Thursday, September 30, 2004

RFIDv3.0

The Buzzzzzzzzzzzzz... is on !!!

Whew...this is flowing in like crazy...Titled "don't look at me as I look at you"

It's apparently okay for RFID tag promoters to watch you apply lipstick from 750 miles away, but not for a privacy advocate to keep an eye on companies using the pesky technology

To date, Wal-Mart and the U.S. Department of Defense have been among the most vocal backers of the technology.


/pd

RFIDv2.0

Nortel/CA

What da F$%# ???

"Nortel plans to lay off 3,250 employees" -Brampton, Ontario, company also will eliminate about 650 positions in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and 250 elsewhere in the world

The disclosures came in a regular biweekly filing to the Ontario Securities Commission.

The work plan is expected to deliver cost savings of about $500 million in 2005 and greater savings in subsequent years, according to the filing. But it will also bring charges to Nortel's income statements of about $220 million for layoffs and $230 million for real estate. About 35 percent of those charges should be incurred in 2004 and the remainder in 2005, according to the company statement.

1,400 employees in the U.S. and about 950 in Canada, with those employees to be notified by the end of June 2005,

/pd

RFIDv2.0

RFIDv1.0 was published here. This is the 2nd in line strategy offering.

"Interest is high -- and business opportunities may be there for the picking -- but when it comes to figuring out how to apply RFID to their midmarket customers, solution providers remain largely on their own".

"Catcher in the rye"
As a result of ABC's effort, the Microsoft Business Solutions will include RFID support for upcoming versions of Axapta, Great Plains and Navision.

Alternative Pathway
Sun RFID offering for Partners will be available in midOctober.

Needs Analysis proves that there is no STD status for RSS protocol suite.


MicroSoft becomes human

Interesting commentary by iMedia.

Channel 9
was started MArch 2004 and is now an innovations paradigm.

What is the start of this paradigm in the open community ??

Blog post not appearing !!

Why is there Repudiation time for updating blog !! or is it buggy blogger.com ??

I was wacking off from free blog hosting to sftp hosting. Converted my defa settings. Setup ftp zone and pwd so that blogger can publish to sftp.

Shit happended. Rolled back to free hosting by blogger. Tried again!!

Mutliple Refusals on publication local to blogger. Got ftp error blah blah.. Got flustered, nearly deleted my blog. Then reset setting. Publication and reindexing worked. But blog entry not see on Previous post or appears.

Yet, I can see my entry indexed as well as accessible !! Any clue points ???

/pd

1st call for Toronto Blogger

Calling all bloggers from Toronto/GTA areas. Who are interested in a BloggerCon. Send in details either email or comment here.

Accquired New Domain

Just acquired a new domain

Spontoues Thought Flickr'ing!!!

Date :Sept.29-04 - Toronto
Current Schedule :5:45PM . Status : Strategy offerings
Next Schedule : 7.00PM . Status : Geek Dinner / Moblog'ing !!

I did not make my next schedule with the famour blogger from NYC !! Pity eh ?? My wisdom was in the office, but my heart was out there.. Me was dissapointed !!

So I ask myself, WHY dissapointment !!

Well I had this concept that I wanted to create spontues thought flickr'ing amongst the blog community. Throw a seed of thought, along with a single leased email, and then everyone sends in their thoughts. Now, each entry becomes a seperate blog and that creates a harverst of thoughts ...for the community...!!! Something like an orchestrated world thought flickr'ing!!

Geeeeee.. pretty wacky biz eh ?? How to do it, I dunna me is still a newbie !! Anyway, thats what I wanted to talk about. SO, caught up with this Idea, that I aquired this.

Randy, this is a topic for our geek dinner !! :)-

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

RFID

EPCglobal Inc. U.S. conducting a summit. Analyst watching. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) plans to require suppliers to use RFID tags by early 2005. "It's very difficult to build a strong business case when it's just for compliance," said Mal Postings, global head of mobility for Capgemini SA, which sponsored a media lunch at the conference. "I agree (RFID) is in its infancy at the moment."

When you read this article and have a pulse on these markets. It become pretty simple, Those who adopt to RFID will be the winners. Those who don't will be assimilated.

I remember reading once, in MIT Lab's , a whole home was retro fitted with RFID equipement, including the test sbujecct's glasses. When the subject used special computer to search for his lost glasses, it spat back ."On couch, under the second cushion". The retro lab actually was able to ping the article, locate it, use raster methods of location and identify a corresponding article assoicated in proximity!!. A spanning B+ hashing algorthim, being piped into a raster algrothim, created 3 dimensional locational results.

Think pic-n-pac, product shelf life streaming for biz and Now imagine your home now like that ??

Speak to your watch !!

/pd

Update : RFIDv2.0 and RFIDV3.0

GeekPAC

I dont know if this will work out. Geek Political Action Commitee . Any ,mission with a joint committee tends to hinder more then advance. Hey, but if works so much better for the geeks. I'm all that !!

