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Every Day is A New Day

New day.. New office location.. New Seat.. So many new things happened to me before this new year comes. Newness always brings enthusiasm and excitement. Hope this New Year also comes with hand full of surprises as Every Day is a New Day indeed..!!!

12 Most Famous Love Stories of All Time

When: 31 BC Where: Rome and Egypt What’s So Special about Their Love: These two had a love so strong, war was waged against them to break them up. When Mark Antony left his wife, Octavia, for the mesmerizing Cleopatra, Octavia’s brother Octavian brought the army of Rome to destroy them. These two lovers were so entranced with each other that they committed suicide rather than be apart- the ultimate Romeo and Juliet true love story.

Mahatma`s Teachings

I like both the movies MunnaBhai MBBS and Lage Raho MunnaBhai. I dont know about the Gandhi`s political decisions but I believe in his teachings to the nation.

Universal Truth about Boys............lolz!!

Now i truly admit, Google is very very very smart......

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Tips of Warren Buffet's to Get Rich

Warren Buffet is the richest man in the world, with an estimated wealth of $62 billion. He is eminently regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world and is called a ‘Legendary Investor’.

When he began buying stocks in Berkshire Hathaway in 1962, one share cost him around $7.50 dollar. But today the entire scenario is changed and at 81, Buffet is Berkshire’s Chairman and CEO and one share of the company’s class ‘A’ stock worth is close to $119,000. He credits his amazing success to several key strategies. Here are some of Buffett's money-making secrets and tips for you to get rich -

1. Reinvest Your Profits

When you first make profit in the stock market, you may be tempted to spend more in order to gain more. But he says, “Don't.” Instead, he suggests reinvesting the profits. Buffett learnt this lesson much early. In his high school, he and a mate bought a pinball machine to pun in a barbershop. With the money they earned, they bought more machines. When the friends sold the scheme, Buffett used the proceeds to buy stocks so that he could start another small business with the profit. By 26, he'd accumulated $174,000. Even a small sum can turn into great wealth, if it is wisely invested

2. Be Willing To Be Different

Don't let your decisions be based entirely upon what everyone says or does. When Buffett began handling money in 1956 with $100,000, he started with a handful of investors. Back then he was dubbed an oddball. He worked in Omaha, not Wall Street, and he refused to inform his parents where he was investing their money. People foresaw it as a failure but after 14 years, when he closed his partnership; it was worth more than $100 million. Instead of following the crowd, he went out of the box and looked for underrated investments and ended up vastly beating the market average every single year. To Buffett, what everybody is doing is doing is the average. He says ‘to be above average, you need to measure yourself’ which he calls as ‘Inner Scorecard’, that is ‘judging yourself by your own standards and not the world's.’

3. Never Suck Your Thumb

When you need to make money investing or money making decision, gather all information regarding it in advance and solicit a friend or relative to make sure that you stick to your self decided deadline. Buffett prides himself on swiftly making up his mind, taking a decision and executing it. He calls any unnecessary sitting and thinking as “thumb sucking.” Whenever people offered him a business or an investment, he on spot answer was always, “I won't talk unless they bring me a price.”

4. Spell Out the Deal Before You Start

Your bargaining power is always at its greatest before you begin a job. This is a time when you have something good to offer to the other party. Buffett learnt this lesson the hard way as a kid, when his grandfather Ernest hired him to dig out the family grocery store after a blizzard. The boys spent five hours scooping until he could barely straighten his frozen hands. Afterward, his grandfather gave him less than 90 cents. Warren Buffett was shocked to see that he performed such backbreaking work only to earn pennies per hour. Always nail down the particulars of a deal in advance even the deal is with your friends and relatives.

5. Watch Small Expenses

Warren Buffett invests in businesses which are run by managers who are obsessed even over the tiniest of cost. He once acquired a company whose owner counted the sheets in rolls of 500-sheet toilet paper to see if he was being cheated and Buffet really appreciated this. He also admired a friend who painted only the road facing side of his office building. Exercising alertness over every expense can make your profits and your paycheck.

