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The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken , by Robert Frost 1874–1963, remains my philosophy of life.

I have not pursued this consciously, hence I would take the blocks on the Road Not Taken in to my stride every time. I could have converted this pleasure into success, too, if I would have been more painstaking enough to plan the course the moment I was on a Rad Not Taken.

This not a regret, just a candid introspection, of my first innings………

Here is the poem and couple of interesting related video clips:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

 

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

 

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

 

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Courtesy: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173536#poem

 

Robert Frost reads The Road Not Taken  

Kevin Murphy, Professor of English at Ithaca College, examines the discrepancy between Robert Frost’s popularity during his lifetime and the darker implications of his poetry, as exemplified by one of his most cherished poems. Filmed in 1992.

Uploaded by IthacaCollege on Feb 29, 2008

And here is Robert Frost’s famous poem – The Road Not Taken- visualized!

Uploaded by janmensen on Apr 26, 2007

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Carnival of Leadership Development – April 2012 – By Tanmay Vora

Shri Tanmay Vora, originally a core quality professional, also has inherent natural knack  to look at the world around from a human perspective. He is also, inherently, very innovative in his observations about what he sees or reads or expereinces.

I have had benefit of a chance visit to his blog , which has now been my regular joint to visit. Each visit is a treat in itself.

Leadership Development Carnival is one of such activities where we have the benifits of his innovative and creative bent. The Leadership Carnivals is an intititive led by Shri Dan McCarthy.

He has edited the carnival for April,2012 .

Shri Vora has cast his net wide quite wide and has thus presented a gourmet bouque of  around 26 articles in the present edition.

I plan to take each of the articles for an indepenedent review in subsequent posts during the month.

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Sorry, Strivers – Talent Matters – NYTimes.com

Sorry, Strivers – Talent Matters – NYTimes.com.

“It would be nice if intellectual ability and the capacities that underlie it were important for success only up to a point. In fact, it would be nice if they weren’t important at all, because research shows that those factors are highly stable across an individual’s life span. But wishing doesn’t make it so.

None of this is to deny the power of practice. Nor is it to say that it’s impossible for a person with an average I.Q. to, say, earn a Ph.D. in physics. It’s just unlikely, relatively speaking. Sometimes the story that science tells us isn’t the story we want to hear.”

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The Steve Jobs Anti-Eulogy | BNET

The Steve Jobs Anti-Eulogy | BNET.

I reproduce the last paragraph of this blog, with an intention to write my own views thereon:

The truth is that most special people are lonely, and have little impact on the world. And in the long run, group movements are what change history, and being part of a movement is what makes a person an instigator of change.”

In the present day organization, irrespective of the basis of its existence, no one individual can wholly claim the credit [or discredit] for what has happened [or not happened or not happened the way it ought to have happened].

To be fair, one can have influence on the goings-on.

The extent of  the impact of the influence is again dependent on the one who is influencing, those who are being influenced, the then dynamics of interaction of influence-giving-and-taking paradigm and the time frame reference for its subsequent review.

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Retirement Planning: How to Do It Right – CBS MoneyWatch.com

Retirement Planning: How to Do It Right – CBS MoneyWatch.com.

No age and stage is too late to plan [or correct what was planned] when it comes down to what you do in these years and how do you fund what you do.

Both are so dynamic, that it would make a case for six-monthly and annual re-visits , respectively.

Be ready for surprises!

If you do not come up against a few, be surprised as to what errors you did make while re-visiting!!

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Seth’s Blog: First, make rice

Seth’s Blog: First, make rice.

The post raises very pertinent question about quality of creativity.

Of course, it no mean credit if one is creative or innovative in one’s day-to-day life.

However,  as is normally expected, the creative and /or innovative person will never rest at that stage. He /she would certainly strive to reach higher levels of creative / innovative outcomes.

Also, it would be equally interesting to question the purpose of creativity  /innovation  at this stage.

The value of any process as well as its outcome(s) need to be judged with reference to its purpose.