With Great Power comes Great Responsibility

The title of this article is from one of Great superhero movie made in Hollywood,that is “Spider man”

It a wonderful quote which needs to be reminded,remembered often

“With Great Power comes Great Responsibility”

It is not necessary that only a Superhero only has Great Power,we all do have Great power inside ourselves and talent only to unique to us.It is our responsibility to identify this talent or power and use it to the benefit for us and also to the people in the world.

Successful people in the world has identified this power within themselves and used it to the greater good for themselves and the world.One Best example is Bill Gates and Warren Buffet,they have built an enormous empire with their their talent and power and finally used it to the benefit of the world with Philanthropic activities.For me,they are also superheroes in suits like the one we see in  Superhero movies.

Another phrase which I would like to enforce is

“Keeping a lower aim is a sin”

Obviously,when we set a lower goal or aim for us ,our potential is not fully utilized and we end up in being a mediocre.But if we set High goals and aims,our potential is fully utilized and the challenges we face will ultimately improve our skills.

When John F .Kennedy,the American President declared American mission to moon to the world,He said

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

Note that Kennedy has embarked this mission not because it is easy but it is very hard.America did achieve this technological feat and it is one of the reasons for America to become a dominating Superpower in the world.

So Friends,Lets all have tough goal and achieve it and become an indomitable figure in the world.

 

 

 

 

A life with Internet

During the 90s,when internet was introduced to our world,that is in chennai, I have really become crazy about this internet idea.May be if I have continued follow my passion to internet deeply,I would have made a mark in the field of Internet.

But now I want to tell how I grow with internet.
Those days when Internet was introduced,most our friends went for chatting and to watch morphed porn photos.But I was different and I was impressed with this idea of so much of information available so easily like world is in your desktop.

During the initial days,the net connectivity was damn slow and we usually browse sify,yahoo then google for information.

One particular website was so impressive called as Öne million pixel page ,where the creator was a college student who cam with this mindblowing idea to sell each pixel in his one million pixel website.It started small but finally it went to a stage that final number of pixels were taken by big companies on auction.

One website we browse which must have achieved one of the top websites in the world like wikipedia is “how stuff works”.com but I am not sure why this website has not achieved such a big status.This had simple explanation with animation and pictures of the complex science and technology subject explained in simplet terms.This one website I referred for many years to get my basics right.

Then movie related websites like IMDB which is my favourite of all websites to read latest movie reviews.

Now most of the time I spend in 3 websites,one is Youtube,then facebook,then wikipedia.My world and most of the people in this world start and ends with these 3 websites I hope.

Forrest Gump

Mama Said”Life is a box full of chocolates,you never knew what you will get”.I liked these words from this life movie Forrest Gump.I have been looking forward to watch this movie for a longtime after hearing lot of great reviews about Forrest Gump.But when I watched yesterday,the wait was worth it.

It is a great life story of a simple man who did great thing and interspersed with the key events of American history made Forrest Gump interesting.

PMP-Project Mismanagement Professional

My topic is about a different PMP which came to my mind-Project mismanagement professionals. I have worked for few months in a construction site of a large project. On a daily basis, I have witnessed people dealing issues in an emotional way and not in an intellectual and structured way as mentioned in the original PMP. Kind and Gentleness ends up at the Project office. Once we are at the construction site, it is always chaos & fighting. There is always a master/slave relationship between client and vendor. The client comes to the meeting with his ears shut and in a threatening mood. Vendor comes with a bag of excuses, lot of delaying tactics and passes the buck to other departments. Both the client and vendor lose their temper and get disturbed emotionally and physically and end up in losing their health with BP & hypertension.

There needs to be a cohesive environment as per the above conversation exists, people will not have undue tension.The client and the vendor should have a collaborative relationship.I would like to conclude that for larger projects,steps need to be taken to implement that PMP kind of standard must not stop with project office alone.It must properly transcend to the site where the real action takes place.If implemented,it will greatly improve the productivity and also the quality of the life of people working at the construction sites.So people can avoid being Project Mismanagement Professionals and become Good Project management professionals.

 

 

The 7 stages of Life from the poem”All the world is a stage”

Today my topic is about a poem called “All the world is a stage”.I am not a great reader of Poems.This poem was written in 16th century by William shakespeare but it is truthful till today. I recollect this poem often during different phases of my life. So I thought I would share it with you today.It is truthful till today.I would like to make it interesting by adding my personal experiences & my version to the poem.

The poet describes this world is a stage and we are all actors in this stage. Each of us have their exits and entrances and each of us have seven roles or parts to play in this stage.

Infant is the first stage. In this stage we cannot stand on our own and we need the support of nurse,mom or dad.A baby moves from one milestone to another milestone like sitting up,crawling,walking.The senses develops one after another like cry,smile,smell,awe,grip objects.I would call this as the age of innocence.There is no ego,no vengeance and the baby’s love is the purest form of love in this world.This stage is to be noted as this stage repeats again in one another part of the life of a man.

