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.

Invaluable Quotes

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. — Warren Buffet

Ideas Are Worthless Unless Acted Upon — Anonymous

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. –Zig Ziglar

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Bottom line

Seth Godin’s Blog :

Bottom line: just because the net makes it much easier to measure things, share things, create downlines and hierarchies and yes, scams, doesn’t mean its the best way to make something that lasts.

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Hindu philosophy : New Business Mantra

Business Week : Karma Capitalism

Times have changed since Gordon Gekko quoted Sun Tzu in the 1987 movie Wall Street. Has the Bhagavad Gita replaced The Art of War as the hip new ancient Eastern management text?

Big Business is embracing Indian philosophy. Suddenly, phrases from ancient Hindu texts such as the Bhagavad Gita are popping up in management tomes and on Web sites of consultants. Top business schools have introduced “self-mastery” classes that use Indian methods to help managers boost their leadership skills and find inner peace in lives dominated by work.

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The seemingly ethereal world view that’s reflected in Indian philosophy is surprisingly well attuned to the down-to-earth needs of companies trying to survive in an increasingly global, interconnected business ecosystem. While corporations used to do most of their manufacturing, product development, and administrative work in-house, the emphasis is now on using outsiders. Terms such as “extended enterprises” (companies that outsource many functions), “innovation networks” (collaborative research and development programs), and “co-creation” (designing goods and services with input from consumers) are the rage.

Diwali in India and on Nasdaq

Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali