Friday, June 30, 2006

Gain V/S Profit

I always understood that both these terms - Gain and Profit - mean the same. Infact to be honest, I have never thought if there is any difference between these two terms. But today have got a new perspective.

Reading my daily dose of news, I came across this interview of actor Kay Kay Menon.Here is what he said

"I believe in gain, not in profit
Profit is related to monetary and material growth. Gain is in kind, it’s beyond money. The film has helped me gain extra sensitivity and understanding. I am happy about looking good in the film too!"

Though here Kay Kay is talking with respect to his upcoming release – Corporate, I have come to understand the real difference between gain and profit.

It’s difficult to explain in detail but it’s very much like the difference between price and value. That’s the reason why we always "gain new skills and knowledge" and not "profit skills and knowledge !!!!!!!!!!!!!" And now I understand the deeper meaning in the old adage “No Pain, No Gain”.

Truly, we should look after maximum gain rather than maximum profit in all our dealings.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Managing is Playing Chess, not Checkers

Found the following piece on the net on managing people.

Managing is Chess, not Checkers
by Marcus Buckingham

“The best managers share one talent the ability to find, and then capitalize upon, their employees’ unique traits. ‘The guiding principle is, ‘How can I take this person’s talent and turn it into performance?’ That’s the only way success is possible.’ And yet not everyone has that knack, Buckingham said. If he has learned anything from his years spent interviewing the best minds of the business world, it is this: Truly great managers, and truly inspiring business leaders, are rarer than many think...How to tell a good manager from a bad manager? According to Buckingham, it’s simple: Bad managers play checkers. Good managers play chess. The good manager knows that not all employees work the same way. They know if they are to achieve success, they must put their employees in a position where they will be able to use their strengths. ‘Great managers know they don’t have 10 salespeople working for them. They know they have 10 individuals working for them…A great manager is brilliant at spotting the unique differences that separate each person and then capitalizing on them.’”

Here's to the Crazy Ones ..................

This one's truly revolutionizing and moving.

(From Apple Computer - courtesy - Jolvin Rodrigues)

Monday, June 26, 2006

Krissh Review

I am a big fan of Hritik and eagerly wait for his movies especially after the kind of work he's done in Lakshya.So how did i find the movie? Does it live up to expectations? Well the answer is two fold.

Firstly, Hritik is just amazing, be it his histrionics or his screen presence or his perfectly sculpted body. Hritik dons the role of a super hero and makes you believe that he truly is one. The perfect display of emotions and the restrained mode of acting which is essential when you would be playing a super hero.

Now about the film - really appreciate the efforts and guts of Rakesh Roshan on attempting to make a super hero movie which is still an area dominated by the Hollywood.

Let me first talk about the good things. The movie quiet gels with its prequel - "Koi Mil Gaya”, which I thought would be difficult to achieve. The SFX are also above the pathetic standards set by Indian film industry (barring the climax which I thought was inspired, for a change, not from a Hollywood movie but a Rajnikant starrer.)

Now about the minuses - Rakesh Roshan tries to make a futuristic film but sticks to the old treatment method. You can’t move in to the future carrying your past.

Also there are some really glaring bloopers which should have been taken care of.Hritik's age is supposed to be 19-20 yrs old which is really not believable. Secondly, there is this future-telling computer which is constructed by Krissh's father (Rohit - the main lead in Koi Mil Gaya") and which can be unlocked by a password consisting of his heartbeats and eye retina. On knowing the cruel intentions of Dr.Arya (Nasseruddin Shah), he destroys the machine. Now, Dr.Arya has to again build the machine from scratch referring to the technical notes of Rohit. Dr.Arya puts Rohit in an eJail (some stupid electronic-laser- machine kind of jail) and keeps him alive just because his eyes and heartbeats are the key to the machine. Now I fail to understand that when you make a new machine, how can the passwords be same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Indian Filmmakers get confused between fantasy and fiction. They make fantasy in the name of fiction. I must say that fiction is more difficult than a factual representation. Cause fact is a fact no matter whosoever disagrees but to make fiction believable you need to have strong convincing story. To make fiction believable is the most difficult part of any fiction/sci-fi movie.

The move is positive and the first few steps in this direction will have its teething problems but am sure, Indian filmmakers will make excellent sci-fi movies in near future.

As of now, Hritik makes Krissh work.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Got this email...thgt to share it.

Work to be done
As long as there is work that must be done in this world, there is opportunity. And there is always much work to be done.

As long as there are problems to be solved, there is a clear and accessible pathway to success. And there are always problems to be solved.

As long as there are challenges to be overcome, there is a way for you to create whatever things of value you envision for your life and your world. And there are always challenges to be overcome.

When it seems that there is no end to the work that must be done, stop and consider just what that means. It means that the future can be very bright indeed.

For when there is much work to be done, there is much to be gained by doing it. Wherever there is work to be done, there is buried treasure waiting to be unearthed.

Be the person who rushes quickly in the direction of the work that is to be done. And you'll be the person who tastes life's treasures in abundance.

-- Ralph Marston

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Coffee or Cups???????????????

Got this mail piece from an impressive uncle of mine...worth reading and giving it a thought.


A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot ofcoffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said:"If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and areeyeing each other's cups."

"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."
So friends, don't let the cups drive you...enjoy the COFFEE instead.

Y Google Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This one is too good !!! (got a mail)

Reason Google is the best search engine.

Its not only fast, its accurate and shows only truth.

1.Open Google Site [ ]
2.Type 'Failure'
3.See what is the Very First Match !

I know you are rolling with laughter.


Monday, June 12, 2006


Want to let ull know about this interesting site which I have been using for almost a year.

its known as FutureMe...URL

The function of this site is quite simple. It lets you write emails into the Future!!!!!!!

Amazed!!!!!! Let me explain. You need to create an account with an email id. Then just write an email to a future date and it will be delivered to your email id on that future date.

Best to write your one year goals and then actually see how much have you achieved.

One more way I use this service is write a mail when I am too anxious/worried about a particular thing. It kinda relaxes you and infact when you get the mail after months/year(s), you will be amazed at the kind of worry you had for such a trivial thing.

Worth trying...take my word for it!!!!!!!!!!!

futuristic ;)