Whining school boy is the second stage.A School boy always has a bright face but he is always unwilling to do one thing that is ‘going to school’.First time when I read this poem my question was from that century to till date no kid like to go to school and prays to weather god for heavy rain or fever for a leave in school.he always complains about homeworks,exams teacher and that is why he is called as a whining school boy.He has the fear of homeworks,exams, beating from teachers and some mischief in this part of life.lot of play,lot of questions and lot of studies makes part of this stage.

Lover:This phase is a teenage phase. This is a directionless age. This is the age where he has crush on everything .He is always sad in melancholy of being a failure in love. What I think is one way or the other way everybody has a puppy love in this stage and if some body says he is not,then he is lying or he should be a nerd or bookworm.

Soldier:This my favouritepart of all ages.This is a part where we rebel at everybody Whether it is parent,teacher,bosses. He is straightforward, talks about ethics,honour,justice and he is hot blooded. Some people call it as angry young man attitude,madness of youth .I say  youth is also about idealism and standing for principles. He can be  called as a rebel without a case. I call this as my favourite because the rebel stage gave an air of freedom. Freedom from any compromises, do what we think is right and fight till the end.

Justice:he has lot of wise experience which he preaches to whomsoever he meet and earns respect by his sage advices or gyan.This is the time where he is patient ,enjoy the finest details in life. He becomes less intense does not loose temper.

Sixth stage: This is the age where he get to know that he is not a superman and he is a normal man.His body takes over his other virtues .Legs become lean.Male voice becomes into trebles and whistles.

Last & final stage:In this stage, a man  loses his senses one by on ear ,nose,.memory taste.Now he becomes again a child to be under the care of somebody .It is called as the second childhood.But in modern world this does not exist. All politicians ,cine actors are above 70 and working nonstop till 90.

Before I would conclude ,there is an interesting movie called as curious case of Benjamin button in which the hero was born as a old man and goes through the seven stage of life in a backward direction. This is  seven stages of shakespeare in reverse direction.The moral of the movie is “Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.”.

For example, steve jobs was sacked & shunned out from apple for doing some market against thing before his age of 30 but when he returned back to apple he had the maturity.the meaning is when he looked back he is sacked so he become sensible.Like this we can introspect the stages we have crossed to find the meaning but live forward without any regret or guilts.

Rosebud-Compare a movie with Toastmasters Speech

An Old newspaper baron in his palace in America utters the word “Rosebud” and dies in his death bed in the movie Citizen Kane.The news paper publishers are puzzled with the word “Rosebud” and a group of reporters proceed to investigate the reason for the Citizen Kane to utter the word in his death bed.

The movie Citizen Kane released in the year 1941 is considered to be the best movie  and it’s the topped as 1st in the American film institute’s top 100 fillms of all time.It was scripted and directed by Orson Wells.Like in toastmaster where there is a more emphasis on a structure for a opening,body,conclusion for the success of a speech.Any movie has the opening,body and climax for its success and I have chosen Citizen kane.A structure fails,a movie or a speech fails miserably.

So the opening of the movie was strong with a suspense about the word “Rosebud”. The movie travels with reporters trying to investigate the meaning of the word and the audience were also engaged through the movie with this opening suspense.

When a toastmaster gives a speech with strong opening with a story,quote,question,anecdote ,it makes the audience to bend forward to hear the speech as it has set the tone for suspense or something interesting.

Again,back to the movies,There are 3-4 segments in the movie.In the first segment,it shows the child hood of Citizne kane where he was in poverty but playing happily with a snowskate.His family gets a fortune and he was sent to a different place with a guardian for his education.

In the second segment ,he becomes a successful newspaper publishers with fighting for public  interests.He was very strong in his ideals intitially but later due  his ego and a dominating self interest,he loses the control of the newspaper.

In the third segment,due to his ego he loses trust of his best friend.He forces a compelling love on everybody and even with his wife also.His forces his wife into  singing career which she is not interested.Finally,his wife leaves him alone in his palace.And at the end,Citizen kane dies by uttering the word “Rosebud”

Like in the above movie script,in toastmaster,there is an emphasis to have 3-4 points or examples to support our title.The transition between each example must fade in/fade out like in a movie smoothly.When the examples are portrayed with body language,vocal variety as in the CC manual ,it makes the audience to stick to the speech instead of losing the interest since there is no strong & no lively examples.The speech becomes lifeless if the speech does not have strong and interesting points as a Body of the speech.

Like as mentioned in CC manual of toastmaster,The conclusion or the climax of the speech shoud end perfectly for a call for action,a resolution or an answer to the suspense.Climax fails,movie fails.Conclusion fails,the speech fails.Once through the movie,audience conclude with a immediate reaction of a great movie or a boring movie.In the same way,once our speech is over,the audience conclude immediately as a boring or a great speech.

Oh ya!!!still I did not say what  is rosebud.Yes it was an emotional ending to the movie.Rosebud is the name of the snowskate which citizen kane played during his happiest times as a kid inspite of poverty.He yearns for that happiest moment in his old age as he is now left alone and unhappy.

This movie is very much interesting visually and not as sad as in my article.Do watch this movie and it is a highly entertaining black and white movie with its mind blowing sets,lighting,dialogues and different kinds of story flow and editing.Also Never,ever,ever,ever forgot the structure of opening,body & Conclusion in a speech as in the CC manual of a toastmaster.