Monday, September 22, 2008

Tunnel Vision

To be a leader in almost any setting creates a need for the individual in such a post to have an idea of the 'bigger picture', at least as big as his/her portfolio requires. As such, those who report to the leader have the luxury of having 'tunnel vision'. Focus and fight for that which falls under your domain, let the leader deal with the others.

I have often thought that i was an exception. Whenever on a committee i often tried to see the 'big picture' and adjust my demands as a result. Many times i have watched my fellow workers/committee members stubbornly demand more from the leader in a situation that, at least to me, was not possible. Could they not see that there was only so much resources to go around for all of us?

It occurred to me today however that people are not retarded or simply recalcitrant... Taking a Quote from Orson Scott Card: "Never assume your enemy is stupid". They too can see the scarcity of resources.. but the allocation of it is the job of the leader.... it is their job to get whats best for their portfolio.
In light of this, is it i who am being hebetudinous for not being bull headed? Is it the way the world works... to turn a blind eye to anything beyond you scope of responsibility?

I think not, I think My method is correct to a point... the next step, that i have yet to take, is to use the big picture to my advantage... a bit of situational manipulation if you will.

So here's to learning about about humans, their nature and the modes in which they operate... May i learn to better integrate and a thrive in their midst.

Monday, September 08, 2008


The NFL season has resumed and as such I now have a reason to watch ESPN again...

I know its not much coming from someone who watches cricket.. but i can't help but feel like baseball is one of the more boring games played professionally today.

In any case, on day 1 of the 08-09 NFL season
a huge blow was dealt to the team that i am routing for this year..... Brady (quarter back of the Patriots) is injured...
Now dont get me wrong,
I still think they'll reach the super bowl... their team is that perfect... I just want Brady to be there....

After the debacle last year when the underdog Giants beat them in the finals, it is a matter of pride and honour that he comes back with the same team and brutally and ruthless annihilate all opposition who dare to think that mere mortals can compete against perfection.....

I will admit I was not a big fan of the patriots last year
but when a mediocre team beats one of the GREATEST football teams of all times I take personal offense.....

I hope that when the giants meet the patriots again
the brutality of the defeat will send Giant fans home crying......
so that they know that while Prometheus did steal the flame, Zeus still holds the lightening.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Firefox to the rescue

Scribe Fire (a firefox pluggin) has somehow bypassed my Employer's proxy, thus allowing me to post at will


Once again I have been unleashed upon the world.........
(cue darth vader theme song here)