Dramatic begets drastic, drastic induces madness, madness guarantees catastrophe! When you have a mix of madness, multiple communication platforms, low-cost technology easily accessible and mass usage, it makes for a heady cocktail or shall we say, a recipe for disaster.
Hyper communication has changed the way we live and poses a threat to our future. Elections get decided on mass consensus, leaders are chosen on custom tailored messaging to appease masses and they, in turn, are influenced by the communication they see, read and hear on social platforms which being engineered by a few minds behind a computer.
Will an algorithm now decide the future of peoplekind?
Shock sells, sanity rolls its eyes over,yawns. Normal is boring. In recent social media backlash, outrage over News Channels’s shocking and insensitive coverage, I wonder if we will ever watch a regular story? Will we ever have a contest which does not use the word explosive, dhamaka, or describe any superlative performance with killer instinct,extreme, insane, and similar examples?
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So the next time you doubt yourself to become great, remember to count the number of times you said, “its impossible” before getting to that point of a roadblock. As the world jumps into making resolutions, zoom out a bit, fix the mind, clear the temptation to slip into a negative mindset and then step out to become great!
Double duty? Stepping in for someone else? Standing by? Just doing your job ,quietly? No fist thumping, high-fives across the corridors, no loud guffaws, no sharp look designer shoes and boutique suits?
Capitalism and fairness are strange bedfellows. You can never balance the two, mostly it is a one sided contest. Being in the center is often not possible so either you are the victor or the victim. The recent Tech Mahindra episode had the entire corporate community divided in what needs to be done vs how it has to be done.
Dealing with Climate Change is quite like parenting a child. you don’t know how they will turn out, but its not worth the risk to leave them unattended. Because there are few things in life, that you do not just for yourself, your future, but also for others and their future. Like it or not, we are all tied to the same planet.
Its not often you get a chance to be viewed a million times, liked five thousand times and commented about four hundred times. And for me it was a first. But as I sifted through the content , I came across a few common observations – the top one being, if you can’t offer a job, then they are not interested to connect further !
Imagine Megatron calling Sam to change his landing gear when Decepticons are breathing fire. Guess what happens? A Transformer breakdown! Performing while transforming is not everyone’s screwdriver. So what does it take?
What does one do when your idea of democracy conflicts my idea of democracy? Who should prevail. And Why? In the years gone by the world has seen so much conflict basis on multiple belief systems. Most leaders are doing crisis management rather than updating the laws of the land.
Gangs of Management or Band of Brothers , great minds think alike or fools seldom differ? What is the right mix you should have at the top management level in your organization? Being skewed at any one style-set could fluctuate the fortunes of the company. Think of the recent Tata /Cyrus expose and you will know this is more deep rooted than you can imagine.
Good money, bad money, white money, black money, blood money,terror money, dowry money, legal money, aid money, donation money, honey’s money, lost money, found money, fake money and now demonetized money! They say the more you have it, the lesser you sleep, but the lesser you have , the more you long for it
Some sections of the media, paid media, working for corrupt politicians, some pseudo intellectuals endorsing cuckoo politicians, black money hoarders, form a heady mix and give rise to a huge confusion to the common man or woman.
The irrationality of a full scale war has been the best detrrent. So now that we are used to terror attacks, we are getting great at condemning these attacks…by doing nothing. We are getting super tolerant. Super resistant.That we have prevented a full scale war.
Even if you searched Google for successful introverts – the top search results had words like insanely, wildly,crazily successful introverts! Take a look at the advertisements around us and you will notice words like “Mean-Machine”, “Killer-shot” , or in sports “that went like a tracer bullet”, or in food “that’s like gunpowder hot” or even birthdays “Have-a-blast” , defining excellence in ability,taste or even celebration.
Wait a minute. Didn’t we define terrorists by those superlatives?
Just like Sachin is to Cricket, Cricket is to other sports in the country. Everyone focuses only or mostly on Cricket , and once in 4 years when Olympics come along, the nation wakes up to lesser mortals and their stories of struggles and survivals.
The various systems in the world live or die with their herds. They form an integral part of the ecosystem. Yet, the herd mentality is looked down upon without realizing the power of it all.The constant combustion, compression, expansion and pressure will create a new nerd to lead the herds!
There will more than 200 countries participating in the upcoming Rio Olympics for various sporting activities. Now imagine 200 countries vie for gold ,competing for economic development. Would it trigger a global economic development?
Stretching is the order of the day, and best is passé. People keep stretching more and more until their competence starts to become incompetence. Its like pushing the boundaries so much that you fall off the edge, knowing that the world is flat, but if it is round, then you go back to where you started.
What is your perception of Garfield ? The smug cat. The cat with attitude. Right? But what if there was another side to it? Would you even consider that as an option ? Think of those people around you and how you perceive them without really knowing their other side.
Keep n Reap or Hire n Fire ? In this age of instant gratification and quick results the fate of many organizations gets decided by the processes they have in place and the people behind them. So what happens if the wrong hire answered all the right questions ? What if a right hiring questions got the wrong hire?