Thursday, June 28, 2007

Page rank - Again Google !

I was strangely looking at a tool which claimed it could say how important your site - page is and stuff like that. I was kind of attracted to see how my blog site fared and it's ranking. Well let's not go there. It was heart breaking anyway. LOL

But what prompted me was to figure out how someone could randomly decide what each site was worth and if so the due. The inquisitive feeling got better of my and I visited my ever so trusting Wikipedia to find a solution.

Soon I landed there to find what the term "Page Rank" meant, I was in for some serious surprise. The complexity with which the page rank is computed is mind blowing. Visit the link above and try to traverse the picture on "How Page Rank Works"

Mind blowing arithmetic - perhaps it is so because Google is very protective about it's technology that it would not allow anyone know about the "How it works".

If you are tech savvy and want to know what they are please do check the following links on Page Rank algorithms at your leisure.

Hilltop Algorithm, TrustRank Algorithm, Power Iteration Algorithm, Page Rank of Zero, and finally the Eigen Trust Algorithm.

I am flummoxed and bemused everytime I see some thing as obscure as this be and yet it just satisfies me that there are so many great scientific inventions and technology never ceases to amaze me. We should be so very grateful to these great minds at work who make our life easy in moving from a limb to another in the big massive dino called Internet.

Fantastic ain't it?

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Google hoaxes

I don't know why I am so inclined to Google and everything that goes with it - the success, the failure, the blemish, the errors, the hoax. I don't know. But I like Google. This time around I am going to recollect every bit of the hoaxes that had circulated on behalf of Google. I feel for the darn hoaxes twice so far - once in 2002 and the latest in 2007.

Come to think about it, there have been so wonderfully worded and marketed news about newer products that Google was fishing out and every time this happened and I got to know either by word of mouth or by an internet article, I would be dying to know more and if possible use that.

What happened in 2002 and 2007 were just unbelievable though very well marketed. Let's do a peek a boo at all the hoaxes that have come a long way and why and how I fell for the darn ones. The reason why it is very very misleading is because Google Inc, markets genuine products too during April Fool's day !

So lets date back a while on the April Fool's day in 2000, Google announced one of it's audacious expansion plan. This time it is not the internet, but it was through reading the readers mind. The tool Google MentalPlex was nothing short of expectation. The "MentalPlex" search technology meant that it supposedly read the user's mind to determine what the user wanted to search for, thus eliminating the step of actually typing in the search query. Further, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) was full of it. It was a good set up for the users to fall in and I did not fall for it (Perhaps I was not much of an Internet savvy guy then) Who knows? Fact is I was not mis-led (proud!). Again, this is just a small example to show how much the computer sciences and factual jargons mis lead even the most educated one. For instance, read what this search engine was proposing to do, though ridiculous and tell me if you did not fall for it.

That was the end of 2000, and in 2002 April Fool's day, Google reveals the technology behind its Page Rank System — PigeonRank. I fell for it ! Though it looked lame yet I fell for it because it the reason that Google came up with. Google touts the benefits of this cost-effective and efficient means of ranking pages and reassures readers that there is no animal cruelty involved in the process. However now, when I read this the article makes many humorous references and puns based on computer terminology and how Google PageRank really works.

Then 2 years later in 2004, Google outfoxed everyone ONCE again. This time it was the Google Lunar/Copernicus Center. This was about a fictitious job opportunities for a research center on the moon. Luna/X (a pun to Linux as well as a reference to the Windows XP visual style and Mac OS X) is the name of a new operating system they claimed to have created for working at the research center. LOL ! Too funny.

Soon after this gimmick, in 2005, it was time for Google Gulp - A Google Drink ! According to the company, this beverage would optimize one's use of the Google search engine by increasing the drinker's intelligence. It was claimed this boost was achieved through real-time analysis of the user's DNA and carefully tailored adjustments to neurotransmitters in the brain (a patented technology termed Auto-Drink). The drink was said to come in "4 great flavors": Glutamate Grape (glutamic acid), Sugar-Free Radical (free radicals), Beta Carroty (beta carotene), and Sero-Tonic Water (serotonin).

This hoax was likely intended as a parody of Google's invite-only email service called Gmail. Although ostensibly free, the company claimed the beverage could only be obtained by returning the cap of a Google Gulp bottle to a local grocery store: a causal loop. There was a Google Gulp FAQ as well for this !

