Skip to main content


"It's not figures, but the trend that is important."

"Mere millions and billions mean nothing. Weigh them against one another. Compare the present with the past, read gaps and find a projection for the need to predict what might be the status after five or ten years. So my son, go back to work and redo the slides. You have eight more hours...”

My biological ALU gave a stark reaction to the instructions. I have to deconstruct the rigor of past seven days and reconstruct in one day!

In the next eight hours, I would be struggling to crack the millions and billions, extracting growth rates and compounded growth was a race with the second's hand of the seemed all of the hands of the clock were competing among them, running at a rate higher than sixty seconds per minute...

As I was crack my head to find the trends to project everything to the year 2010, some of my wicked brain cells infused one of the most meaningless and cliched questions, "Where do you see yourself ten years down the line?"

After seeing this question invariably featuring in the each and every celebrity interview you must have felt by heart that minus this question interviews just can not be complete. In many occasions I too have tried to convince myself the inexorableness of the question. But even after producing the craziest logic, I can ever think out, I have failed to convince myself.

In spite of all that what if I decide to calculate my personal growth? What all should be the comparables?

Only four months back it was all news tapes, time codes, in points-out points, sound bytes-cutaways that dominated my days. There's no trace of them now. Growth rates, FDI cap, pie charts, bar diagrams and power point presentations have replaced them.

What if I can't find any comparable (and consequently no trend)? Will that mean I have not grown? What if my CTC is the only comparable? If you find a positive trend in my CTC does that mean I have grown? Does that also imply I will continue to grow?

Do these statistics, figures and trends deserve the importance that we give?


adi said…
they do deserve an importance, but not more than life itself...
starry nights said…
There are more important things in life than mere numbers.
Mindinside said…
How very amazing that there's no end to numbers,
as there's no limit to universe.

I've never been good with numbers.
Numbers confuse me and I confuse the numbers in return :)
jac said…
Yes, you sure continue to grow.

Your growth is invariably proportional to the number of steps you take on any direction, including backwords.

Popular posts from this blog

Firefly Syndrome!

Friday March 24, 2006

Reminder alert of the cell phone dragged me out of sleep at 5:30 in the morning. The screen flashed FMC...FMC...FMC

"Friday Morning Class? Oh shit!"

(It's one of the hundreds of things; I am trying to absorb either into my daily or weekly schedule thanks to my new profile in a KPO.)

That means I will have to reach office 45 minutes earlier than a normal day, sit patiently in the conference room, either listening to the lifeless preaching of an unmotivated 'motivation expert' (something I hate from the bottom of my heart) or struggle to make sense out of a presentation by a Chartered Accountant or an MBA on some topic of their interest. I am the odd man out in such classes. But attending them is mandatory.

While concepts of management always tickle my senses, I feel awkward listening to CAs. The Topics they discuss hardly make any sense to me. So I have find out various ways of utilizing the time I feel I am wasting. When there's no other opti…



Here's a spur-of-the-moment struggling to live an organized life. Perhaps it's like a creeper trying to standalone, imitating a tree.

Suddenly I realized everything was going out of control. You have ten things to do, all of them having nearly the same dead-line. My gut feeling was that I have to rearrange my mind-set and upgrade it to 'multi tasking enabled' mode.

And I started using an organiser...get the habit of preparing ' To-Do-List'. Preparation of TDL before start working became a daily ritual. At times I have had to drag myself an extra bit to meet the self commitment. But the results of doing so in the first few days really satisfied me...

It does not take long for the nuptial to be over. I found myself revising and rearranging the TDL many time a day to meet the demand. No matter how hard I tried, there were left-over of the day's TDL, for the next day. TDLs started piling up.

Now I am a silent helpless spectator, of the TDL getting elongated every d…