Thursday, September 06, 2007

Who is more successful?

Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party.
After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room. Those who
remained talked about their kids.

The first guy said, "My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a
successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and
Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and
now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his
best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday."

The second guy said, "Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and
joy. He started working for a big airline, then went to flight school to
become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he
owns the majority of its assets. He's so rich that he gave his best friend
a brand new jet for his birthday.

The third man said: "Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the best
universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction
company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very
nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot

The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth friend
returned from the restroom and asked: "What are all the congratulations

One of the three said: "We were talking about the pride we feel for the
successes of our sons. What about your son?"

The fourth man replied: "My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a
stripper at a nightclub."

The three friends said: "What a shame...what a disappointment. " The fourth
man replied: "No, I'm not ashamed. He's my son and I love him.
And he hasn't done too badly either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and
he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top
of the line Mercedes from his 3 boyfriends."

Read it properly







A Professor was explaining marketing concepts to the Students:

1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say:
I am very rich. Marry me! - That's Direct Marketing

2. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl.
One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says:
He's very rich. Marry him. - That's Advertising

3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day, you call and say:
Hi, I'm very rich. Marry me. - That's Telemarketing

4. You're at a party and see gorgeous girl.
You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink, you open the door (of the car) for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her ride and then say: By the way, I'm rich. Will you marry me? - That's Public Relations

5. You're at a party and see gorgeous girl.
She walks up to you and says:
You are very rich! Can you marry me? - That's Brand Recognition

6. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say:
I am very rich. Marry me! She gives you a nice hard slap on your face.
That's Customer Feedback

7. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say:
I am very rich. Marry me! And she introduces you to her husband.
That's demand and supply gap

8. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say anything, another person come and tell her:
I'm rich. Will you marry me? and she goes with him -
That's competition eating into your market share

9. You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and before you say:
I'm rich, Marry me! Your wife arrives.
That's restriction from entering new markets.


After a month-long holiday in the US, my wife and I finally boarded the plane in San Francisco last Sunday heading home.

As the plane reached cruising speed with the seat belt sign switched off, a 6 ft 3" black man with the build of Mike Tyson in the front row got up from his seat, turned to face the back, raised his arm and yelled, "HIJACK!"

Everyone was frozen to the seat, expecting the worst to happen.

And two stewards were about to jump onto this guy to overpower him when another voice answered from the back of the plane: "HI JOHN!"

The moral of the story is:
If you have a friend named Jack, for heaven's sake don't ever call him in the plane. Otherwise you may land yourself in deep shit.

Your career is not everything; your life is!

Success - "knowing the right people," "being in the right place at the right time," and "using the right tools" - by Anthony Robbins

Your career is not everything; your life is .

1) You are always on your own. Even if you work for a big company, you will always be on your own. Companies aren't people. They're things and they don't have feelings. If you are expecting the company to "take care of you" or "do the right thing", you'll be often disappointed. There are no strong bonds in a company. No one cares more about your career than you do. Remember that, and don't expect the company to take care of you.

2) Certain jobs fit certain people best . You do have special gifts that fit you for some, disqualify you for others. Take time to assess your skills, temperament and aptitude in depth.

3) Careers are short-term. Your present job can end anytime, even if you own the company! Therefore, think short term. Don't take your present career for granted. Someone once described a consultant as a person who wakes up every morning unemployed. You should feel the same way. Wake up every morning feeling unemployed so that you'll appreciate
your present job more and figure out what you're going to do next.
Always have a "Plan B." (No kidding!!)

4) It's more important to be a "people person" than an " achievement-oriented person" who always win at the cost of others. People skills are more important than technical skills. Even in technical jobs, you have to deal with someone. The average performer who are easier to get along with last longer in his job.

5) What you accomplish today will be your calling card tomorrow. Your accomplishments will determine your marketability. In marketing yourself, it's the results that count. A soccer forward who scores in every game is easier to market than one who doesn't. So make sure you're contributing something substantial and measurable every day. And
make sure you keep a written record of your results, in case you forget!

6) Changing fields, industries, and functional specialties is difficult. The more difficult it is, the bigger the change will be.
Therefore, choose your career path carefully. As management expert Peter Drucker says, "The best way to predict the future is to plan it."

7) If you're fired or laid off, don't sue your former employer. Ask yourself why you didn't see it coming; or if you did see it coming. Ask yourself why you didn't do something about it. Figure out your part in causing the problem. Then set about creating a new, better life for yourself. There is a better life in your future.

8) Don't stay in a job you hate. Hating your job can kill you.

9) Success is difficult. If success were easy, everyone would be successful.

10) You are in full control of your own future. No one can deny you a happy life if you decide to plan it and work for it. No one can stop you from becoming successful, but yourself.

11) It's never too late for a new beginning.

12 ) Align yourself with winners. Hang around with winners. Success really does rub off from others.
"If you keep doing what you have always been doing, you're going to get what you've always gotten"









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