Monday, December 17, 2007


"You could do great things if you weren’t so busy doing little things."- Anon

ON a day to day basis, we are very busy... at home, at work and at social networks. But very often we are bogged down by small and insignificant things which take away our valuable time. On a very busy day at office, and on the eve of my vacation-planning, got this quote. It hit me ! How true ! Cutting wood vs sharpening saw or the important/urgent grid of Stephen Covery are very useful tools. Indeed, while small things will continue to bog me down, but let me not lose sight of the more important & critical things...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Japan's bloggers

Blogging is an art... It continue to fascinate me.

As I have received several queries on blogging, here I am sharing what I read on the way Japanese blog.
  • They have not only gone wild, but do it differently !
  • Though English speakers outnumber their japanese counterparts by 5-1, more blog postings are written in Japanese
  • 40 % blogging by Japs estimated to be on mobile phone
  • Unlike their English counterparts, who use abrasiveself-promotion, Japs have embraced this techonogy and refashioned it as a soothingly nonconfrontational medium.
  • They don't blog to stand out, but to fit in. They would write about small joys in life such as cats, flowers, bicycles, gadgets, movies, food, etc.
  • Also they write short, anonymously and more often.
  • They consciously avoid criticism. They would rather sympathise a restaurant, rather than take out the anger for bad food/poor service on a blog.

While Japanese style of management has inspired us for decades now, the way they blog is also so much like their culture. In Japan, it is socially not acceptable to pursue fame. They believe rather in team effort.

How beautiful !

Source - press reports, Technorati ( internet search engine that monitors the blogosphere)

India's series win over Pakistan

I fully endorse the views express by Sunil Gavaskar in his column (Sunny Side) in Times of India. Kumble did not go for the kill, either for sake of Karthik's 50, or anything else. Indeed, that is the difference between Australian approach to the game and our own team's. One of the reasons for this approach may be our first class cricket rules ( as mentioned by Sunny). But I feel the key factor is the ATTITUDE. Kumble should be given this feedback in clear terms by the selectors so that he handle such situations in future with killer instict. Leadership comes with loads of responsibility