6. Limit What You Borrow

Living mostly on credit cards and loans will not make you rich. Buffett has never borrowed a noteworthy amount, not even to invest or mortgage. He has gotten a number of heart rendering letters from people who thought their borrowing was manageable but became overwhelmed by debt. His advice: “Negotiate with creditors to pay what you can. Then, when you're debt-free, work on saving some money that you can use to invest,” as quoted on his official website.

7. Be Persistent

With obstinacy and resourcefulness, you can even win against a well established competitor. In 1983, Warren Buffett acquired the Nebraska Furniture Mart as he liked the way its founder, Rose Blumkin, did business. She was a Russian immigrant, who built the mart from a pawnshop into the largest furniture store in North America. Her strategy was to undersell the rich ones and she was a merciless delegate who was very good in negotiation. To Warren Buffett, Rose personified the unwavering courage that makes a winner out of an underdog.

8. Know When to Quit

Once, when Warren Buffett was in his teens, went to the racetrack. He gambled on a race and lost. To get back with his funds, he bet on another race. He lost again which actually left him with nothing. He felt sick and wasted nearly a week's earnings. But Buffett learnt from this and never repeated any such mistakes. He says, “Know when to walk away from a loss, and don't let anxiety fool you into trying again.”

9. Assess the Risk

In 1995, an employer of Warren Buffett's son, Howie, was accused by the FBI for price-fixing. Warren Buffett advised Howie to imagine the worst and best case scenarios if he stayed with his company. His son quickly realized the risks of staying in the company anymore and he quit the very next day. Hew says asking yourself “and then what?” can help you much more and will let you see all the possible consequences when you're struggling hard to make a decision.

10. Know What Success Really Means

Despite his wealth, Warren Buffett does not measure success as per the number of dollars. In 2006, he vowed to give almost of his fortune to charities, primarily to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He’s adamant about not funding monuments to himself. He doesn’t want any Warren Buffett buildings or halls. He says, “I know people who have a lot of money and they get testimonial dinners and hospital wings named after them. But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them. When you get to my age, you'll measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. That's the ultimate test of how you've lived your life,” as quoted in his official website.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just avoid this with your Boss

Bosses usually have a strong sense of recall (if your boss is the forgetful kind, then yoo-hoo! for you), so you better watch out what you say to them.
What you say today could land you in trouble in future if you’re not careful with your words. There is a reason they’re the boss and you are well, you. There are things better left unsaid. Like they say, if you don’t have anything positive or productive to say to your boss then shut up and eat your fries! (Or something like that).
For those of you who lack tact, we’ve compiled a list of what not to say to your boss. (We asked bosses, of course.)
1. “Do I really have to get this finished today?”
Yeah Sherlock, you do. D’uh. You’re being paid to get it finished, aren’t you? Or were you sucked in by some sort of a tornado of misinformation – one that made you believe that it’s the water cooler conversation that’s getting you the top reviews? Apart from managing their own life, your boss has the added responsibility to manage you and other members in your team – don’t add to their burden by being noncommittal. Do your job before you log off. Hey, that rhymes. Sweet. Now get back to work.
2. “Give me a better desk now or I quit!”
And I wanna sing along the streets of Venice. How do you expect ultimatums to work out with someone higher up in the power structure? Throwing tantrums never helped anyone; even a 4-year-old will vouch for that (after they’ve grown up). Take the mature road and understand that an open dialog always works.
3. “Umm… isn’t it my turn for a promotion yet?”
Oh hell yeah! Why not just go for gold and become the CEO instead? Why bother vying that VP or SVP position? You’re obviously flowing with the self-entitlement needed to embarrass yourself. Well, here’s the thing, those guys probably worked their tails off, took risks, and braved many obstacles instead of sitting in a corner and sulking about their ill fate. If you want to be taken seriously at work and not treated like a 9-year-old, quit whining and get productive.
4. “That’s not my problem.”
Ahem, but your boss says it is. So, you don’t have much choice now, do you? The responsibility to rectify the problem fell into your lap. Stop wasting precious time throwing silly questions around and take the opportunity to be a part of the solution. Your boss wouldn’t have approached you if you weren’t capable of handling it. So, buckle up and get it done.
5. “Just tell me what to do and I’ll do it.”
Playing a damsel in distress will gain you no sympathy from your boss. You have been selected for your position for a reason, you know. If the boss has to instruct and direct every assignment then the boss may as well do the job. Based on intensive third-party research and in-house surveys (which we also like to call ‘common sense’) — being proactive and far-sighted hasn’t killed anyone yet.
6. “That’s the best I can do!”
If everyone is just to keep repeatedly mouthing these words, why don’t we all throw our hands up in the air, buy tickets to Tahiti and forget about even trying to do great work? Instead of taking the defeatist way, how about you look at your work and see how you can improve it — make it better in whichever way you can? Adopt the problem-solver approach, become a valuable asset to your company and maybe you’ll actually start enjoying the challenges that you’re currently bogged down by.
7. “Why can’t you have XYZ get this done instead?”
And while they are at it, can they can start on my other unfinished assignments too please? Well, go ahead and take the week off, or maybe a month, why even better, just stop showing up for work altogether! XYZ can take care of everything, thank you. Nobody likes themselves a lazy employee who can’t even run to the cafeteria to get their own chocolate donut. If your current work doesn’t motivate you, do everyone a big favor — find out what you enjoy doing, drop what you’re doing, and get started with the former instead. Not too hard now, is that?
8. “It’s 6 PM and I am leaving.”
Only sitting ducks count hours. Unless you’re Paris Hilton’s third cousin’s cocktail friend — the social life can wait. The idiot box and your fluffy couch won’t be going anywhere anytime soon either. Every organization faces a crunch situation from time to time, the leadership expects all hands on deck during such times. If you’re going to be a little, riddled-with-homework-kid about it — well, buy a cotton candy and go home really. Nothing much to be done here.
9. “That’s what she said!”
Innuendos are a strict no-no at work. Just because it sent you running on a laughathon when Steve Carell and team said it in The Office doesn’t mean it’s okay to replicate it at your workplace. You may not only get a cold stare from your boss, but you will also be at risk of being sent to a ‘well wisher’. Nobody fancies themselves a branded ‘office perv’ (at least most normal people certainly don’t). So hold your tongue in front of your boss (not literally though — that would be just weird as hell) and leave the off-color jokes for your obnoxious drink buddies.

