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Appraisal Lessons From Girl Friend(s)…

January 22, 2010

Got this as a fwd..A very nice read.. 🙂

Explain Some real facts with the help of girlfriend example (: D by one of the CTS blogger.)

I  hope it may be of some help to you in your personal life and professional life 🙂

I have copied the content below for your convenience.

Appraisal Lessons From Girl Friend(s)..!

Disclaimer:

The content below is purely out of imagination to get a few smiles across your face.

Any reference to any one reading this is may be just coincidence.

Another appraisal and filling up the document one more time. I was really serious about getting a good feedback this time but I want to know how.

I can only think of my friend who has got a 1st bucket in all his previous appraisal. He told me what people expect from us and how he learnt this things. I really got shocked hearing from where he got his lessons. It’s none other than his girl friend(surprised right?.. even me too). If you have little patience you can learn the following lessons.

Note:
What this post has for you?
• For Guys who have/had Girl friends,  get a good laugh for the lessons you have already learnt.
• Those who are trying to have a girl friend, Be Prepared.
• And for those who can’t get one(like me)..it gives you few more reasons to feel better.

It’s time to move on … and learn some Corporate Lessons from Your Girl Friend(s)

Here’s the conversation between me and my friend

Lesson 1:

Friend: You and your girl friend are returning from a movie in your bike. You have a lot of important assignments. so you tell her that you have some work and drop her somewhere near her place or somewhere where she can catch a bus/auto.
You ask her whether you can drop her at her place.
Her reply will be “It’s OK. You carry on with your work”.
What will you do?
Me : Drop her there and leave???
Friend: Missing it. Never try to do that (unless in the scenario that I tell you later)..Think again
when girl says NO … it means YES(most of the times).
Me :ho.. what does that mean?
Friend : Confusing??? the explanation is beyond the scope of our conversation. Let’s see what should we do instead.
You should say “Its’ ok. I’ll drop you”.
She will decline repeatedly saying “Hey, It’s Fine”(notice that she won’t make an attempt to get down from the bike).
So don’t mess up. Just drop her at her place.
Do you get something from the above??
Me : NO??
Friend : Come on, this is the most important attitude your boss expects from you and we should definitely have this atleast in our appraisal Document/Resume etc..
and it is
“TAKING RESPONSIBILITY”..
You go, communicate and share work from your team mates. Even if you are held up with your work and they too are hesitant to share it with you.

I was bowled first ball..

Lesson 2:

Friend : Consider the scenario in lesson 1 till you ask her whether you can drop her at her place. And she will reply “It’s OK.You carry on with your work. I’ll get a bus/Auto”. This time she says it firmly.(And even gets down from your bike during the conversation)
What will you do?
Me : (casually)will follow what you said in Lesson 1..
Friend: NO NO NO.. Don’t do that. If you do that then you will be accused of anywhere between
*thinking that she is so stupid to catch a bus or auto by herself
to
*Very dominant or * trying to control her
Me:  ????
Friend : complicated Right?
Me: Yes.
Friend : Don’t worry.. you will get used to it
In this scenario when a girl says NO she means NO..You better leave her so that she can go by herself.
Understand something
Me : Though I can sense something I can’t be clear.
Friend: Our lesson is Simple
“ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE REPONSIBILITY”.
A good way to get things done.

Lesson 3:

(Are you a guy with a girl friend from some other place? then this is for  you..)

Friend : She comes to you and says her parents(your may be in-laws) are coming here and she needs to book tickets for them. But she is scared to stand in the counter early in the morning. Believe me, you will hear statements like this and she don’t know how she is going to book the tickets. Even the site is not working nowadays J
What will you do ?
Me : Tell her to try the site one more time or encourage her that she can get ticket in the counter??
Friend: If so, then you should be exiled to some unknown planet.
You should instead wake up at 5(or sleep in the station) go to the counter and book her ticket. Remember you should do this by yourself rather than she asking you for help(and she won’t infact).
Me: So does that mean I should go to office by 5 or 6 in the morning?
Friend: Don’t worry, no job is so demanding.
Actually it’s a tip for success..
volunteer to help your boss in preparing that important presentation or helping with some documentation when they are looking ways for doing it..
“TAKING ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OTHER THAN YOUR WORK WILL MAKE  PEOPLE NOTICE YOU”.