This was a bigot or rather a funny sequence of events that Google managed to showcase year after year on the April Fool's Day. In 2006, it was Google Romance, this time it took time to take a dig at the online dating sites - more to and few others who were pounding their drums at the helm claiming the match people based on 48 compatibilities ! Smart folks in Google is all I can say. It even claimed "Dating is a search problem. Solve it with Google Romance." It pretends to offer a "Soulmate Search" to send users on a "Contextual Date".

Finally for the year 2007, the real highlight, to which most of us fell for. It was the TISP. Google Toilet Internet Service Provider ! The way they marketed the product was unbelievable. This became the talk of the town for a little while at work, in the malls, among our friends in the US. This was a hoax nonetheless. But still. This is what they had to say about their product: This service would make use of a standard toilet and sewage lines to provide free Internet connectivity at a speed of 8 Mbit/s (2 Mbit/s Upload) (or up to 32 Mbit/s with a paid plan). A user drops a weighted end of a long, Google-supplied fiber-optic cable in their toilet and flushes it. Around 60 minutes later, the end would be recovered and connected to the Internet by a "Plumbing Hardware Dispatcher (PHD)." The user then connects their end to a Google-supplied wireless router and run the Google-supplied installation media on a Windows XP or Vista computer ("Mac and Linux support coming soon"). Cannot believe I fell for this !!

Also, in the same year, the most funniest thing of them all : Gmail Paper hoax was published across most of the Google sites. The crux of the issue was it was a service offered to allow users of Google's free webmail service to add e-mails to a "Paper Archive," which Google would print (on "96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum") and mail via traditional post. A pictorial representation of how it works !

Oh yea come to think about Google Moon too. This was the Lunar Landing sites with Google taking aim at NASA now to make fun of them coz they have had a very bad few seasons at work. Then there was Google Maps and Google Ride Finder (View taxi or shuttle locations in one of the following cities)

All this happened through the last 6-7 years and how vulnerable we are to complex jargons is all I could think of. But I still think it was a great marketing gimmick and the audacity and funny that a Corporation wants to take a dig at everyone around. A mockery at this point of time just continues to amaze me that Google still has not lost the funny bone ! also, at the same time, Google has ensured that it has a response for everything and anything that is available in the internet. Soon it is going to present itself as a major competition to Microsoft office kits.

It was at the same time around that many more great inventions were made to help make our life more easier.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wikipedia Mash up

I stumbled upon a rather interesting logo definition for Wikipedia. The logo in the site, Wikipedia has rather an earth like image with a character that piques to the alphabet "W". Now this "W" is a representation from several language and this has taken a beating from two languages - Japanese and Sanskrit.

The symbolism is not exactly ideal. Those on the lookout for errors at Wikipedia have flagged a few more — this time, however, they are not examples of vandalism at the user-created site but typographical errors in Wikipedia’s own logo. A globelike jigsaw puzzle with characters from various languages on the pieces. Two of the characters — one in Japanese and one in Devanagari, the script used in Sanskrit and several modern Indian languages — are meaningless because of minor slips.

The founder could easily cool his heels by saying "The nature of Wikipedia is such that because it is written by everyone, there are errors,”. Also, the logo, showing an incomplete jigsaw puzzle, Wikipedia was, “as far as I know, the only website whose logo is a disclaimer (‘This website is a work in progress.’)”

It seemed like they tried to pick characters that were from a wide range of languages (including Klingon in the far upper right) that looked interesting and generally represented a W sound. The Devanagari error was caused by a computer glitch, he said, which swapped the order of two parts of the character; the Japanese error was simply carelessness. Though the errors have been discussed among cognoscenti for more than two years, they have not been fixed, mainly because Friedland says he lost the original computer file and is too busy to start from scratch. “I can’t find the settings I used to make it,” he said. “Three years ago I was unemployed, in my room all day, finishing my degree.”

Now a software developer for a Microsoft subsidiary, Tellme, Friedland said he had moved on and wanted to hand off responsibility. Call that the boss ! Now the portal is making big strides has ironically no captain to take it to the shore !

