Sunday, April 28, 2013

the math of career building

Interesting excerpt from an old email thread:

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this:

What Makes 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? 
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been to those meetings, where someone wants you to give over 100%. 
How about achieving 103%? What makes up ! 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
And, look how far ass kissing will take you.
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that..

"While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there..... 
it's the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top"

words from a different world..

"phil hal tho hum saas lerahe hain...
par jeena tho usi din chod diya.. jis din tum gaye..."

I was going through old mails .. emails from almost 10 years ago .. and it seems like a different world altogether. I do not recognize the person who wrote those words anymore. It was me 10 years ago but then I see what has changed in the 10  years and am trying to make sense.

Also as i go through these old emails - I can see how careless I have been with people - and have not reached out to people when they needed the most. Maybe it was the fallacies of youth or just me being stupid - either way I should have cared a little more - I think. I spent a lot of time yesterday night reading through the emails and it kind of makes me understand who I was and maybe a bit of who i am. Its nice to be able to look back at time and have a record. Because we tend to forget and there are some things we need to be reminded of - now and then.