Contrarian

August 22, 2014 — Leave a comment

A contrarian is a person who takes up a contrary position, a person who seems to be “contrary for the sake of being contrary,” especially a position that is opposed to that of the majority, regardless of how unpopular it may be.[1] It is similar to iconoclasm; attacking or openly rejecting cherished beliefs and institutions or established values and practices, but unlike the contrarian, the motive is not simply to be contrary or a tool to incite discussion. Contrarian styles of argument and disagreement have historically been associated with radicalism and dissent.

The Future arrived when we weren’t looking, so we’re still dealing with issues, ideas and programs that don’t fit the world’s new realities.

Peter Drucker

I was very touched by what Gandhi said in 1938, he was one of the greatest humanist known to mankind.

Let the Jews who claim to be the chosen race prove their title by choosing the way of non-violence for vindicating their position on earth. Every country is their home, including Palestine, not by aggression but by loving service. A Jewish friend has sent me a book called The Jewish Contribution to Civilization by Cecil Roth. It gives a record of what the Jews have done to enrich the world’s literature, art, music, drama, science, medicine, agriculture, etc. Given the will, the Jew can refuse to be treated as the outcast of the West, to be despised or patronized. He can command the attention and respect of the world by being the chosen creation of God, instead of sinking to the brute who is forsaken by God. They can add to their many contributions the surpassing contribution of non-violent action.

Canonical

August 22, 2014 — Leave a comment

There are words we read so many times, specially in the domain of language that we practice in, that we use the words, and never really understand the meaning of the word, other than that it makes sense in the way, or how its used. One of these words for me was Canonical. Here is the dictionary meaning of the word.

The root here, canon, informs all the meanings of this useful adjective, which all relate to conformity, standards, and observance of norms. Favorite collocates these days are “gospel” and “text,” reflecting its use in relation to the canons (sanctioned texts) of various religions.

There is chemistry in love, in business, in life, in nature. It is equal parts science, art, luck, and experimentation.

Japanese Proverb

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An entrepreneur is someone who sees something missing in the status quo of living of our life, and its not necessarily a technology area, and creates a solution or system to fill the gap — and is persistent to bring the solution/ system to the world against all odds, even when there is no agreement to the community around him.

Ritu Raj

It’s common practice for companies to come up with a list of goals and objectives that they want to meet in a certain period of time. The problem is that very few of those companies actually think about the employees when making those decisions, with the end result being that the average worker becomes unclear on the direction of the business. Web based applications like Objectiveli have been created to address that very problem, with the end goal of using such software being increased productivity and profits.

Objectiveli is, simply put, a goals and objectives management system that has been put together to help everyone in an organization stay focused on a clear set of directives. You might very well wonder why an automated system is more effective than simply creating the goals and objectives and asking everyone to follow them. The answer is fairly simple and it all tends to come back to management all too often falling into the trap of managing by the moment. What that means is that their long term focus can be taken away when a minor crisis arises. They will commit time and resources to put out small fires, which in turn lead to more people losing sight of the big picture goals.

Many managers find it incredibly difficult to set companywide goals, especially when there are a number of different departments within the organization. If can be tough to keep track of all the moving parts, many of which are moving independently of the other. Different departments can often get caught up in an “us versus them” mentality, rather than realizing that each of them is working towards a common company goal. Objectiveli keeps everyone focused on the big picture and creates an environment of cooperation that is otherwise hard to maintain.

The performance of every employee is critical to the future success of the organization, so it’s important to be able to measure just how well everyone is doing. The Objectiveli management system allows managers to measure the performance of each employee against the goals that have been set. This should not be regarded as a “Big Brother” type scenario, but rather as a valuable tool that will help managers assess what each employee needs to succeed. It’s not always a lack of effort that leads to failure, but rather a lack of training, tools and resources. Objectiveli helps managers identify what each individual needs in order to bring positive outcomes to the company.

When an employee feels that they are part of the decision process and that they are receiving all that they need to perform their job well, they are more likely to stay with the organization and deliver positive results. It’s a win/win situation all around, with the top executives seeing their plans being executed by management and employees who are all on the same page. That is the power that Objectiveli brings to a business.