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Management Lesson No. 1

A little bird was flying south for the winter.
It was so cold, the bird froze and fell to the
ground into a large field. While he was lying there,
a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.As the
frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he
began to realize how warm he was. The dung was
actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and
happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat
heard the bird singing and came to investigate.
Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird
under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out
and ate him.

Management Lesson ->
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your> enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is
your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to> keep your mouth shut!

Management Lesson No. 2

A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would
love to be able to get to the top of that tree,"
sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my
droppings?" replied the bull."They're packed with
nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and
found it actually gave him enough strength to
reach the lowest branch of the tree The next day,
after eating some more dung, he reached the second
branch. Finally after a fourth night, the
turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him>
out of
the tree.

Management Lesson
Bull shit might get you to the top, but it
won't keep you there.

Management Lesson No. 3

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing
nothing.
A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him,
"Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"
The eagle answered: "Sure, why not." So, the
rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested.
All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the
rabbit and ate it.

Management Lesson
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be> sitting very, high up

It`s funny how things don`t work out, it`s funny how they do????

Well, its so true, isnt it? How many times in life do we have answers, for, when the things work out and when they don’t?

Some of us will argue that this is not true, but lets try to introspect and see, how many times genuinely do we have answers??

In my life only, When I was appearing for my Engg entrance exam, there were guys who were better than me and had prepared certainly better than me, but I was through. There were questions in Physics from IE Irodov(those who have prepared for competitive exams, would swear by the difficult level of these questions), and I was ablt to solve a couple of them impromptu.

Guess, If it would have been the normal circumstances, I would not have been able to solve them. Till this date, its incomprehensible to me. But its funny, how sometimes, the things work out…

How many times the things don’t work out,they are innumerable, like in everybodys life, so guess, wont make a difference, mentioning them out here.

But yes, believe me, the above caption is perf…

THE LAST DITCH EFFORT.......

It’s exam time now-a-days, and everyday while going to office, I see numerous young boys and gals, reaching their examination halls, with the books and notes in their hand, trying to revise the notes, one last time…..

And everytime I see them, I am back to about 10 years , when I started my graduation years in Engg. college. In Engg, apart from the final exams, we had numerous internal exams, which were on, round the semester, hence the pressure, and hence the anxiety…

While, lot many number of times, we used to start preparing only at the last moment, usually the night before, for me, the reason was different, I was not very much interested in my engineering books, for the first two years(would write about it later), and hence , since I had to pass the exams , so would always start studying in the previous night.

In Engg, since its mostly numerical, so once you understand the funda, you are not left with too much to cram, except some derivations and definitions. I am not saying that I w…

Holi........recaptured! ! !

It might have been after years that I played a bit of Holi, this year. I remember that last time, it was only during my Engg.college days last time I played it in the regular “Holi way”.
I remember in those days, even my shirt getting torn and ripped apart, that’s the way it is played, in the traditional way.
This year, after six years in the job, all these last year of Holi were spent at my home, watching videos and sleeping, preety boring for Holi, but then since Holi is all about company, if you have long list of pals, then its fun, otherwise, you watch videos at home.

On the eve of Holi, I was caught totally unawares by my own team. As I was preparing to move out of the office, I was literally frozen with fear. The entire team was waiting outside with pots of Gulaal of different colours, just waiting to douse all that on me.
Since it has been so many years after my college, so I was very apprehensive, but then I had no choice, If I have to move out of the office, then I got to get mys…

SUCCESS:

At age 4 success is . . . not peeing in yourpants.

At age 12 success is . . . having friends.

At age 16 success is . . . having a driverslicense.

At age 35 success is . . . having money.

At age 50 success is . . . having money.

At age 70 success is . . . having a driverslicense.

At age 75 success is . . . having friends.

At age 80 success is . . . not peeing in yourpants.

Pass this on to someone who could use a laugh.Always remember to forget the troubles that passyour way;BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.

GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to atree.

2) Wrinkles don't hurt.

3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with afew nuts.

4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut thatheld its ground.

5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging onthe inside.

6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal forthe fiber, not the toy.

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:

1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptizecats.

2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let herbrush your hair.

3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back.They always catch the second person.

4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold atomato.

5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.

6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the sametime.

8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glassof milk.

9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under whiteshorts.

10) The best place to be when you're sad isGrandpa's lap.

If you cant be kind, be vague ! ! !

I read this somewhere long way back when I was in school and since that day it has been etched on my mind.

And its so true…….

There has been so many times, when even if you want to, you cant be kind and most of the times, you don’t want to be kind, as you are fed up with that, isn’t it???

For all of us it’s a daily dilemma on a traffic signal, in a public place, sometime at your home, when people come and ask for some or other kind of help, mostly asking for alms… But then what to do??? Be vague……

Well, its not that we don’t want to be kind, its so difficult now-a-days to sense the genunity of the person. But with me the dilemma arises always when I see a kid, and then I am stuck as to what to do, but same is the case on every traffic signal, so what do u do?? Be vague, ie…….

And so far this has solved my dilemmas most of the time, and in the rest, I move on feeling a bit sad, but that’s what life is, isn’t it??? At least, I don’t hurt them and am very careful about it, so folks try to fol…

Watching movie on a sunday afternoon ! ! !

The afternoon of Sunday has changed. I am not an exactly a movie buff, but since the time I shifted to my new abode and decided against having a cable connection (People will think that I am living in stone age), I have been watching movies all through my Sunday afternoon.

Usually at first it used to be a single movie, but then all the English movies don’t last for more than two hours, and then what to do? Sleep?? But as it is on a Sunday, I don’t get up before 11…..

So this Sunday, I watched two movies in a single day. The nearest video library from whom I bring the CDs, have exhausted their war-movie collection. I have watched all of them, I guess only The Kingdom of Heaven and King Arthur is left.
Which I guess, I would watch next Sunday.

Sometime back, someone asked me that why do I watch war-movies, well the fact is that I always wanted to join Army and could not do so as my father was against it, but even now my childhood obsession has not faded.

War movies is all about guts, passion…