Tuesday, 15 April 2014

                         Stay Hungry Stay Foolish ..!


( I too. Please be forewarned that this not the reproduction of a “page” from an Autobiography of CEO of Face Book or Steve Jobs or any body who stays in or near by the Silicon Valley or our own Noida galli or Hi Tech guda)

Well I expect that the following lines should be made as part of the English Text books in all classes irrespective of CBSE or ICSE or State syllabus. (And pay me the royalties) 
 
In this module, once you completed the reading - you become a true master of idea creation process by learning how to: 
  1. Forget your compelling intellectual capability
  2. Ensure that you forget that you are from / in / going to / the premium Business School in India.
  3. Not to worry about horseless or six hats or lateral thinking – instead do daily regular “Yoga” in your home ( not outside)

It’s a great time to be an innovator. 
– IBM 

The problem with pundits like us, or say “me”, to be frank with you, is, (I can show you the evidence, if you care,) “we are born inventors” period. Later we learned how to write or talk or communicate from Quora.  In those days no one was aware of Quora.  Today Quora has been dragged to our own towns and cities – recklessly.  So, I thought it is the best opportunity to become a Quora Baba rather than any other Baba where you need an angle investor or venture capitalist to have a “start-up” Baba. 
 
Well I am aware you are getting irritated and your time is valuable – (no, don’t move your hand to that mouse.)  You should know that I should prepare you for a level playing ground. 
 
There are no specialized techniques or creative intelligence or horseless or double horsed innovative thinking. 
 
Be ready to Take Risks, willingly – without a risk you can not expect some thing to fall from the sky.  Because as IBM said in one of their publications that “ We are surrounded today by Possibilities and inspiration”   So, it’s up-to you to identify, locate and grab those possibilities. 
 
How to? "be unique" 

 
Always drive on wrong side – break the rules – so you will know what is happening on other side. In a controlled atmosphere or a cubicle situation you will NOT be able to see the probabilities and possibilities. 
 
Be prepared to fight – against the ordinary, customs, rules, regulations and straight-line methods.  The old world saying that “it will not work in reality” is nothing but an excuse. If that was the reality, then no advertising agency would have seen any growth and no TV channel started their operations. 
 
There is no place on the earth where innovation “can not” or “will not” work. 
 
Ask, question, and inquire – and most important is to add “How” – to your questions.  
 
Disrupt dislocate the pattern – first investigate the pattern – and then disrupt it to recognize the process. This brings number of possibilities which can be incorporated in a system, or to change the system or divert the pattern or speed up the same or much better – remove the current system and bypass it for a speedy flow. 
 
To do this you need imagination – how the Air Tel is bringing new advertisement, how Vodaphone is  creating new comics – the same kind of imagination / creativity will bring new possibilities, new process of thinking and new ideas. Never believe the saying that creativity and imagination works for advertising agencies.  
 
Never throw away an idea thinking it was an unpractical. Keep it, love that idea, it’s still in the womb and so it has to come out and breathe. Give some time, hatch it – and then nurse it. 
 
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
 
There are pundits like me – who says with confidence that your idea is not workable, foolish and unpractical. – Better shatter their confidence. Break the invisible borders. Expect the inevitable. 
 
You change the pattern, change the groups, change the friends and change place – that may give new scope, new fertilisers and new capability to generate new ideas.  Every small or big problem is best for innovative solution- is consisting of unpacked small and big ideas to be hatched and developed.  So, look search and invite problems. 
 
What makes you special? 
Your ideas?
Your skills?
Your professional qualification?
Your Experience? 
Your earlier or current company where you are working?
Your intellectual ability?
Your wisdom?
Your family business?
Your brand?
Your expertise?
 
You are special because … 
You dream, 
You can innovate
You can disrupt normal 
You don’t follow straight line
You don’t trek on the road used by others 
You take a failed leader because he can tell you why he failed 
You want to create a market but not for a share in the market
You don’t improve – you re-imagine
You don’t look for certificates or GPA rating but search for creativity – like Google!
 
They say that the simple truth is that it is quite possible to create a thriving business without a big idea. I say the big idea is “how to execute”! The idea / innovative concept of execution is what we want – today. 
 
“Freedom is strangely ephemeral. It is something like breathing; one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking.”
William E. Simon, US Secretary of the Treasury 1974 to 1977
( Thinking and innovating can also be added in place of  “freedom") 

You should Think Simple – 
A simple innovative idea with creative plan of execution is what you need now.  Thinking and planning for a big idea is waste of your valuable time.  Simple idea requires no venture capital or bank finance and if and when you succeed the people come to you offering the money.  If failed – you can try another idea.  
 And NOW

Sunday, 2 February 2014

             The Trick to Manipulate Your Own Mind 

One thing I've learned up to this point in life is that the mind has a memory. And it's damn smart; it "subconsciously" recognizes patterns. Once the patterns become a habit, it's hard to stop. It requires extra mental strength to break the habit. 

"Starting from small, it becomes big." 
  • Starting with white lies, repeatedly, you become a compulsive liar.
  • Starting with shoplifting a lipstick, repeatedly, you become a thief.
  • Starting with faking documents, repeatedly, you can become a white collar criminal.
  • Starting with being dishonest, repeatedly, you become a cheater.

