Books Philosophy

We don’t give a damn!!

Hugh Macleod, of Gaping Void fame, has put up this “Nobody Cares” manifesto by Dennis Howlett. I agree with all of it, but find the below mentioned points very relevant.

* Adding value is the most important thing you have to do – nobody believes you. Clients can read a 1,000 websites and see that same vacuuous statement. Stuff your website with client stories, preferably written by clients and not some PR outfit.

* We work hard to earn letters behind our names – nobody cares. Importance isn’t derived from academic achievement but what you do for others.

Reminds me of the farewell mail of a dear friend who left the company for greener pastures. He asked in a company townhall, what is “Quality” and “Adding Value” which the management keeps talking about?? And no one had an answer!!

Maybe they should read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.


Happy New Year


Happy New Year 2007. Have a great new year. May you get everything you want (and what you need) in the new year!!


PS: This was the mail I sent out to most friends and colleagues.

Movies Philosophy Quotes


Confused points to this quote from Stanley Kubrick on Schindler’s List.

“Think that was about the Holocaust? That was about success, wasn’t it? The Holocaust is about six million people who get killed. ‘Schindler’s List’ was about six hundred people who don’t.”

This is from a review of the movie WTC by Roger Ebert. Catastrope does bring out the best and at times the worst in people.

Humor Quotes Tech

Foot-in-Mouth Awards

The Wired guys have done a 2006 Foot-in-Mouth Awards. Though the entire list is humorous and right up there, this particular entry, methinks should not have been there. I mean all this guy said was the truth, and nothing but the truth. CEOs in general are people who say twisted things in a more confusing matter. But Billy Boy believes in providing you the straight dope.

Let’s face it. We’re not changing the world. We’re building a product that helps people buy more crap — and watch porn.

~ Seagate CEO Bill Watkins

Personally, I think the one by Senator Stevens is the best on the list.

Cricket Humor

Sledging from the crowd!!

From Cricinfo:

Message of the day: And just when Graeme Smith thought it couldn’t get any worse. Two South African fans, shirtless and no doubt fuelled with lager, took out a banner soon after lunch. “Smith: Hope you’d scored more with Minki [van der Westhuizen],” it said, a reference to his former girlfriend. So much for not kicking a man when he’s down, and out [for 5].

And you thought the Aussies were bad!!