usi gehraai se pesh kiya hai Anurag ne. I was always a die hard of Anurag for making DEV D, which is a true to the heart, contemporary, bold and highly melodramatic depiction of love, hatred, betrayal and doubt ridden minds.

Anurag, Hats of to you!! SOmeday I will work with you…

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“The Invisible CEO” Puts Together 10 Simple Processes for Success

15 Jun

image A.G. Krishnamurthy who is Founder, Chairman and MD of Mudra Communications and Founder of MICA, has come up with his new book “TEN MUCH”.  Picked up this book at Crosswords today and liked it a lot, completed it. Took me 3 hours to finish it, as against 2 which AGK says it should ideally take one to complete.

What’s special about the book? The book is about 10 simple processes rather 10 simple disciplines which AGK puts forward as something we all know about but sometimes just don’t get it right. He has tried to exemplify these 10 principles through various success stories – some known, some unknown – in very simple language which connects to you the moment you start reading through the prologue.

Simple basic processes need to be followed is the gist of the book. Dream Big, Be Positive, Master your trade, Be ethical, Believe in yourself and your team – are few of the basic processes he mentions. Not just talk, but do is the mantra.

TEN MUCH is a must read for budding entrepreneurs.

AGK’s previous works include Dhirubhaism, Against all odds and others.

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Management Guru With A Different Take Towards Life– Ram Charan

14 Jun

image For the two years of my life in my MBA School, there were a lot of Management Gurus, Consultants, Authors, Harvard Professors, CEO’s and Presidents who we came accross. We read about them and praised them in unison. With few of our professors idolizing American names and their feats which drove companies on a breathtaking accelerated path of growth.

The only international guru of Indian origin that was talked about was Pankaj Ghemawat, that too during an International Business session by Prof Shareif. Never once was Ram Charan mentioned. Although being an avid reader of a lot of books, I was knowledgeable about him but did not read much about him till today. I wonder why is Ram Charan not included in the countable-on-my-fingers list. Reading about Ram Charan is like visualising a fast-track jet travelling through space.

So today I was spending my time relatively more productively at Crosswords, where I picked up his latest book called “What the Customer Wants You to Know”. Right from the first page, the book catches your interest. If you are into the business of selling (which generally everybody is, most of them at least), this book is a must read for you.

His previous books are

  • Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs To Ask (2009)
  • The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation (2008)
  • Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t (2007)
  • Leaders at All Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis (2007)
  • Boards That Deliver: Advancing Corporate Governance From Compliance to Competitive Advantage (2005)
  • The Source of Success: Five Enduring Principles at the Heart of Real Leadership (2005)
  • Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right (2004)
  • Profitable Growth Is Everyone’s Business: 10 Tools You Can Use Monday Morning (2004)
  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (2002)
  • What the CEO Wants You to Know : How Your Company Really Works (2001)
  • The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company (2000)
  • Every Business is a Growth Business: How Your Company Can Prosper Year After Year (2000)

He is called as the most influential consultant alive on earth by Fortune and some of the top CEO’s in the world. Most interesting is he didnt have a home till recently, used to stay at hotels or stay back at Client’s home and his laundry was flown to and fro by FedEx.

Came across a very intriguing article on cnn website by Fortune’s David Whitford, that talks about history of Mr. Ram ad his daily life. Recommend to read this article. Please read it till the end. Extremely interesting.
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/04/30/8405482/index.htm

 

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