Learnings


An eight-year-old boy approached an old man in front of a wishing well, looked up into his eyes, and asked: “I understand you’re a very wise man. I’d like to know the secret of life.”

The old man looked down at the youngster and replied: “I’ve thought a lot in my lifetime, and the secret can be summed up in four words.

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Source: A fwd email

 

Many years ago in a small Indian village,

 

A farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The Moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful Daughter. So he proposed a bargain. 

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Source: A Forwarded email

On a fine evening, Chuck and Teddy were seated on a small rock beside a tree and gazing at the sunset. Teddy had that look of a man who has accomplished a lot in his life, Chuck cannot help but notice this.
Chuck blurts out his curiosity and asks : ‘ Hey boss, You have everything in ur life in such a short time…How did u do it ?’
Teddy, in a seemingly superior mode, relaxes a bit. And says nonchalantly : ‘its very simple, Chuck…very simple’
Teddy, turned back towards the sunset and began thinking how exactly did it all began…….

Few years ago,

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Source
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/jobs/five-ways-to-deal-with-a-poor-appraisal/articleshow/12283655.cms


Bad appraisals, like bad hair days, happen to the best of us. Quitting is not a solution. Rather, take a good look at your performance and concentrate on the course ahead.

  • Look Within: The first step in dealing with a bad appraisal is to keep an honest mindset and introspect about your performance. “First ask yourself the question: ‘What is wrong with me?’. Once you attack that, other things usually fall into place,” says Dabur India HR head A Sudhakar.

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Source : www.timesofindia.com  

Friends, colleagues and bosses to-be – all meet on the Internet. What kind of a self-portrait are you painting out there?

Sharing your thoughts and experiences with your friends on social networking sites has become a customary way of communication. But not all the personal two-pence you put out on the webscape is safe with employers now keeping an eye on your online antics. In an age where blogs, micro-blogs and social networking sites are blurring the line between private and professional lives, you could do well to wise up and work on your manners to ‘block’ yourself from risking your job.

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A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block.

He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have the sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled and said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”

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A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

Not very long", answered the Mexican.

But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.

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One day many years ago at a school in South London a teacher said to the class of 5-year-olds, “I’ll give $20 to the child who can tell me who was the most famous man who ever lived.”

 

An Irish boy put his hand up and said, “It was St.Patrick.” The teacher said, “Sorry Alan, that’s not correct.

 

“Then a Scottish boy put his hand up and said, “It was St.Andrew.” The teacher replied, “I’m sorry, Hamish, that’s not Right either.

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Vivek Pradhan wasn’t a happy man. Even the plush comfort of the First Class air-conditioned compartment of the Shatabdi Express couldn’t cool his frayed nerves. He was the Project Manager and still not entitled to air travel. It was not the prestige he sought, he had tried to reason with the admin guy, it was the savings in time. A PM had so many things to do! He opened his case and took out the laptop, determined to put the time to some good use. “Are you from the software industry sir,” the man beside him was staring appreciatively at the laptop.

 

Vivek glanced briefly and mumbled in affirmation, handling the laptop now with exaggerated care and importance as if it were an expensive car. “You people have brought so much advancement to the country sir. Today everything is getting computerized.” ‘Thanks,” smiled Vivek, turning around to give the man a detailed look. He always found it difficult to resist appreciation. The man was young and stocky like a sportsman. He looked simple and strangely out of place in that little lap of luxury like a small town boy in a prep school. He probably was a Railway sportsman making the most of his free traveling pass.

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