Note:

Don’t be so stupid to ask your girl friend to book ticket for your parents or your boss to help in your own Presentation.

I started feeling happy that I am learning something though it is confusing.

Lesson 4:

Friend : Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between giving treat to your friend who is a boy and your girlfriend.
Me: Nope.
Friend : Here it is.. When you give treat to a guy you need to take him alone (or your friends if you wish)..
But when you say treat to your girlfriend you end up taking a big gang.(she will say that they are for company since she can’t come alone. If so, then what are you for?)
Ok that’s out of our scope again. Let’s come back to business.
You are taking her and her friends for a treat. You book tickets for a movie and then a lunch at someplace.
Be careful the outcome of this can change your life.

So here’s some possible scenarios and their outcomes.

•The movie is Good and you got a good lunch – Her friends tell her that she is very lucky to have a guy like you( that’s as lucky as getting a first bucket)
•The movie is bad but you managed for a better(heavy) lunch – Her friends tell her that you are okay and you are lucky to get her(Second Bucket hmmm…)
•Both are bad – You end up looking like a joker mocked by her friends often( if your girlfriend is with you for so long). Her friends may even advice her to think twice about you (Worse than a 3 or 4th bucket)
It’s better you arrange for another movie and lunch soon. Of course, after a lot of research.
Got anything??
Me: ????
Friend: We have got the greatest lesson man…

“THE ART OF LEADERSHIP”. Remember A LEADER CAN ONLY BE AS HAPPY AS HIS/HER TEAM…!

Oh.. I am getting enlightened

Lesson 5:

Friend: You both decide to go somewhere for lunch. After a lot of discussion you can’t suggest any place and she suggested some place. You go there and the food is terrible.
What will be your reaction?
Me: Tell her that her choice is bad.
Friend: Gone. She will get upset. Then you end up eating there more often for the sake of consoling her.
So tell her that it’s your own fault as you should have known some good restaurants.
Instead, you go to the place you suggested where everything is good and she orders something. It turns out to be great.
Don’t try to boast that you always make good choice. Just tell her that her choice is always the best(should be..that’s why you are her boyfriend)
Me: I got it. We should take responsibility for failures..
Friend : In that line.To  be precise it is
” BE READY TO TAKE THE BLAME AND SHARE THE FAME..”

I started comparing now, which one is difficult getting a good appraisal or having a girl friend…

Lesson 6:

Friend: Next one is short and simple.
Your girl friend asks you to join for a movie that she is going with her friends
Imagine What will happen even if you are 5 minutes late? I need not explain about the outcome.
It always better waiting rather than to make her wait.
So reach the theatre before her.
Once the movie is over make sure that you always start after she had left with her friends.
And our final lesson is
ALWAYS REACH OFFICE BEFORE YOUR BOSS AND LEAVE AFTER YOUR BOSS

So I hope you had a good time learning these lessons.
Implementing these may help you professionally but i don’t know how much this can help you personally.
All the best for your appraisal…

Now I came out smiling that I found the reason for two things.


How to get a good appraisal
And Why I don’t have a girl friend.

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ABC to use Fibonacci Numbers to Convert from Miles to Kilometers and Vice Versa

January 14, 2010

The Golden Ratio !

I learned an interesting fact about Fibonacci numbers recently while watching a lecture on number theory. Fibonacci numbers can be used to approximately convert from miles to kilometers and back.

Here is how.

Take two consecutive Fibonacci numbers, for example 5 and 8. And you’re done converting. No kidding – there are 8 kilometers in 5 miles. To convert back just read the result from the other end – there are 5 miles in 8 km!

Another example. Let’s take the consecutive Fibonacci numbers 21 and 34. What this tells us is that there are approximately 34 km in 21 miles and vice versa. (The exact answer is 33.79 km.)

If you need to convert a number that is not a Fibonacci number, just express the original number as a sum of Fibonacci numbers and do the conversion for each Fibonacci number separately.

