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Happy New Year

  Oh My Dear, Forget ur Fear,

  Let all ur Dreams be Clear,
  Never put Tear, Please Hear,
  I want to tell one thing in ur Ear
  Wishing u a very Happy “NEW YEAR”!

  New is the Year, New are the Hopes and the Ispirations,
  New is the Resolution,
  New are the Spirits and Forever My Warm Wishes are for You.
  Have a Promising and Fulfilling New Year.

  Lets Welcome the Year which is Fresh and New,
  Lets Cherish each Moment it Beholds,
                             Lets Celebrate this Blissful New year.

                             Years Come n Go,but this Year,
                             I Specially wish 4 u a Double Dose
                             of Health n Happiness Topped with Loads
                             of Good Fortune. Have a gr8 Year ahead!

                                       :) HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

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after getting very good response from all the readers… I thought to add some new features to my blog

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How to become a billionaire !!!

some time ago, I saw the Forbes’ rich list. It has always been wonderful to read about the successful juntas across the world. I explored web world to find out some facts and trivias about these billionaires. I picked names of the top 200 guys, and I couldn’t stop my analytical skills to get something interesting facts that was unknown to me before

             

Facts behind Top 200 Richest People across the World

The findings are divided into 4 categories (no more, I guess)…. Educational Background, Age group, Professions, and the source of Fortune.

Education

 
I. Drop Outs

1. Total number is 17 (out of 200)
2. “Microsoft” rulez…as its 2 founders and CEO, all 3 are dropouts.
3.  6 (from17) are from “IT industry” and have founded the best companies
    of  sillicon valley, viz-a-viz, Microsoft, Dell, Apple, and Oracle.
4. After IT, 5 are in “investments” and 4 have acquaintance
    with “media/entertainment” industry.
5. 5 were dropped out after studying hign schools.
 
II. Study-Area

1)  25   —– MBA (Master of Business Administration)
2)  101 —– Bachelor’s degree (Arts/Science)
3)  9     —– Master of Science
4)  18   —– Doctorate
5)  12   —– High School
6)  1     —– Medical Doctor
 
III. Study-Location
 
1)  77 have completed their education in “United States(US)”
2)  10  —– Harvard University
3)  9    —– Stanford University
4)  5    —– Yale University
5)  4    —– Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Texas-Austin
6)  3    —– Columbia University; Princeton University

Age-Group

 
30-40     —–  14
40-50     —– 40*
50-60     —– 26
60-70     —– 43*
70-80     —– 39
80-90     —– 27
90+        —– 5

I. Geographic Distribution

If we pick the list of top-200 and take the countries having more than 5 billionaires in the top-200 list—

Country              Average Age     No of Billionaires(out of 200)
Russia                     46                              21
India                       56                               8
Saudi Arabia             56                               8
Canada                    58                               7
United States           65                               66
Japan                      69                                7
Germany                  70                               22
France                     71                                6
Sweden                   72                                5
Hongkong                78                                8

  • The youngest breed of billionaires came from Russia. India, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and US are successors.
  • United States(66) has the largest number of billionaires. The others in the list are Germany(22) and Russia(21)
  • The software and technology industry has the lowest average age — 53 yrs

II. Age below 50 and Professions

Total                                                   53
Software and Technology                       10
Oil/Gas                                                 8
Mining/Lumber                                       6
Manufacturing                                        4
Finance, Diversified(each)                        3
Investments, Pharmaceuticals(each)          2

Professions

 
Software & Technology       22
Retailing                          19
Manufacturing                   17
Media/Entertain                 17
Oil/Gas                            17
Finance                            15
Real Estate                      13
Investments                     12
Diversified                        12
Mining/Lumber                    9
Pharmaceuticals                  7
Food                                  6
Apparel                              5
Service                               5
Engineering/Construction      5
Beverages                          4
Gambling /Leisure               4
Shipping/Transport              3
Communications                 2

  • In the list of 21 Russian richest juntas, 9 are from Oil/Gas industry and 7 are from Mining industry
  • In the list of 22 richest juntas fro Software & Technology industry, 13 are from US and 3 are from India
Fortune

 
Self-made                         117
Inherited & Growing            43
Inherited                           40
 

  • Most self-made billionaires come from the age group of “Below 50″ —> 43

Suggestions …….. 2 become a billionaire

1.    Drop your education or make a situation to be dropped out and start a
       career  in Software/ Technology or Investments. and try to
       make  acquaintance with media industry

2.    Study in United State.

3.    Do MBA

4.    Must complete your bachelor’s degree

5.    Go to Harvard/Stanford

6.    If ur age is below 50, u have more chances; otherwise u’ll have to wait
       until 60.if crossed 80 or 90… u r having least chance

7.    Don’t stare at the records and leave the plan to move Russia.
       all young juntas made money in the 90’s

8.    Young juntas move to India, Saudi Arabia, and Canada or US.
       old juntas go to Japan, Germany, France, and Sweden.

