Here is another leader – one who created value and made many of us feel “AHA”…………I truly believe that it is a great story to tell your grandkids that “I lived during the times of Steve!!…who made those ipads….”
While many would have read his speech 2005 Stanford commencement speech, this article below in Forbes magazine reiterates his uniqueness……….
My order of top ten lessons from Steve’s life goes here………
- Never fear failure
- Listen to the voice in the back of your head that tells you if you are on the right track or not
- Find the most talented people to surround yourself with
- Expect a lot from yourself and others
- Stay hungry, Stay foolish
- The most enduring innovations marry art and science
- To create future, you can’t do it through focus groups (believe in yourselves!)
- Anything is possible through hardwork, determination and a sense of vision
- You can’t connect the dots forward, only backwards
- Don’t care about being right. Care about succeeding
Here is the article………The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Can Teach Us – If We’ll Listen
ENJOY reading and INTROSPECT how much applies to us!
I could not resist sharing this article with many – It is a truly inspiring story and I am amazed on how much the human will can take control of one’s life……….This is an article in CNN’s money about Sean Maloney – head of Intel China.
This is an article in CNN’s money about Sean Maloney – head of Intel China.
When he lost his words due to stroke, he had only his will power to get back – “I’ve trained the right side of my brain to take over speech, normally a function of the left side. It’s the hardest thing I have ever done.”……….so, you can train your brain to do what you like….:)
His advice to all…..”Never give up,” he says. “No matter what anyone says, you can attain your goals if you never give up.”
Inspirational! Makes us take responsibility of our life!
There are lots and lots of news on Japan!! But for some five minutes on the first day, I hardly watched any TV on the happenings ain Japan. One of the reasons was that my little one was visibly upset the first day about this news – he had doubts about if Tsunami can come to the first floor (we live in first floor!)…… I later learnt that even AM’s Lil D was extremely upset on this…! So, i consciously avoided watching Japan on TV!
Nevertheless, I read a bit of news on the net….and these two newsitems were indeed very absorbing…….
When i saw this 10 minute video at disastar prediction net – http://disasterpredictions.com/japanese-earthquake-predicted-comet-elenin/, it was very spooky!! So, someone could predict this earthquake so accurately – if you see in youtubue, you can see that this video is uploaded on 9th March itself!!! So, made me get that spooky feeling!!
And later, I was searching for the meaning of the word Stoicism in the net and i hit on this article –
When i finished reading it, many things about Japanese made sense to me – I have always wondered why they are not smiling, why they are not so very democratic, why they are not taking things easy, but then…”That is not the way Japanese people are”!!!
My heart goes to them!! I am confident they will come out of this crisis much more stronger!! God bless!!
Category – History ; Rating – 3.5 ; Comment – Choice of Freedom is with the individual!!
Ok, it was the Daniel Craig factor to start with – ofcourse, who will not recognize the Bond….James Bond!! When the movie progressed, all I saw was the strength of the Jewish leader who had so much positive outlook and humanity even during the toughest times of second world war!!
Adapted from Nechama Tec’s book “Defiance: The Bielski Partisans”, this movie gives the account of the life of Bielki Partisans. They were led by four Jewish brothers who saved the Jews during the tough world war 2 days in Poland.
While the entire movies plot is available readily in Wikipedia if you care to read, the following are something you will notice when you watch the movie
Leadership skills – When you put others in front of you, you become a leader in no time Theories of Viktor Frankl – Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedom to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way
Concept of Right and Wrong – While Tuvia wants to be a fair leader, his younger brother Zus gets carried away and joins the Soviet – while it looks bad, Zus strongly exhibits the school of thought that what matters is the END and not how we reach there;
Love for life – When they initially decide to ban newborns into the camp and when it actually happens, the way they react – again establishes the fact that women are much stronger than men!! 🙂
A movie to watch!!!
Short notes & good quotes
“The Park is open until 8 pm” – I am trying hard to practice this – in my communications (official as well as personal). It indeed was tough to start with, but by and large it has become a habit and a challenge when I sit down to write a note.
“Pouring soda in the backseat “- I want my children to understand me like this(who is more focussed on the children’s happiness) and also want them to be like that with their children. I believe in it.
“Look for the best in everybody” – is it not the same what the short story in Mahabaratha talks about – you can choose to see the rose or the thorn in a rose plant. I agree and again it needs lot of practice to make it as a habit.
“All you have to do is ASK” – well said and is always true and it took me some time to personally practice it
“Dream big, achieving your childhood dreams, time is all you have, and you may find one day that you have less than you think, start by sitting together, earnest is better than hip, no job is beneath you, we cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand, you have a choice to have fun”– good quotes to remember and practice
To be honest, I found it very difficult to go over the book as it brought back memories. Given a choice, I would not have picked up this book by myself. But, after completing it, I felt indeed it is a good book, which I could have missed but for receiving it as a New Year gift!
The nuances and intricacies of Carnatic music are many, it may need multiple lives to master the art. This tamil month of “Margazhi” (mid December to mid January) in Chennai is a great time for the Carnatic music lovers – people in and around Chennai , people from other states in India and even people from abroad flock Chennai during this time to enjoy the music season – veterans in the field and the budding artists perform in various ‘sabhas’ (theatres) in the city.
While witnessing a live event is the best way to enjoy any performance, viewing the performance telecast in a television has its own advantage – we can continue with our daily schedules and catch up these telecast in our own living room. Jaya TV , a regional TV in Tamilnadu has made it possible for lakhs of viewers across the country to listen and view the performances of many great Carnatic music artists. Every day during this month, they have a telecast of one hour of these concerts titled as a program called “Marghazhi Maha Utsavam”. To make it more interesting, there is a short interview with the performing artists of the day – the questions are pretty much standard – your best moment, worst moment, etc.
Last week (having taken a vacation from work), I was watching the performance of Aruna Sairam. For beginners, Aruna Sairam is one of the greatest Carnatic musician – what makes her unique is that she started her career very late (After she married off her kids and completed her so called “parental duties”) and made it to the top in no time. She was completely involved in her singing which catches up on the viewers also. She looked so cheerful and happy!
Towards the end of the program, there was the short interview session – one of the questions was “What is that one important blessing you have got without asking?” and “What is that one blessing in your life which you are still awaiting to happen to you?”….She did not even wink a moment before she answered – she said “there was this sportsperson who won the highest order of the country and later in his life became bedridden at his young age. One of the reporters asked him “do you feel bad that you have ended up in this situation after all your successes in life?” The sportsperson said “No, I never questioned when I was the best sportsperson and how can i question now?. I can never question now and no rights to complain”. I also feel the same way. I think whatever I have got so far in my life are all blessings – you as the carnatic music fans are the best gift andthere is nothing like which I can ask for more.” – She reinforced that we can only COUNT OUR BLESSINGS!!!
note – this video is in the regional language ‘Tamil’
Though it is a well established fact to celebrate the blessings, it is always nice to hear it again – proved that her smartness reflects in things outside her art also!! God bless!! 🙂 🙂