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November 26th, 2014

The Secret of Happiness – Alchemist

As said by the wisest of wise men in The Alchemist:

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.



November 23rd, 2013

Why NY Times is seen as an amazingly stupid newspaper…

You need to see no further than this opinion piece to see where NYT gets the reputation of being such an amazingly stupid newspaper. Really, NYT? This is the best piece that you can write about a space mission to Mars? Continue doling out such amazing drivel please – the National Enquirer was starting to feel a bit lonely.

Among mainstream media, NYT still has some respect, but this is not a complement to NYT. Rather this is the knockout punch for mainstream media.

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November 6th, 2013

Alchemist – A fascinating quote

And this quote, comes from the alchemist himself in The Alchemist:

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

That may indeed sound to be too strong a statement, especially for those of us who are strong believers in existentialism, but there is a clear sense of optimism (of our influence) and responsibility (of our actions) in it. The quote is when a Roman centurion goes to find Jesus and felt to be in the presences of the divine. There is a slightly related story in Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss.

Having had the privilege of visiting the holy land, I can slightly picture some of the settings, and that makes these two stories so much more interesting for me.



October 13th, 2013

My housekeeper shutdown my house!



Housekeeper shutdown my house. Resemblance to any current events is purely co-intended.

View the Rum Raisin cartoon at Toondoo.

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October 10th, 2013

May you compete with the very best!!

May you compete with the very best, and may the competition be fun!




August 20th, 2013

Who was the first man on moon?

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July 26th, 2013

Work Life Balance

If you don’t have a balance between work and life, you may miss out on both the pleasure of work and the meaning of life.

 

Image copyright Amrinder Arora, standardwisdom.com, 2013

Image copyright Amrinder Arora, www.standardwisdom.com, 2013

 



July 10th, 2013

Don’t forget to pack the urn!

Don’t forget to pack the urn remains my all time favorite marketing stunt.

Cricket (and Baseball, Football, etc) are big businesses that depend on innovative marketing techniques. Don’t forget to pack the urn was a great such gimmick. No matter that the ashes don’t actually travel, that the 2011 series was not that competitive, and this caused a slight legal issue, the gimmick worked, and the tickets sold like hot cakes. Mission accomplished.

Dont Forget to Pack the Urn

Good work by A77 on the graphic, that was used in this innovative marketing.



June 29th, 2013

Could you make a video for me while I ride a tandem bike with my gorilla friend?



May 28th, 2013

An Actual Email

The writer’s name has been removed to protect the guilty.

Hi X! How are you? If you are still at this address, then happy birthday!!!

If you are not at this address, still, happy birthday, but please do write back so I can change the address!

XXXXXXX