Story : Just Knowing is not Intelligence

Wise JudgementThere was a man who sold hot dogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers . He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hot dogs. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more meat and got himself a bigger and a better stove.

As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father. Then something strange happened. The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad time.”

The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, took down the sign and was no longer enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly.

The father said to his son, “Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”

Author: Unknown


Insights :

  • Many times we confuse knowledge with good judgment.
  • A person may have high knowledge but poor judgment.
  • Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.
  • A person can and will be successful with or without formal education if they have the 5 Cs: character, commitment, conviction, courtesy and courage
  • The tragedy is that there are many walking encyclopedias who are living failures.

 

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‘Snoopy’ Digs the Archive for You: May 2013

Snoopy @ Work :)

Snoopy @ Work 🙂

Visiting our blog now? Well, you could have missed a few interesting posts. Here we bring you “Snoopy” he will dig the archives and bring you the complete list of old posts in one place. Check out now what Snoopy found from May 2013.

 
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One question poll : Know what others say: Love or Hate their Job?

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5 Insights from the Movie 300 : A Recommended Reading

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Just one great Quote : Being HaPpY

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Understand Arguments : The Frog Story

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Slums Of Chennai : Needs Action

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Relax Off Serious Philosophies 🙂 Nothing but fun : A Teacher Terrorist 🙂

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A Funny Story of a Man and his Dog: Sure It Will Leave You Thinking

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Must Read : Inspirational Speech : Dalai Lama : Education & Warm Heart

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Three Life Changing Words : Teacher who made the Difference

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EcHo Of You

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Attitude n’ Choices

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Dream Thieves : Go Go.. Keep Going..

Missing flight
The Missed Flight : Writer’s Digest Entry

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Be Thankful : Insights

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Bet you stay off tears? Ugly, The Cat : Value of Compassion & Love

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Insights : Time Bank

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Story of Jenny : The Real Pearl Necklace

Darkness needs Light
Picture Speaks : Darkness Needs Light, Money blocks Accessibility

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What exactly is “Propel Steps”?

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10 Unusually beautiful friends (Part 1) : We humans have lot to learn

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SAVE TIGER : Pictures Speak

victim vs creator
Choose one : You wanna be Victim or Creator : Personality Insights

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Instant Personality Self Test : Your brain thinks mostly left / right / both?

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Dont Miss it : Which direction the Train moves? It will as you wish.. Magical 🙂

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Blind girl gets to class XII merit list, tops humanities group

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Snippet Thoughts: Error at Start: Career Decision

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The Cab Ride I will Never Forget : Great moment in Life

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The Lost Watch

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Limpid Life

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You will say WOW : Miguel Claro’s Astrophotographs

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Why Dogs live less than us? : This Deserve a read.

earth-day
Who is the Daddy? Earth or Homo-Sapiens?

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There’s More fruit in Rich Man’s Shampoo than a Poor man’s Plate

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Box Full of Kisses : While reading you too realize having one Box 🙂

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Never Miss to Read this : A Miracle costs $1.11 : True Story

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Appreciate Talent : Siddhartha Rahi & Summa Hussain : Young Student Scientists From Ghazipur, India.

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Appreciate Talents : Adithyha Jayakumar – A Musical Talent from South India

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An Interesting Personality test : Just 5 mins

Cart fill
Life is similar to filling our cart. We pay and enjoy for what we fill our carts with…

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The Little Firefighter : Relish helping others : Must feel Story

Peace is Cheaper than War Love is Precious of all Weapons
Pic : Peace is Cheaper than War! Love is Precious of all Weapons!

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Impressive Quotes from Finland Teachers

7. DICENTRA
Top 10 Beautiful flowers in the world

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Snippet Thoughts : Push

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Snippet Thoughts : A Humane day

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Poster #3 : Is there a True Friend?

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Poster #2 : Join Hands if you are against Caste Discrimination

Poster #1 : A Good Child is a Sign of a Good Society…

The Good Bye Kiss

Lesson to a Disciple Painter : Easy to point; hard to correct.