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Monday, June 25, 2007

FYI - Blood donor club

A fellow blogger, Aditi, had written about an internet site where you can register when you are in dire need for any Blood group and you get some donor responding to you within 30 minutes. That is amazing.

Please do look at this site for more information -Need Blood?

Also, the main site, Indian Blood Donors, and I don't know the veracity of the information on how quick you get the blood and how the blood transmission procedures and environs are. But I am trying to be a good Samaritan in passing the information to some or anyone that may need it.

Thanks for reading it and please do pass on the information to all you might know- may not be a receiver, a prospective donor too can help the cause.

I did my part and registered myself, did you?

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Personal Trait observations

Very interesting observations these courtesy - These may be true or may not be true most times and should not become an object to judge anyone. On a lighter note, it is fun to know this coz this site gave me highest ratings on everything :-]
You Are An ESFJ - The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first. A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change. You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

In love, you value harmony and mutual understanding. You will apologize or give someone the benefit of the doubt, if it means getting over a fight sooner.

At work, you are good at building relationships and connecting with people. You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Organized, dependable, co-operative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Opinionated, critical, and know-it-all

You Are 16% Control Freak

There's no way you're a control freak. You're totally laid back - and able to take life as it comes.
While you definitely have a healthy mental attitude, don't get suckered into letting someone control you.

You Are 90% Sexy

Your Sex Appeal Is: Off the Charts!

Let's face it... you're one of the sexiest people around. And you don't let anyone forget it.
You're crazy hot, and you deliver on what you promise. You are definitely one wild ride.

You Inner Gender is Female
You're sensitive, caring, and willing to connect with anyone who's open to you.
You make friends easily, and you enjoy all sorts of conversations.
You understand most people you meet - better than they understand themselves.
You're totally a woman... or at the very least, your soul is female.

You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around. Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want. You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you. When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back. Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - incorporating the best of both worlds

You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable
At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty
You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it
Your caffeine addiction level: high

You Date Like a Man

According to studies on dating, you date like a man.
You date casually and frequently, getting serious with select people over time.
Physical attraction and chemistry is very important to you.
And if there's nothing more than a physical connection, that's okay with you (at least for a while).
You are definitely looking for love, but you are in no rush to find it.
You figure love will eventually come your way, and you're not going to live like a monk while you're waiting!

You Are 40% Nerdy

You're a little nerdy, but no one would ever call you a nerd.
You sometimes get into nerdy things, but only after they've become a part of mainstream culture.

You Are Very Mature

Even though you may not always feel like it, you're a full fledged adult.
And while everyone should be as mature as you, most people aren't!

You Are A Jealous Ex

You're not quite over your past, and you are hurt that your ex is moving on
You're no longer in love, but you're not done with being pissed
Jealous of any happiness that comes your ex's way, you still can't let go

Your Personality Cluster is Extroverted Thinking

You are:

Organized and logical - a master at puzzles
Competitive in almost any arena of life
Objective when necessary, but passionate about what you truly love
Intolerant of excuses and incompetence

You Are 60% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.

Your Life is Better Than 78% of All People
You really have things pretty good - so stop a minute and appreciate how great your life is.
You likely have a cheery outlook, supportive friends, and plenty to keep you happily busy.
You are usually content - and with good reason. You have a lot to be happy about.
So when things don't go well, remember that you have it better than most people!
Your Sensitivity Score: 39%

In general, you don't let your senses overwhelm you.
You're pretty stoic, and you're good at blocking out what's going on around you.
However, you are still sensitive enough to enjoy all the beautiful things in the world!
You Should Learn Spanish
For you, learning a language is about career advancement and communication.
Knowing Spanish will bring you tons of possiblities for jobs and travel. Bárbaro!
Your Extroversion Profile:

Cheerfulness: Very High
Excitement Seeking: High
Friendliness: High
Sociability: High
Activity Level: Medium
Assertiveness: Low

Your Famous Movie Kiss is from Romeo + Juliet

"Has my heart loved 'till now? Forswear it, sight! For I never saw a true beauty 'till this night."

