Good Thought

Seth Godin’s – Just One more thing ?

If you had an hour with your team or your boss or a prospect, how many things would you tell them?

Do you have a laundry list of ten or twenty or fifty ideas you want
to share? Six things you want them to do? A dozen changes that are
important?

One reason that blog posts have become such a powerful way to spread
ideas is that a typical blog post is about just one thing. One.

Why not give that a try? Use your time, all your time, to sell just one thing. Go deep. Sell. Then stop.

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Start-up Vs Corporate

Compromise ?

How to be remarkable !!!

Guardian Article :

1. Understand the urgency of the situation. Half-measures simply won’t do. The only way to grow is to abandon your strategy of doing what you did yesterday, but better. Commit.

2. Remarkable doesn’t mean remarkable to you. It means remarkable to me. Am I going to make a remark about it? If not, then you’re average, and average is for losers.

3. Being noticed is not the sameas being remarkable. Running down the street naked will get you noticed, but it won’t accomplish much. It’s easy to pull off a stunt, but not useful.

4. Extremism in the pursuit of remarkability is no sin. In fact, it’s practically a requirement. People in first place, those considered the best in the world, these are the folks that get what they want. Rock stars have groupies because they’re stars, not because they’re good looking.

5. Remarkability lies in the edges. The biggest, fastest, slowest,richest, easiest, most difficult. It doesn’t always matter which edge,more that you’re at (or beyond) the edge.

6. Not everyone appreciates your efforts to be remarkable. In fact, most people don’t. So what? Most people are ostriches, heads in the sand, unable to help you anyway. Your goal isn’t to please everyone. Your goal is to please those that actually speak up, spread the word, buy new things or hire
the talented.

7. If it’s in a manual, if it’s theaccepted wisdom, if you can find it in a Dummies book, then guess what? It’s boring, not remarkable. Part of what it takes to do something remarkable is to do something first and best. Roger Bannister wasremarkable. The next guy, the guy who broke Bannister’s record wasn’t. He was just faster … but it doesn’t matter.

8. It’s not really as frightening as it seems. They keep the masses in line by threatening them (us) with all manner of horrible outcomes if we dare to step out of line. But who loses their jobs at the mass layoffs? Who has trouble finding a new gig? Not the remarkable minority, that’s for sure.

9. If you put it on a T-shirt, would people wearit? No use being remarkable at something that people don’t care about. Not ALL people, mind you, just a few. A few people insanely focused on what you do is far far better than thousands of people who might be mildly interested, right?

10. What’s fashionable soon becomes unfashionable. While you might be remarkable for a time, if you
don’t reinvest and reinvent, you won’t be for long. Instead of resting on your laurels, you must commit to being remarkable again quite soon.

Rise of Indian Managerial power

Till now Indian image has been that of intelligent IT & Call Centre workers. India, a backoffice for execution of not so important tasks at cheap rates.

India as managerial number one, argues that Indians after proving themselves in IT are showing their mettle in Managerial capabilities.


It is now seen as a global managerial power, one that can take over multinationals across the world and improve their performance. So, global financiers are tripping over one other to fund foreign acquisitions by Indian companies.

This new Indian image owes much to Lakshmi Mittal’s success in acquiring and turning round steel plants in many continents, becoming global number one in steel. His key managers are mostly Indians.

Their success has established Indian managerial capabilities in steel as being superior to American and European ones.

Justice Atlast

The Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein has  finally paid the price for the untold atrocities he committed against his own people. A brutal and vicious dictator, he had no qualms about using chemical weapons against Shias and Kurds or in ordering summary executions of his opponents.

Today, the day marks an important event in history, the day when justice was done.

Execution of Saddam Hussein, shows that one need to pay for his Karma.