Just 3 words : Explains So much

The Cookie Thief : Must Read One

The empty soap box : Keep it simple lesson for every organisation

Need Expert Opinion: What will happen if there are no limitations to export / import taxes (arbitrage benefits)?

Four Fingered Pianist : Hee Ah Lee

Jessica Cox – An Inspirational Woman

18 Rules of HaPpInEsS 🙂

Our Life is Our Choice: Always do your best

Window of Happiness : Must Read One

Ways to judge people, things and life : Four Seasons’ Insight

Beautiful Oil Paintings : Realistic Ones

One of the most inspired story : Boy and Butterfly

Very Small Story, But Great Insight : Purpose of Goal

Home of Millions : Earth : Have no space for our little Sparrows?

Four Apples and Understanding others

Inability is just a belief : Story of Elephants

Hold on your emotions : This may make you feel the importance of understanding

Old one but Evergreen story : True Love is Unique

“Paid in full with one glass of milk”

Difference : Optimist and Pessimist

Know Stats: List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions

Concert Freebies : Don’t miss to read 🙂

Funny Marriage of Princess : Cant stop laughing 🙂

Quotes from the Way of a Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman

The Brick and the Jaguar : Listen to life

Reach and Touch Others’ life with Kindness : Story of Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Appreciate Life : Story of a Blind Girl

A true story, happened in 1892 at Stanford University : Herbert Hoover & Paderewski

”How heavy is this glass of water?” : Stress is same as this

Snippet Thoughts : Mistakes Matters @ workplace

50 Amazing Facts about Animals : I

“A Love Letter at my 60″ Heart melting Story. Never miss to read it.

Guys Vs Cats : These funny pics will relax mind 🙂

Please spare a minute, we need your help not money!!!

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Share anything you read, you liked, you want the world to know about. Ask anything you want to know about. 

“Education is Everything” – you might see this as our tag line, not just as words. We Propel Steps get all the inspiration from that strong belief. Through education, we can bring many positive changes. Wisdom, Humanity, Environmental issues, Fair use of Science, Good governance,Prevention of arts, Encouraging creativity… The list is big where your support is needed. 

We do not need money. Just your support and a few mins time whenever feasible for you. Help us to bring a change! Only You can make this reach millions of people.

forumWho can Educate and who can get Educated? Well, everyone of us has a Teacher and a Learner in us.

We are good at many things, skills that we possess naturally or developed over a period of time. When we share it with others, we become the provider of knowledge and help enabling others.

On the other end, every day we learn something new, get educated from some sources. 

Our areas of interest are wide. But Education is the common thing we find in everything we see in life. 

We believe Education is not just limited to, schools anymore, if we are determined to learn and share knowledge this modern world has plenty of opportunities.

We have made our Forum “Propel Steps” – here. Where you can share anything you want to share with the world. Ask anything you wish to know about. Not everyone is good at Googling to learn, also internet cannot self suffice. It’s all about knowledge/info reaching the right people who need them. We connect you with millions of school kids, students, teachers, professionals, activists, etc.

Share your links on our forum. Just a few clicks, you can share even anonymously. 

We have only one objective, education can be liberal and can be boundless.

We do not need money. Just your support and a few mins time whenever feasible for you. Help us to bring a change! We do not have millions of Dollars to to spend, but we have IDEAS and HOPE. Only You can make this reach millions of people.

Please do not forget to share this post.

Thanks and Regards

– Din

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Note: This is a non-profit initiative. You are welcome to ask more about our initiative, please contact me here dinesh@propelsteps.com

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Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s New CEO’s letter to all Employees

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From: Satya Nadella
To: All Employees
Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Subject: RE: Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s New CEO

Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work. I came here because I believed Microsoft was the best company in the world. I saw then how clearly we empower people to do magical things with our creations and ultimately make the world a better place. I knew there was no better company to join if I wanted to make a difference. This is the very same inspiration that continues to drive me today.

It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great company of ours. Steve and Bill have taken it from an idea to one of the greatest and most universally admired companies in the world. I’ve been fortunate to work closely with both Bill and Steve in my different roles at Microsoft, and as I step in as CEO, I’ve asked Bill to devote additional time to the company, focused on technology and products. I’m also looking forward to working with John Thompson as our new Chairman of the Board.

