Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ghajini Vs Corporate work life - A lesson from Short term memory loss!!!

:-) see I have started my post with the smile... cos I try to find some sort of message from any movie I watch (may be not always) but at least from Amir's movie, I know he is perfectionist and believe he will have some message from the movie he act like say for example RDB (Rang de basante) and TZP (Tare Zameen Per).

Well I had a similar mind set while I went on to movie to watch it, by the end of the movie I ended up in no message ;-) .. HOWEVER .. I still found one after I reached home... through Short Term Memory Loss!!! Lol...

Yeah Short term Memory loss...

Do you remember I have written couple of my previous post exactly or similar on the memory :-)

1. Oh Gosh!!! It’s very difficult for me to remember all I need to do... (Memory loss you see)
2. How do I Optimize My work to remember what I need to do!!! (Over coming memory loss)

Well this movie is somewhere relates to the posts I have written. ..

If you want to show perfection at your work and perfect follow ups and speed up your process then WORK LIKE SANJAY SINGANIYA (its Amir's name in movie Ghajini)

Let me explain...

He has short term memory loss in the movie (like we everyone has in ourselves absent minded you see ...) so how do you over come with absent minded. You need to follow Sanjay (Amir)

Truly... lessons are
    1. Always have a note on what you did
    2. Always set timeline for what you do.
    3. Always record on what action you do.
    4. Always follow-up on what you have noted.
    5. Always find the link to reach your goal.
    6. Last but not least... Hard Work & Focus!!!!
    This is what exactly in the Film Ghajini project to take his revenge on killer of his girl friend and now you need to do similarly the same... you girl friend is your goal and revenge is your objective... and you are the tool.

    Just to throw a light of the comparison... with movie - Ghajini and Corporate life growth...

    1. Always have a note on what you did

    Amir always takes up the note on every action he does so that he should remember everything and goes along the track!!

    we need to do exactly similar in the work place take a note on what you do, how you do and fix your alerts and calendar to achieve it.

    2. Always set timeline for what you do.

    Amir's sets the timeline on what to kill his enemy and now you need to do the same :-) when to kill your boss have a timeline to it (just kidding ;-) ...)

    Have a timeline fixed timeline not adjustable or Indian timeline (you know what I mean) to achieve short term agenda's

    3. Always record on what action you do.

    Well Amir's takes photo of each person he kills and mark it as done when he finishes them and even if he wants to remember a friend.

    Do it similar, document it anything you do any project you do so that it can be reused to see it in future.

    4. Always follow-up on what you have noted.

    Well Amir will have a follow up note on what to do next and whom to kill, see you got it... do the same... have follow up remember i explain in my previous post !!

    5. Always find the link to reach your goal.

    As Amir always used to find some sort of clue to find Ghajini and he will proceed,

    That’s where you are... Every action you do will be counted to your growth and every project you do every activities you do will be added to you KPI ;-)... you know better what is KPI is..

    6. Last but not least... Hard work & Focus!!!!

    Though Amir's body is projected for a very short screens or moments... he have worked hard continuously for an year to gain that body... it will never come in over night or just like that .. It requires consistency and commitment.

    This part doesn’t need explanation for any corporate... self explanatory isn’t it.

    Hmmm go-ahead watch out for movie...

    I would give it a 2.5 * out of 5... In that 1.5 is for Amir and 1 is for director if you take out Amir then there is nothing left... one who have watched Tamil Ghajini might not like it .. It’s balanced...

    Keep rocking Keep commenting... ;-) and please keep talking...

    It’s Pradeep SV.

    Monday, December 15, 2008

    How do I Optimize My work to rememeber What I need to do !!!

    It's a part II of the my previous post - "Oh Gosh !!! its very difficult for me to remember all I need to do .."

    If you have not read my last post please do and then go-ahead with this one to get the link back ... :)

    So... coming back to me... 

    Here are some of the basic things I do in office to remember what i need to work and this technique might be helpful just in case if you are like me...

    1. I will make mails as follow up (as soon as I read mail if I need to follow up that mail then I will mark it as follow up, that dumps the mail in the follow-up folder which highlights for me  to check and follow through)
    2. I will block my calendar (If that follow up comes under three days ago, or month ago or older I will drag and drop to calendar and block my calendar so that I need to work on that on mail at that time .. there is no other go I have finish that)
    3. Write the To Do list - Dusvedaniya (soon I come to office first thing I do is make a list of things I need to do for that day, and I will make sure I will finish that work before I leave home, trust me even if I want to read any article I will block my calendar)
    4. Update agenda on the meetings (before I sent out any mail I will update agenda or if I had just sent a meeting request  with the general discussion say for example task review meeting then I will send out the request with or without agenda however in the meantime I will keep updating topics I have to discuss in the meeting schedule on my calendar so that I can discuss all that’s in the list while I am in the call/meeting.
    5. Meeting note on one note - Thanks to Microsoft very excellent tool to make a note of the calendar I would recommend everyone to make use of one note to make the meeting note.

