Month: January 2012

Find your own story


Read this story slowly, preferably while you are alone. ‘A man was once walking alone down a road that looked never-ending. He was walking to forget about the pain his heart-break had caused. All that love looked relentlessly over-rated. He felt for his loss… Continue Reading “Find your own story”

Story Time: The Fisherman & the Consultant


A management consultant, on holiday by the beach in Thiruvananthapuram, watched a little fishing boat dock at the shore. As usual he started calculating the ‘pro’s and con’s of the visible outcome’. Noting the quality of the fish, the consultant finally  asked the fisherman… Continue Reading “Story Time: The Fisherman & the Consultant”

When Elephants Fall ! Failures to learn from.


Who does not fail? Either one who is out-worldly talented or one who is insanely lucky. Surprisingly, most people who the world swears by today have had their share of failures. Each one of their autobiographies will tell you how miserable their life was… Continue Reading “When Elephants Fall ! Failures to learn from.”

Story Time: What determines the strength of a wheel?


An ancient Chinese story, retold by Phil Jackson, coach of the phenomenally successful Chicago Bulls basketball team, makes this point rather more emphatically. In the 3rd century BC, the Chinese emperor Liu Bang celebrated his consolidation of China with a banquet, where he sat… Continue Reading “Story Time: What determines the strength of a wheel?”

Amazing Life # 2 – A little game called life


‘Amazing life’ is a regular thread about  little things that make us happy. Today’s weird little thing is A little game called life Me: ‘Man you are dead – I will make sure you fall.’ My best friend : ‘We will see when that happens… Continue Reading “Amazing Life # 2 – A little game called life”

Story Time: Why not should you judge?


A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On… Continue Reading “Story Time: Why not should you judge?”

Amazing Life # 1 – Finding Stuff


‘Amazing life’ is a regular thread about such little things that make us happy. Today’s weird little thing is Finding Stuff It mostly starts with a realization ‘What am I missing?’ develops into a feeling ‘I am missing something’ and grows into a frenzie with… Continue Reading “Amazing Life # 1 – Finding Stuff”

Story Time: The Hare & The Tortoise – A new management approach


Part 1 Long time ago, there was a tortoise and a hare who had an argument about who the faster runner was. They finally decided to take on one another on a race. As the race started, the hare sprinted ahead briskly for some… Continue Reading “Story Time: The Hare & The Tortoise – A new management approach”

Story Time: The Sheep & The Consultant


A shepherd was tending his flock in a field, when a new sports car screeched to a stop on the road nearby in a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in expensive designer clothes and sunglasses, leans out of the window and… Continue Reading “Story Time: The Sheep & The Consultant”

Story Time: My dream or your dream ?


This is a true story. Some years ago the following exchange was broadcast on an Open University sociology TV programme. An interviewer was talking to a female production-line worker in a biscuit factory. The dialogue went like this: Interviewer: How long have you worked… Continue Reading “Story Time: My dream or your dream ?”

Dreams,Faith &; a Beer Belly!


Dreams I believe some things are just not meant to be. Impossible means ‘I am possible’ I like the tagline, but it is just always a tagline. I am a conformist, I have been a conformist all my life. I care about what is… Continue Reading “Dreams,Faith &; a Beer Belly!”

Story Time: Stress & A Glass of Water


This short and amusing illustration of how to manage stress really hits home for me. There’s nothing like a good story to help us get the point, so check out the Glass of Water theory of stress management here: A lecturer, when explaining stress… Continue Reading “Story Time: Stress & A Glass of Water”

Story Time: Logic of the chicken


This is allegedly a true story. Engineers at a major aerospace company were instructed to test the effects of bird-strikes (notably geese) on the windshields of airliners and military jets. To simulate the effect of a goose colliding with an aircraft travelling at high… Continue Reading “Story Time: Logic of the chicken”

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