9.    Software & Technology industry has more chances. for young juntas and
       for gonna-be-self-made-billionaire-juntas

10.   If u can find Time-machine somewhere, make sure u move to Russia,
       15 years back, and being placed in oil/gas or mining industry.

11.   Otherwise……..be dropped out after ur high schools

12.   Never go to Denmark/Colombia and start Agriculture/Chemical company.
        u’ll hv to wait until u become 90.

And take my wishes to make an entry in the list……..
Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Birth of Virgin Atlantic

The following speech by Richard Branson (at the 4th Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture) proves my point; the situation he found himself in could have been that of ANYONE of us, in fact, there were a number of people who were in the same situation. Only, he decided to look for a solution.

“In ’79, when Joan, my fiancee and I were on a holiday in the British Virgin Islands, we were trying to catch a flight to Puerto Rico; but the local Puerto Rican scheduled flight was cancelled. The airport terminal was full of stranded passengers. I made a few calls to charter companies and agreed to charter a plane for $2000 to Puerto Rico. Cheekily leaving out Joan’s and my name, I divided the price by the remaining number of passengers, borrowed a blackboard and wrote: VIRGIN AIRWAYS: $39 for a single flight to Puerto Rico. I walked around the airport terminal and soon filled every seat on the charter plane. As we landed at Puerto Rico, a passenger turned to me and said: “Virgin Airways isn’t too bad – smarten up the services a little and you could be in business.”

That, my friends, is how VIRGIN ATLANTIC began!! Can you believe it? A mad hatter’s flight was cancelled, and look what he came up with.

He goes on to add: “When VA was launched in ’84, not one person thought it would survive for more than a year. The bosses of these 13 big American airlines, that we competed with, said we’d fail. Now 21 years later, all 13 of them are out of business – proving the number 13 is unlucky for some.”

Wow. What a guy!!

“I stand at the end of no tradition. I may,perhaps stand at the beginning of one.”   - Richard Branson

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Happy Holidays

Winter, the most intimate of seasons, is here: Let’s enjoy it. :)
The first two stage on our way to Spring are drawing near.

Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

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Exam time again !!!

its Exam time again…

My 2nd sem. mid-term exam starting from 16th.. so will be away from blogging for some time…..

but I’ll be back :)

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Check out these unusual greetings cards

When British expatriate Chris Page and Rwandan artist Gabriel Dusabe collaborated for a unique initiative in 2004, it came from their desire to help a poor community.

Today over 300 orphaned youngsters in Rwanda have found steady employment from a unique model of making greeting cards under the Cards from Africa
banner.

It is now a part of BBC World Challenge, a television programme that looks at rewarding global projects that have made a real difference to local communities. And while millions of people all over the world are buying these cards (there are over 300 of them), the business model is putting a smile on the faces of a community that once found it hard to support themselves and their families financially.

This festive season we recommend you take a look at www.cardsfromafrica.com

from where you can grab an e-cart and buy greeting cards.

Though there is immense variety, our pick would be cards from the African collection, where children have neatly pasted and coloured figures and motifs on cards. There’s “Mother and Child”, “Bongo Drum” (this even includes some stitching), “Tasty at the Top”, which features a crayon-coloured giraffe eating leaves from a tree.

While Cards from Africa is a global brand, making handcrafted cards from recycled paper, select individuals in India,like Anand Prakash, a greeting cards designer, are also making unique greeting cards and combining handmade paper with semi-precious stones,embroidery, art, brass, leather, wood, seashells, colourful paper, jute and even spices like nutmeg and dried red chillies.

In Anand’s studio in Delhi’s Shahpurjat village, nearly 500-odd designs of
greeting cards are available. In another small room, a handful of
people are busy creating magic with their fingers and making greeting
cards, intricately weaving jute into slits cut in the paper.

“The guy who used to dig mud as a construction worker in Jharkhand makes the
best cards today,” says Anand, who even exports to the US and large
parts of Europe.

In India, one can find his range of greeting cards under the Anand’z Creation displayed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai at stores like The Next Shop, Full Circle, Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Either Or, Crossword and Amethyst.

