Thursday, February 10, 2005

How much is your salary worth??

One Singaporean worker
costs as much as …
3 … in Malaysia
8 … in Thailand
13 … in China
18 … in India.”

Source: The Straits Times/08.18.03

Big Mergers!!

Are Big Mergers Successful!

“When asked to name just one big merger that had lived up to expectations, Leon Cooperman, former cochairman of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Policy Committee, answered: I’m sure there are success stories out there, but at this moment I draw a blank.”

Mark Sirower, The Synergy Trap

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Are U Talented enough???


Came across this quote from Microsoft’s former chief scientist, Nathan Myhrvold:
“The top software developers are more productive than average software developers not by a factor of 10X or 100X or even 1000X, but by 10,000X.

How bad oraganizations are in dealing with PEOPLE.


Some terribly dispiriting figures from a Harris Poll of 23,000 full-time U.S. workers in key industries.

Herewith a sample:

37% have a clear understanding of what their organization is trying to achieve;

20% are “enthusiastic” about their team’s goals. [TP: could the sample include the U.S. Olympic basketball team?];

15% feel their organization enables them to execute key goals;

15% describe their organization as a “high-trust environment;”

10% believe the organization holds people “accountable for results.” (And so on.)

Management & Leadership!!

I have always been facinated about differences in middle management and leaders.

My thoughts-
Management - you spend shorter time in learning how things are done and implement them on day to day basis.

Leaders - They see what can be, bring about changes in perception . Their advise last longer , like an old fav mp3.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter F. Drucker

Business , Economics & People.

The Future Creative Employee!!!

“The past few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind—computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind—creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people—artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers—will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” —Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind

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