Saturday, January 16, 2010

Intuition & Instinct - Questioning the obvious !!

One common trait that is across human civilization is the herd mentality.

Earlier it was the barrage of cold calls selling un-secured loans, now its the donation related tele-calling. Yesterday I received 3 of them, and I feel it would increase in the coming days. Just wait it will come to you too.

Somebody has to start and the whole industry tows the line.

ICICI Bank started giving free credit cards, the whole industry followed blindly fearing losing of market share. We know for ourselves where the credit card industry is today - on the brink of closure. If you were wondering why suddenly you have stopped getting calls selling credit card, now you know. Today you cant get a credit card even if you call and request them. Such a great product satisfying such a basic human need. But....

I remember my first day at MICA when we were asked to introduce ourselves. The first person started with name, hometown and education, the next 10 guys did the same till our professor stopped us to give our first lesson - don't be 'another brick in the wall'.

Yes it is risky, time consuming and difficult to think differently. Its even more difficult to substantiate something which is out of the ordinary. How can you substantiate gut feel, intuition and instinct?

The point is even if we take one intuitive, instinctive decision every month, it would make a huge difference. It would either towards a new initiative or towards negating some obvious decisions that we end up taking to be safe.

Guys lets be compulsive rebel. Lets be creative. Lets add value.

Lets think instinct, not too much.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Condolences to 2009 !!

Condolences for passing of the 2009. Today is 1st January 2010. It is the addition of a number in the 10th place, not just in the unit's place.

The whole year has passed away.

Today I am drinking to remember 2009, to remember all the fun things that happened... and those that didn't happen.

Who knows and who cares of what 2010 would bring.. fact is that past is dead. That's the melancholy. That's the celebration to bring back the dead.

For a second chance.

So many resolutions gone to dust faster than the bones of the next door skeleton in the grave.

So many promises unfulfilled haunting me like the scary ghosts of the stories when we were kids.

So many job lists and plans gone awry for the lack of sincere follow up and action... I must have made more job lists than the jobs in those lists in various formats stored in various places like the mobiles and laptops that I have used in the span of the year 2009.

May be its alcohol induced but I feel like crooning...Why did you go away leaving me in such a dilemma with no strength to deal in the future? Why did you leave me with so many plans unfinished? Why did you leave me with so many plans yet to be executed?

Happy New Year is such a premonition! It will put Bejan Daruwala to shame!

Its just the beginning, the first day.

Though I wish you all a very happy new year being a nice man that I am, yet its ultimately that what you make of it.

I wont let it go away like I did let go of 2009.

And I feel happy.