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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The magic of perspective

Do you think you are working too hard? Do you think you are unlucky?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Italian Job!

A woman goes to Italy to attend a 2-week, company training session. Her husband drives her to the airport and wishes her to have a good trip.

The wife answers: " Thank you honey, what would you like me to bring for you?" The husband laughs and says: " An Italian girl!!!"

The woman kept quiet and left. Two weeks later he picks her up at the airport and asks: "So, honey, how was the trip?"

"Very good, thank you."

"And, what happened to my present?"

"Which present?" She asked.

"The one I asked for - an Italian girl !!"

"Oh, that" she said "Well, I did what I could; now we have to wait for nine months to see if it is a girl" She breathed and walked towards the car with an evil grin playing on her lips.

Lesson learned? Anyone?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

IT Analogy

Ever tried to related IT personnel to anything else? Here is an attempt.

1) Project Manager is a person who thinks nine women can deliver a baby in one month.
2) Developer is a person who thinks it will take 18 months to deliver a baby.
3) Onsite Coordinator is one who thinks single woman can deliver nine babies in one month.
4) Client is the one who doesn't know why he wants a baby.
5) Marketing Manager is a person who thinks he can deliver a baby even if no man and woman are available.
6) Resource Optimization Team thinks they don't need a man or woman; They'll produce a child with zero resources.
7) Documentation Team thinks they don't care whether the child is delivered, they'll just document 9 months.
8) Quality Auditor is the person who is never happy with the PROCESS to produce a baby.
9) Tester is a person who always tells his wife that this is not the right baby

Credits: A forwarded email.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Alternative thinking

How would you answer these questions? You will find suggestive answers as you read on but may I recommend that you give it a thought before looking for the answers.

Ravi Jay: Alternative thinking1. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
2. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
3. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
4. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
5. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
6. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
7. What looks like half apple ?
8. What can you never eat for breakfast?
9. Bay of Bengal is in which state?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Releasing music online

Musicians all over the world have always had the problem of finding a record label to represent them and their creations. In India, movie soundtracks dominate audio sales among youth and given this scenario, young musicians are looking towards the Internet for releasing their albums. The budding musicians I know during Erasmus in Gothenburg have had many things coming in their way of self releasing their albums. Aspects like cost, Distribution and Promotion all have a way of working together - for example, if there is a PR company lined up to launch the release, a distributor will be motivated to work with you, as naturally, media attention makes the album easier to sell, and if you have a distributor, the manufacturer will perhaps take an educated risk and might extend credit, because the distributor will help get sales to cover the bills.

Affordable price, social media tools for exposure and multiple platforms make it the method of choice for new age young musicians rather than waiting to be signed up by record labels.

Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed!

Ravi Jay: Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician and a former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. The latest news is that the democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will be released days after Myanmar's first election in two decades. In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 392 of 492 seats in Parliament. The Nobel peace Laureate had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She has remained under house arrest in Myanmar for almost 14 out of the past 20 years.