Will this be like the IETF group which created the INet ??

/dot feed not working

Me is having a problem with the feed with /dot

Is anyelse having a situtation

QOM -COPENHAGEN INSTITUTE FOR FUTURES STUDIES

"Reality can only be changed insofar as it has not yet occurred. We can try to influence the future, but that is all."

- Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss playwright

A good future is something you take part in creating - right now. But there are several ways of relating to the future, and that influences our desires regarding retirement. Our self-image is also important for our dispositions. This is talk about women and their future in the future !!

Take a look at this article from this think tank Inistute.

Slowing Light, making faster networks ?

This is a mind blower if it works out.. actually does make sense if you understand jitters and leaky bucket syndrome !! Take a look at this article on Slowing Down Light.

If they get this concept deployed, that, taking full advantage of the 20 terahertz would be easy in terms of sending 600 two-hour feature films in about one second. !!

Now just think, what fiber optics and the role that they may play in your home ??
Methinks that once ivp6 gets more used, then every darn thing in your home will be rfid and all you need is a watch on your wrist which is voice activated. Glasses on your nose to see just about any darn thing you wish to see !!

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Yahoo enters the beta Phase

Yahoo gets onto the beta Search phase.

Is it deep beta ??

Boy raised by Dog ???

Yeah, kinda so wacky to hear this in the 21 centrury correct ?? I stumbled across this article on the New Zealand Hearld. Just gets better, the Boy was found in Sibera !!!

Does Sibera really have dogs ??

Does Sibera have dawgs ??

How Do We Prepare For a World Without Cheap Oil?

I have been following an interesting thread of conversation on oil. The summary response concludes like this ..

"And with 6.5 billion people to feed, I am reminded of a somewhat frightening quote that I’ll likely garble: “Throughout history, when humans are left between starvation and raiding, they raid.” What do you think?

Yeah what do you think, once oil runs out eh ??? Another doomsday scare ??

Strange Fact !!

Just reading a brand schooling paper at HBS. What really got me is that.. "The U.S. Government represents 35 percent of the U.S. economy".

Now thats an eyeopener 35Cents/1$ back to the gov ??? Strange, If I look at it, we Canadian's give back approx 22% back to the government, get back health care and other benifits. What are the american society doing ?? Don't they think these thoughts ??

A Postulate for HumanityV2.0

This is not an endorsement for Google!!PERIOD!!. It’s an Evangelical mission for GoogleSphere (aka HumanityV2.0)

GoogleSphere is a conceptual framework of a virtual reality world. This Model is created, managed, policed, and defended by GoogleLites. GoogleLites are a community of real indivduals having a similar purpose and mission.

When I goggled , “GoogleSphere” and “GoogleLite” there returned only 228 and 10 pages found respectively. Wow!!! A very minor leverage factor in today's world of information age. Thus, this is a very new and exciting word, which needs to be assimilated under a just cause for humanity and like me, any other citizens of planet earth.

Let me begin my testament, now!

Metcalfe’s Law states, "The value of network increases as the square of the number of users on the network." This, too me means, if I know a single strand of thought, the power of that thought is only 1. However if 2 people know it, then it become 4 and thereon. The Math’s are simple, no brainer teaser. So, I need to get others onto this framework of thought.

However, with all this spill, comes the headache. “You cannot solve the problem with the same kind of thinking that has created the problem." -Albert Einstein. We need to change our thinking. Will this single thought flickr’, prove that as a joint level effort amongst fellow like minded community can raise the torch and that we (Googlelites) continue to pass the baton !!

Why the need for an Evangelical mission ? “You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction." -Alvin Toffler. So follow cybernuat’s, Bloggers, gmailer’s, googler’s and people who really believe that a mental world of a GoogleSphere, is the best for humanity, spread the word. Spit a comment here, email this blog. I really want to know what you think.

Let me end my postulation with this observation from the recent games. “In the Men’s 100m Final, four athletes finished in less than 9.90 seconds, but it was USA’s Justin GATLIN who won gold medal with 9.85”- Athens2004, Day 9. Aug.22/04.
We, Googlelites, do not intend to aspire to be on a podium as #1. However, we all wish to behind by that .05 ornano second difference for the sake HumanityV2.0, correct ??.

So how do we, either confirm or denies this postulate ?

The rules of engagement – This I believe statement

TIB#1 : If you believe for good, then you believe in GoogleSpherev1.0. Spit your thoughts out here or send me an email. Metcalfe’s law is being tested.
TIB#2 : If you believe in being a Googlelite, then do just 1 thing to reinforce TIB#1 for the United Federation for GoogleSphereV1.0
TIB#3: If you truly believe in changing the world, try this evangelical mission.

The race begins for Humanity2.0 !!!
We have a seed of thought, which is very in terms of Metcalfe’s value network. The Power to change based on Toffler's wisdom and sense to listen to Einstein !!
So, do something. Do anything. Get going. Now!!! Humanity, as we know it, is in a precarious state and the lives of our future kids is at stake.