You Are 38% Addicted to the Internet

Internet? Please. You're definitely not geeky enough to be that addicted.
You have a full life off your computer - and the internet is just a small pastime.
You've Experienced 60% of Life

You have a good deal of life experience, about as much as someone in their late 20s.
You've seen and done enough to be quite wise, but you still have a lot of life to look forward to.
You Are 70% "Average American"

You are average because you support affirmative action.
You are not average since you do support jailing marijuana users.
Your Ex is Dependent

Your ex is dependent on others from almost everything - and has trouble accepting responsibility.
Your ex is not able to be independent and fears being alone.
People with dependent personality disorder feel helpless when a relationship ends and need constant reassurance.
Sound at all familiar?
You Are 84% Gentleman

No doubt about it, you are a total gentleman.
You please the pickiest ladies, and you make everyone in a room feel comfortable.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Interesting, rather Idiotic attempt for a job.

I chanced on a site and as I read an article which started off as a casual read became quite a serious one indeed. Visit this site "how-not-to-get-a-job". The guy has sheer audacity or was off mind to make a bigotry ruthful statement. I don't know where he was coming from. What knocked me off was what he said - "you only hire indians and pakistanis who don’t ask for a good salary. But dude, i am neither indian or paki and i have never worked for less than 2000 usd/month."

But this was a real shake up within my system on how much people hate Indians or rather how much our pride goes ashore before us. The point to note is a dimwit like Amir in the site, knows that Indians work cheap. Now, who would beat that statement. Not to say "Cheap" is the word but the fact is most of the corporations that leave the foreign shore and come to India to have their own shop set up never ever make a statement that they want an office of their own because Indians are hardworking [OR] a sizable population understand and speak English [OR] a good percent of the crowd knows what to do given a situation. Instead they market their moves differently. They say they want to come because it is "Cheap". Now a common person, regardless of being in a developed country or any part of the world, if he keeps hearing and reading the word "Cheap", then without an effort, he is going to mark the brown skinned person working in India is a "Cheap Labor". And to say Chase, Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, BofA yada yada have their own offices here and cheap labor is not the only reason they are here. The market realization in South Asia is like never before and 1001 times ahead of any other country in the world.

If a corporation has to make a mark to survive, it HAS to have an operation in India. or maybe near shore. Period. End of story. That is the only sane move. But to flag the move by classifying people around as "Cheap" turns me off so much. The country cannot be blamed for that. The varying USD to Indian Rupee or UK PS to Indian Rupee or Euro to Indian Rupee is the reason for their move. And the motive should not be messed up with the labor arbitrage or the cost involved for that.

Now, the damage is already done and the classification goes beyond shores now. The writings are bold and carved wonderfully that people are going to continue to vent their feelings and thoughts by calling Indians - Cheap. Perhaps couple of generations later things might change for good. Who knows? But for records, I hate being called a Cheap Laborer any day.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Differing Thoughts.

I was reading, The Economist - At a glance post, and they put up an usual graph as they do always, but this time around, the stats sorta caught my eyes. It goes about something like "Differing Thoughts", which mainly is pertinent to the Muslim community on how they feel. The stats was based on the developed countries, mostly the Europe and North American belt. No Asia. That is besides the point.

OF FIVE Western countries polled by the Pew Research Centre, Muslims in Britain were the most likely to identify themselves by religion rather than nationality. A massive 81% considered themselves Muslim first. This was higher than in Spain or America, two other countries in which terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists have been carried out. Indeed, in America, only 47% of Muslims thought of themselves in this way, marginally more than in France. Perhaps a shared background of revolution, a written constitution and promotion of national values explains the similarities between responses in France and America: 62% of Muslims in both countries thought life was better for women there than in Muslim countries. By contrast, a mere 46% of Spanish Muslims agreed.

If they had brought in India into the equation, I wonder how many of those Muslims would have thought of themselves as Indians first as compared to Muslim would have been an interesting find. I, for one, think most of the Muslims in India blatantly support the Muslim world rather than the place where they are surviving. I am not saying all are like this. The fact is the percentage of people who feel they are Indians first would be extremely less. I don't have to remind anyone about Kargil War. I was in Hyderabad then. And the fantastic thing that happened there in this Muslim community was that they living in India, were forming "human chain" voicing concerns for their "brothers" in Pakistan. I was like what is this community made of? They live in India, enjoy the riches and yet fall out when it comes to supporting them. If this was one, they want a Muslim Bank now which gives no zero percent interest to Muslims and keep in mind, the Muslims alone can transact in this bank. The RBI thrashed out this suggestion. And it was this community who said they will not respect the National Anthem no more coz there is no mention of their community. I was like .. Hello.. you had no place to go when you had you backs slapped. So shut up and be grateful that you are able to live in a place which is extremely calm to what your community has been doing to all countries around. And, if this was not enough, the make a big deal about Knighting Rushdie ! Reason, he wrote 'Santanic Verses'.

