The Art of War!

April 17, 2010

 

The Art Of War
Sun Tzu

On this weekend I have read, an ancient Chinese book called: The Art of War by Sun Tzu

It’s basically a book discuss on military strategy. It has had an influence on Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. Sun Tzu suggested the importance of positioning in strategy and that position is affected both by objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He thought that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through an established list, but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions. Planning works in a controlled environment, but in a changing environment, competing plans collide, creating unexpected situations.

 

It has got some 13odd chapters on various tricks of war and its stratagem. Here I found few of dialogues sounded cool!

 

“Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.”

 

“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.”

 

 He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.”

 

“In raiding and plundering be like fire, in immovability like a mountain.”

 

“A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return. This is the art of studying moods.”

 

 

“If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical

purpose.”

 

Nevertheless, it was a very thin book hardly taken couple of hours to complete but definitely not a bad choice!

 

Anyway see you next week with another pick!

 

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The Alchemist!

April 11, 2010

The Alchemist! ….the book which I read yesterday ….it was Paulo coelho’s perfect story….what an inspiration it imbibes into a passionate reader!

The phase right now am going through…I think, i don’t think any other story will be better than this to compare, it’s so apt for me; like a boy in the novel, even I’m on a serious mission : kind of treasure hunt ….which is alluring me from past 3years now! Nevertheless, I may not be accomplished yet I haven’t lost the hope either and I really still believe…I am going to make it! Yes, I mean it…the language of the world speaks….Omens shows: the universe wants me to get into the school which I dreamt from my heart…from many years passionately! It’s the dream from my heart…which is very true now that may be the reason why, recently why fms was waitlisted me instead of admitting!

Am sure it’s the omen of my dream: IIMC…which want me to get IN…J that’s why even it stopped me 2nd time getting into other school and that too stopping in very last stage!..

 

Oh….Boy! its definitely a call of C…see, am coming! …..Yes, I started the journey officially from today with proper schedules…with the same HOPE but added with extra energy for sure!

Anyway, it sheer pleasure reading…so, am planning to read one novel per week basis…No doubt, this week's pick was a brilliant story…which only invigorated my hope and I’m recharged!

 

see you next week!

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Yet, again failed…

April 2, 2010

What a fate again!!!…yet another failure..*in deep blue*

 

Finally…my B-school battle for this year got over… end results: fms has waitlisted me with: 55 …which is almost impossible to final admit!

 

I’m down…feeling in low spirits… just thought off, ‘ll sneak through and give mom and dad …treat, but fate has spoiled all the mood!

 

What should I call this…is that am not deserved for the school or the other way! Or is that my fate…which at the moment not with me!

 

Also it reminds me…. is my life still wants me to pursue my passionate yet eluded dream or a pipedream you may call it…i.e. IIM C or A admit… but sincerely speaking, I never dreamt for any schools other than C or A… I think that may be the reason…why fms hasn’t admit me.. oh, sure no doubt ..it’s a good b-school in the country but may not be for a guy like me…I’m unfit for it!

 

Yes, I had 3 attempts till now for A n C…still haven’t had a chance to visit those campuses! but yet the dream hasn’t got diluted a bit…may be I don’t have any other way either as I’m with 3years of workexp won’t sound good for E-MBA.I need atleast 5yrs of experience! 

 

Anyway, I’m not rejected the offer of fms…it’s life’s verdict which is so damn clear….

Dude, it’s not your destiny…so, now only option: KEEP TRYING!

Yes, I should keep trying…for my A n C…which never sounds shame..as they are still the best in business…so nothing wrong with my decision.

 

The tasks ahead for the year: 

i.                    Continue job as it is…but‘ll make sure get updated with SAP-BI technology.

ii.                  Keep trying conscientiously for IIMA n C.

 

Finally, its One Life To Live Over…so, i can't simply live without any zeal… won't go back… facing challenges…equally feel X-static when i accomplish them successfully.

 

Only thing i request god…you please gimme energy and good health to continue my battle of waterloo…

That's all…i don't want anything from YOU!

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Hello world!

December 27, 2009

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

unsigned journey!

October 11, 2009

Here I’m back to my blog!

 

Hello to all my voxy neighbours…J

 

I knew, I was inactive from past few months now..…yeah, I was gone!….surely I’m gone…because, you know there was something ‘gone’ into my mind, my soul and my heart…yes, something ineffable thing which I never experienced it in my life until now….probably that might be the reason why I was gone…but subsequently, I was behind it to understand what is all about it!

