Classified story about inception of Google goes like this…
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Classified story about inception of Google goes like this…
Brain teaser: If you are at INTERmediate of the COURSE then can you call it as ‘intercourse’???
[Hmmm… before you decide that I am nasty… intercourse ALSO (that’s right… ALSO) means: mutual dealings/ social or spiritual communication… check dictionary… but anyway I like your thought process, *wink* ;)]
As per great Guatemalan philosopher Socratotle, midpoint crisis occurs because you don’t have any comparison points to anchor and thus become indifferent… that’s very true as most of the time we run our life compared to others … everything runs with comparison… Oh… she has nice shoes, I need better ones, oh… he has good grades, even I need… oh you got more hike than me… and whole life revolves around proving only one point… mine is bigger than yours… and life goes on!!!
As of now I have nothing much to compare with anything or anyone… because most of the time I am so self centered that I simply just don’t care what others are up to… so I decided to go ahead and compare Engineering and MBA course… You might think what a stupid moron I am to compare engineering with MBA… it is like comparing apples with Durians… but anyway I won’t give two cents to your thinking which thinks my thinking is unthinkably moronic…
It is weird train of thought but there is a remarkable difference between engineering and MBA programs apart from the fact that from engineering course engineers come out (theoretically) and MBA courses produce managers (*really???*)
I feel, engineering is more of conclusion based, not many assumptions (except that next batch girls will be much prettier than this batch), and definite answers… yup… a definite 5 decimal point precision answers… so most of the time engineers know what is happening and what gonna happen next… because they know things will work as per theory… see even stupid Zener Diode of our electronics laboratory knew that it has to undergo voltage drop at breakdown voltage of 7 volts… no further arguments… just breakdown… asthe !!!
Engineering course really didn’t give much space or time (even though it was 4 year course) to discuss… (Or is it that my friends and I didn’t do it). I don’t remember discussing why we use ‘if-else-default’ condition rather than ‘this way – that way – highway’ condition… it’s not that engineers are not much intellectually challenged with their course but we largely trust others’ inventions, discoveries and theories and save the time…(what is the point in reinventing wheel… just ride the bike and reach nearest pub… that’s pretty smart haan!!!)
Engineers (at least me) are intuition based people… intuition is nothing but fastest way of reaching conclusion by skipping intermediate steps… if conclusion is wrong then simply call it ‘draft version1.0’ and restart one more round of intuition… 🙂
But MBA is totally different story… it’s about assumptions and discussions… and hell lot of discussions… and challenging idle brain cells to think a lot and listen a lot to others’ points (at times bullshit)… I strongly believe that discussion is good way of looking an object from multiple angles with multiple lenses (wow… i am so, so involved…)
There is inherent problem with discussion… because ‘it depends’… it depends who is there in discussion, what they want to discuss… are they interested in solution or just love discussions… and most importantly, ‘when is the presentation deadline??’ 🙂
When there are more exceptions than rules and more opinions than information then discussions tend to happen and conclusion becomes distant dreams…(like my dream of dating Megan Fox… woo…woo)… That’s the reason (in class) we are taught that ‘it’s not about arriving at conclusion but process behind it’…(managers always have some explanation in hand… pretty smart haan!!!)
