Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Melinda Gates & other impressive personalities

It gives so much energy to see people like Melinda Gates doing their philanthropic work with warmth, passion and corporate precision. Looking through their web site Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was refreshing too. There aren't disturbing images. The site has very clear content.

Ratan Tata, Azim Premji, Shiv Nadar also give so much energy to see the world differently. In an interview, Ratan Tata said that his motivation to invent the Rs. 1 Lakh car is the way a family of four commute in a bike dangerously.

The value we thrive to produce to the society is the epicenter of the energy to live.

Being an entrepreneur

The dream to be an entrepreneur is in almost everybody's thought. Atleast, in the mind of people working in software industry. It is so much ubiquitous that, when a person explicitly admits that he/she wants to just get a pay cheque from a company, he would be perceived as somebody with abnormal wishes.

Having an entrepreneurial thought/ talks / theories/ ideas is well put by somebody as "arm chair entrepreneurs". Thought or Idea is the beginning, but clinging to it for years will lead no where. It is the do-er, the risk taker wins in realizing the entrepreneurial dream. The era of "ideas" that would lead to entrepreneurial success is long gone in this internet world.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Swamijis and the scandals

How much the Swamijis of all religions have helped for world peace? If there aren't any gurus in this world, the world will be more peaceful. There won't be any organizations thus no divisions and no communal fights. Why not all these gurus stop their preachings? It is just as simple as that. Why not they stop preaching their thoughts to others? Won't the world immediately turn to peace?

The recent wake of Nityananda's sex scandal is not the first. There are examples from all religions and it is not a religious problem. It is the problem of cunning minds deceiving the mass. There are direct & indirect business and political beneficiaries.

Making all the religious gurus and organizations to abide by tight laws is indeed essential.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ethics and journalism

I'm not sure how many people really believe what is conveyed by the media. The more and more first hand stories we hear from the concerned people directly and compare that with the media reports, we tend to lose faith.

Another aspect of losing faith in media is when they report events just to grab attention without any sort of humanity behind it. Recently I read in a tamil weekly magazine about an old actress who is penny less and lives a solitary life. Against her wish, the journalists have taken her photos and exposed her miserable situation. How selfishly the media humiliates people for their gain!