The forever recession (and the coming revolution) – Seth Godin

Seth’s Blog: The forever recession (and the coming revolution)

માહિતી યુગમાં આદ્યોગિક કે કૃષિસંલગ્ન હુન્નર કે આવડતને ઓછું પ્રાધાન્ય મળતું જણાઇ રહ્યું છે.

લેપટોપ કે આઇ-પૅડ આજનાં મોભાનાં બોલકાં ચિહ્નો જરૂર હોઇ શકે અને તેથી એક પ્લમ્બર કે ટેક્નીશીયન કરતાં દેખીતી રીતે ઓછી આવક પેદા કરતા હોઈ શકે, પણ તેમની જગ્યા લેવી હોય તો જાતે એ કામની આવડત શીખવી પડે પણ માઉસના ક્લિક કે સ્ક્રીનના સ્પર્શથી કામ થઈ તો નહીં જ જાય.

કોમ્પ્યુટરથી થઇ ન શકે તેવો હુન્નર જો ન કરી શકાય તેમ હોય તો નવી આવડત કેળવવાની અથવા તો નવી રીતે પહેલાનું કામ કરવાની આવડત તો શીખવી જ રહી.

દેખીતી રીતે બહુ અઘરું લાગે છે?

શરૂની થોડી અગવડો કે અ-સફળતાઓને ગણકાર્યા વગર, દિલથી સંન્નિષ્ઠ મહેનત કરીએ તો આ કક્ષાએ પહોંચવું અશક્ય તો નથી જ………..

I landed on the following satirical story, just as I had finished this post.

“Lesson for all Salaried People – funny story! ?

A shopkeeper watching over his shop is really surprised when he sees a dog coming inside the shop, He shoos him away. But later, the dog is back inside again. So he goes over to the dog and notices that it has a note in its mouth. He takes the note and it reads “Can I have 12 soaps and a shampoo bottle, please. The money is with the dog.” The shopkeeper looks inside the dogs mouth and to his surprise there is a 500 rupees note in his mouth. So he takes the money and puts the soap, shampoo and change in a bag, and then places it in the dogs mouth. The shopkeeper is so impressed, and since it is the closing time, he decides to follow the dog.

The dog is walking down the street, when it comes to the zebra crossing, he waits till the signal turns green. He walks across the road till the bus stop. He waits on the stop and looks up the timetable for the bus. The shopkeeper is totally out of his mind as the dog gets into the bus and sits on a vacant seat. The shopkeeper follow the dog. The dog waits for the conductor to come to his seat. He gives the change to the conductor and shows him the neck belt to keep the ticket. The shopkeeper is almost fainting at this sight and so are the other people in the bus. The dog then moves to the front exit of the door and waits for the bus stop to arrive, looking outside. As soon as the stop is in sight he wags his tail to inform the driver to stop. Then not even waiting for the bus stop to arrive the dog jumps out and runs to the house nearby. It opens an big iron gate and rushes towards the door. As it approaches the door, he changes his mind and walks towards the garden.

The dog walks up to the window and beats his head several times on the window. It then walks back to the door and waits. The shopkeeper maintaining his senses walks up to the door and watched a big guy open the door. The guy starts beating, kicking and abusing the dog.

The shopkeeper is surprised and runs to stop the guy. The shopkeeper questions the guy “What in the heaven are you doing? The dog is a genius he could be famous in life.” The guy responds “You call this clever?

This is the 3rd time in this week that the dog has forgotten the door keys.

The moral of the story: “You may continue to exceed onlookers expectations, but will always fall short of the boss’ expectation”

The salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay.

Isaac’s Strange rule of staleness: Any food that starts out hard will soften when stale. And food that starts out soft will harden when stale.

Lampner’s Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot. ”

No one will ever wish to identified with the dog of this story, isn’t it?



In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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