Monday, January 6, 2014

When to stop carrying the load

Do you concentrate on setting goals or are you busy walking and watching ( the systems you use to get places )
Having simple goals maybe neccesary for a job but what about a career?  Some smart arses will tell you there are no set  careers anymore which helps explains why they are forever learning , but never coming to a knowledge of the truth ; a final view of the country side and their place in it
I want my kids  to have a career because weare meant to become masters and mastering the territory takes time.  A systematic focus and satisfaction are bred through coping with a few bags to carry along the way  . If we carry a few too many bags up the hill fine .As long as we ditch a few once we have seen the view. You heard it first from the Sage at EA .

Top Management speak ." some people would make our lives too simple" Most good employers seek people who can work with a number of things " on their minds"( eg needs of those around them, the system in which they are working ) ( multibaggers - the idea being "bag" is bag of tricks or" the burden "of knowledge and skill to do the job by themselves ) )This tension exists ( in a good workplace) even though the employer wants his people to focus on the job at hand .( clear goals) .The problem then for selecting on attributes alone is "what balance in one person " is really going to make the system work better. 

Inevitably there are those who can file things really well ( single baggers) and should they become CEO's , i am outta here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Some light relief from the pedantry

Came across some great websites that help us cope with The Greeks amongst us

This Monty python sketch

Here's mine  

I don't want to sound dumb,  so I asked the hardest question I could think of
          Ecomia    Emperors Academy 

Rocks that are next to each other in Massachusetts now were also next to each other 400 million years ago.
-          Geology, Amherst College
Jellyfish don’t like it when you acidify their tank.
-          Marine Biology, St Andrews
Look at this zombie. Isn’t it racist and sexist? Yes, it is.
-          English Literature, DePaul University
FML: All my feelings are constructed.
-          Religion & Women and Gender Studies, Harvard

There was this Hittite king who might or might not have had a son, but definitely moved his seat of government from one place to another, and then his brother moved it back, and all 8 people who care are like “Why’d he do that? Tevs.”
-          Cuneiform Studies, University of Chicago