Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As we're celebrating the workers day in my country, I thought about some questions which would somehow be ambiguous but they're actually not. My assumption is that they're frequently asked and therefore I give frequently awesomely ignored answers to them. 

  Q - "Been calling, why didn't you pick your phone?"
  A - "Oh! Oh! My phone! It had not fallen down!"

 Q - "Your hair looks beautiful, what have you done to it?"
 A - "Nothing! You know, I've seen people feed their hair some cream called ’Hair Food’ and it grew faster. I've also seen some let their hair go hungry and turned into bald heads!"

 Q - "Are you a player?"
 A - "What are talking about? I don’t play for any team!"

 Q - "So can I have your number so I can call you?"
 A - "I don’t think that’s a good idea. Don’t call me, I’ll call you!"

If you happen to be asked any of these questions, never use any of the answers here unless your rude by yourself!

Happy Workers Day!

Friday, 26 April 2013

Human Factors and Outsourcing

After completing a term paper at college, I thought I should share a portion from it. As the title says, it is about the effects of human factors on outsourcing.

 To begin with, communication between parties involved in outsourcing plays a vital role as most of the processes towards outsourcing have to be discussed. These include the discussions of the objectives and the tasks allocated to the company taking the outsourced functions. However, differences in interpreting the content can cause a potential error. 

Another human factor closely related to communication is the language barrier. As a company may outsource their functions to companies abroad, language barriers may pose a great problem to the companies. The only question that would be asked is: “How will the language barrier problem be overcome?” In such cases, hiring translators to bridge that gap proves handy.

Due to the growth of the outsourcing market and the increasing workload in outsourcing maintenance, most of the companies rely on temporary employees or un-certified personnel. Most of these temporary workers shift from one company to another in order to meet their peak workload. 

However, those temporary workers have to learn new set of procedures every time when they move to a new organisation; this may potentially cause a problem. Never the less, to minimize this procedure error, companies need to strengthen their internal training programmes.

Let's hear your thoughts...

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Taste of What I've Been Reading!

I been engaged in lots of reading lately and thought it would be helpful to share a bit from the resources that personally benefited me. I won’t go as far as introducing the featured authors here; I’ll assume you've heard of them before. If that’s not the case, just follow the links on their names. The passages are shared as they appear in their publications.

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day – Arnold Bennett

Talk about an ideal democracy! In the realm of time there is no aristocracy of wealth, and no aristocracy of intellect. Genius is never rewarded by even an extra hour a day. And there is no punishment. Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you will, and the supply will never be withheld from you. Mo mysterious power will say:−−"This man is a fool, if not a knave. He does not deserve time; he shall be cut off at the meter." It is more certain than consols, and payment of income is not affected by Sundays. Moreover, you cannot draw on the future. Impossible to get into debt! You can only waste the passing moment. You cannot waste to− morrow; it is kept for you. You cannot waste the next hour; it is kept for you.

Rich Kid, Smart Kid – Robert T. Kiyosaki

10. Simply put, the Information Age will bring economic changes that will dramatically increase the gap between the haves and have-nots. For some people, these changes will be a blessing; for others, these coming changes will be a curse; and for still others, these changes will make no difference at all. As my rich dad said, "There are people who make things happen; there are people who watch things happen; and there are people who say, 'What happened?'"

How To Use Your Mind – Harry D. Kitson

The life of a student is a trying one. It exercises chiefly the higher brain centres and keeps the organism keyed up to a high pitch. These centres become fatigued easily and ought to be rested occasionally. Therefore, the student should relax at intervals, and engage in something remote from study. To forget books for an entire week−end is often wisdom; to have a hobby or an avocation is also wise. A student must not forget that he is something more than an intellectual being. He is a physical organism and a social being, and the well−rounded life demands that all phases receive expression. We grant that it is wrong to exalt the physical and stunt the mental, but it is also wrong to develop the intellectual and neglect the physical. We must recognize with Browning that, all good things are ours, nor soul helps flesh more, now, than flesh helps soul.

Unstoppable – Nick Vujicic

Go with your gifts and passions. The most balanced, stable, happy, and fulfilled people I know are those who build their lives around continuous development and full expression of their talents and interests. They don’t have jobs or even careers. They have passion and purpose. They are fully engaged. If you do what you love and earn a living from it, you will never have to work a day in your life, and retirement will be what other people do.

The Law of Attraction – White Dove Books

Attempting to secure your hopes and dreams based solely on good energy isn’t something that is highly likely. With that in mind, it would be very foolish to depend upon a natural law to provide you with everything you need. Instead, you have to be willing to take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you.

It's your chance, what have you been reading?

Friday, 12 April 2013

Typing Speed – Yes, It Matters!

I have seen a number of people devote a lot of time working on their assignment drafts but fail to produce or need additional time typing their work. This has brought a question to me as to whether does the need of improving typing speed really matter. Surely it does. In the meantime, I have also seen people loss interest in improving their typing speed or working on it.

Some people seem to be blinded to the benefits of typing speed. Typing in a professional way does not only save time but boosts accuracy. One of the prime condition and basic necessity of typing is to type with all the fingers. Don’t tell me you haven’t used only one hand or two to three fingers typing. Typing with all the fingers will make you more comfortable. It’s hard to master that technique but with a little run-through one will get used to it.

It is essential to keep both hands on the keyboard at the right position while typing, the location of the keys on the keyboard gets memorized spontaneously and in no time a person starts typing by not even looking at the keyboard again and again. Taking a few glances still helps though. This does not materialize when an individual uses few fingers in typing.

There are many resources that can be used to improve one’s typing speed. I have personally found the Typing Tutor softwares very helpfully. Just download free versions on the internet. There are also free typing lessons available on the internet. These tools prove handy as they offer guidelines and you can also monitor your own progress. They also offer typing games! 

The last thing to point out is, in your typing everyday make it a habit to use all your fingers and you’ll soon see yourself become an expert in typing. Don’t fall into a trap of using very few fingers.

If this post was helpful to you, leave a comment.

Friday, 5 April 2013

7 Comedy Movies For Your Next Movie Marathon!

A Thin Line Between Love And Hate - 1996

Martin Lawrance and his friend.
In this American dark comedy-romance an observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his sentence when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for retribution.

3 Idiots - 2009

3 Idiots
 This Indian comedy drama unveils a situation where two associates are searching for their long lost buddy. They revisit their college days and remember the memories of their friend who motivated them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Home Alone - The Holiday Heist (TV 2012)

 Finn Baxter and his family move from California to Maine to their new house. Finn is horrified and believes the house is ghostly. While he sets up traps to catch the "ghost", his parents get stranded across town and Finn is home alone with his sister. Their house becomes a target of three thieves who’re in search of a treasure.

My Cousin Vinny - 1992

Lawyer Vincent Gambini
 Two New Yorkers are suspects of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an unproven, loudmouth lawyer not familiar with Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

Mad Buddies - 2012

Leon Schuster and Kenneth Nkosi
This Johannesburg based comedy movie forces two sworn enemies to do a road trip together on foot, only to discover that they have been tricked into being part of a reality TV show, they join forces to exact payback.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid - 2010

 Live-action reworking of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking sixth grade student.

Coming To America - 1988

Eddie Murphy and one of his associates
An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can esteem for her aptitude and determination.

Find additional movies so you make 26.2 hours of movies just like in a marathon. Have fun!

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