Wednesday, October 11, 2006

One gram of thought

Spoken Word is 100 000, years old in the form of language. Reading however can be traced to just about 5000 years. Five thousand years may not be enough for our brains to develop specific regions for specific purpose.

Is that the reason why some of us find reading so difficult to adapt to…?
Is that the reason why learning problems are seen much less in Asia?
Our alphabets have more, exact phonetics.
Should we not encourage Sanskrit right from pre-school?
Please give it a gram of your thought.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Why is conceptual learning so hot?
Why is it wrong to mug?
I don’t get the point so I mug.
If marks weren’t in fashion who’d care?
I don’t learn the way you teach
Get it wise guy? ?
….. and this is no poem of mine.

. a cry in the wilderness.


“What difference is there, between solving a Problem and Working on an opportunity” asked a dear friend and as friends go one tries to be very polite while letting them, be harsh. Love your friends and you will know what I mean.
To ye all my friends and unfriends (it is tantalizing to do a word like this) …. A problem to my mind is somewhat, a botched up opportunity a, has been opportunity not exploited well in its prime. Solving it is hugely satisfying even working on the problem feels good. But is it not quite like a cop catching or uncatching (ha ha) a robber? The best result will only bring a zero status sort of normality which prevailed before the problem existed.

I would say the real results come from choosing an opportunity and allocating all your resources to it the first time. The most important resources of course are your thought and your time. Of course all the problems can not be shrugged off - like my car, I still take it to the garage. Friends tell me it’s a mistake - but there are many instances of people falling in love with a problem. Not for nothing this thing called love, is blind. No not deaf and dumb too, being blindly in love is harrowing enough.

Leadership issues are very closely associated with “problem solving and opportunity search”. Leadership is not the work of a single person. It is a shared endeavor among the team members. The quality of leadership exists in the relationship of the leader and the team and of course the relationship between the teammates. I wonder if catalysts in chemical reactions have learnt to work this way. Call this Interactive, but this kind of leadership ensures better resource allocation to problems and opportunities.

So how is your RESOURCE ALLOCATION, send me a mail