    Most important things... I forgot to mention its 1 hour drive to office from my home... so what i should do so that i should not just kill my time driving... Ting!!! Idea (This phrase I learnt from the those beautiful people I had interacted in past and a permanent thread keep running still in the back of my mind always) So in the busy days we get less time to interact with the people around us, we never even call to close family people and friends for months sometime .. everyday while go to office I call all of them who I think I should keep in touch (Except some which I cannot call even though I want to) hmmm  I get happy talking, and making sure I am in touch, well .. 

    I am polling my car from someday... so i need to thing of some other alternative now so that not to kill time just talking with my friend while drving (yeah somtime i drive and many times him - i hate driving in traffic you see) so again Ting Idea !!! .. I have mentioned him to bring one everyday one article on Web analytics (our core expertise) and read out explain and discuss till we reach office whoever not driving... (Me now ;-) ...)

    Take Aways!!

    • Always make To Do it list (or do it list)
    • Reduce traffic (by Pooling Car -
    • Do not waste the time - Keep thing and extract best out of it.
    • Do multi tasking (keep watching TV while you do other work ;-)..)
    • Rest pleas comment if you read my blog.

    Hey... I am getting sleep... Good I god time to write something today... its Sunday... night I will publish this once I have a spell check... i am very bad in spelling... 

    Good night and bye to CNN IBN (I was watching news along me write ;-)  ....)

    It’s Pradeep SV for you...

    Some of the Memory releated article which you might like 

    12 Memory Tricks

    Fear you're losing your marbles? Try these memory tricks

    Oh Gosh !!! its very difficult for me to remember all I need to do ..

    Yeah, it’s been very problem for me to remember all I wanted to do, yesterday today or tomorrow, oops!!! Sometime I have great absent mind... 

    You don’t believe, I went outside my home... and I wanted to lock the door, instead of getting the key I brought Tata Sky remote along with me .. Shoooot !!!... why did I brought remote along with me... 

    I normally keep my company ID on the dashboard of my car, hmmm not sometime but many time I park my car and I just went out and after reaching the entrance and the moment I know I need to swipe my card .. Shiiitt !!!! Not again... I will go back to get my card... I hate myself many times... 

    So much so... I fear sometime... I should not bring just laptop bag to office being laptop left back at home. .. lol  hehehe .. 

    Well that have not happened yet... manytime my colleagues say you should keep a personal assistant for you to remind your activities... hmmm Ting whenever they say personal secreretry... my dil gose .. Hmmm hmm... oops. Come back Pradeep :-)

    Ok... now... I was reading Bangalore Mirror, on Sunday night watching Oye Friday. (That’s my favorite show... and my another favorite show is "Still moving Keep Shaking ") anyways. I come across an article which said "Don’t Forget me” that said "Do you feel you are turning forgetful by the day? Try these simple tricks and boost your memory" oops... i thought it will help me... you see what the list says

    1. Make a List (I have been doing. I will explain about it)
    2. Sukoku (I hate it cos I am poor it in)
    3. Coin Capers (this is scrap)
    4. Chocoloate Power(each lot of choco's - gosh !!!)
    5. Go Play (This is cool - but its a recession time we should not play :( )
    6. Remember Why (This is the trick)
    7. Cards are good (We should know how to play)
    8. Power Nap (hmm after the noon meal in office would love to)
    9. Make a Game (Same we are playing in our life )
    10. Take a Walk (we do take every now and then for a coffee break)

    You know what... let me explain a footage (the word i learnt by seeing Big Boss on Color TV) which happened in my office... I was asking my colleagues to bring a Gaming CD (Age of Empire - the only game I liked till today and played completely many times) and he never brought it and he kept forgetting it... i had given the idea also I said .. "Please take a snap of mine and make it as your phone desktop wallpaper so that every time you see me... you will remember AOE..." hehehee hai na good idea... 

    Well that didn’t worked... so I had decided another idea... every morning I came to office the first thing I started doing is. I went to him and said... "Hey Mr. Age of Empire !!, How are you doing today?" hmm you know what... the idea worked out after 9th day of regular wish... ;-) believe me I got the CD...

    Read my next post ....

    Tuesday, December 09, 2008

    Its a auspicious time - its Great Shrasti Day !!!

    I am hardly aware of this procession near my home .. I should not talk if I don't know much about giving the false information

    The one I know is,
    1. There will a nice beautiful Silver chariot which carries god for procession.
    2. The procession will be till 10 PM at night.
    3. There will be lot of things to eat different things so many Varity (I had my dinner before I go there so couldn't enjoy much of the food there as I was unaware of these different kind of food)
    4. Lot lot of people will accumulate to see and pray for god.
    5. Crowd will be religion free, all the community people will gather there to see a spectacular view of chariot and god decorations.
    6. This took place in Sajanrao Circle.
    Please add your comments if i have mentioned anything wrong
    And here are the few snaps I was able to take and that is it I know ..