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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Paradigm shift

How is a paradigm formed?

A group of scientists placed 5 monkeys in a cage and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on the top. Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water. After a while, every time a monkey went up the ladder, the others beat up the one on the ladder. After some time, no monkey dare to go up the ladder rgardless of the temptation.
Scientists then decided to substitute one of the monkeys. The 1st thing this new monkey did was to go up the ladder. Immediately the other monkeys beat him up. After several beatings, the new member learned not to climb the ladder even though never knew why. A 2nd monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The 1st monkey participated on the beating for the 2nd monkey. A 3rd monkey was changed and the same was repeated (beating). The 4th was substituted and the beating was repeated and finally the 5th monkey was replaced. What was left was a group of 5 monkeys that even though never received a cold shower, continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder.

If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they would beat up all those who attempted to go up the ladder.....I bet you the answer would be....

"I don't know - that's how things are done around here"

Does it sounds familiar?

This type of thinking persist in every industry whenever the unsaid policy of promoting stupid, bump-licking jerks is practised rampantly. Just think, on the same line, suppose there are 100 employees. Out of which 10 has to become managers of the remaining as time goes on. And let us suppose that these promoted 10 managers are all dorks (which will always be the case since the person above making the decision will never want to lose control of the power which he wields).

In that scenario, the remaining will not be motivated to work for their less motivated managers and neither their managers be able to motivate them. So what ultimately comes out is low productivity, less efficiency, loss of direction, frustation sets in, disorientation and dissent in the teams.

The corrective measure taken here when faced with such a condition is one tends to look for short term remedies but will it help? No, it never will. So let's look for a solution to this problem.

If one looks from a completely different perspective, one can easily deduced that this is happening due to the lack of a sensible leader who can lead from the top to achieve the long term targets without losing focus on the short term goals. This needs to be taken care even when a person is being given the responsibility of leading a group, no matter how small the group may be.

But the last word I would like to mention here is that "the greatest fear for all human being is change in any form". Only when a person is ready to embrace change or undertake a paradigm shift, will the person be moving forward on the path to becoming a great leader....

I'm dreaming

Can't come to term with my work. I think my manager is a dork, totally incompetent of being in that place and giving me orders. But I can't help it as his parents (lots of abuses for them) brought him on earth much before me. I seriously doubt his skills. Though he may be technically very good, I don't give a shit about that.

His job is to manage a team which he's in no thinkable way doing it correctly and never will he. Maybe his hunger for success and recognition has died down after being bullied by his boss (which is most probable :P)...

Really sick of this bloody useless and mindless body.... maybe I can do the job score better than him...

God only when he'll change.....(What! He changing... Don't dream about it)

Friday, June 1, 2007

Just Quizzing! ( Quiz -1) - Answers

Hi all,

After a long time, I got the time to come out with the answers.

  1. The movie is "Triumph of the will" and X refers to either "Nazi" or "Hitler"
  2. The answer is "Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down"
  3. Laika - The first living being to go to space
  4. The sculpture is "Angel of the North" in England
  5. Mello - The World Cup Cricket 2007 mascot
  6. Music by AR Rahman –Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Bombay Dreams, LOTR Musical
  7. Sau Paulo
  8. The present members of commonwealth nations

More interesting questions in the coming quizzes... Be ready

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Learning new ways of earning money

For the last 2 months, I've been trying to learn this magic of earning quick money but i guess there's no easy route to realise my dream... In the end, I just came to realize that there are many ways of earning money on the internet as well as working part-time apart from the day time job...

But I guess my days of playing in millions will have to wait for some more time. But I'm sure I'll find a way to get quick money (not including Kidnapping/extortion/blackmail/scams). I'm not made for such stuffs. So hold on friends till I learn the truth. When I get the truth, nobody will be poor on earth.

So apart from the fact that the past two months to-do list made me a penny wiser, I also found time to delve myself into Python, Ruby and Lua programming. I also played around with Microsoft latest release - Visual programming language and Microsft Robotics Studio.

The later part which involved learning and doing things which I've always been comfortable with, I enjoyed the exploration part.

So till i find the truth to quick money making, I'll keep exploring as well as widen my knowledge on Python and Ruby....

Till then bye...(Also one more info - the quiz answer will be updated very soon and a new quiz on mathematics coming soon)...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Manipur Thang-Ta yannaba

A video depicting the original sword martial arts from Manipur. This is one of the many rich cultural heritage and traditions of Manipur which is now dying due to negligence from the Indian government and their insensitivity.

Kabui Keioiba

This is a nice video. This animation is about a very old folk story which i used to hear from my father when I was a kid and used to watch in shumang-lilas also. Great work by Bhumenjoy Konsam.... Keep it up... Hope this will inspire more youths to do innovative works...