This postulate is dedicated too;

Chris, a fellow “Googlelite”, (I don’t know), but the breed we apprecaite. The type of nerd, who has, that very high and distinct ethics, which will not permit him to place gmail invites on ebay !!
And for TomPeters, another “Googlilite”, whose blogs are witty and filled with thought provocation. Tom, I snitched a couple of your saying, on this round.

Thank you in advance for taking the baton !!
God bless!!

/pd

Monday, September 27, 2004

Wiki Wiki Thought

The next generation humanityV2.0 was created byGoogle. !!!

All the right for community. Market linked, technology driven, plus the friendliess of community.

Need to find out #of bloggers having gmail accounts to non bloggers. Then throw the thought flikr right into PES basis.

Manifesto should follow !!

Gmail update

For those who are trying hard to find a gmail address. Keep this site booked marked.

Gmail at google dot com

Thanks to Chris got an account !!

Proud to be your Friend!

Oh blogged this for my Good Friend Franca !! :)-

I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the
end, the faster it goes.
I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for
I've learned....That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned....That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned...That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated
and loved.
I've learned....That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
I've learned....That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that
person continue to hurt you.
I've learned...That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned...That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself
with people smarter than I am.
I've learned....That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned....That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling
their breath on your cheeks.
I've learned...That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned....That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I'v e learned...That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned....That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned...That I wish I could have told those I cared about that I love them one
more time before they passed away.
I've learned....That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow
he may have to eat them.
I've learned....That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned....That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
I've learned....That when your newly born child holds your little finger in his little
fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned....that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the
happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned ...That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is
requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
I've learned....That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

AI behind Call-center

Aha!!! the first constuctive use of Echelon type technolgies. !! Its about time too

Read this article on what it means to use Eavesdropping technolgies in the biz context !!

CaraMenlo- Cultural Party

Our heres our pics fromt party zone at the office.. and this is what we say here in Canada

I Luv working them peeps.. they all angels and devils in their own rights !!

Link#1
Link#2

Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Gospel according to Hugh on being Creative

Interesting commentry on being creative and me is just writing my innovations manifesto!!

Take a look the article " "I'd like my crayons back, please."

This I Believe!!#2

TIB#1 - Value Chaos !! Love the Mess

TISB#2 - Change takes forever !!

“Change Takes Forever. TRUE!! Pure knowledge is perpetual motion, it must be re-worked and re-imagined forever and ever.” /PD

With all things being true, then this is a very profound statement.

"Chi - Concentration of total strength through meditation. All things come into existence, and thence, we see them return. Look at all things, that have been flourshing; each goes back to its origin...... it means revision to destiny, revisions to destiny is called eternity" - Loa Tzu 400BC.

This is for my, TIB for Manifesto#2

Rivison = Re-vision !!

Virtual reality = 1:HumanityV2.0 = 0

Wiki Wiki take a peeky !!

What is happening here, is that me is seeing virtual reality for the first time, in the mode and manner which I can comprehend !!

It's clever "enough to keep track of where the page is, so if you move the book, the model moves with it. One application is displaying content telling the story of the America's Cup.".

Wow, so this means no more TV!! I'll wear glasses and me will be in VR mode, watching whatever!!

Don't, you think that this is excellent for studying and expanding the mind ??

DONT EVEN GO THERE.. ... !!!!

heheheheheheh I knew what was on your mind :)-

Beaming down Knowledge

A first for India and the world. This time though, they can really pave the path for globilization of education, at minimum costs. Just read this article, which confirms that India' has deployed its first GSVL Satillate for Educational Purpose. Launch pad -Sriharikota, West Bengal. Notworthy, is that they finally outreached themselves from Ariene. Sriharikota is also the east wing for the India's east coast missile launch pad and for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Their west coast is (somewhere) in Rajasthan.


So India has a strategy to increase education churn rate of its society (think numbers =1.1Billion Population). Well you go and figure out what this means on the global scale of 6.2Billion peeps.

Methinks that by 2020, India will be the premier instiution for Global Delivery Model on education. Remember Infosys 's Global Delievery Model for Solutions Provisioning??

The pandora's box on eductional paridigm have now been opened. New Games. New rules !!
Move Over HBS, here comes India's Best of the Best, beamed down !!!

Beam me up Scotty, this planet sucks !! :)_

Wonder what will happen to my KnowledgeManifesto ??

Saturday, September 25, 2004

My Blog Quotient!!

Kinda Kewl!!

I just went thru the Bloggin Quiz -Results PeterDawson and these are mycurrent stats as @ 10:19 PM -EDT

Me is just a 0.8 Minority !!! ..Really funky correct ???


YOUR SCORE
80.0% 80.0 points out of 100

AVG SCORE
42.9% 42.9 points out of 100

13978 people have taken this silly test so far.

