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August 28, 2014


Suersh shah

This is a good lesson for Senior generation. I call it a Success Trap (mindset). Because I have succeeded this way, so it is only way (my way).
Changing the attitude is the key.

East Coast

There will be times when some people will tell you 2 + 2 = 5, in fact, there may be times when the whole world tells you 2 + 2 = 5, but you alone know it is 4. And the fact that only you know it, and nobody else does, sometimes just has to be enough to sustain you.


Our management has a new campaign to ignite "Fire" in our employees. Over the years our site has fallen behind the other operations in other countries.
The problem is these old Sultans are stuck in thier own 19th century thinking. Ask for opinions, brainstorm meeting but when the new generation employees give input, immediate defense by the sultans.
The ones who need to ignite "Fire" in the brains is them, Fire to burn thier age old thoughts and listen to fresh ideas.


Million ways to get to 9. think about it.


From Gibran Poem (A lesson for old managers about new generation employees). the organizations and managers that understand, continue growth.

You may give them your love (guidance) but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies (in cubes) but not their souls (independence), For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you (CE!). For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

California Guy

9=3+6, or 9=4+5.

5=2+2. Wait, that is not right. 5=2+2+1, or 5=1+1+1+1+1.

FR Fan

Excellent theme Anand, thank you for your efforts on Friday Reflections. I thought you might enjoy this quote:

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain


Yap, so simple equation, yet we all guilty of forgetting the message behind its conveying, to be “open minded”, respect others ideas & divers viewpoints which may very well bring different outcome!


I believe it all boils down to being respectable to every individual, without any pre-established judgment bestowed upon any individual. It's also about being able to accept changes.

There is never one way in achieving a particular result. Some ways may be better than others, and it is always OK to say, "hey, let's try to do it your way". Won't know until you try right?

And quite honestly, if everyone thinks alike, I don't think we will have the honor to drive a car, use a phone, or even use the internet to share ideas like what we're doing now, right?


such a simple and a strong message. good lesson that is applicable for most things in life. at work, this lesson can be coupled with risk taking i.e., implementing BKMs and having an open mind at the same time can be tricky.

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