Monday, March 26, 2007

The Only Boss You Can Ignore!: October 2006

The Only Boss You Can Ignore!: October 2006

Sexy Female Flasher The Highlight of New Porsche Commercial (TrendHunter.com)

Check out the following article from TREND HUNTER Magazine:

Sexy Female Flasher The Highlight of New Porsche Commercial

Using a sexy female flasher to advertise the new Porsche may not sell many
new cars, but it is definitely getting attention and turning heads! In
fact, the commercial is so popular that it's generating lots of chatter
and jokes about choosing between the car and girl and the difficulty of the
choice.


Whether sex sells or merely raises awareness, this brand exercise surely
can't hurt Porsche's image or popularity.


Read More:
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/sexy-female-flasher-the-highlight-of-new-porsche-commercial/

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TREND HUNTER Magazine - Trend Spotting, Cool Hunting, and Innovation.

http://www.trendhunter.com

Friday, March 23, 2007

Can the English language survive after Bush?

"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country. "- George W. Bush

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." - George W. Bush

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is ' to be prepared '."- George W. Bush

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future. "- George W. Bush

"The future will be better tomorrow." - George W. Bush

" We're going to have the best educated American people in the world."- George W. Bush

" I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."- George W. Bush

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe We are a part of Europe."- George W. Bush

" Public speaking is very easy."- George W. Bush

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls." - George W. Bush

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur. "- George W. Bush

"For NASA, space is still a high priority." - George W. Bush

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children. "- George W. Bush

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."- George W. Bush" It's time for the human race to enter the solar system."- George W. Bush

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

If u love someone

THE ORIGINAL QUOTE


If you love someone,

Set her free...

If she comes back, she's yours,

If she doesn't, she never was....

THE NEW VERSIONS R.....

Pessimist:

If you love someone,

Set her free ...

If she ever comes back, she's yours,

If she doesn't, as expected, she never was

Optimist:

If you love someone,

Set her free ...

Don't worry, she will come back.

Suspicious:

If you love someone,

Set her free ...

If she ever comes back, ask her why.

Impatient:

If you love someone,

Set her free ...

If she doesn't come back within some time forget her.

Patient:

If you love someone, Set her free ..

If she doesn't come back,

continue to wait until she comes back ...

Playful

If you love someone,

Set her free ...

If she comes back, and if you love her still,

set her free again, repeat ...

C++ Programmer:

if(you-love(m_she))

m_she.free()

if(m_she == NULL)

m_she = new CShe;

Animal-Rights Activist:

If you love someone,

Set her free,

In fact, all living creatures deserve to be free!!

Lawyers:

If you love someone,

Set her free,

Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the Second

Amendment of the Matrimonial Freedom

Biologist :

If you love someone,

Set her free,

She'll evolve.

Statisticians :

If you love someone,

Set her free,

If she loves you, the probability of her coming

back is high

If she doesn't, your relation was improbable

anyway.

Schwarzenegger's fans:

If you love someone,

Set her free,

SHE'LL BE BACK!

Over possessive person :

If you love someone

don't set her free.

MBA :

If you love someone set her free instantaneously

and look for others simultaneously

Psychologist :

If you love someone

set her free

If she comes back her super ego is dominant

If she doesn't come back her id is supreme

If she doesn't go, she must be crazy.

Somnabulist :

If you love someone

set her free

If she comes back it's a nightmare

If she doesn't, you must be dreaming.

ERP functional expert :

If you love someone

set her free

If she comes back, map her into your system

If she doesn't, carry out a gap-fit analysis

Finance expert :

If you love someone

set her free

If she comes back, its time to look for fresh loans

If she doesn't, write her off as an asset gone bad.

Marketing Specialist :

If you love someone

set her free

If she comes back she has brand loyalty

If she doesn't, reposition the brand in new market

American President:

If you love someone

Set her free

If she comes back she must be carrying weapons of mass destruction, so attack Iraq

If she doesn't, it’s the work of Osama so attack Afghanistan


I like the way you are thinking

A teacher in a mathematics lecture asks a 3rd standard class,

“If there are 3 birds on a tree and u shoot one of them, how many birds would remain?? ".

Johnny, the naughtiest of the lot, shoots up his hand.


Teacher: "ok Johnny, what is the answer?”
Johnny: "none, ma'am.
Teacher: "how?"
Johnny:" after hearing the Shot, all the other birds will also fly away."
Teacher: no Johnny, the answer here is 2, but I like the way u r thinking.

Now Johnny has a doubt.

Johnny: “teacher can I ask u a question?
Teacher: "sure"
Johnny:" there are three ladies having ice cream at the parlor. The first one is eating it; the second is licking it while the third one is sucking on it. Can u tell which one of the ladies is married??"

