Who is a Great Human ?

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“Arjuna once asked Krishna, ” Lord, why do people consider Karna more generous than Yudhishthira ? Neither have ever refused whatever has been asked for nor whoever has asked. So why is Karna considered greater than Yudhishthira?”*

The Lord said with a smile, “Come, I’ll show you why.”

Disguised as brahmins, they first went to Yudhishthira ‘s court and asked for sandalwood sticks to conduct ‘yagna’. The king immediately sent his soldiers to all parts of his Kingdom in search of sandalwood sticks. It was monsoon, the trees were all drenched and the soldiers returned with wet sandalwood pieces. Yagna was not possible with the wet sticks.

Krishna and Arjuna proceeded to Karna’s court next and asked for the same sticks. Karna thought for a while and said ” as it’s raining for several days now, it will be impossible to collect dry sandalwood sticks. But there is a way. Please wait for a while.”

Saying this, Karna proceeded to chop and cut down the doors and windows of the court which were made of sandalwood and after making them into pieces, gifted the dry sandalwood sticks to the brahmins to conduct ‘yagna’.

They accepted the offerings and went back. On their way back, Krishna asked Arjuna “do you realise the difference between the two, Arjuna? Had we asked Yudhishthira to give his doors and windows for us to conduct yagna, he would have given us without a second thought. But he did not think of it himself. We did not ask Karna either. Yudhishthira gave because that was his dharma. Karna gave because he loves to give. This is the difference between the two and that is why Karna is considered greater. Whatever work you do, it becomes nobler when you do it with love.”

We can work with different attitudes.

  1. Someone asked you to,
  2. or as a duty
  3. or as your dharma
  4. or as Karna did, *out of love for doing the job.

 

The last said is however, the best; whatever work you do, love it, enjoy the work

 

Millennium School of Business, Bangalore

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True Story of a Lizard, When a lizard can, why cant we

WHEN A LIZARD CAN, WHY CAN’T WE?

 

This is a true story that happened in Japan.

In order to renovate the house, someone in Japan breaks open the wall.

 

Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the wooden walls.

 

When tearing down the walls, he found that there was a lizard stuck there because a nail from outside hammered into one of it’s feet.

 

He sees this, feels pity, and at the same time curious, as when he checked the nail,

it was nailed 5 years ago when the house was first built !!!

 

What happened?

 

The lizard has survived in such position for 5 years!!!!!!!!!!

 

In a dark wall partition for 5 years without moving, it is impossible and mind-boggling.

 

Then he wondered how this lizard survived for 5 years! without moving a single step–since it’s foot was nailed!

 

So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what it has been doing, and what and how it has been eating.

 

Later, not knowing from where it came, appears another lizard, with food in it’s mouth.

 

Ah! He was stunned and touched deeply.

 

For the lizard that was stuck by nail, another lizard has been feeding it for the past 5 years…

 

Imagine? it has been doing that untiringly for 5 long years, without giving up hope on it’s partner.

 

Imagine what a small creature can do that a creature blessed with a brilliant mind can’t.

 

Please never abandon your loved ones

 

Never Say you’re Busy When They Really Need You …

 

You May Have The Entire World At Your Feet…..

 

But You Might Be The Only World To Them….

 

A Moment of negligence might break the very heart which loved you against all odds..

 

Before you say something  just remember..

 

it takes a moment to Break but an entire lifetime to make…

Millennium School of Business Bangalore

Industrial Visit to Mother Dairy @ www.msob.edu.in

Students of Millennium School of Business went for an industrial trip to Mother Dairy manufacturing plant in Patparganj. It is around 3.8 acres and employs around 700 workers in this location. Students were given a brief introduction about the company by Mr. Ashok. He told students about the white revolution and primitive and newer modes of milk collection and distribution. He also told about the actual milk processing capacity of the plant with the significance of the steps in processing.

This was followed by a documentary film, which depicted the process of milk production. The process in the making is totally automated and is internationally designed keeping in mind the hygiene standards. After the processing, the milk is stored in 12 tanks with a capacity of 1 lakh litre each. The milk is stored at a temperature of 3 degree C and then it is filled in the tanks and transported to various booths.Students enjoyed the visit of the plant and asked numerous questions. Milk and Ice Cream is the main product the plant deals in. More than 10 lakh litres of milk and 20 thousand litres of Ice creams are stored, transported in and out daily. The plant is located within the ambit of lush green environment and state of the art technology.