While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation. This is a critical time for the industry and for Microsoft. Make no mistake, we are headed for greater places — as technology evolves and we evolve with and ahead of it. Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world. 

As we start a new phase of our journey together, I wanted to share some background on myself and what inspires and motivates me. 

Who am I? 

I am 46. I’ve been married for 22 years and we have 3 kids. And like anyone else, a lot of what I do and how I think has been shaped by my family and my overall life experiences. Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things. So family, curiosity and hunger for knowledge all define me. 

Why am I here? 

I am here for the same reason I think most people join Microsoft — to change the world through technology that empowers people to do amazing things. I know it can sound hyperbolic — and yet it’s true. We have done it, we’re doing it today, and we are the team that will do it again. 

I believe over the next decade computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. The coevolution of software and new hardware form factors will intermediate and digitize — many of the things we do and experience in business, life and our world. This will be made possible by an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud, insights from big data, and intelligence from machine learning. 

This is a software-powered world. 

It will better connect us to our friends and families and help us see, express, and share our world in ways never before possible. It will enable businesses to engage customers in more meaningful ways. 

I am here because we have unparalleled capability to make an impact. 

Why are we here?

In our early history, our mission was about the PC on every desk and home, a goal we have mostly achieved in the developed world. Today we’re focused on a broader range of devices. While the deal is not yet complete, we will welcome to our family Nokia devices and services and the new mobile capabilities they bring us. 

As we look forward, we must zero in on what Microsoft can uniquely contribute to the world. The opportunity ahead will require us to reimagine a lot of what we have done in the past for a mobile and cloud-first world, and do new things. 

We are the only ones who can harness the power of software and deliver it through devices and services that truly empower every individual and every organization. We are the only company with history and continued focus in building platforms and ecosystems that create broad opportunity. 

Qi Lu captured it well in a recent meeting when he said that Microsoft uniquely empowers people to “do more.” This doesn’t mean that we need to do more things, but that the work we do empowers the world to do more of what they care about — get stuff done, have fun, communicate and accomplish great things. This is the core of who we are, and driving this core value in all that we do — be it the cloud or device experiences — is why we are here.

What do we do next?

To paraphrase a quote from Oscar Wilde — we need to believe in the impossible and remove the improbable. 

This starts with clarity of purpose and sense of mission that will lead us to imagine the impossible and deliver it. We need to prioritize innovation that is centered on our core value of empowering users and organizations to “do more.” We have picked a set of high-value activities as part of our One Microsoft strategy. And with every service and device launch going forward we need to bring more innovation to bear around these scenarios. 

Next, every one of us needs to do our best work, lead and help drive cultural change. We sometimes underestimate what we each can do to make things happen and overestimate what others need to do to move us forward. We must change this. 

Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives. This is the opportunity that drives each of us at this company.

Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources, and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance. And as the new CEO, I can’t ask for a better foundation. 

Let’s build on this foundation together. 

Satya

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Who is Satya? 

He was born in 1967, in Hyderabad, into a Telugu Brahmin family. His father served as an IAS officer and was appointed as a member of India’s Planning Commission during the years of 2004-2009. Nadella finished his schooling from Hyderabad Public School in Begumpet and B.E. from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka. He moved to the United States to complete an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. On completion of studies, he joined Sun Microsystems and finally moved to Microsoft in the year 1992. Soon, he was promoted to the post of senior vice president of the Research and Development team of the Online Services Division and later vice president of the Business Division. It is said that Nadella played crucial role in transforming Microsoft’s business and technology culture from client services to cloud infrastructure and service. He is also credited for the development of one of world’s largest cloud infrastructures supporting Bing, Xbox, Office and other products services.

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Courtesy and Source : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/feb14/02-04mail2.aspx

Powerful Quote #109 : Unanimous Corporates

In a way all the Corporations are engaged only one business, manipulating the minds of the consumer to ensure the continuity of their profits. Sadly ethics are always next to profit for many corporations!

– Words by Din

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