Teacher is terribly embarrassed, but she puts on a brave face and answers.
Teacher: "I....I...... I guess the one which is sucking on the ice cream is married."


Johnny:" no ma'am, the one who has the wedding ring on her finger, is married, BUT I LIKE THE WAY U R THINKIN.”!!!!!

WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED:

WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED:
Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be the President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth… The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. The occasional well- rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don't cut, blister or mangle your feet. One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life. Your belly usually hides your big hips. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Your Zodiac And The Way You Kiss

Aries - Your kisses are quick and passionate fits of lustful pleasure that are there and then gone.

Taurus - Your kisses linger; they are deliberate, heartfelt and they can go on and on and on.

Gemini - Your kisses are interrupted by spasms of giggles, smiles and funny observations.

Cancer - Your kisses are warm and tender, and you never want to let them go.

Leo - Your kisses are wild and uninhibited, biting and clawing; you expect applause for your performance.

Virgo - Your kisses are so subtle and tidy, your lover only notices them once you've finished.

Libra - You're too busy worrying about your breath to really get into your kisses.

Scorpio - You skip the kiss and get straight to whatever comes next for you.

Sagittarius - Your kisses are surprising, spontaneous affairs that leave the kissed wanting more.

Capricorn - Your kisses are intense moments of sublime relief from the stress of your day.

Aquarius - Your kisses are wet and messy, and you tend to keep your eyes open.
Pisces - Your kisses are starry-eyed, amorous and long-lasting.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Get Free Color IPODs

Hi everyone,

This is one good method of getting free COLOR IPODS....

Just go to the link given below and sign up in their site. Then you will get a mail about what to do to get the free IPODs....

This is the link

http://www.getitfree.net/xbmvjyndis

Just check out. This might be interesting for some you people out there who wants an iPod....

Earn while surfing the net

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Another timepass quiz ( Quiz -2)

Q1) which is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, which is also used to describe something, which is negligible as in quantity?

Q2)In the good olden days, cinema theatres had an additional reel in the beginning to make sure that latecomers did not miss out much of the movie itself. Later, this reel was shifted to another position. What is this reel called?


Q3) El Nino, a climatic event which happens during a specific month, which causes the global temperatures to have a significant shift of around 0.5 degrees C. which month is the month of El Nino?


Q4) Who was the first Non-American TIME person of the Year?


Q5) What is the Greek word for "color", which is also the name of an element from which lots of colors can be obtained?



Q6) The first chapter of which famous literary work begins with these words, "what is found here may be found elsewhere; what is not ound here, shall not be found anywhere"?


Q7) Until 1880, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was the best selling book of all time. Which book replaced it as the best selling book of all time back then?


Q8) The name of which Asian capital city means "Capital" and "First" in Chinese?

Q9) What does the Special Ringtone in all Nokia phone represent?


Q10) This was a software invented to protect the old computer monitors from the phosphor burns that were caused by static images. What software?


Q11) Element 43 in the Periodic Table of elements by Mendeleev is named after the Greek word meaning artificial. What is the element?

Just Quizzing! ( Quiz -1)

  1. This film, the plot of which spans over four days, was released in 1935 and was considered as for X, by X and about X. The film was an instant hit in places where it was released and is also described as one of the best documentary films.

The film is considered as the masterpiece of the director Riefenstahl, though it earned her a lot of controversy that she was being a propagandist for X and her career ended with this, as she was permanently blacklisted in the film industry.

Name the film and of course, who/what is X.


2. What phrase/gesture was popularized by this painting "Pollice Verso" by artist Jean-Leon Gerome ?


3. X's original name was Kudryavka. Many names like Zhuchka , Limonchik were tried while she went for a name change and finally she became world famous as X .

After her claim to fame in 1957, she found mention in many literary works like Intervention, Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles, and Habitus .

Belka and Strelka are other two names famous in her area. Who is X?

[For those who need the clue…take another look at the year]

4. Identify this modern day sculpture.


5. "He's in his teens—cheeky and curious and socially aware like so many young people today. Because he is conscious of the growing HIV problem around the world he wears a red ribbon to create awareness of HIV/AIDS challenges among people. He has got bright eyes, a big smile and an abundance of personality."


This is what is being said about him quite often these days. And he's been in news recently . Who am I talking about?

[Let's hope he brings us luck!J]

6. Connect /what is common to



7. Location : 23°32′36″S, 46°37′59″W

Density : 7,233/km²

Restaurants: Over 12 thousand.

This city's motto in Latin means "I am not led, I lead". The city is developed from the village established by Jesuit missionaries in 1554. Identify the city.

8. What does the map show?