500 people have scored higher than you.

13369 people have scored lower than you.

109 people made the same grade as you.

KnowledgeManifesto

Just throw a seed of thought out...

Whewwwwwwwwwww.. Did I get it right ????

KNOWLEDGE Manifesto!!


KNOWLEDGE
=
KNOWLEDGE!
In Font 39251(barcode)
Yeah..just try it in MSWord!!! ..and watch the barcode appear !!

A Bias for value
"The value of network increases as the square of the number of users on the network."
-Metcalfe’s Law

….another Value offering
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
-Luciano De Crescenzo

…and yet another offering
“Public corporation should now be regarded not as piece of property but as a community- although a community created by common purpose rather than by common place. No one owns a community…. The core members of community are more properly regarded as citizens rather than as employees or “human resources” – citizens with responsibilities as well as rights."
-Charles Handy


..Gets harder now !!!!


If you bring that appropriate people together in constructive ways with good information, they will create authentic visions and strategies for addressing the shared concerns of the community

-David Chrislip, Center for Creative Leadership
Collaborative Leadership

Actually its pretty simple !

“Lettin’ the cat outt’a the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in.”

-Will Rogers


Locus of Learning

•Initiative –Driven Programming
•Change Management
•Leadership
Development
•Career Development
•Customer –Supplier Relationship
Management.


Don’t be afraid !!

Don’t be afraid to take big steps if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”

-David Lloyd George


Oh Boy!! A nutcracker !!

"You cannot solve the problem with the same kind of thinking that has created the roblem."
-Albert Einstien


A rebuttal offering to
Einstien

"
You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
-Alvin Toffler


Aha!!! A new offering now ?


"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those we do hold well."

-Josh Billings


I Luv this concept!! :)-
Only as high as I can reach can I grow.
Only as far as I seek can I go.
Only as deep as I look can I see.
Only as much as I dream can I be.

-Karen Ravn, 10-3-1970


Ok, so whats a “Consumerdex” ?


"An’t it like a Roladex type thingy, but only on a Global Basis ?? Rather then it being on your desk, its like all over “there”-The Global Community!!"


/pd
Lets Begin t he Exercise - Lesson#1!!

Issue Driven Communities

“Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. All we can hope to get solving a problem is to restore normalcy.
-Peter Drucker,
Managing for results


- Lesson#2!!

Communities of Practice

“groups of people informally bound together by shared expertise and passion for a joint venture.”
-Wenger & Jean Lave
Situated Learning
This term was first used in 1991!!



- Lesson#3!!

Communities of Learning

“Increasingly, successful organizations are building competitive edge though less controlling and more learning- that is, through continually creating and sharing the courage, imagination, patience and perseverance necessary in a knowledge creating organization.”
-Peter Senge


Once Again the Value offering !

•Communities of Learning
•Communities of Practice
•Communities of Issues


The Ultimate Hypothesis!!

“It turns out that the use of the word knowledge rather then information makes a distinct difference in the way people think and behave.”


Gurteen Knowledge Letter
Xerox Labs 2003






How Coincidental !!!

Just the other day, I was blogging at Harvard Business School, Working Knowledge Community on the topic of Alternatives to oil fuel, and now I get this feed !!

Way to go fellow Canuks !!Keep on leapin !!

Friday, September 24, 2004

Anit-Blogging Rules !!

Oh..this is fascinating, my feed just throwTHIS to me !!

What will be the US governments Laws on Bloggin...

Now go fuck yourselfs US government !!

US-says:" Freedom of Speech"
I-Say:"Kewl, Now don't make my life miserable after this glob"

Electionic Voting !!

Hahahaha !!! I just discovered Flaws in the system !!

No wonder the Florida vote worked !!

BUSH YOU SUCK !!!!!

I want a DawG !!!!!

Gosh, do I need a dog ???

I dunna , dogs are kewl,I think. Mommy used to breed pure GSD's (Germans Sheppard Dog) !! Ok, this means that kinda 'blue ribbion' type of affairs. First litter options to DOD, second to any .gov and the third within "the cycle". Yeah, the cycle was those who could get onto the best side of mom !! ' Being within means that you had a puppy dawg !!! :)-


Ok ok, that was just a rant, don't belive me ok ??

So why do I want a dawg ?? Does this make sense on why anyone woould not want to have a dog ??.

Methinks, HumanityV2.0 needs to include Animals1.0 into their lives , full time !!!!

Get an Animal. AnyAnimal. Get going. Now !!!!!!!!

Vespers Time !!

Ok ok ..just about that time where you get back for Vespers.

Todays response: "BLESS THE LORD, MY ROCK"

Rock, on LORD !!!

SPIT !!!

Oh gosh.. here comes the next round of "SPIT" aka "spam over internet telephony" !!!


Just read this at NEWSCIENTIST !!


Now the spill...