At the same time...
  • Starting with exercising at least 3 times a week, repeatedly, you become fit.
  • Starting with eating healthy everyday, repeatedly, you become well and healthy.
  • Starting with walking with your back straight, repeatedly, you have an elegant posture.
  • Starting with smiling and being positive, you become a happy person to be around inside and out and attract people with the same energy to you.
  • Starting with giving unused clothes and loose change to the homeless, repeatedly, you become empathetic and giving.
  • Starting with sharing things with others, repeatedly, you become generous.
  • Starting with only doing things that align with your core values, repeatedly, you are a person of meaningful values.

  • Starting with reading, repeatedly, you become addicted to learning.
  • Starting with making sure you get what you need done for the day, repeatedly, you are always on top of everything.
  • Starting with being focused, each task at a time, repeatedly, you can easily get into the flow and be productive.
  • Starting with thinking outside the box, repeatedly, you become extremely creative.
  • Starting with getting out of your comfort zone, repeatedly, you become confident and fearless.

  • Starting with telling yourself what you want to achieve in life, repeatedly, you will get there.
  • Starting with just getting it started, repeatedly, anything you want to be and do, you can be and do.

Friday, 10 January 2014

                                Thank you Steve ..!

“This is a day I have been looking forward to for over 2 and a half years.  Every once and a while a revolutionary product comes along and changes everything…”–Steve Jobs

Profound understatement by Steve. On January 9th, 2007 by about 11am PST, the world got news of the iPhone.  In these seven years the world completely changed.   Multi billion dollar industries have been created around this device and his big brother, the iPad.

I can not think of a life or an industry in the US that is not directly impacted by what Steve showed the world on that day.

Just think of how the world will change in the next 7 years.

Thank you Steve and thank you Apple. 

Happy Birthday iPhone.

  

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Entertain the idea ..!!!


We are all educated people here, at least if you're reading this, you are. We have learnt to use our mental faculties to judge the veracity of a statement and to take it for truth only if its accompanied with substantial evidence. That's all fine and always does serve well.

But what really baffles me is when people don't use the same criteria while rejecting an idea. People often reject an idea at a moment's notice, just because it doesn't conform with their existing knowledge - all that they've been taught to be true.

What most people don't realize is that between regions of 'acceptance' and 'rejection',  there lies another option - a very fine path of 'entertaining an idea'.

Its certainly not easy to tread this path - much like walking a tightrope. But if you can learn to tread the path - to entertain the idea and think about what if it were true, how it would relate and affect or perhaps contradict the other well-established theories, that would be the best exercise you can ever have to broaden your mental horizons.

So the next time someone tells you something that sounds outrightly ridiculous, spare a moment, entertain the idea.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Siddappa, An illiterate Farmer designs a Water Mill to generate Electricity (Somapur village, Karnataka)



Siddappa, an illiterate farmer from Somapur village in Gadag district of Karnataka, has designed a water mill to generate electricity. Right from conceptualizing to materialisation, the farmer has done everything on his own. He operates the water mill in the canal near his house.

Using timbers, Siddappa prepared a giant wheel that joined at a central hub. There are eight arms, five feet each, extending from the central hub. A plastic bucket is dangled at the tip of each arm. When the water from two pipes gushes into one of the buckets, it generates the pressure that turns the 10-feet wheel in an anti-clockwise motion. The bucket could also be spun in the horizontal plane using a central steering wheel, similar to a teacup ride. As one after another bucket is driven by the flowing water, the first arm declines back to the ground while the other rises in the air. This process spins the black wheel attached to this giant wheel. The spinning black wheel rotates another wheel connected to a dynamo.

A converter converts the Direct Current from the dynamo into Alternating Current. Siddappa claims to have spent a mere Rs 5000 on building the entire apparatus. This is his second attempt to show the villagers that anybody can produce electricity for self-consumption using the resources at hand. “Many people who have canals flowing near their villages don’t know how to use that natural gift. I want to show them all practically that electricity problems can be solved by being creative. There is no need to beg to the government for everything,” he says.

He gets 150 watts of power from this water mill when water flows in the canal. Siddappa claims he can create electricity for the entire village through his machine. But the problem is that the canal in his village flows only for three months a year!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Hats off to you Mr. sahay ..!!!


Last saturday i met a Sales Man With Puppet!!!!

I saw him last saturday around 6.30 pm in F block, Inner Circle, Connought Place.He is Well Dressed wearing ironed
full-sleeved shirt which is tucked into trouser that has a black leather belt and a stick to support his steps.
His hand is covered with a puppet gloves which make a "PPPPPIIIIPPPP" sound that enable him to attract passerby.

i am curious to know about his life.What I got ! i wanted to share with you guys!


Let's meet Mr sahay he is a live example for the people who scared from struggle.he is 75
At this age he comes daily from rohtak with a bag full of puppets and a water bottel which is heavier & makes him
uneasy to put each step.
He has a railway pass which enable him to commute daily from rohtak. He earns for his wife, married daughter and her
children.

He is Retired Bank manager.he had a son who done chartered accountancy, he has spent all his saving for his carrier.
His son moved to bahrain without informing him and after some time a news comes to him that his son died in an accident
Now he is the only bread earner for his family.

Please buy a pair of puppet which cost Rs 40 to support Mr.Sahay! Not for Sympathy but to Salute Mr Sahay !!!!!


Hats off to you Mr Sahay!!!!!

Monday, 16 September 2013


I don't know if anyone is reading this blog. Because I haven't been writing anything!

Although I have a lot to say, in this new facebook & twitter world I somehow don't find the time to sit and do it...

An average blogpost would take me a day. A fb post takes 3 minutes. Twitter takes 30 seconds. Of course, writing a blog is more meaningful, more satisfying and has a much longer shelf life.

Yes, I must get back to blogging!