 

Seriously, I don’t have any clue…how it happened. I never even thought off… I’ll be game for it @such an early! It completely sounds like serendipity! Yes indeedJ

You know time is something very mysterious thing which god has created it…you actually dunno what’s gonna happen within a min!…so, apparently how come this poor boy can handle such a time where it demanding for a beautiful yet an intrigue journey!  Finally, I was succumb to the thin slicings or tipping pointsJ…whatever you may call it..

 

I also feel like, it’s a kind of a thing, which I hardly got anything to stop that…I feel, its  like mercurial never ever shows its clear picture…now that is something very intrigue ..ha!

 

Let me experience this passage….dunno, where I’m gonna land up but experiencing such a totally unconditional and unbounded expedition is something very fascinating for me…now that’s what makes me go for it!

Moreover, to judge anything is something I don’t like to…after all, it’s in nascent stage, totally no clue what’s there along the road… but my optimistic heart says…keep going…may be i find my destiny…who knows!!!….so, better I should keep walking! Carpe diem is the mantra..which exactly what this boy is doing nowJ

 

Au revoir!

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Ayn Rand: My most admired author

July 1, 2009

I don’t know how I can describe about the person whose words mean so deep and thoughtful for me… easily I can say I never read or heard from anybody till now. Yeah…sounds really weird but that’s what I feel right now….  How can I describe such an innately gifted lady whose works left an indelible impressions on few of souls across the globe …luckily I think I’m just fortunate to be one among them. Yes, definitely there is no need to boast about it because that’s the real truth. By the way I don’t think a person whoever understands her thoughts and ideas clearly didn’t sought after to register her/himself in the list of Rand’s aficionados.

 

“The lady with a real mettle”

In fact, even I haven’t known about my real persona clearly…until I read her book called ‘The Fountainhead’… Though, I discern it’s just a novel which is fictitious but it’s not lesser than any good Non-fiction work which tries to explain some real stuff!

I know it has been very late from my end to understand what are my definite moral fiber and my inner self…yet, thank god it hasn’t gone astray!

I’m truly one of those lucky readers whoever read her books. She is just amazing lady…really world has seen great stuff from Russian born American philosopher.

You know, I have never known something there exist a subtle mean behind a word called ‘Objectivism’!  Thanks to ‘The Fountainhead’ it has made me to recall all those episodes in my life which has occurred in the past and given many insights to the present happenings which were somewhat connected to it.

Funny thing you know, I wasn’t aware what are these specific technicalities of human persona, character and attitude etc stuff whatever Rand was enlightened in the book… but I was still blessed with all these qualities inherently; it’s just that I wasn’t aware. May be it happens with everybody! It’ll be good if you are of aware of these aspects much earlier in life, as there’ll be a chance of transcending.

Let me share something my experiences with the Rand’s book… I can boast by saying  my real ‘I’ is almost closely similar to the protagonist ‘Howard Roark’ in the novel. Like him, I’m the man of self-conviction, always independent and never bother about recognitions from others. Right now that’s the reason why I hate myself as I’m working under somebody and I’m sure it’ll be only for short term …its mainly due to my current circumstances otherwise I’m not the man of such a kind of choice. I ain’t like to nod my head to their god damn rules.
Doesn’t matter it might give signs of arrogance but that’s how others take it which I consider it in other way i.e. concern with one’s own interests. I believe man’s self passion and possession is more important than any other. Never try to be a Second-hander always be yourself just YOU!

“Concern with his own interests is the essence of a moral existence, and that man must be the beneficiary of his own moral actions.”

I do whatever I like and I like whatever I do. Its fastidious character…probably that’s the reason why I end up with very few friends. You know I almost never tried or try to visit my relatives as I don’t like their crappy shit which they try to rub-off. Of course, for that I don’t have any regrets or guilty over ME …because whatever friends I have, all of them are phenomenal :). Quality matters and that’s more than enough for me.

On the other hand unlike Roark, I’m not wholly atheist but I’m an agnostic person and seldom will even accept on point ‘there might exist something which is incomprehensible or heavenly thing.’ Also I feel some of the circumstances in my life were totally different to match up Roark but certainly the attitude is absolute match. And yeah, unlike Roark even sweet heart ‘Dominique’ is missing in my life J

The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand

This book contains lots of wonderful dialogues  its hard for somebody to pick a particular one but having said that one dialogue I think I like very much …

“You’ve made a mistake already. By asking me. By asking anyone.Never ask people. Not about your work. Don’t you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know?”….
P.S:  This is the Roark’s reply for the Keating’s argument

One thing for sure to understand Ayn Rand’s views one need to be open minded and I’m aware there will be always a chance of clash of orthodox values with her words.

