Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Time, Food And Money

Food is what everybody has different amounts of,
but nobody can have more than they can have.

Money is what everybody has different amounts of,
but nobody can have enough of it.

Time is what everybody has the same amount of,
even so nobody seems to have enough of it.

1. Based on my friend Bigith's manager's time dictum.
2. Based on a childhood visit to a palace (Padmanabhapuram) , the guide's explanation of the king's charity policy.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shoe People - Thinking Shoes

Putting the adage "judge a man by the shoes he wears" and the advertising slogans of shoe-brands, a few weeks ago, and turning the Thinking Hat theory on its head (literally), I hit upon this classification of people!

1) Reebok People - I am what I am
They accept things as they are and rarely try to think beyond the established boundaries.
Limitations are a fact of life and operating within those limits is natural for them. "We don't need to try too hard, things are what they are." Theirs is not to question why...

2) Adidas People - Impossible is nothing
They always think in an out-of-the-box fashion and always (sometimes irritatingly) stretch the defined limits. Why not? They are proponents of change, and try to argue and win people over to their side. "It just has to be done!" Theirs is not to question how...

3) Nike People - Just do it
If even faintly convinced by the answers to why and how, they give it their best shot. Eternal optimists, they are the agents of change and don't think or worry too much about the fruits of their efforts: if not success, at least wisdom. "Let's see how it goes. Then we'll take it from there."

Everybody needs three pairs! But which shoe do you wear the most? You need to think on your feet.

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