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The epitome of Intellectuality:Steve Jobs

24 Jan

There are great individual who give vision and direction to the present generation but there are few genius who can give vision to the next generation and among them is Steve Jobs

Here is the collection of some of his legendary statement

1.  I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over 10 million dollars when I was 24, and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25 and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.

2.  I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.

3.  My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better. My job is to pull things together from different parts of the company and clear the ways and get the resources for the key projects. And to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better, coming up with more aggressive visions of how it could be.

4.  I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if (Jobs) got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.

5.  The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

6. We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.

7. It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

8. In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.

9. …Almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

10. You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

11. I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

Disclaimer:This quotes were taken from the blog of Rajesh Setty (http://www.lifebeyondcode.com/)

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Great Team and Philosophy behind it

16 Oct

How many times have we heard of this word Team and another hypothetical word Team Spirit(its indeed a hypothesis if you can’t feel or understand it),may be few hundreds,may be few thousand,may be few million or may be more.Now whats so great about it?Well if you try analyzing journey of your life how many times did you find yourself in a group,which may happen being part of college football or basketball team,being a part of dance group,may be sharing a room in a hostel,moving forward to the most important point working in a organization.You will find most of the time you are working in a team or group rather than working alone.So it becomes more obvious for us to understand the essence of a team and working together we can achieve better results than summing up our individual efforts.It also help us upgrading ourselves from our current level to next higher level(which I believe should be the motto of every individual).Here I want to put some points as to how make a great team in any organization
1)Make a team of individuals who are different(in what sense?)When I mean different,it means they all should complement each other with each having unique ways of doing thing,with unique imagination(whats the benefit?)The benefit of doing this will if all of them are same then to tackle any problem or issues they will use the same way which all of us understand is not going to help in long run because in life you will not always find problems which are same or which you have tackled before they will always be different for that you will need out of box solution(now is it making sense?)
2)Make every individual in team as leaders with no followers(how absurd is that…..not its not…..rather very simple)Give every individual freedom in doing his/her work and make him/her own the project or module because by ownership it attaches responsibility with which comes more dedication and focus and the result nonetheless to say will be in simple term great!!!!
3)In the above line when I said freedom it denoted freedom to loose(oh i have gone crazy…..is it?)Now how many times we have stopped ourselves from doing something because we had a fear that we will loose or the result might be negative.I can bet many a times.Now why is that because we have made a comfort zone around ourselves and are happy within it,whenever we are asked to move into some unexplored territory away from our zone of comfort,fear creeps in why because of failure,rejection or whatever (words you want to put to signify negativity)Now if I remove that fear of loosing by giving you freedom to do things irrelevant of outcome,what will be result(just stretch your brain cells….you will get the answer)
4)Make a habit of congratulating excellent failures and removing the excitement of mediocre success within the team(howzzzat…)Well I believe in the philosophy that we don’t miss our goal because its too high but achieve it because its too low.So mediocre success are result of effort which was put to reach a goal which was not that far away.If a ordinary individual has put in extraordinary efforts to achieve some impossible goals(impossible in itself means I’m possible)then even if he fails his failure needs celebration because next time he is bound to succeed with results beyond imagination
5)In order to lead this team you need ……what good manager(naaaaah…..)able leaders who should lead from the front,who just doesn’t sit in the laurels that he has got team within him and his whole and soul purpose is to manage this people.A leader is one who sees a ray of light in end of the dark tunnel when all his team member have given to the darkness,who have the courage to stay calm and focused even if his team is perplexed.One who gives all the credit bestowed for success to his members and all the brickbats on himself in case of failures(high expectation from the manager……again i repeat leaders….they are not interchangeable)
6)Don’t make habit of doing a team meeting always inside a closed board room(it sucks…..)instead go for coffee or drink parties discuss your theory or creative ideas over there,as personally think your mind works the best when its free that doesn’t mean it cannot be free in a board room but the traditional way of those meetings are not very effective(according to me.)
7)Lastly never allow any individual to skip his meal or the evening coffee because he is too busy(not doing something which has urgency),because never try to work when your energy are low, always keep in mind that creativity is driven by stomach(who said so…..try doing something with empty stomach…..you can gauge your focus and imagination) so never starve yourself in the name of being busy instead try feeding yourself with the best food which you love then see the difference

Hmmm the monitor looks hazy ….why ? beacuse I am 7 pegs old and think am drunk and on 7th heaven so I will keep this article to this 7 points………..till then cheers

How to build Google like team

3 Apr

1. Teams size should be less than 5.

2. All leaders no followers.

3. Don’t hire spotless people, Look for spots in the people which matters the most.

4. Punish mediocre success and reward excellent failures.

5. Don’t award TOP 1% and create 99% people unhappy. Award TOP 99% and Fire rest 1%, create 100% happy employees.

6. Freedom to loose = Celebrate failures = Team which looses most wins on creativity.

7. Kill “Lick my ass” kinda managers.

8. Kill project meetings instead go for drink parties and fight over your creative opinion.

9. Don’t work on a project instead own project.

10. Bring design and creativity in all aspect of work.

11. Don’t work when your energies are low as your work requires the best times of the day.

12. Fire managers and buy Leaders.

13. Creativity is driven by stomach so don’t work with empty stomach instead eat best food you love.

14. Don’t earn money earn reputation.

15. First build the product than collect the requirement than do project planning than test it and if it sucks.

Repeat the above cycle.