Monday, February 13, 2012

There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions

Questions are:

1.  Can you do the job?
2.  Will you love the job?
3.  Can we tolerate working with you?

That’s it.  Those three.  Think back, every question you’ve ever posed to others or had asked of you in a job interview is a subset of a deeper in-depth follow-up to one of these three key questions.  Each question potentially may be asked using different words, but every question, however it is phrased, is just a variation on one of these topics: Strengths, Motivation, and Fit.
         Can You Do the Job? – Strengths
You can’t tell by looking at a piece of paper what some of the strengths and weaknesses really are…We ask for specific examples of not only what’s been successful but what they’ve done that hasn’t gone well or a task they they’ve, quite frankly, failed at and how they learned from that experience and what they’d do different in a new scenario.
Not only is it important to look at the technical skill set they have…but also the strengths on what I call the EQ side of the equation in terms of getting along and dealing or interacting with people.
Will You Love the Job? -Motivation

Younger employees do not wish to get paid merely for working hard—just the reverse: they will work hard because they enjoy their environment and the challenges associated with their work…. Executives who embrace this new management style are attracting and retaining better employees.

Can We Tolerate Working With You? – Fit

40 percent of senior executives leave organizations or are fired or pushed out within 18 months. It’s not because they’re dumb; it’s because a lot of times culturally they may not fit in with the organization or it’s not clearly articulated to them as they joined.

Preparing for Interviews

If you’re the one doing the interviewing, get clear on what strengths, motivational and fit insights you’re looking for before you go into your interviews.
If you’re the one being interviewed, prepare by thinking through examples that illustrate your strengths, what motivates you about the organization and role you’re interviewing for, and the fit between your own preferences and the organization’s Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, and Environment (BRAVE).  But remember that interviews are exercises in solution selling.  They are not about you.
Think of the interview process as a chance for you to show your ability to solve the organization and interviewer’s problem. That’s why you need to highlight strengths in the areas most important to the interviewers, talk about how you would be motivated by the role’s challenges, and discuss why you would be a BRAVE fit with the organization’s culture.