Monday, February 11, 2008

Do you like magazines?!:-)

The other day, I was lazily browsing through magazines at Landmark, Forum mall.
Suddenly the person next to me asked, 'Do you like magazines?'
I was like yea right?!
And he continued, 'I asked since you are browsing them'
Strange! Was it a way of striking a conversation? Any network marketing? (Or was it his pickup line? sorry, am straight!)
I thought of hugging and telling him, 'no, actually, I like you' :D
But then instinctively I shrugged and asked 'how about you?'
He said proudly 'I like cars', showing me the AutoCar magazine he's holding.
I just cracked a VPJ saying 'it's just a magazine' before moving with my friend, quickly! :-)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The life of man upon earth is a warfare

The 33 strategies of war by Robert Green 'From the bloody battles of history, strategies for winning the subtle social game of everyday life', the book’s sinfully charismatic.

It’s a distillation of the timeless wisdom contained in the lessons and principles of warfare. The strategic ideal in the war - being supremely rational and emotionally balanced, striving to win with minimum bloodshed and loss of resources - has infinite application and relevance to our daily battles.

Drawing on incidents from history and then taking you through the minds of greatest strategists, this brilliant book, helps you with insights, from grey areas to classic dilemma of life 'to hold on or to move on?'. From basic classical warfare to the dirty, unconventional strategies of modern times, and not just from warfare but also from sports, politics and business, the book has it all and the strategies can be applied to struggles of every scale: organized warfare, business battles, and politics of a group, even personal relationships. This is not a ‘how to’ book, instead it presents with so many ideas with examples that each gets to choose his own.

The book has 33 chapters each devoted to a strategy and divided into five sections under

1. Self-Directed Warfare
2. Organizational (Team) Warfare
3. Defensive Warfare
4. Offensive Warfare
5. Unconventional (Dirty) Warfare.

The last section is the longest and most relevant!

Well, we live in interesting times :-)