Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The million dollar question – How to catch a stork? The million dollar answer – Use butter. Well, there is a famous phrase in Tamil
“கொக்கு தலையில் வெண்ணை வெச்சு புடிக்கிறது ”
meaning, Catch a stork by placing butter in its head.
Well, here goes the logic, be patient until you finish it
Step 1. Find a stork in the fields or in the market
Step 2. Have butter read in your hand
Step 3. Go secretly near the stork, without the stork noticing you
Step 4. Furtively, place the butter on the stork’s head
Step 5. Wait patiently until the butter melts
Step 6. When the butter melts, it will cover the stork’s eyes making it blind temporarily
Step 7. When the stork is not able to see, it will not move or fly
Step 8. Catch the stork - do whatever you want to do with it, by making it a prisoner
See, easy isn’t it! This is what happens in the IT industry, people prepare PPT slide similar to the steps above and present it to the client. Do Step 5 above and there you go, you’ve got your stork…
So long, until the next post…
Friday, June 17, 2011
5000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate is our Ramasamy.
Bill Gates: "Thank you for coming. Those who do not know JAVA may leave."
2000 people leave the room.
Ramasamy says to himself, 'I do not know who JAVA is, but I have nothing to lose if I stay. I'll give it a try !'
Bill Gates: "Candidates who never had experience of managing more than 100 people may leave."
2000 more leave the room.
Ramasamy says to himself 'I never managed anybody by myself, but I have nothing to lose if I stay. Risk edukkaruthu Rusk sapidaramathiri !'. So, he stays!
Bill Gates: "Candidates who do not have management diplomas may leave."
500 people leave the room.
Ramasamy says to himself, 'I left school at 15, but what have I got to lose ? Evvalavo pannitom Etha pannna mattoma?'. So, he stays in the room.
Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not speak Serbo-Croat to leave. 498 people leave the room.
Ramasamy says to himself, 'I do not speak one word of Serbo-Croat but what do I have to lose ?' So he stays and finds himself with one other candidate.
Everyone else has gone. Bill Gates joined them and said "Apparently you are the only two candidates who speak Serbo-Croat, so I'd now like to hear you have a conversation together in that language."
Calmly, Ramasamy turns to the other candidate and says 'Endha Ooru?'.
The other candidate answers in a meek tone… 'Madurai'...
So long, until the next post...
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his Tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared.
But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked 'Is the coming winter going to be cold?'
'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed,' the weather man responded.
So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood. A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. 'Is it going to be a very cold winter?'
'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied, 'It's definitely going to be a very cold winter.'
The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find.
Two weeks later, he called the National Weather Service again.
'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?'
'Absolutely,' The man replied. 'It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever.'
'How can you be so sure?' the Chief asked.
The weatherman replied, 'The Red Indians are collecting wood like crazy.'
This is how software companies use technology. The company's top level management says "Use Java, HTML5" because client says that we should use it. The client says "Use Java, HTML5" because he hears from other software companies hitting him for a deal. Now you decide on who the Red Indians are!!!
So long, until the next post...