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My blog on Forbes.com :)

yesterday I was just chking my blog statistics…. I m surprised when I chked referral link…. one of those link was from Forbs.com… I clicked on that link… it directed to Forbs.com search page…. this search page shows result for MBA salaries… and my recent post “There’s more to life than fat salaries” was listed there.. (see the 2nd search result on this page) :)

here is link of Forebs.com search page that link to my blog

My Blog on Forbes.com

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Generation Gap : The Father, The Son, and…

recently I read Business World November issue… in this issue there is
a survey abt Indian Youth and some article on Generation Gap.. it is a
very good survey covering almost all the topic related to Indian youth
like Attitude,Ambition,Identity and some more..

in this Generation Gap article I find interesting conversation between
Father and Son.. which I posted below.. ..

No philandering, no fooling around and no drinking. Generation Next believes in serious stuff….after reading it I kept
thinking….does this conversation really represent today’s Indian youth and
parents….specially parents !!!

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Father: Hi, son, how’s college?

Son: I’m
doing good, Dad. Got 98 per cent in Maths. The Physics paper didn’t go
so well. I think I will get only 90. But don’t worry, I will make it up
by staying up late and studying.

Father: Who’s worrying? Thank God, I didn’t have Maths in college. I am sure I would have flunked, heh, heh.

Son: Don’t be silly, dad.

Father:
Son, I’m serious — you are fresh out of school, you got to enjoy
college, you know what I mean. Go out with the girls, read some
interesting stuff, party, get sloshed. Celebrate your freedom, man.

Son: But dad, I am having a great time. There are some really cool dudes here…

Father: Ah, now you’re talking…

Son:
Yes, they are really good at solving these IIT entrance exam problems.
I’ve got it all worked out, Dad. I’ll get into IIT, take the CAT and get into IIM or maybe do my GMAT, work for a few years with an MNC, then get some venture capital and do my own thing.

Father:
You know, when I was your age, I was doing my own thing already. I used
to go to Goa every summer. We used to lie on the beach, stoned out of
our minds and there were these firang chicks.

Son: No time for all that, Dad. Besides, I’m not into substance abuse.

Father: Who’s talking about abuse? Next you will tell me you don’t get drunk.

Son: I don’t drink either. Dad, all this drinking and smoking is so uncool. How do you stay fit if you smoke, anyway?

Father: Aha, so that’s what you’re up to, is it? Impressing the girls with your muscles, heh?

Son:
Not at all, Dad. How can you work if you aren’t fit? I work out at the
gym every day, I’m into organic food and I’ve also joined yoga classes.

Father: Yoga sounds promising. You should get into transcendental meditation, you know, and from there get into Zen Buddhism, Taoism and, maybe, some Tantric stuff. It is damn good,
you know, I tried all that when I was your age.
Believe me, the insights you get are great. Here’s what you should do —
smoke some good grass and read the Tibetan Book Of The Dead while
listening to Pink Floyd. It is a great experience.

Son: Dad, I am doing yoga just to stay fit. Smoking is bad for one’s health.

Father: Maybe so, son, maybe so. But it’s good for the soul.

Son: Besides, smoking pot is illegal.

Father: That should make it even more interesting. You know, during the
Emergency, the supply of hash suddenly dried up. You can’t imagine the
risks we took to get the stuff. Once the cops raided the joint. Great
fun.

Son: Well, right now I’m focused on my studies.

Father:
You sure you like this science stuff? I mean remember what Camus said.
Page 1 Myth of Sisyphus, “Whether the earth revolves round the sun or
the sun revolves around the earth is a matter of no importance.” What
matters is how to live.

Son: I know how to live,
thank you. We go out regularly to Pizza Hut. And I have bought a new
iPod and some GAP T-shirts. By the way, who’s Camus?

Father:
Forget him. I read a book at your age that I really liked — it was
called Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance. I’ll present it to
you. What are you reading these days?

Son: At present I’m reading “Doing C++ in an UNIX environment”. It’s really fascinating.

Father: Son, you know what they say about all work and no play?

Son:
But I am part of the organising committee for the college fest, I am
involved in a corporate social responsibility project and I am also
playing some basketball for the college.
All this will look good
on my CV and I can also do some networking. But enough about me, dad.
What are you doing these days?

Father:
I’ve been drinking lots of beer, doing some desultory reading and
generally fooling around. Oh, and I have been writing a column. But
seriously I think you should go and get a life, son.

Son: Your sort of life, dad? No thanks, I am better off without it.

Source : Businessworld Nov 2006

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