1. Forget Customers and Prospects. Think Partners.
    1. Forget Marketing. Feed Your Network.
      2a. Forget Marketing. Think Conversations.
    2. Forget Control. It’s an Illusion.
    3. Forget Selling. Connect.
    4. Forget Logos. Think Gut Feelings.
    5. Forget “Think Big.” Think Small.
    6. Forget “Think Big” (again). Think Be/Do Me.
    7. Forget “Next Big Thing.” Think Just This Thing.
    8. Forget Professionalism. Think Humanism.

Thro’ smallbusinessbranding.typepad.com


22.09.2005  in IntelliSparks

Why can’t the *FareWell Parties* be *FairWell Parties*?

FareWell: An acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting. It is about looking back.

FairWell: A blessing or regards conveyed during parting majorly because of goodwill. Does it do things for future?

Well Said

19.09.2005  in BackTrace

never make some1 ur priority when u r just an option for them.

thro’ vinodgupta.blogspot.com

You are dreamy, peaceful, and young at heart.
Optimistic and caring, you tend to see the best in people.
You tend to be always smiling - and making others smile.

You are shy and intelligent… and a very hard worker.
You’re also funny, but many people don’t see your funny side.
Your subtle dry humor leaves your close friends in stitches.

By: “The World’s Shortest Personality Test”:http://www.blogthings.com/worldsshortestpersonalitytest/

Purple haziness

29.08.2005  in BackTrace

For the 1st time in my life, as far as I could remember, I experienced levitation. A non-physical, cognitive kinda of float.

The music was loud. I was about to tap my foot to the beat. Shucks, the floor below was not firm. It had a wavery movement as if it was water. I lift my leg to see whats beneath. Nothing abnormal. But still, only my trunk was riveted on the tiny chair. My head, arms and limbs didn’t stay in place; were moving-n-shaking. People around me appeared more friendly. Many were dressed in dark shades. Something engulfed me. My nephrons did a good job than my neurons. Salam - I wished toilet keeper, on entering. On leaving, he wished me back with a napkin. I know the trick of give-n-take. I walked cautiously, taking short steps, watching keenly the path I have to take. I didn’t look around. The whole room was sailing on high tides. People were perched as honeybees on their combs.

Immense smoke and feeble light filled the place. I had to unlock my mobi to read the menu card. My head kept drooping, so as others. I had to try hard to watch the video being played near the roof, above my head. Nothing great in the video, but to confront with my control system. The disturbance has been caused to the Central Nervous System.

The night on my bed was not comfortable. Pictures of me confessing to my parents daunted. Felt like floating in deep space where no organism inhabited. Slowly got into sleep. No plans to take it up again.

Galibore was not all that great. Last Saturday, we had been to this place as a part of our Project Closure Party. Again organized thro’ JungleLodges. Earlier one was for this.

The celebration is for the first project I worked on. It had run for nearly 2 and 12 years. Its in the area of Digital Televisions (DTV) basically for Set-Top boxes and PVRs. DTH viewing employs Set-Top boxes. Recently Hathway is offering Near-Full edition of DTV services. We had it installed in our office also.

Galibore is a Fishing Camp on the banks of Cauvery River and is supposed be the best breeding grounds of Mahseer. We had no opportunity to fish them, they are busy >;o) it seems. We just climbed 2 hillocks, did some joy fishing (nothing great, you need to hold the rods, sit for a while and return empty) and rafted downstream. Many said that the rafting on the coracle was fun. I didn’t experience any, as I was on the axis of the shake. Cha, I missed it. Thats ok, White Water Rafting is to be much, much more than that. Iam looking FWed for it. Few photos are here.


19.08.2005  in IntelliSparks

No, This post is not related to Merriam Webster.

Presenting before you ’M’ and ‘W’. ’M’ as in ‘Man’ and ‘W’ as in ‘Woman’.