The number of VoIP users is increasing rapidly. In 2003, there were only about 131,000 residential VoIP subscribers in the US, but by 2008 the level is projected to reach 17.5 million. “It’s inevitable,”

Simulation showing that a computer could be programmed to send 1000 messages per minute over VoIP.

Ok Ok.. so What ??

The SUNSETTING OF G-networks !! There won't be enough bandwidth to support this... ..ALL NETWORKS DOWN , with just a couple of coordinated "SPIT'ers" !!!

This weeks 1Minute Strategy

* Appear comfortable when you're not, by positioning your arms asymmetrically, says executive coach Debra Benton.

Example: Place one arm on your armrest and the other in your lap. Symmetrical positions (crossed arms, both arms planted on armrests)
tell people you're rigid and nervous.

(Adapted from Executive Charisma, D.A. Benton, McGraw-Hill)

Will TV die ??

More net means less TV !!

The consumers who make the biggest difference (the busy ones, the ones who earn a lot, spend a lot, vote, talk a lot and change things) are the ones most likely to be online and least likely to watch TV, thats what the study shows !!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Freaky Test / Deployment Suite

Just completed !! Whewwww... but its freaky - Knock's the Snoot outa you ! THE FREAKY WOW! TYPE.

It's a LandScape Setting with a Team of 73 kewl peeps.

Yeah, the process maps count upto 176 business Processes !! At any given point of time, there is apporox 83 of these business processes being done per hour. Each hour roughly translates into an average of $2,884,084. So, 24 (1 Day)x per hour, equals $69,218,016 . Therefore per year (365 days), tis $25,264,575,840. Now, this works out to $25,264,575,840 per year.

Whewwwww... hold on what was that again ????.. 25B !!!

It consists of approx 4% of the market captilization in the segment !!

Whats happens, If We can get it 83 process, knitted into 32 processes with approx 1486 Team members under the same equation ??

FUNKY BUSINESS HAS STARTED . Now, you work that out !!!


My take is $514,289,858,880 !!

Who let the blog out !!

Hey, an interesting book that I just pre-ordered this Who let the Blog out . Let me know you thoughts follow bloggers

QuoteofTheDay

Oh todays QOD was picked up from ; Quote of the Day


Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious and immature.-- writer Tom Robbins

How Consumers Value Global Brands

Last night I spent nearly 3 hrs @ HBS Working Knowledge doing some research. One of the articles caught my eye, on how conusumers value global brands. Heres the run down.

1) AMerican Values have no conqeuences with choice in the global brand wars
2) Quality Singals are the ones which get most noticed
3) Social Responsibility is also a key fact on brand consumption.

"Global brands make us feel like citizens of the world, and … they somehow give us an identity," an Argentinean consumer observed. A New Zealander echoed: "Global brands make you feel part of something bigger and give you a sense of belonging." A Costa Rican best expressed the aspirations that consumers associate with global brands: "Local brands show what we are; global brands show what we want to be."

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

My current Blog Stats

Between then and now.. my personal aggreator feed extends to about 846 sites. There are about 78 site that have an update every 24 hours. This averages to about 9% leverage. While others are web browsing sites, RSS/SMS is now delivery only what I want. This enables me to work backwards !!

Interesting ratio as per blog concenus
Likely weblogs 2108226
Anglo weblogs 1286538 Blogs that seem to be in English
Processes active 1 Number of crawlers running
Queue 1459 Sites we know nothing about yet
Weblog Queue 1452 To-do list of known weblog sites

Does anyone have common information levels to share ??

Single Flow of goods

Will the flow of consumer goods eventually become single purchase order, single delivery per day situation of mini-me –ebay type of online entitys ??

WOOT! , is on of those companies which is just doing that. Every day the product is placed on sale 12:00AM for sale and then goes off sale for 11:59PM. Every order is taken via major credit card. Shipping will take place thereafter.

Products consist of gadgets with blowout or buyout prices. Their FAQ is freaky !!

Volunteer works in Canada !!!

I just read a snippet of interesting data from Stat’s Canada.

Canadians have volunteered $8B to non-profit and humanitarian works. Oh wait.. Now listen to this ....

Add on another 1B man-hours of volunteer Work during last year, which represents over 1 million full time 8 hr/day working jobs !!!!!!

Now, that’s a WOW, for a nation of 30M peeps, where approx 14 million people work. They are giving away so much without bothering for whatever reasons. Think of it as being as a 7% tip back to their own..

Anyone has a clue on what other US has a stat' on this or where can I find a stat of this nation ??

holler away :)-

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

What you see is not what you think !!!

Ok give it a try.....

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, olny taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pcleas. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by ilstef, but the wrod as a wlhohe.

..did you get it ??? :)-

Monday, September 20, 2004

The Wicked Wit of WSC

WOW.. this an enjoyable book !!! I picked it up this weekend, as I passed thru Barnes&Noble at a a throw away price... to boot !!

