Thursday, September 28, 2006

Go Soul-Searching!

While organizing my Internet favorites list, came across some awesome links. These four are the best, in the inspirational category.Worth taking time to read and you might end up doing a little bit of soul-searching!:-)

How does one build a successful technical career? Subroto Bagchi(co-founder and COO, MindTree Consulting) gives the nine key factors.
Upgrade yourself from the world of coding...

The amazing Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, to the graduating class of Stanford, delivered on June 12, 2005. An absolute must-read-and-think-about.
'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says...

Welcome Address by Subroto Bagchi, Chief Operating Officer, MindTree Consulting Delivered to the Class of 2006 at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, July 2nd 2004.
Go kiss the world...

Words Of Wisdom from Goals Guy
Ten Things Every Kid Should Know ...

Friday, September 15, 2006

Happy Engineer's Day to All

I take the vision which comes from dreams
and apply the magic of science and mathematics,
adding the heritage of my profession
and my knowledge of nature's materials
to create a design.

I organize the efforts and skills of my fellow workers
employing the capital of the thrifty
and the products of many industries,
and together we work toward our goal
undaunted by hazards and obstacles.

And when we have completed our task
all can see
that the dreams and plans have materialized
for the comfort and welfare of all.

I am an Engineer
I serve mankind
by making dreams come true.

- Anon (supposedly found pinned to a site hut during the construction of the Konkan railway)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Organizations: How To Beat the Monday Morning Blues?

Declare leave on Monday !:-)
Nope, think of it.You work on Saturday, and Sunday being...well, Sunday, freak out!
And then you have all of Monday to relax, or to get your work done in any(government) office.You can shop in that 'always full on weekends' mall at your snail's pace with salesperson enthusiastically attending you(else you have to run behind him on the weekend) or watch that blockbuster movie for which you don't get ticket on weekends. Add to it the bonus of less traffic and more parking space. And the list of pros goes on...

And coming to the cons, working on Saturday spoils the Friday evening! Some use Saturday for preparatons for the Sunday! And in the corporate world, you have clients, and lot of other details to take care of.But at least we can have it as optional, to work on Saturday and take leave on Monday/any other day.(not sure how many organizations already have this flexi leave policy!)

Asking for too much? I don't think so.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Personal MBA

The Personal MBA concept is already a year old!
Check the PMBA Manifesto

Whether you like the concept or not, I am sure you will find quite a few must read books.

The bottomline is, to quote from PMBA Manifesto, Just set aside some dedicated reading time, pick up a good book, learn as much as you can, and go out and make great things happen.