May 13, 2009

Read the post for the title

I should author a book on managing uncertainties. It’ll be titled “What you should know when you don’t know!” (Copyright & all those rights applicable!!)

Ok, why do I say this? It’s coz last 2 years of my life...I’ve plunged head first into so many things about which I had no clue about. City will you handle the new city? No idea. Role will you handle that? No idea. Another role change in 6 months...again, no idea. In year from then...get into the leadership program...with no idea...get into another role in 3 months from then with no idea...and again consider yet another role got it right...NO IDEA!

Now, No Idea here does not mean I don’t know what I’m getting into. It means...I dunno how I’ll handle it. The point also is...I’m so open to change that it surprises me. I have no apprehensions dealing with new people, new situations. I just get into it, do my stuff and move on. Is it coz I don’t know what I want? Indeed, what do I want? No Idea.

Do I need to know? Mebbe. Mebbe not. How does it help? It helps you to stay focused. But a person like me who gets bored easily and is restless doing the same thing after a while, may be it’s not that bad a thing.

So, back to the book....What you should know when you don’t know? NO IDEA!!!


May 05, 2009

..Soooo arbit

An amusing discussion between a colleague and me.

C : (..Continuing from a ongoing conversation) we just need to buff it up a little..

Z : (interrupting)....need to ‘what’ a little?

C : Buff? my comp engg days, we used to call it buffing up things...

Z : (nodding my head)...oh are a computer engineer??

C : (shrugs) umm...yeah...but then MBA ruined everything!

Z : (raises eyebrows) are an MBA??

C : (nods head in a weird way)...well, yeah...but you know, 5 years of corporate life wiped it all out...

Z: (eyebrows still raised)’ve worked 5 years??

C: (smiles)...yeah...but still feels like my first job!!

Z: (nods head with a know all expression) you are basically as good as a 12th pass doing his first job!

C: (Stunned)...err...what???

Z : Hehehehehehe