Ok ..lets take a quick peek at this guy's devilish humor !!

On being urged by a British diplomat to flatter the free French leader Gen.de Gaulle, he replied " like a female Llama who has just been surprised in her batch: I'll kiss him on both cheeks and if you prefer on all four "

In one of the many documents that come WSC's way, a civil servant had gone out of his way to be grammatically correct, and had clumsily avoided ending a sentence with a preposition. Churchill scribble in the margin: “This is the sort of English up with which I will not put"

This is another classic... As Under-secretary for the Colonies, while in Africa, asked to have a camel from the Camel battery. The Battery officer- deliberately? produced one known to have a bad temper and prone to kicking. Shortly later a Somali boy come running to the officer saying " Effendi Effendi , camel kick Churchill, Churchill kick Camel. Now camel become very good camel" !!

Buy this short book , "The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill", compiled by Dominique Enright

Iits a keep sake treasure !!


Sunday, September 19, 2004

The secret of life

What is it ???

Just think of all those squiggly little uni-celler creatures swimming all the way upwards. Fighting, nudging , jostling to be the first at the finish line. Bamb !!! , they hit a brick wall !! what happens next ??? There’s that only little sucker, which just about finds and the crack and makes the way thru !!

Then bingo !!! There’s an X or Y type of creature which gets created. LIFE IS BORN !!

Wowwwwwww… kind funky eh ?? Its an extraordinary business, this way of bringing babies into the world. I don’t know how God thought of it !!!

All life is created in hardship and the pathway of life is always hard. If life were easy, then we would all be reaching the finishing line pretty quick. We don’t want that , correct ??

Learn to enjoy the hardships of life, living up to challenges and smelling the flowers along the way. Once traversed down a pathway, you will never walk that way again.

JFK says : “Think not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”
I say : “Think not what you can do for yourself, but what you can do for your humanity”

Barber's Day !!!!

Whewwwwww.. just had my hair cut !!!

You know what ??? it feels like a heavy weight is off my head. No, I mean it literally, my head feels lighter.

Do you ever think such thoughts after a Hair cut ??

Saturday, September 18, 2004

VALUE CHOAS - TIB#1

Today "THIS I BELIVE" , (TIB#1) is VALUE CHOAS

Most companies that thrive actually work in choas. They have this rare breed of staff who are constantly running around and putting out those fires. These comapnies are actully disorgnized !! Note, I say "disorganized" not undesciplined !!

Thier leaders actually have the wisdom to know that they dont know. They create this pool of mavericks and send them on these wierd quests. These percualir pioneers will go forth into unchartered waters, but they alone vault the company to its next perfromace platform !!
Organizations need to perform their daily tasks, yet ALL (All. Big Word), depends on counterintutive leaps into the unknown.

Those companies which cherish the mess and value the choas are those which perform in hard times , excellently !!

So go forth and LOVE THE MESS !!!

Friday, September 17, 2004

Work Matters !!

THE
PETERDAWSON
© HUMANITY Version 2.0

WORK MATTER’S
Manifesto


THEY SAY Verses I SAY


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They Say : “Supply Chain Solutions
I Say : “Supply Chain Innovations”

They Say: “I don’t see why we are going down this route”
I Say : “Neither did Columbus, but he braved un-chartered waters and discovered a new world.”

They Say: “we value straight shooters”
I Say : “Tell that to the employee who told you –take a hike!”

They Say: “we must follow a process approach for all clients”
I Say : “have you ever tried to put on a size 6 shoe on a size 11 foot ?”

They Say: “we use lessons to improve”
I Say : “Gee, then way is it that I need to repeat myself so many times ”

They Say: “we work well with others in teams”
I Say : “Wow, they don’t lack steak knives at this meeting”

They Say: “We believe in building trusting relationships”
I Say: “Then why all those hush hush meetings?”

They Say: “..Did you know ?”
I Say : “Big Deal !! That’s stale stuff. I have full internet access @home.”

They Say: “Monday Morning Sparks”
I Say : “Why only sparks ?? Ignite a fire every day, let alone Monday’s”

They Say: “We have an open door policy”
I Say : “Then why is your door always closed ?”

They Say: “We value open communication.”
I Say : “Is my bosses’ boss, dead or alive ? I have not heard any news for 9 months !!”

They Say: “That’s not the way we do business !”
I Say : “Say that to the competition, they are already doing it”

They Say: “we spent $350,000 for development of the software piece”
I Say : “yeah, I would spend the same, but in 3 months time , not 30 months !!”

They Say: “We respect other peoples time”
I Say : “Then why all those conference calls?”

They Say: “Plan it”
I Say : “Do it”

They Say: “This is too much change”
I Say : “Its all about our jobs and careers, what other options are there ??”

They Say: “The way is 6 sigma”
I Say : “Oh boy, here comes another ‘wannabe mini-me-GE’

They Say: “Everyone must read Subir Chowdhury -6 Sigma book”
I Say : “Have you read his latest – Organizations 21c and what he has to say about 6 sigma?”

