Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Good boss, bad times by Management expert Robert Sutton

In this video interview, management professor and author Robert Sutton offers his advice on how to be a good boss in today’s difficult climate. This video is available directly in McKinsey Quarterly website[1].

Video: Good boss, bad times - Management expert Robert Sutton shares lessons on handling layoffs and teams in crisis.


1. You can watch the interview, hear/download Audio or read the transcript from the following link

Monday, July 27, 2009

Vaamanan - Review

Somewhat predictable story but in new bottle. Jai is having passion towards acting and coming to Chennai to get a cinema chance. He stays with his friend Santhanam. Santhanam's sarcastic comedy shows - he is still in lollu sabha mood! In a railway station he is meeting 2 persons. One is his to be lover Divya and another one is a gentleman-thief  Rehman.

In the train, Jai sees one murder in the train. In that hurry burry - he found Divya left her bag in the train in which he puts a victim's tape. As usual he wants to build the love by being good to her in the form of returning her hand bag. As the divya's dairy mentions about her love towards her mother Oorvashi, Jai cover her up with few comedy sequences. In past 4-5 films, Oorvasi portrayed as 'loose' mother either to hero or to heroine. This should change at least in her next assignment.

Jai follows Rehman and become his friend. Jai gets into trouble as Rehman kills Laxmi Roy (a model) for the lost tape. With the help of police and pressman 'Neeya - Naana' Gopi all comes to a conclusion.

Jai acted to the extent possible. But his dialogue delivery didn't help him in many places - It is bit flat most of the time. Laxmi Roy worked for the amount she paid for.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

One litre cow's milk cheaper than one litre water

Do you know... One litre cow's milk is Rupees.16 whereas one litre mineral water is Rupees 18. This is true.

We need to think about it. Why is it so? How come is it like this?

Is production of cow's milk more than water that's why it is cheaper? Is government authorized to control only the price of the milk not water? Why no one including government does not give enough attention in keeping the water price under control? Is these shows any symptom of water scarcity?

Monday, July 06, 2009

பண வீக்கவிகிதம் படுத்தும் பாடு

”பண வீக்கம் என்றால் என்ன? அதனால் எனக்கு என்ன?” - அடிக்கடி என்னிடம் தோன்றும் கேள்வி இது. பணவீக்கம் 13 சதவீதம் என்கிறார்கள். அரிசி விலை 32ரூ. பணவீக்கம் இப்போது -0.2 சதவீதம் என்கிறார்கள். இப்போதும் அது 32ரூ. என்ன வித்தியாசம்? இந்த பணவீக்கத்தால் யாருக்கு என்ன லாபம்?

ஆனால் மத்திய அரசோ நாங்கள் ஆட்சிக்கு வந்ததால் தான் பணவீக்கம் கட்டுக்குள் இருக்கிறது என்கின்றனர். ”அது கட்டுக்குள் இருந்தாலும் இல்லாவிட்டாலும் எந்த மாற்றமும் இல்லை என்றாகிவிட்டபின் நான் எதற்க்காக அதைப்பற்றி கவலைப்பட வேண்டும்?” என்கிறது மனம். எல்லாம் அவனுக்கே வெளிச்சம்.