  1. Look at ’M’ and ‘W’, both have the same pattern but in a different orientation. Represents Human, in general.
  2. Ever wondered why the ’M’ looking down always and the ‘W’ seeking the Top? Always?
  3. Take ’M’ and ‘W’ into the Rain. We’ll have more water collected in ‘W’ than in ’M’. Does this mean something to you?
  4. If I tell you that ’M’ and ‘W’ are just cross-sectional views, will you disagree?
  5. ‘W’ appears as the mirror image of ’M’, when you place a mirror to the bottom of ’M’. Is that why ‘Women’ are fond of mirrors?
  6. You can fit ’M’ and ‘W’ in the best possible way.

Now you know why there is a ’M’ in ‘Man’ and a ‘W’ in ‘Woman’.

Finally: Utter ‘Woman’. Yo! there came a ‘Man’. ‘Women’ just cannot ignore ‘Men’ or what? As far as I know, our Indian Mythology doesn’t say anything about ‘Women’ going as saints.

PS: IntelliSparks can be highly frivolous like this post.

How come the music for both ‘Azhagi’ and ‘Azhagan’ are composed by Ilayaraaja?

Is that the way we relate ‘Azhagu’ with ‘Ilayaraaja’?

About IntelliSparks: A collection of random thoughts which I think to be Intelligent and Interesting. Now thisis tagged as IntelliSparks.

*Update:* Did u notice that both Azhagi and Azhagan in their respective movies are non-Tamil artistes?

*Another Update:* My first attempt in IntelliSparks is doomed. See Sadish’s comment.

Update: Whenever you encounter the word *Kuchi*, read it as *Krishnakanth*. Ok. Now read the title again.

Kuchi Krish was in B’lore during the begining of July. Nags accompanied him to The Forum. Myself and Gans started from office to meet him. Kattai came directly. Thangam and SKK later joined us. Gokul couldn’t as he had to train somebody in some important skill.

For all those who are unaware, Kuchi had completed his MS from Michigan Univ. Now he is working in Caltech Brain Imaging Center. His job is in developing software tools to aid researches involving various brains. Presently he is dealing with Rat Brains. Told me that he is using wxPython to plot some stuff. The job scene in US has improved and one may get one if tried hard.

He feels B’lore is becoming cosmopolitan and getting more and more polluted. He wished if he had to come back to India, he would prefer settling in Blore. Why didn’t he think about Coimbatore? Kuchi is the same Kuchi 3 years before. May be he utters Caltech as Kaltech. But I didn’t perceive any kind of nasal speech.

I was damn hungry that day missing the evening snacks. I compelled everbody for some eatables. mcDonalds was nearby, I insited to go in. This guy Kuchi was in particular fedup with Bread based foods and wants to have BusyBelaBath. No hotel in Blore will serve that delicacy (I don’t think so) in the evenings or for the dinner. Having no other options and owing to my ever increasing hunger, we went in. I savoured as much as I can. Kuchi on having the Burgers commented that those were spiced in the Indian way.

I had bought a Thiruvasagam CD from LandMark. Nags too got one. You all have to listen to it. It gives me immense calm and peace.

For the dinner, we went to Krishna Cafe - a TamilNadu style restaurant. Kuchi sponsored the food. I thought he’ll hog but skimmed the Masala Dosai and Vareity Rice. He finally ended with a Coffee. A few photos are available here.

A guy travelling so many miles to meet us - ho Kuchi, you are a Thanga Kuchi.

The day today marks the 3rd anniversary of my stay at office. Its been 3 good years working with loads-n-loads of fun and learning. So far, the company where I work, has taken care well in all respective ways. Yup, the going was good till now.

To celebrate this auspicious day, we took a half-a-day off from work and went out. We tried our lunch at a new mall opened near B’lore Central. You know? B’lore is about hosting lot many such Malls. This particular mall has 5 screens. And malls having theatres in them is also catching up. It was called iNox and they were inagurating today. Ours was 4:50pm show for Stealth.

This movie is worth watching if you really get amused with flying objects. It has got lot of supersonic sounds and maneuvers. Not many ppl would like. Another saddest part is the Heroine, is a stunt woman and the Hero hardly cares about her.

Hmm the day went well. Last year we spent like this. Yeah heee 5 more years. But my interests are slowly shifting from becoming a PM. Did I aspire to become one? More abt it later.

*Update:* PM - Project/Program Manager