For example, how many kilometers are there in 100 miles? Number 100 can be expressed as a sum of Fibonacci numbers 89 + 8 + 3. Now, the Fibonacci number following 89 is 144, the Fibonacci number following 8 is 13 and the Fibonacci number following 3 is 5. Therefore the answer is 144 + 13 + 5 = 162 kilometers in 100 miles. This is less than 1% off from the precise answer, which is 160.93 km.

Another example, how many miles are there in 400 km? Well, 400 is 377 + 21 + 2. Since we are going the opposite way now from miles to km, we need the preceding Fibonacci numbers. They are 233, 13 and 1. Therefore there are 233 + 13 + 1 = 247 miles in 400 km. (The correct answer is 248.55 miles.)

Just remember that if you need to convert from km to miles, you need to find the preceding Fibonacci number. But if you need to convert from miles to km, you need the subsequent Fibonacci number.

If the distance you’re converting can be expressed as a single Fibonacci number, then for numbers greater than 21 the error is always around 0.5%. However, if the distance needs to be composed as a sum of n Fibonacci numbers, then the error will be around sqrt(n)·0.5%.

Here’s why it works.

Fibonacci numbers have a property that the ratio of two consecutive numbers tends to the Golden ratio as numbers get bigger and bigger. The Golden ratio is a number and it happens to be approximately 1.618.

Coincidentally, there are 1.609 kilometers in a mile, which is within 0.5% of the Golden ratio.

Now that we know these two key facts, we can figure out how to do the conversion. If we take two consecutive Fibonacci numbers, Fn+1 and Fn, we know that their ratio Fn+1/Fn is 1.618. Since the ratio is approximately the same as kilometers per mile, we can write Fn+1/Fn = [mile]/[km]. It follows that Fn·[mile] = Fn+1·[km], which translates to English as “n-th Fibonacci number in miles is the same as (n+1)-th Fibonacci number in kilometers”.

That’s all there is to it. A pure coincidence that the Golden ratio is almost the same as kilometers in a mile.

Source : http://www.catonmat.net/blog/using-fibonacci-numbers-to-convert-from-miles-to-kilometers/

ABC to Oxymoron !!

January 11, 2010
An oxymoron is usually defined as  “A phrase in which two words  are contradictory meaning ”  are brought together:-
1) Clearly misunderstood
2) Exact Estimate
3) Small Crowd
4) Act Naturally
5) Found Missing
6) Fully Empty
7) Pretty ugly
8) Seriously funny
9) Only choice
10) Original copies

One of the best photo I’ve ever seen !

January 8, 2010

I Bet this is also one of the best photo U’ve ever seen

Have you ever seen a Deer running over water ??

It requires a speed of 85 kmph with a foot placing of 1 inch to walk on water.

So what ?? See the photograph to believe it!!

Wow !!

ABC to TLC (Team Life Care)

January 7, 2010

TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd ( TLC )
Team Life Care Insurance India Pvt. Ltd is a partner company of Bajaj Allianz. Company is acting as a mediator between Bajaj Allianz and Agents of Bajaj Allianz.
1)TLC is the No One Channel Partner of Bajaj Allianz among 05 channel partners.

2) TLC is the First ISO Certified Pvt Company which is now promoted as PRIORITY Partner.
3) TLC has settled more than 10000 of families through its tremendous business plans and strategies.
4) TLC is registered under Companies Act 1956.
5) MOTO of TLC is to provide
Savings
Security
Additional Income

Products:
1) Invest yearly premium for Rs.5000/5600 halfyr,Rs.10,000/yr, Rs.12,500/yr..by taking Demand draft in favor of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd payable at Salem .
2) Invest Rs.500 for first year only along with first premium amount by taking Demand draft in favor of TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd payable at Bangalore.
3) Maximum Premium – No Limit
4) Minimum Payable – 3 Years
5) Age of Entry – 0 to 60 Years
6) Coverage – Up to 70 Years (Minimum fund value to be maintained above 150% of Annual premium)

Benefits:
1) Life Insurance for your life time
2) Growth of returns based on your inflation rate
3) Tax Savings under IT Section(80C or 80D or 10(10)D)

Documents Required:
1) Proposal Form
2) Clear Age Proof copy (PAN Card or Driving License copy)
3) Photo Id proof (PAN Card or Driving License copy)
4) Photo’s of the proposer (4 Passport Size photo’s)
5) Address proof (Driving License or Passport or Ration Card copy)

