A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Awesome Speech by the Center Head!

Wow! What a speech by our center head today! I was fortunate enough to be in a meeting with him when he addressed all the employees of our center. He is a tremendous speaker and a very down to earth man – well, that’s what I felt. Today is the last day of work before the holiday season starts. Many of the employees are going for leave and some of us have to work in some part of this period. The center head addressed us with an overview of the last year’s performance and the plan for next year. He talked about all the issues – from the market conditions, Indian and Global economy, performance of HP as an organization worldwide to our personal budgets and holiday preparations. I have been into public meetings with various speakers and I was privileged to have listened to many politicians and management heads too. This speech by him today was so engrossing and down to earth that I could not know when (almost) two long hours passed. I was standing at the back, as I reached late and he was also walking while talking. The examples he gave were exemplary. He seemed to know what is going on in every individuals mind working in this organization. He meant it very clearly that in this situation of crisis all over the world, we need to stand together to go through this storm. That’s what a perfect leader would tell and that is exactly what he proved in his speech. He made us feel that we are better off than many of the competitors and fellow IT/ITES companies. I could see what he was talking about. And that last approach with that King Cobra? Phew! That was some relation. He called himself the King Cobra in our organization and yes, he is. And I am proud that he is the King here. It was a mesmerizing experience and I will look forward to such coffee talks in the future too.

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