Anyway, the longer I talk, the more dirty facts I would put up on the blog which is not what I want. The point being how much people put nationality below the regional feeling. It is a shame come to think of it.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

My Personal Day of Death is...

Well then a random site has made a prediction and when it comes to the last day till when I would be alive. Strange eh? Check this out - the site called Death Clock is somehow quite sure that my personal day of death is Saturday, March 28, 2071 !

Wow! that is longer than I thought. Anyway I will take it ... 2071 is quite far. Man, what do I do living that long. Hmm... In that high note for all the girls around to take note of that number, I sign off.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Interesting saying....

"Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse, eat without thinking, sleep like a baby and go for a walk only in really pleasant company", Einstein said this very long ago. And that is how things are even now after so many years too. We need to have a good company to either pour our feelings or even to just talk to. What makes a good company and how do we know that? Is it someone who listens to us that makes that person the "pleasant company"? I, personally, think that is the way to go. Being a friday, choose a good company to chill out.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Another advertisement gimmick or truth !!

I read this article about a Black Google, which saves up power consumption blah blah. Not sure if it is true. But I as a user had a few problems accessing the site primarily because the site is all black and I cannot see the contents right.
Black Google is best explained in that site and I wonder if it would ever reach the mass or is it yet another marketing sham. I don't know. Let's see how people react to this "new" invention.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Google scanner !

I really wonder what it means being the owner of Google. One thing it strikes everyone at awe when it comes to their innovation and the other thing people or corporation bent on testing the stress levels by pushing and pulling the image for whatever reason. I think great corporations are those that are able to stand the ground regardless to the pressure. Come to think about Microsoft for a few moments, you would realise how much better off they were then. Now every tom dick and harry want to have a swipe at them and see if they stand the criticism. I remember one of the most sorted after person in the Europe who perpetrated against Microsoft in terms exposing the vulnerabilities was found out and recruited by Microsoft! Perhaps one way of knowing the enemy well would mean good for the corporations growth !!

Now without digressing, and leaving some space to talk about Microsoft glories later some other day, Google's positives were that of bringing innovation. Now that does not mean bringing in new softwares support products alone. It also means how much you make Google a self sufficient system that would make the User to look within the system for any details. I still remember the days when Yahoo and Hotmail were vying with each other in terms of amassing the user population with trifle new operations and yada yada. Google was the no one anywhere types then. It came in with a bang and gave an option of 2 gigs of server space which blew the imagination off the competitors and the users. That is some innovation and as always it comes with a price. There are so many products that Google has managed to create - organic and non organic ways. You Tube acquisition cannot go untold and Orkut - a networking community cannot go unmentioned either.

Off all the positives, there have been a few flip side, funny events too when it comes to Google. The infamous one of them all is the Google Bombs. These are something that the user community did for their political aggrandizement. For instance, when Kerry and Bush were steep contenders for the presidential elections, Google bombs like "Miserable Failure" and "Waffles" in Google search were attributed and linked to Bush's and Kerry's official websites ! That was the first time the Google was on the defense to find means and stop the Google bombs. Quite an interesting set of bloggers joined and formed the Google Bomber's site. Also, just for you insatiable interest to know if there are any more Google Bombs left click on the link Google Bombs.

If this was one story line on political defamation, Google attack seems to be a pleasure indeed. The rate at which people keep trying to catch Google pants down is mind blowing. For instance look at this. I got a mail forward one day about a folly on Google Maps particularly UK. Really funny to see a mistake like this that too when it is meant to show the direction. I spun my head and laughed like nuts.

If this was not enough, my fellow Blogger, Kartic, seems to have truly caught Google naked and seems to be slapping the naked butt hard ! He had coincidentally written about a Google Folly, pretty much when I wrote this ! Call it coincidence or was it an event with intention ! I don't know. This time around the butt of ridicule is the technology used in Orkut. Again I don't blame him. He is from Japan and people in Japan,I am told, can be hearless and merciless when see a mistake like this. But hey, it was another fun point.