Outlook:
According to sources, in India only 2.5% of population are insured and 97.5% of population have not insured and about Rs.15,000/- crores insurance premium are untapped. So become TLC co-ordinator and join with us to make a financially secured Society.We have income plan for every one
Gateway to TLC Co-ordinator:
Take Policy of Rs.5000/- for half-yearly premium Along with Rs.500/- towards Business Sales Kit, E-commerce, Handling charges. DD favouring M/s TLC Insurance (India) Pvt. Ltd., payable at Bangalore.
Who is a TLC Co-ordinator:
A TLC co-ordinator is responsible for sourcing and generating leads for and on behalf of TLC, thus getting entitled for incentives and start earning!
(example for Rs.5000/- premium policy)
I. Referral Incentive: 1st Premium Sponsor a pair and Tail and get Rs.600 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.50,000/- for 15 days.
II. Marshal Incentive -I: 2nd Premium for renewal of every pair you get Rs.250 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.25,000/- for 15 days.
III. Marshal Incentive -II: 3rd Premium for renewal of every pair you get Rs.250 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.25,000/- for 15 days.
IV. Life Incentive: 4th Premium onwards for renewal of every pair you get Rs.100 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.12,500/- for 15 days.
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Ratio = 1 : 1 (One pair means two policies).
Payment in every 15 days covering the period from 1-15 and 16 to 31.
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ANDAMMAN TOUR:
Eligibility.
1. 100 Pairs in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. 6 days 5 nights tour to Andamaan.

CAR ACHIEVER:
Eligibility.
1. On making 350 Pairs in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. Advance against the down payment for Car Rs.75,000/- will be paid.
4. By the time this coordinator have drawn a sum of Rs.2,10,000/- (350 Pair Policies X Rs.600/- per pair).
5. Can buy any make of Car of Rs.15 Lakhs worth of their own choice.

6. Maximum of Rs.21,000/- per month for 72 months as Car Fund.**
7.Only Two Car will be provided per family.

PENSION ACHIEVER :
Eligibility.
1. Two Car Achievers in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. One lakh will be deposited by TLC with Bajaj Allianz Pension Plan in your name for getting the pension as per the Pension Plan’s policies in force.
4. Pension will start at the age of 60 years.

DIRECTOR ACHIEVERPLATINUM CO-ORDINATOR :
Eligibility.
1. Two Pension Achievers in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. 10% share from total profit of the Company.
4. Will be paid for the full Generation as a Royalty.
5. Can say approximately Rs.5 – 6 Lakhs per month.

Those who wants to fulfill their dream are most welcome to achieve their GOAL by putting their dedicated hard work as a team together.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS… 

1) Why I need to pay Rs.500 for TLC?

Bajaj Allianz and TLC has come up with a beneficiary scheme for each policy holder. When you pay Rs.500 to TLC along with a Policy you insure under Bajaj, you are becoming an active member of TLC group as well. By becoming a member, you are also eligible for making policy holder under you. If at all you are not making any policy holder still, Bajaj and TLC will pay you a cheque on monthly basis for whatever policy holder your Agent makes under him.

2)How can I trust Bajaj Allianz and TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd?

Any insurance company to start their business, they have to register under IRDA. Based on IRDA approval only they can start their insurance business. In this way, Both Bajaj Allianz and TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd are registered companies under IRDA

3) What is IRDA?

IRDA is an independent authority like RBI. RBI is specially meant for Banking Sector. Similarly IRDA is meant for Insurance Sector by Government of India.
EARNING FOR NEXT GENARATION THROUGH TLC.
If you want to join or if have any other querries about things written above, feel free to contact me (Praveen Kumar).
Email : gpraveenkumar1[AT]gmail[DOT]com
(Replace ‘[AT]’ with ‘@’ and ‘[DOT]’ with ‘.’)

A beautiful message from George Carlin – How True !

January 7, 2010

This is a master piece.  If you have not read it take the time to read it now.  If you have read it take time to read it again!
GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died…)

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Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent…and so very appropriate.

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. An embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don’t send this to other people….Who cares?

George Carlin

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