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Try Reading this….

Can you raed tihs? Olny srmat poelpe can.I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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Got the full-time/part-time MBA blues?

– By Thor Hendrickson [Dean, Aegis School of Business, Mumbai]

Source: economictimes

In theory, sports cars are extremely fast. In practice, traffic and rough roads slow them down so much that you are usually better off taking an auto rickshaw. In theory, part-time business education programmes are better in almost all respects than their full-time counterparts. In practice, the choice is more difficult. Continue reading

Reality

This is about the most original representation of how projects are executed in today’s world

10 Ways to acheive the goals quicker

Recently ThinkTQ.comannounced the results of 2005 Goals Study. They considered 10 importantkey actions that once taken will make you closer to the goal. They also compiled how often and well people take these action items. The keyactions are pretty neat. The results are shocking:

  • Make all your dreams real by first identifying and then focusing on specific, tangible targets for what you want.
  • Maintain at least one clearly defined goal for every major interest and role in your life.
  • Set your goals so they are directly aligned with your life’s mission, purpose and passion.
  • Create goals high enough to ignite your spirit and inspire you to take action.
  • Write down all your goals in specific, measurable detail.
  • Absolutely, unconditionally commit to hitting each of your targets.
  • Share your goals with others for mutual accomplishment.
  • Set a whole series of related daily, weekly and long-term goals, complete with starting times and completion dates.
  • Take 10 minutes every day to imagine how terrific it will feel when your goals are actually realized.
  • Take an action step toward the attainment of at least one goal every day.

In their sample size of 32,896 users who took the survey, the results are not promising. Only a maximum of 33% users consistently take the action item. Maybe most of them do not know how to achieve their goals, or they never plan their goals. Without a way to walk closer to your goal,
you will only be dreaming about the achievement. You have to be a dreamer as well as a doer to taste the achievement in reality

Weird Things you would never know

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows
why.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy
than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

On average people fear spiders more than they
do death.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be
116 or older.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs… but not
downstairs.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Its physically impossible for you to lick your
elbow.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks
over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into
account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth,
but our nose and ears never stop growing. – SCARY!!!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left-handed.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair
from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Why do talented employees leave companies

Early this year, Arun, an old friend who is a senior software designer, got an offer from a prestigious international firm to work in its India operations developing a specialised software. He was thrilled by the offer. He had heard a lot about the CEO of this company, a charismatic man often quoted in the business press for his visionary attitude. The salary was great. The company had all the right systems in place – employee-friendly human resources (HR) policies, a spanking new office, the very best technology, even a canteen that served superb food. Twice Arun was sent abroad for training. “My learning curve is the sharpest it’s ever been,” he said soon after he joined. “It’s a real high working with such cutting edge technology.”Last week, less than eight months after he joined, Arun walked out of the job. He has no other offer in hand but he said he couldn’t take it anymore. Nor, apparently, could several other people in his department who have also quit recently. The CEO is distressed about the high employee turnover. He’s distressed about the money he’s spent in training them. He’s distressed because he can’t figure out what happened. Continue reading

DTS from Excel to SQL server

I had a problem when i was trying to use SQL server DTS to import data from an Excel to the SQL database. One of the columns in the spreadsheet contained 2 different types of values ex 100 & 200-1 and the column is formated as General.

When i try to do an import, DTS imported only the values that did not had a dash (-) and inserted the other as null. When i changed the column formatting to a text it did the opposite – weired!

Turns out DTS expectes the datatype in a column to be uniform to do the full import. I can get around this in 2 ways – do an import twice or add a? ? as the first character and run the DTS, it imports ok.

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