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Insightful story with Rosh’s reflections on 2016 Tech Trends.
Technological progress was revolutionizing his world but Rosh was excited most by virtual reality.
"Senior Management is happy as it believes the workforce has become efficient, customers are happy because they believe the company is delivering value for money, and workers won't squeal because they need jobs. Whoever bells the cat, won't be making any friends. So, I guess for the moment, we have a stalemate."
"As long as he pretends that you are getting a fair wage", she responded, "you can pretend you're working hard. Outlast him."
Insightful Story: Are You A Leaf Or Root?
Tyler Perry’s Tree analogy.
His tree test classifies people into three types: Leaf People, Branch People & Root People
Informative story with car care tips: Check Your Engine Oil
How to check, what to look for and how to top it up?
What happens when you don’t check it regularly?
Hosh laughed. He knew that frogs were raunchy.
“The dumb shit didn't think," continued Josh, "about what would happen to him, or to his family if he fell from the Eiffel Tower and died. He tried climbing Mount Improbable."
Rosh lampoons Company Policy again, when his quarterly pay review delivers no increments.
Funny business management story with retold jokes on company policies...
He thought about his father’s future work. Creating and publishing stories – inspired by life.
Creating another Upanishad! A contemporary Upanishad! Perhaps an Upanishad retold!
Would he read it? He knew he would, he loved his father’s stories anyway.
“Have a budget. It helps you determine and set your limits. Stay within your limits. तेते पाँव पसारिये जेती लंबी सौर (tete paon pasaariye jeti lambi saur - meaning stretch your feet only so far as your quilt goes).”
“Isn’t it better to stretch the chadar (expand the capacity, income etc.),” asked Isha, “than to restrict our paanv (our dreams, plans, or expenses)?”
Inspiring Story: Dignity In Sunset Years
How senior citizen volunteers of the Dignity Foundation became the city of Mumbai’s public works companions…
"When people live as intimately together as couples do, there aren't many secrets left."
"Distance creates mystique, familiarity breeds contempt."
"Love loses its glamour when you are under the same sheets, smelling each other's farts."
“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”
“No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”
"Very interesting," Isha laughed, "No. I didn't know that."
"Yea Ma," he said excitedly, "eggs have really clever packaging. A true engineering marvel, that is scientifically cool and technologically functional."
Ensuring A Safe Dawn
An inspiring story on SOS Children's Villages, world's largest NGO in providing integrated long-term familial care to orphans & abandoned kids...
Funny story: Exciting period.
Rosh is excited by the buying opportunity created by UK Government support of Northern Rock but Isha finds other jokes exciting.
“Where else can one go? It is all here. What more is there to seek? I already have Him. What more is there to become? I already am.”
“No, my liberation is not in seeking more, not in getting more, but in giving back what I do have now.”
Rosh tries to follow the money to gauge where growing worldwide debt & money printing might lead us.
Was the wealth effect in NZ just a game of musical chairs?
Stress Management Story: Get A Worry Doll
Guatemalan indigenous ancients knew how to delegate worrying to others...
Little Josh discusses global water crisis and solutions like funding, cutting water usage, reducing leakages, desalination, nanotechnology & sustainability etc.
Programmed monkeys show how company policy begins, and is then used to kill initiative & brick wall employee remuneration.
Insightful corporate management story
An imprisoned son sorts out his father’s problem while still in jail.
We are divided by the distance between our hearts, not by the distance between our bodies.
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