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This sums up pretty well #StartUp

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August 5th, 2015 at 3:44 am

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When ever there’s a doubt, there’s no doubt

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This applies to making big decisions – something like hiring new employee to your small team. If any of the team members feels unease, then you shouldn’t go for him/her.

 

 

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July 24th, 2015 at 2:02 am

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Work Rules ~ Book Review

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This was a great read. My belief for data driven system improvement and data driven decision making has never been this strong. Highly recommended. It’s insane how far Google goes to improve the system and how open the culture is to experiment pretty much every aspect of the company.

Summary: Work Rules

1. Give your work meaning
2. Trust your people
3. Hire only people who are better than you
4. Don’t confuse development with managing performance
5. Focus on two tails
6. Be frugal and generous
7. Pay unfairly
8. Nudge
9. Managing the rising expectations.
10. Enjoy! And then go back to No. 1 and start again.

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July 16th, 2015 at 3:28 am

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Choices – FedEx Vs UPS

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Business today – all boils down to how you can cater customer needs and how much above and beyond you can go to help them. But sometimes its just plain common sense and some business don’t get it at all.

I was leaving HP and in need to deliver the office laptop and rest of the stuffs back. As there is a FedEx facility within 3 mins of walking distance to my house that was the first place I went. The task was simple – use my company credit card to pay today to ship something by the end of this week (because I would need to use the card and its transactions to submit the shipping cost report using the laptop before being shipped and it would take couple of days for the transactions to appear in the system). FedEx was stubborn with – we can only charge at the time of shipment because our price changes multiple times per day based on the various factors. I get that and I explained my situation again. I even offered them a solution saying – i would pay you extra – let’s say 25% to cover your changing price or even name a price that would cover your downside. They stayed adamant that it’s against their policy. What I saw was – they were saying no to a customer who is even willing to pay higher to get the work done.

Frustrated I went to an UPS store – and with my experience with FedEx explained them my situation with as much details as i can and they were good with that right away. The front desk operator called the manager (as this was an one off request) but he was very open and understanding and we made it work within 10 mins. Work done.

And now that leaves a big imprint on my mind on choosing between these two shipping giants. I would always choose UPS to FedEx.

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March 30th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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Landfill vs Recycle

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I found this really smart. In my new workplace every trash place is marked with either “Recycle” or “Landfill” instead of “Trash”. Now we all get Recycle – how it’s good for environment and reuse. But by just simply changing the words from “Trash” to “Landfill” does make you think twice on where all these junk will end up. At least that had an impact on me and made me more cognizant on the waste I can reduce.

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March 30th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Posted in Living,USA

EL EMPLEO / THE EMPLOYMENT

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Just watch and observe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxUuU1jwMgM

This is very open to interpretation. But my understanding is – We are all employed in some capacity. But one striking thing I noticed is that – all of the characters are emotion less – which signifies none of them are happy doing what they are doing. And all of them are working for a higher up eg. all the people in his house (holding mirrors, coat hanger, taxi etc) and working for him. While the main character facilitated by all these people goes to his work and lay down as floor mat for his higher up.

 

 

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March 29th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

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Bitter Sweet – Job Change

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Mar 13 is my last day at HP. I just wrapped up the work and sent the laptop and everything back to HP. Kinda sad stuff but really excited about my new role at WWT. Moving is living.

 

 

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March 12th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

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Duang!!

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To duang or not to duang, that is the question -
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31689148

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March 3rd, 2015 at 3:30 am

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Invisible Boyfriend? Girlfriend?

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I guess there is nothing called “Weird” with internet. So apparently there is a service called Invisible Boyfriend/Girlfriend which solves this particular problem – Invisible Boyfriend/Girlfriend gives you real-world and social proof that you’re in a relationship – even if you’re not – so you can get back to living life on your own terms. https://invisibleboyfriend.com/

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February 28th, 2015 at 12:46 am

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Hilarious – 10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

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The funny thing is, I notice these stuff everyday in my numerous meetings.

http://thecooperreview.com/10-tricks-appear-smart-meetings/

The best one? ‘Can we take a step back?’ I see someone always using that and have to admit it works like a charm.

 

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February 13th, 2015 at 3:23 am

Posted in Business,Techie,USA