Random Thoughts..

For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you… Plans to give you hope and a future…

Knowledge workers cannot be controlled; they must be motivated. They must serve a purpose more meaningful than personal profit. Peter Drucker.

If you are passionate about an idea and you think you can do something magnificent and do something beautiful, and you want to make it real, and if you are smart and it doesn’t work out, there will be something on the other side of that, and you will be way better and way smarter having tried something that nobody else tried…

To assume that all who are entrusted with the task of administering, will do so flawlessly and then to blame them when the system fails; is not the mark of a good policy. The effective strategy is to take people to be the way they are and then craft incentive-compatible interventions.

India operates on fuzzy logic and there is ambiguity in the way people do things so Indians are able to cope with ambiguity better. In a European environment, managers are unwilling to cope with situations when things go wrong. If you have been working in a growth situation and then you hit the brick wall people surrender; so I think the ability to think on their feet and cope with the uncertainty of the future has given me a positive impression of Indian managers. Indians working outside of India have turned around tough situations in a different cultural situation. (James Douglas, EMA Partners International)

Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle. When the sun comes up; you’d better be running.

It is important to have a good hard failure when you are young… (Walt Disney)

The greatest conflicts are not between two people, but between a person and himself…

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” – E.B. White