Thursday, April 23, 2009

Timing & Action

Wrong time, wrong action = Disaster

Wrong time,right action = Resistance

Right time, wrong action = Mistake

Right time, right action = Success

It is just enough to do the right thing. Timing also needs to be right. If either the action is not right or if the timing is not right, desired outcome won't be success. Always examine above set of equations when you see why you are not getting what you want. Most of the time, we pay a lot of attention to action alone and try to refine the action a lot. Even when we execute the best action if the time is not right, at best, we will encounter a lot of resistance. Timing is influenced by a lot of factors. When I thought about this, this seems to apply very aptly to organizational changes. Many organizational changes fail because they are implemented at the wrong time. On the other hand, when timing is good, we should attempt to try several actions because when the timing is right even if the action is not the best, worst thing that can happen is not a disaster but just a mistake from which one can learn and recover.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


"Mere information is not knowledge. Mere knowledge is not wisdom."

Even better- start with ' mere data is not information.'

Data, information, knowledge - easy to obtain if you have right tools, put in enough time and energy. Wisdom - different story. Wisdom is a very rare commodity. One way to check for wisdom is if the person 'walks the walk or merely talks the talk.' Why is wisdom so hard to come by despite we having all the knowledge required? If you refer to our sacred scriptures, they say wisdom is hard to come by because of our conditioning (called 'samskaras'). Our conditioning is so deep that it takes sometimes multiple lives to fill those giant craters. Think it this way. There is a field with variety of channels for water to flow. As soon as you release water to such a field, water follows that channel. How you want water to flow does not matter? Based on your understanding, you may water to flow in certain fashion but unless you change those water ways, water will continue to flow in those pre-defined channels. That's what are 'samskaras'. Our conditioning is similar. Our vital energy continues to flows in the predefined channels. We may read a lot, based on all that reading we may decide to make a few changes to our lives but life may not change much. Unless you gradually close out existing waterways and create new waterways to direct the water in the way you want, water will continue to flow through existing channels.Weds will continue to grow. This is one explanation why we continue to do same things despite knowing very well that we need to change things. When our knowledge and actions do not match, that's the sure sign of lack of wisdom.


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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Great source for buying Kannada books, CDs etc.

There is a good place to buy Kannada books, CDs etc. online. You can order from - I have bought several books, Kannada movie VCDs etc. from this web site and have been very happy with their service. They have a full fledged store in Bangalore. If their rep in the USA does not have what you want, they can get it from India quickly and send it you. They accept payments by check or by PayPal.Very convenient.

I chose to write about them because some visitor to my blog left comments asking where they can buy some books such as 'Dadagiriya Dinagalu' or Ravi Belegere's recent books.

Hope your buying experience will be nice.


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