Well anyway, this is how an over enthusiastic booklover try to correlate his real life impressions with Rand’s first best seller …I’m nuts about her writing J
It’s not just mere an another fiction book but the book with profound substance!

I’ll be completing all of her writings unhurriedly…definitely slowly after all they are not simple books J

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Keep believing!

June 11, 2009

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be. That's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better.

 

There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself and all that you are capable of.

 

There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are, So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be, because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.

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Did you sign the Deal?

June 5, 2009

 

Hello People,

 

Today is WEDding day….well, i'm not talking about either my wedding or somebody's BUT  World Environment Day….let’s sign the petition saying we do our best to save our mother planetJ

 

Here's my deal…

 

 

For larger view click on the picture…

Here you can sign your deal…click

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Freedom Vs Compulsion

May 21, 2009

Today while reading something in the office….in between freedom and compulsion got struck me….anyway what do you think about the freedom and compulsion?

 

Well as a commoner …oblivious reply could be… those two words are opposites. Isn’t it?

But think little deep by adding some rational quotient……take your own time….probably you might have something different answer!

 

To solve the enormous problems crushing the world today, we must clarify our mental confusion.

We must acquire a philosophical perspective. In essence, freedom and compulsion are one.

Let me give you a simple illustration.

 

In our routine, we know traffic lights restrain our freedom to cross a street whenever we wish.

But this restraint gives us the freedom from being run over by a truck.

 

Similarly another paradigm,

 

If you were assigned to a job and prohibited from leaving it, it would restrain the freedom of your career. But it would give you freedom from the fear of unemployment.

 

Whenever a new compulsion is imposed upon us, we automatically gain a new freedom. The two are inseparable. Only by accepting total compulsion we can achieve total freedom.

 

I think right now, I know I’m really stretching myself as hard as I can….after all I want my dream school… now here too it might sound like compulsion from my side….but you know this compulsion will raise my performance and eventually helping me to get freedom….yes, freedom in the form of my dream….after all what more will be one wanted when he gets what he dreamt of!

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Responsibility…helps us

May 8, 2009

Responsibility is the most vital thing ….but this has to be looked holistically….not just for namesake!

In our lives we claim responsibility for anything good that happens, but we don’t take responsibility for anything bad that happens. Only if we take up responsibility for everything that happens in our lives will we start growing.

As Great philosopher, Swami Vivekananda once said: “Take as much responsibility as you can shoulder. The more responsibility you take, the more you expand. Expansion is the only growth; without expansion, you will contract and die.”

 

Here let me share a little story which i read recently….it goes like this….

 

Once a man was giving a talk on Responsibility at the Charity Club. He gave an example of what happened a few days earlier. He said, “A friend and I were walking down the street towards the park when we saw a helpless man lying unconscious on the road.” He paused and looked at the concerned faces of the audience.

 

Then he continued, “Nobody had bothered to help him. Not only that, when we came back after our walk, the poor man was still lying there!” It never occurred to the man that he could help! Instead of blaming others, let us look into ourselves and see what we are doing to solve the problem! We always find fault with others. But how many times do we ourselves do something to address the issue?

 

Understand: when we declare that we will do whatever we can for people, when we stand up with responsibility, we expand and the divine energy flows through us.

 

Can air flow through a blocked bamboo? No! A blocked bamboo will only help carry a corpse to the graveyard. The same bamboo will become a flute when it is hollowed out! As long as you are self-centred, you will serve like the blocked bamboo. When you are free from ego and stand up with responsibility, the expansion happens and you become like the bamboo flute. Then, just as the air that enters the bamboo leaves it as music, so, too, will the air that enters you flow through you as energy, and things will happen through you!

 

If you feel responsible for whatever is happening around you, you start transforming your life and others’ lives. Responsibility is one of the ways to consciously grow. You only need to do two things: trust that life is good and know that you can expand to the responsibilities that you take up.

 

Most of us wait for the status to come in order to take up the responsibility. Be very clear, it never works that way. Only if you take up responsibility will the status come. The more responsibility you take up, the more you grow. Only when you feel responsible for all that is happening around you do you become a leader. Until then you are just a follower. Be blissful!

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