They Say: “we need leaders”
I Say : “Then why are you always in my way ?”

They say: “Integrity is important”
I say: “Tell the unvarnished truth, ALWAYS…..or take a long hike”

They say: “WE can’t do that”
I say: “Can I quote you to our customer ?”



They say: “We are an equal opportunity employer”
I say : “Oh yeah ? How many Women do you have on your board ?”

They say: “We need to be straight and upfront”
I say : “Kewl, so how much are you earning ?”

They say: “We reward employees”
I say : “Have you recently taken Executive “spend” line and compared to Employee “rewards” line ??

They say: “We believe in Lean organization”
I say : “Wow, me too !! But why is your current Org chart looking like Tut Tukumans Pyramid ?”

They say: “We believe in flat organizations”
I say : “then show me the ice cream Waffle structure, 2 slices with a lot of “I-screams” in between !!”

They say: “Order is necessary to measure”
I say : “When did you last measure the love of your chaotic family ?”

They say: “It’s a fight”
I say : “it’s a helluva ride”



They say: “zero defect”
I say : “a day without a screw ups or two is a day pissed away”.

They say: “Think about it”
I say: “Try it”

They say : “continuous improvement”
I say : “Bold Leaps”

They say: “Keep on Improving”
I say : “Keep on leaping”

They Say : “we can’t”
I say : “Why not?”

They Say: “we’ll do that tomorrow”
I say : “Tomorrow your toast, do it today”

They say : “this man’s not nice”
I say : “These times are not forgiving”

They say: “go with the cheese”
I say: “Someday we’ll all be asking, who TOOK our cheese”


They say: “She SHOULD not be exposing her belly button”
I say: “What were your eyeballs doing 3inches above her crotch !!”

They say: “She’s wearing a see thru top !!!”
I say: “So what, that’s no excuse for eye raping.”

They say: “Project activity status should be marked in Red for those in extension of their due dates”
I say : “yeah, so that’s why these dues dates keep changing !!”

They say : “we believe in training”
I say: “ Then why does it take 4 months to get approvals for my tuition fee’s !! When will I be able to register myself for training ?”

They say : “we document everything”
I say : “ Good , can I get a copy of the incident report for the last outage of 4 days ?”

They say: “ unless we track request we can’t service our employees”
I say : “ Oh, that’s why it takes 15 days to get a mouse or a mouse pad !!”



They say: “We value our employees”
I say : “ then what takes you 8 months to prepare my paperwork for a new designate ?”

They say: “No sneakers”
I say : “Don’t be sneaky”

They say: “ t-shirts have to have collars”
I say: “I’ll need to be a millionaire to order a T-shirt with a collar !”

They say: “No shorts”
I say : “Hey, We an’t asking for a shooter round !!”

They say : “Dress Code”
I say : “Code of ethics”

They say : “Respect everyone”
I say: “Respect only those who respect you”

They say : “ Connected services”
I say: “Do I know you ?”

They say : “Oh, that’s another issue”
I say : “Come again on the air, the customer is screaming, should I tell him that ?? !!”


They say: “That fall’s under marketing”
I say: “So we should not lobby for the brand ?”

They say : “That’s a Laugh”
I say: “True, we need to once again, bring humor into the office”

They say: “That’s ridicules !!”
I say : “Fine with me, wait till we are ridiculed”

They say: “The one minute Strategy email”
I say: “wow, one sane person in our midst !”

They say: “Its improper to use company email for personal use”
I say : “Then why are you asking me for a company copy of office 2000 for your home computer”

They say: “I’m insane”
I say: “it takes one to recognize one”

They say: “measure cycle time”
I say : “Create new cycles”

They say: “waste removal”
I say: “Waste not, want not”



Thursday, September 16, 2004

Customer Channelazation

Is it right to have a predefined Customer Channelization process for every client ??

Does really one size fits all ?? Or does do we have really work hard to create that unique experience for every client ??

Some companies have a common "life cycle" method to complete each project. Should this be the case or not ?
What are your thoughts on this ??

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Nice Link

For those who like projects, check the link

10 Tips for PM's

Project Management

Wheww , how disgusting !! So called "Project Manager's" -who dont know the fundementals on using MsProject and or understanding of CPM, pert etc!! Blows your socks off correct ?? Well it does mine and I am in the center of such a catastrophic envoirnment.Half a mind to run away.. But, hey I need money for food and shelter too you know !!

Ok whats my beef ?? Me is still trying to understand the concept of "Process Management" being call as "Project Management". Just because there is a process which is designed for a customer channel and one becomes adept in that process method, one belives that the same process method could be readily used for all other types of works !! Now read works as project. Darn it ..get the point ??

I have a bunch of "wannabe Mini-me-GE" type of teams. Don't they know that Jack Welch told his uccessor to go a break everything that he did ?? Peeps around me think that by doing things one way and if it works, then thats the only correct way of doing stuff !!!

