Friday, April 15, 2011

How to Change the World


18 comments:

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

Thanks for this clever post.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kindest regards,
Mike
The guy who lives at the top of the world where Heaven meets Earth.

Nimmy said...

Thanks Mike! Glad it struck a chord! Appy weekend to you too! :) weekends must be awesome where you are ...... Heavenly earth!

Anonymous said...

Post commissioned by our government:)

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

Either the Swedes or your gov. is censoring. I write the most beautiful and insightful comments and they just disappear.

This often happens to me. I tend to be a bit too direct at times. I don't wish to get you in trouble either, so maybe it's for the best. I am aware of the censorship rules in your land.

Take care,
Mike

Nimmy said...

@Anonymous: maybe you should elaborate on that! :/

Nimmy said...

@Mike: wonder what's happening! :(
Haven't come across this before, but I hope it is not a case of comments being censored! Maybe you could try copying and pasting from a notepad to avoid losing the comment forever? It will at least allow you to try posting the comment multiple times....

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Good advise. My wife has suggested this also and to save on a memory chip.

Sometimes I get caught up in the flow of words and can't stop the process. If I do I loose it forever.

Could just be technology not always working as we like to believe.

Thanks for the advise,
Mike

IAS said...

Seems interesting but somehow it went past my head...! It looks as if you have been into 2*2 matrix quite a lot these days... :)

Just curious about the post. Its depicted that 'High Individual Drive' leads to Short term fame. Thinking aloud, i feel it isnt necessarily so always and someone with high individual drive, challenging the status quo can create disruptions...

Nimmy said...

IAS: Thanks for the comment! :-) Well, the 2*2 matrix has been lurking in the background in almost all MBAs' lives, I guess. :-)

Well, maybe you're right. Maybe persistence by individuals can indeed create a dent in the status quo, even without support from the collective. But I guess this would work only in small circles.

Even Gandhi I believe achieved what he did because of people supporting him across the country and following his principles. But I get the point....not necessary that individual contributions are always (in all situations) ineffective.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

An after thought.

Change yourself!

Best wishes,
Mike

Nimmy said...

Mike,

Sorry for the late response. I agree....in many cases, it's about changing ourselves rather than 'others'. And, also, it's about changing ourselves in order to change the situation. But in this particular post I was thinking about collective issues in the society etc. Politicians, CEOs, Social Workers are the people I had in mind.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

Won't be much change coming from the groups you mentioned. All of members of institutions or businesses that you mentioned are self protecting and work toward their own survival and not that of the community at large.

If any one believes that our world will be changed through politics or bureaucrats, or those only interest in profit and their own wallets they will be very disappointed one day.

Taking the practical road today,
Mike

Nimmy said...

:-) Well, it is true that most people work toward their own survival. Hard to argue against that ;-) That's why the world still has serious problems! Let's hope the percentage of such people is low at least in the community of 'social workers'!

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Yes, Nimmy, let's hope.

Mike

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello again Nimmy,

Hello again:

Here's a nice song for you about a making tomorrow today.

Enjoy!

http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/2011/05/let-us-make-new-tomorrow-today.html

Take care,
Mike

Nimmy said...

So thoughtful of you, Mike! :-)) Thanks a million. Just listened to it & enjoyed it! :)

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

I'm glad that you liked it.

Take care,
Mike

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