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November 8, 2014

Tony A. Smith

456px-John_Wooden John Wooden – UCLA Basketball coach

Don’t whine, don’t complain, don’t make excuses, just do the best you can.

You always hurt the ones you love with a hasty word you can’t recall. 

The things we learn after we know it all in life are the things that really count.

Friendship is two-sided not one way.

Much can be accomplished if you are not worried about who is going to get the credit.

A bell isn’t a bell until you ring it. A song isn’t a song until you sing it.

John Wooden was a great coach, teacher of life, and man with outstanding integrity!

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow

November 1, 2014
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow
-Helen Keller

Positive Quote for Oct-2014

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Vishal Sikka unties the knot at Infosys; over 100 ex-employees wooed back

October 18, 2014


Vishal Sikka unties the knot at Infosys; over 100 ex-employees wooed back

By Firstbiz Staff
Vishal Sikka unties the knot at Infosys; over 100 ex-employees wooed back

Source: Motilal Oswal

India’s second-largest software company, Infosys, which was beginning to lose its shine may have just got its mojo back all thanks to its new CEO Vishal Sikka. Not only did the first set of earnings under Sikka rock, but he also managed to floor his employees on the same day while also laying out the growth roadmap for the company.

Chief Executive Vishal Sikka was brought in earlier this year to chart a new strategy for Infosys, once a trendsetter for India’s more than $100 billion IT outsourcing industry but which has struggled in recent years to retain staff and market share. Annualised attrition at Infosys rose to a record 20.1 percent in the September quarter, but the company is taking many steps to fight the surge in attrition. Last Friday, Sikka announced 100 percent bonus for employees, a first for Infosys in 16 quarters. The company also promoted around 12,000 employees between July and September, the highest in any single quarter in its history.

Chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao expects attrition to come down in the next couple of quarters to 13-15 percent, which is the industry average. But the biggest takeaway from the earnings is this: Sikka succeeded in winning over the hearts of his employees by announcing several initiatives, based on the feedback from its employees which he had received in the feedback survey called “litmus”.

Untie the knot: According to a report in The Economic Times, Sikka not only relaxed the dress code at Infosys but also allowed all employees to access the internet during work hours. He stressed on simplifying internal processes, and empowering managers to make local financial decisions, and said more funds would be allocated for team awards every quarter.

Return of former employees: Secondly, following an open call to all ex-executives by Sikka, more than 100 have responded saying that they want to join back. Sikka made the call to all ex-executives through an e-mail titled, “A new beginning.” The company has rolled a programme called “Green Channel” to woo back ex employees, another ET report pointed out.

The 100 percent bonus: A 100 percent bonus to its 1.65 lakh employees is definitely aimed at controlling a record-high attrition at Infosys. In the September quarter, one in five employees left the company. Since taking over, Sikka’s biggest priority has been to rein in attrition. Immediately after taking over as CEO, Sikka promoted 5,000 employees, spent time with trainees, gave two to three-fold pay hikes to several employees and urged many to consider staying back.

“If something is limiting us, if something is not as great as we know it can be, it can’t be wished away. It must be fixed. And fixing begins with identifying and acknowledging that which must be changed. Then rolling up our sleeves and making the change happen. That’s what I invite you to do,” Sikka wrote to employees in an email .

By brining the focus back to employees, there seems to a renewed confidence in the company.


How to prevent EBOLA ?

October 16, 2014

Ebola Prevention Tips

Are there drugs to treat or prevent Ebola?
There are currently no drugs or vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat or prevent Ebola, and in past outbreaks the virus has been fatal in 60 percent to 90 percent of cases. An experimental drug called ZMapp might help infected patients, but the drug is unproven and is no longer available. The World Health Organization suggests that blood from Ebola survivors might be used to treat others, but there is no proof that such a treatment alone would work.

The United States government plans to fast-track development of a vaccine shown to protect macaque monkeys, but there is no guarantee it will be effective in humans. Beyond this, all physicians can do is try to nurse people through the illness, using fluids and medicines to maintain blood pressure, and treat other infections that often…

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Be Positive.. Always

October 11, 2014

Its always been on my mind that as a human being, its very important to realize that life is unpredictable and everything in life is based on hope.

For instance, when I go out of my home to the park or to work, I am in the outside world and cannot expect what can happen next. But, my conscience says – “All is well and is going to be status quo”. It may sound cliche’d but its a fact that mind is very powerful and can have powerful and at times irreversible actions either verbally or via actions.

So, the essence of life is to Be Positive, Always!!

What a Parent of a Child with a Brain Injury Wants You to Know

January 20, 2014

Very touching and helpful for people who can relate to this kind of situation. Thanks Kristin!

In An Instant Your Life Can Change Forever

Kristin Olliney and her miracle, Isabella, making new milestones every single day.

Last year I started an online support group on Facebook called “Parents of Children with Brain Injuries”.  For the first time since Isabella’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), I no longer felt alone.  I have other parents that can relate to how I feel, what is going on with Isabella and they quite simply just “get it”.  As a parent to a child with a brain injury we are often misunderstood.  We are seen as people who only talk about brain injuries, we are seen as ungrateful, we are seen as overprotective, we are seen as mean for having our child go to therapy etc.  Below are 12 things we want you to know about us:

1.)    We want you to know brain injuries are an invisible disability.  While our child may look “fine” or even as they did before their brain injury, they are no longer the same child they…

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Home Solar Lease: Pro and Con

December 2, 2013