But whatever, said and done. It is always fun to make a discovery like this and circulate it around to those that still have a funny bone in them. However, to do this mockery on a technology or for that matter anything as great thing to human community such as Google, as a full time event is not an appropriate thing I feel. Said and done, they are trying .. I think.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Why me !

Ever wonder what it is like when the people you had 'hidden passion' on is no longer single but you are? Damn the feeling ! Worst is'nt it. Yea that happened today. My friend in another department of specialization came to learn I was in India and traced my number out and this person I spoke to was a good 6 years back when I was in College * Blush *.

The moment the name was said I am pretty sure it would have been a mutual reaction but we did not speak for long time. Then silence and struggle for words and breath. So questions on what was conquered and achieved all along and a few other mundane questions to follow it. Then the news,"Hey Vik, know something I got married and it is a year now". BURST ! Sob sob. Then we hang up the phone. Question is why me? And as this happens, the clock cries out and I wake up sweating and panting. AH! The dream... Damn you.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A few photo gimmicks.

The original

What an alien thinks I am!

Courtesy : Dumpr

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Friday, June 01, 2007

What are great men made of?

Ever wonder who great men are? Well start from fictional characters viz a viz Spidey, Superman, Batman yada yada were never claimed to be "great" men. They were rescuing and saving the men in distress alright but still men did not classify these fictional characters great. Now lets shift focus to sports person for instance, we don't call them all great either. We call them amazing or awesome people mainly because of the talent and media attention. And many more people in several fields of excellence ain't so easily called "great". So who are these great men then? When can a person be called a great person rather who calls the shots in naming a mortal great?

To answer that question, great men are you and me. No it ain't a joke. Great men are us all and when we know how to respect human beings and when we don't let the success start ruling us. It might sound a bit vague and for starters a bit of a sarcastic joke. Fact is we can all be great men if we keep all our feet really stuck hard in the ground and yet savor the condition of being an achiever.

I will give a live instance of two set of people that would sum up the content I am trying to advocate. I chanced upon a Senior Manager Sekar who works for Merrill Lynch. What a guy? He has worked almost every other part of the world. Extremely result oriented and fantastic person. I think these guys have nothing to prove anymore to anyone, given their experience with success. Imagine a condition when you are the only one Indian in the entire American operation who holds a senior management position. Fantastic. The reason why a senior manager position is sorta an apple to the eye primarily when abroad is because unlike in Developing environment, for example India, you don't get to move on to a higher position in short frame like 2 years or meeting a budget of 10-15 million! This gentleman has about 30 years of experience and when you meet him for the first time you could see the nice warm smile that does take a common by surprise. The gentlemen has a ear for what you say and never tries to ridicule the achievement that you claim is your success. This is one type of a person. Now to another one and I would not name the person for obvious reason. The guy has about 12 years of experience works in a service industry and nothing significant about him indeed primarily because he treats people with scant respect. I remember a day about 4 years ago , when we were executing a very difficult project, a guy about 6 years experience answered his question with a degree of skepticism and the guy goes ballistic. In front of everyone. Unparliamentary words. Fresh associates out of colleges stood watching the verbal abuse and I just don't want to imagine and think about the guy who got a good bit of his mind. Now he holds the position and has the money to back it. But I don't think he is quite respected at heart by his peers. Heck ! I don't think he even cares about it.

You can now know where I am coming to.

I think with greater position comes greater responsibility and one of the most important thing being the people management and knowing where you were from. The great minds in several fields of accomplishment are not the ones who had no control on their actions. Rather it is the set of people who primarily knew what "Human Beings" around them were. The people who know how to respect fellow human beings are definitely are on the path of not only success but also are on the threshold of becoming great men. This according to me is the only thing that we have to do should we have to be successful in life in true sense. We all have had moments for being sarcastic when it comes to admonishing fellow humans. Atleast I did many years back. I accept it I was brash but heck who has not done that. Now is the time we shake the qualities out of us and become sane at heart. That is the only small step that would differentiate a successful person from a great and successful person. Who you want to be your prerogative. Hey, it is a free world indeed :-)

Until then.

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