Posts Tagged ‘Picture Blog’

Picture Post: Lifecycle of Sleep cycles May 21st, 2014

Vinod Kumar

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one – Leo J. Burke

I have been wanting to post back few series around picture post and didnt make it. Well, being a parent there has been a great learning curve personally. And this thought of posting my sleep cycle has been on the mind for a while. I just got it ironed out today as a picture.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book – Irish Proverb

How many out there are able to relate to me on this concept of bed timings :). Life changes every few years and we start to learn to change with it. If you agree with this, leave me a comment and let me know if you are sailing or sailed the same boat !!!

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

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Picture Post: Competition Perception September 26th, 2013

Vinod Kumar

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After a while you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place ― Criss Jami

In this world of enterprise organizations, every single person seems to have a competition of a different kind. Competition is good, but if you are always thinking what competition is going to do to you – well you are starting on a wrong foot. Competition is out there to keep your foot in the ground. If you get carried away and close your eyes to what happens around you – you are surely going to be grounded for ever.

Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose ― Baltasar Gracián

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people ― David Sarnoff

I am not sure how many can understand this concept. If you ever got a chance to watch the movie Cars, you will get the picture I show above. It is always not about winning, it is about knowing the strengths of your competition, it is about playing to your strengths, it is about planning a strategy to your execution and not dancing to the tune of what the competition does.

While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it.

Do let me know if this makes sense. Are there other anecdotes that comes to your mind and if possible can you share some?

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Picture Post: Knowledge to Complicate July 25th, 2013

Vinod Kumar

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated – Confucius

Picture posts are always fun because we need to represent something complex in a simple way. I sit in hundreds of customer meetings where they try to bring their problem statements and when I see some of the architectures, I wonder – why are you complicating so much? I go by a simple mantra – for every complex problem there will be a thought through simple solution available unexplored.

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge – Socrates

Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities – Ralph Marston

The picture above can be thought for multiple scenarios. How many of you are able to relate to this? Have you seen people throw jargons at you even without listening to the problem statement? Do you have instances that are worth to share? Do let me know with your comments, it will surely be fun to learn.

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Picture Post: How we associate Value April 24th, 2013

Vinod Kumar

Price is what you pay, Value is what you get – Warren Buffet

The meaning for value is not understood by many of us. Value can be perceived as the worth we attach to something. This can be to almost everything in life – from materials, friendship, success, love etc. In this post, thought to share a visualization that I felt was very compelling and relevant.

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are – Malcolm S. Forbes

In this age of fast foods and buying power of parents have gone up. It is quite difficult to many to teach their kids the value for things they purchase. Keeping your kids happy is important, but making them earn it is even more critical in my opinion. Do we succumb to our weakness and want to give the best to our kids? Are we thinking in our decisions? Are we making them feel what it takes to own one? This generation kids are into tremendous peer pressure that they hardly know what it takes to fail, what it takes to earn your bread.

You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour – Jim Rohn

How many of you agree to this concept? Do you think we don’t understand the value of something when we have it by our side – be it relationship, friendship, materials etc? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Picture Post: Partitioning our time March 14th, 2013

Vinod Kumar

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst – William Penn

It is sometimes interesting to see how we dismiss with the fact that –“We don’t have time”. Time is relative and I keep telling people that every one has the same 24 hours. It is upon us to make sure how we make use of this time. We have different perspective on time utilization. Here is my view of taking your time and slicing it against 4 quadrants. This is my humble shot at how we box our time management.

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position – John Maxwell

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Does this make sense? Where do you think you are spending most of your time. Is it Top left (1), Top right (2), bottom left (3) or in the bottom right (4) quadrant? I have interestingly seen people get to quadrant 4 and in couple of years feel they have actually selected quadrant 2. What are your thoughts? Do drop me a line and would love to hear your perspective.

PS: For a change thought to make the picture really colorful, hope that is ok ;)

Want and boredom are indeed the twin poles of human life.

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