In short, management is about systematically deducing a process (with discussions) considering all risks and rewards (with some more discussions) and arriving at conclusion (wrong one…oops…)… If deduced wrong conclusion makes even the slightest of the sense then call it ‘new business model’ 🙂
So hope that explains why engineers don’t appreciate managers’ methods of working… its not just pay scale but they are fundamentally different… that is the reason why engineers and managers never understand each others’ words though both are talking in same language… and that explains why few of my friends laughed when I told that I will do MBA 🙂
Learning is continuous and whether I like it or not life will teach me lessons… but I decided to make this learning little professional… by attending regular classes, doing assignments and ultimately by writing exams… Frankly speaking it is quite exciting and strange feeling to go back to school again… because last time when I was in class (in engineering), few of my professors were of my current age…haa…haa 🙂
Happiness of my first pay-cheque (it was a cheque as bank account was not opened yet… still wondering where I deposited that cheque?) , frustration of missing on-sites, fun of coffee breaks, fights over appraisals, pay hike parties, slight crushes which crashed like bad code, people who were nice with me, people who inspired me, people whom I had to tolerate and people whom I don’t even bother to ignore… all contributed a bit towards shaping my personality…
Whether I liked my job or not… at the end of the day (to be precise, on the salary day) I was happy to have one… Everyday morning after almost dead-like sleep, I knew where to spend rest of the day (of course @office). Though life is uncertain but I was pretty much sure that I will meet my friends (hope they are not on planned sick leave 🙂 ), I have to finish my work and I am eligible for unlimited free coffee and a group insurance…
Tomorrow onwards few granted things and few people of my regular life will become part of the stories of my life’s experience… and consume few more bytes of my brain… but thank you guys for occupying my empty brain bytes… Thank you very much for being part of this journey… and hope to be in touch with you people when I am all set to turn the page 🙂
Generally I finish my last mails with this line:
If someone throws Lemons at you, Don’t make Lemonade… Think out of box… Ask for Tequila and Salt 🙂
It was not my first or the scariest accident which is worth to be updated in blog. [Once I went under a moving van… thanks to Tejaji and his riding skills] But this is the only accident after which I was admitted to hospital and first time I had CT scan.
CT scan is really scary shit especially if you are a ‘Bollywood movie buff’. When I was inside that tube like thing… I could imagine all those movies where in hero is put under CT scanner and comes out with some unheard weird ‘alienized’ brain problem… and he becomes love-psychopath and sacrifices his feelings and starts acting like a ‘sophisticated pimp’ and make sure that before he dies he fixes his girlfriend (a cute actress) with a hunk. [‘SKULL’ HONA HO….]
By the way my CT scan report was not scary; I was told that my brain fissures match with those of George Bush, Pamela Anderson and Michael Jackson. [Anyway I am glad that after E&C engineering and 3-4 years of ‘software slaving’ and unlimited love crashes, I have something called, brain :)]
I underwent lots of tests (whichever covered under Infy medical policies) like X-ray, Y-ray, blood test, urine test, HIV test, BP test, integration test, Confirmation Test, black box test, functionality test… After those tests I got admission to general ward. (Feeling of receiving hospital ‘admit’ card was not different than receiving E&C engineering admission card… trust me). To reward my effort I was given a pair of blue pajama and shirt… :).
Tip for hospital 1: Whatever they give as uniform, wear it… don’t ask “Do you have M-size in this?” or “I like rosy pink… it sends positive waves”… Otherwise ward boy will give a look of ‘what a creep’ to you.
Tip for hospital 2: Never get admitted to hospital and that also to a general ward… Most of the people who are giving company to patients (especially old ladies) behave as if hospital is socializing place and start conversation about personal things like salary, age, and job
Hmm…It was quite a good relaxation/rest time for me in hospital… I didn’t have to move from my bed (ok…6 times I had to step out for tea and batti), I didn’t have to think about how to spend the weekend, I could think of all the things which I never did (transsexual alien behavior, marriage rituals of ‘Zulu’ tribe) and people came to see me with fruits and ‘get well soon’ cards. [Ok, last one didn’t happen… If you have friends who are just like you then no point in expecting such gifts]
Our (mine and my friend’s) world runs on simple rules: fruits are the things which are used in Kannada ‘hot songs’, drink juices only to get over the Saturday Night hangover… and greeting card is costly, and no one is worth it :).… So my beloved friends who visited me at hospital laughed on my state, few took my snaps in their mobile ‘cameras’, and few discussed whether my scar will vanish or not (just to make sure whether I can still replace Puneet Rajkumar) and some invited me to come to ‘pub’ if I feel ok by 9PM (My beloved friends) 🙂
The rest of the story is already part of history… I was discharged, I came home… my friend’s thought I was worth that accident as it taught me a lesson (I am not a student anymore to learn lessens… right?), even now I tell my manager that I have impact on my brain and doctor has asked me not to take stress, some times I get scared to ride my bike (i no more feel like invincible), my hospital bills are settled, I had to spent 400 bucks on my bike, and got a scar on my for head (kind of local Harry Potter)