Friday, November 30, 2007

Visited Odeon --- Red Carpet

Itz great training out here. Yesterday been to Odeon in Leicester Square for meeting my brother-in-law. Saw Odeon theatre .. wow its awesome ...will post u with some photos soon .. going again now there to meet my friend of mine during my Eng college along with colleagues.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Namaste London !

Dear Friends,

In SANS training for SEC 508, cracking my brain deeply with FIle system essentials mainly linux file systems .. close shave ...
Will come again soon ...

Best Regards,

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I am back after a month's time with my Laptop ready to fire !

Dear Friends,
Iam back with a bang.
Waiting for Dhoni’s play now after a hibernation of correctly a month.

Let me start with a beautiful cut, copy and paste of somebody’s article. Hats off to that great guy.
Iam really impressed by this one so sharing.

There was an article in Harvard Business Review some time back in which there was an interesting comment - “Average managers play checkers, but great managers play chess.”
Considering that both checkers and chess are similar Abstract Strategy board games (as the wikipedia calls them) you may begin to wonder what is the difference worth speaking about (or rather, blogging about?)

Ha, but there is.

You see, in checkers, all the pieces are uniform, they all move in the same way. In other words, they are interchangeable. Of course, one needs to plan and coordinate their movements, but they all move in the same pace on parallel paths.
Enter chess. Each type of piece moves in a different way. One cannot play chess if one doesn’t know how each of the piece moves. That is why it takes a great manager to play chess with their teams. They have to know the unique abilities of every member in the team. They even have to know the eccentricities of the members. They understand how best to integrate them into a coordinated plan to achieve a stated goal.

There is an interesting Thirukkural that comes to my mind while typing this:

இதனை இவன்முடிக்கும் என்றாய்ந்து
அதனை அவன்கண் விடல்.

(Roughly translatable as : It is the leader’s job to understand who can do one task better than others and allocate that responsibility to him.)

When I become a manager, I hope to play chess with my team, not checkers. Long live the “king”.


I am back as if normal and will start writing my tech articles again.
May be I am going to be bit busy soon with my ethical hacking course and SANS System Forensics Training for GCFA in London this month.

Still I will catch up you all.

Happy Diwali wishes to all.

Best Regards,