Sleeping with doubt

Case in point 1: There was a time when I had to do lot of effort to get a new client; all kinds of sales pitches, demos, references in print form, company profile, showing up in a nice business dress and what not. After a certain years of work a new customer now usually means…

How do you know you are stuck in life?

Yesterday evening I attended the funeral prayers of an uncle of mine who died at the age of 75. Last few decades of his life were so miserable that people often quoted his example when describing how bad life could be. He did not have any kids or friends and his house was at a…

That uncle …

Everyone has that uncle who had his fair share of achievements in life and is now living a retired life. But his future plans at the age of 70 still make sense to ears. You sit with him for few minutes and he will quickly chalk out a perfect looking grand business plan. Like .. …..

A tribute to all dads

Today is father’s day and, while I don’t like these ‘days’ much, I still feel the need to write something about fathers; my father, your father and all fathers out there. My late father was a great dad, as great as your dad is or as anyone else dad is. I cannot imagine there are…

Power of focus

Ok, I am as ambitious (is this word a nice substitute for being greedy?) as anyone can be or as every one wants to be. Which means I want to do lots of things; lots of projects; lots of clients; lots of programming; lots of marketing activity, lots of every thing. Unfortunately whenever I try…

Why I broke red traffic signal yesterday

Yesterday I was late from my office and I was in real hurry. I had to cross many traffic red lights without stopping so that I could reach my office on time. Don’t get me wrong. I am usually a law abiding citizen and I do wait at a crossing with red light to turn green…

Recipe for happiness

I was looking at the interior of a nicely decorated shop close to my house and then I noticed this and captured on my mobile phone. By the way my own personal recipe of happiness is doing something and, preferably, creating something and not just sitting idle.

Simplifying the struggle of finding a good job

Few days ago I was there in a superstore very early. In the vegetables section staff was unloading fresh vegetables and arranging on shelves and displays. One of the staff members, wearing same uniform like others, was working quickly and enthusiastically, helping his colleagues along with his own work, making eye contact with customers, saying hello…

Solitude on a job

Sometimes I get support calls from my customers which just surprise me. The question asked is such a trivial one which one could have answered himself or herself after a few moments of thinking of alternatives or possibilities. So when I ask them to ‘check again’ your problem in software they reply “It is ok…

An unspoken, ongoing tragedy

It takes 16 years by highly competent educationists to instill fear of failure in you. Fortunately they are ‘lucky’ to have at least 6 hours access to your brain during these 16 years and are highly successful in achieving their ‘goal’ of installing fear of failure. In all seriousness these educationists are probably doing their…