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Life is meaningful, only when one wishes to make it. We are creatures of time and we’ll wither away in it. The little moments of joy we find and create are all that will live with us.

Archive for August, 2013

No FaceBook, rather Face to Face.

I have seen ICT take an upswing right from when the world openly began to learn the word ‘e-mail’.

Those were indeed the times, e-mail was a new age marvel and people were clamoring on to it to find more meaning and substance in their communications. No sooner than later, we were acquainted with the word ‘Spam’ then ‘Malware’ then ‘Spam Filters’ then ‘Internet Security’ then ‘Security’ then ‘Search’ and so now since more than past 10 years Search (having taken on the task of ‘simplifier’) has become synonymous with ‘Google’.

Social Networking emerged as a powerful force that mobilized the capacity to network with a multitude. All sparked by a little know thing called ‘e-mail’ that mutated into a multitude of variants all from IRC, ICQ, AOL, MSN, Yahoo to now emerging more maturely as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp.

With the advent of all the above the need for ‘Sense’ prevailed and suddenly people had a lot many other people to keep track off.
With every conceivable connection or chance contact the worry of ‘is it important’ emerged that caused people to have huge lists of other people always available and mass messaging became known.

Rooted in the concept of BBS (Bulletin Board Services), ‘Orkut’ first identified this market as a viable commercial landscape, and started working on building the concept of ‘Online Social Communities’. As the model matured it found a precise balance with ‘FaceBook’ and so the medium to formulate viable online communities emerged.

Now in all this story what I sense was lost was ‘Peace’ and ‘Trust’.
The maturity and longevity of a face to face connection started to take a back seat, as people had less quality time to give to one another in face to face meetings and preferred to take it conveniently over chats and wall posts.

The medium is certainly growing – indeed like a wild fire and will continue to grow. But is it growing now because of a genuine need or rather a sense of deprivation and worry of loss. Is it the fear of staying in the loop? People want to be in the loop because they don’t want to miss out on the next best thing. Its fashionable to be on FaceBook, not sensible.

Our world is changing, as a place of 7 Billion people and counting ‘exponentially’.
There is definitely newer things developing and emerging by the day. The evolutionary path will continue.

I just felt that its best to balance this new development with a break from the constant sense of being in the spot light. Like a vacation with family and friends that helps put us back in touch with nature and the natural ways of things. Taking a long-term break from FaceBook helps to retraction one on one relationships and nurture strong bonds that last a life-time.

For now my social evolution will cease to be limited to e-mail, LinkedIn, Skype and Viber.

I will see our FB friends in later times and take this time out to build lasting one on one relationships for a new future.

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FB: 2007 ~ 2013

© MIR

 

Strategic Patience

Insignificant as it might appear… Yet the thought expressed below should be considered deeply.

Patience is a virtue. It is so because it mainly helps one stay composed and focused to persist. The win is made through persistence not patience, yet to stay persistent requires patience.

Patience varies in its applications and it’s forms. Sometimes it is of a long-term nature and sometimes it is of the short-term nature.
To have it requires a grip on both forms.

Strategic patience has to do with the short-term, because it is about the type of patience one has to exercise when the immediate pressure of a situation becomes extremely agitating and confining.

Having this type of patience means that our focus stays strong and so we persist to win in difficult situations.

© MIR

The Need for Better Processes

Our lives are a complex mix of many things that are often times occurring in parallel. While most of us spend time over the course of each day, yet we seldom evaluate that the time we spent runs in a controlled environment such as an academic institution or a professional setting.

For an average mainstream person more than 60% out of 1,440 minutes over a day are spent in a controlled environment.
Successively over months and years this environment grows upon its occupants and dictates the conduct they have to maintain.

Processes are the only thing that controls these environment. Those that occupy it do not control it. They are in turn controlled by their environment and all this happens at a subconscious level.

This is precisely the reason that we liven up and loose stress when we go on a vacation or experience nature in its variations.

Businesses today are waking up to this fact and realizing that how their people perform is a direct result of a subconscious mechanism that either grooms and improves their workforce or subdues and dumbs down their minds.

Processes are the key that control the delivery of pleasure or pain.

Leaders at all levels need to realize that improving their processes is the central aspect to any kind of success.

The standards we devise and develop for businesses small and big is the vehicle to achieve that end. It is what prudent leaders do to empower the institutions they run.

If you feel like making that choice…
Get it touch with me and my brilliant team.
Consultation is absolutely free.

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© MIR