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Update…

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

– 2006: Programmer/ Tech Lead

2006 – 2007: Transition from Tech Lead to Project Manager

2007 – 2008: Project Manager

2008 – 2009: Transition from Project Manager to Resource Manager/Leader

2009 –       : Account Manager? Let’s hope so.

2010 – : Account Manager? Yes.

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Temptation

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Follow me now and you will not regret
Leaving the life you led before we met

— Black Sabbath, N.I.B.

So what should I do with my life, my career? Right now I am doing fairly OK in my job. Earning enough, holding a decent position in the Org Chart. More importantly, being able to spend at least 6-7 hours each day with my family (Not to mention completely uninterrupted weekends). In return, the sacrifice to be made each day is about career growth.

Should I continue to sacrifice ambition in return for personal pleasure? Or should I let my ambition take over, and let my personal life suffer?

I know what it is that I want. I also know what it is that I will do (and hopefully continue to do). Unfortunately, they are both radically different.

Choice is a bad thing… Or is it?

Quote for the day

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

In 2006, the CEO of Mindtree had addressed the graduating class at the IIM Bangalore. Over the past three years, I have received the transcript of his speech innumerable times in my inbox. It is full of gems, but here’s my personal favorite:

“Success is not defined by what you create for yourself; it is defined by what you leave behind.”

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Dominoes

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

You watch it fall, and try to straighten it. Only to watch the next one fall. You let go of the first, scrambling to save the next. But it’s of no use – it’s out of control now, taking down everything one by one.

Defeated, you step back… only to realize that there is beauty in it after all… It was there all the time, waiting for you to find it.

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So tell me, dear reader – what are you doing, immersed in the river of life?

Fighting each and every wave, or letting the current carry you; appreciating the changing sights and sounds it presents?

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Quote for the day

November 6, 2009 Leave a comment

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we might oft win, by fearing to attempt.” It’s okay to doubt yourself, it’s okay to feel down; just never give up.

Aaron Patzer, quoting Shakespeare

Where am I @ Nov 2009?

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

– 2006: Programmer/ Tech Lead

2006 – 2007: Transition from Tech Lead to Project Manager

2007 – 2008: Project Manager

2008 – 2009: Transition from Project Manager to Resource Manager/Leader

2009 –       : Account Manager? Let’s hope so.

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What’s on my playlist?

November 2, 2009 Leave a comment
  • Snowblind
  • Tornado Of Souls
  • Stone Dead Forever
  • Sholay Theme
  • Tomorrow’s Dream

Do you detect a pattern? I do.

Like Judas Priest fighting mean machines, I seem to be fighting my own demons all the time. But that’s fine. At least I know what is it that I’m fighting.