Well anyone ..How do re-educate these teams ..oh by the way this goes straight to the top in the org structure too ..

Dah..what was I thinking.. Someone please shoot me before I kill someone!!!

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Raising the spectra of Terrorism !!

The war on terror is no more between just the 'rebels' !!

"...Will the American's call Osama to Whitehouse and negoiate a truce?" !! Putin has already brought about the tone of creating the..."America speaks with a forked tongue", syndrome !

Oh, what was America doing speaking to the Chechen criminals ?? Sorry, that was just chatter, more hearsay then fact. But why is America asking Russia to negoitate with Chechen folks ??

America cannot afford to piss Russia off. Eurupoe needs to create the C4I strategy for combatting Global terrorism. Russia plays a big part in this.
Read my Blog on Belsan !!

I think terrorism is actually a war between fellow islamic rebels !!

Tips to be an ALphaMale

Just read revisted a good old read. A must for all AlphaMales..or wannabes !!
Goto 18 section article on this !!

Halley Suitt

25 One liners !!!

26 BEAUTIFUL ONE-LINERS
1. Give God what's right-not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end-God's way leads to an endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma-but never let him be the period.
6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.
7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a face-lift.
8. When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.
9. Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.
10. We don't change God's message-His message changes us.
11. The church is prayer-conditioned.
12. When God ordains, He sustains.
13. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
14. Plan ahead-It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
15. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.
17. Exercise daily-walk with the Lord.
18. Never give the devil a ride-he will always want to drive.
19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
21. He who angers you controls you.
22. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
23. Give Satan an inch & he'll be a ruler.
24. Be ye fishers of men-you catch them & He'll clean them.
25. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called....
26. Read the Bible-It will scare the hell out of you.

...solly I lied, it was 26 !!! :)-

Threat of Iran- WDM??

3 Clicks to Iran . (Location : Area51 !!)

Given the fact the there is a 56% enriched sample from Pakistan and another 36% enriched sample from Russia , this makes it possible that Iran is actually have WMD plans !!!

Oh, I goota tell you this. The "Khan Pipeline" actually extended from Russia, China, Pakistan and then into Iran !! Pretty wacky eh ??

As it stands today, "Tehran has reneged on its obligations to inform the IAEA of all enrichment activities"

So whose's going to strike first ?? Isreal or America ??

Will America turn the Nelsons eye of Isreal takes a preemptive dig at Iran ??

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Patron St, of Business Management

No Well , feeling sick, nothing better to do- Read a book !!

Just broswing thru "The Patron Saint of Business Management" -Anna Farago. Its a new management style from a wise monk, St.Benedict.

Bendicit's RULE is a manual for everyday life, in the service of truth. The book of rules have endured over 1400 years and the same rules apply even as this being written !!. Just think of, these rules have lasted for so long and the monks of St.Bendicit continue its practices today, making it one of the most sucesessful, "orgnizations" in human history!!

This books takes the orginal rules and lays out how to apply them in todays working envoirnment. At the heart if the book is the necessary building of comminities of people who have a clear vision of their purpose, of how they can archieve their gaols and why they must achieve them.

A noteworthy read.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

CRM to CMR !

For those who are interested in Customer Relationship Managmenet. Heres the scoop.. It does not work ! Period. Just reading Frederick Newell's Book titled " Why CRM dosn't work- How to win by letting customers manage the relationship". Thats right , move over letter 'R' in the old CRM paradigm. The new look is CMR !!!

"Your not in charge. Some had to say it". "...That realization, together with a large dose of comman sense (provided for you by Fred Newell) gets you almost all the way there" - Seth Godin (author of Permission Marketing).

My Favourite Quote from this book "......comes from Sandeep Krishnamurthy, a conributoring writer for Digitrends: ... Individuals are not thier past behaviour. Rather,they are hedanistic agents passing through life mkaing idiosyncratic choices as they go along. No single choice defines them nor does it satisfactorily predict their future behavior" .

Before you build a better mousetrap, make sure your read this book. Its an eye opener.

Actually as an afterthought, just 'learn to listen and listen to learn" - hear your customer out and just go out and do something.

Get Ready Fire ! Aim syndrome !!

Let me know you thoughts . Yeah I want to hear your thoughts on this

More later. ( I promise)

Hurricane Frances

wheeeeeewwwwwwww..here comes another round ..!!

A state of emergency has been declared for Miami due to Hurricane Frances.

BESLAN-Standoff- 11.20EDT

They released 31 out of approx 300 hostages. Why ?? What is the motive ?? I just wish it does not turn in the fiasco like the Moscow theatre situations !!

Out of Control

When everything seems in control.. you are just not going fast enough. If we live a normal life then whats the point of living it correct ??

When I die I won't be asked by God- "why were you not like Moses, rather I'll be asked why were you not PeterDawson ?"

just think if it......