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Then the students were taken for the visit of the plant and shown the processing area, tanks and how things are done automatically.

At Mother Dairy the students came to know about the insulated cooling system used to preserve the shelf life of milk. They witnessed the entire production process functioning i.e. Clarification, Homogenization, Pasteurization, Fortification (with Vitamin A) & dispatch. They also came to know about the significant competitive advantage which the company derives from the unique distribution network of bulk vending milkbooths, retail outlets and mobile units.They also got to know the various quality control measures adopted there. They were taken to Quality Control Department where they witnessed the testing of milk for purity & quality.Students felt amazed when they saw that such a large plant functioning without milk being touched once & the hygiene maintained was admirable. They also conduct certain vital quality tests to show the presence of urea and fat content in milk which we procurefrom local vendors. Students were made aware of the importance of milk consumption in thereday to day life depending upon the age group they belong to. It was a great learning experience for the students to know about the company products, its operations and the production process. After the first-hand exposure of the various processes, milk and ice-creams were served to the students. Knowledge and fun were the ingredients of the day.

How important is a formal education for a career in marketing ?

Do You Need A Degree In #Digital #Marketing And Social Media?

I get asked this question a lot. Most people want to know where I studied all of this stuff and what type of certification I have. I am certifiable. I am not certified. I dropped out of university because I was (at the time) already publishing magazines. My general train of thought was that it would be easier to go back to school should my career in media not work out than to stay in school and try to manage the workload of running my own publishing company while attempting to secure a degree. Regrets? I have a few. It would be great to have a MBA or degree (of some kind) in business. I think I missed out on the social dynamics of being in university, but I never let my lack of formal schooling get in the way of my education.

What about digital marketing and social media?

Universities and colleges now offer courses in the area of digital media, online strategy, social media, web analytics, search engine marketing and more. Some universities even have diploma degrees. Are they any good? Are they worth it? It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish in your career. From a professional perspective, these courses and degrees are not compulsory to have in order to be successful in digital marketing. On top of that, these courses and degrees have not become commonplace enough (or even prestigious) to have the same cache as a formal MBA or degree in project management. In short, while a degree or course completion may impress a HR recruiter for a digital marketing shop, it is not essential to getting the gig.

That doesn’t mean that they’re bad.

Figuring out if a course is the right fit for your career is not easy, but doing some homework around the university, the instructor and the course outline is mandatory. If you can’t find out information in a general search (on Google, Bing, Yahoo or whatever), leverage your online social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, tumblr, etc…) to ask those you are connected to. It’s also important to see how active the university or the instructors are on the digital platforms. So, if you’re asking a question about these courses and they’re not even listening/responding, that could qualify as an indicator as to how well-versed they are in the digital realm (or how active they are).

Where does this leave you?

Whether it’s an unaccredited course or a formal university degree, I still believe that the best instructor you can have is yourself. If you are truly interested in being successful in social media and digital marketing, there is a simple two-step process that you can take… and you can start today.

Learning. You don’t (just) need a course to learn. Between books and blogs and articles and iTunes U and more, the ability for anybody to learn the basics and have a solid foundation as to how these marketing engines work and perform is unlimited. My good friend, Avinash Kaushik (Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google) has a great startup called, Market Motive that offers self-paced and coached online courses that are well-worth the money as well. For a few hundred dollars over at Amazon to going through the blogroll at the left of this blog post (for free!), you will have years and years of content to help you learn.

Doing. If we have learned anything in the past decade-plus about social media, it is that there is no harm in actually trying things. Start tinkering. Join the online social networks and follow people who interest you. Start using Google Reader as a destination to curate and engage with a handful of blogs that specialize in the area that interests you most (and get active in the comments). Why not start a blog, so that you can ask (and answer) the burning questions that you need answers to. Your perspective many not be fully crystallized, but by the sheer act of creating content, you will better understand how to use and leverage these publishing platforms to get an idea to spread.

It starts with you.

Do not wait for a course to give you the answers. The answers are everywhere. Dive in. Be curious. Show up. Be serious. Be passionate. Be open. You will be amazed by the amount of content at your disposal (some good, some bad) and you will also be amazed by how many like-minded people you will discover on this journey, who can help and mentor you on to the next level in your education. Don’t get me wrong, a formal education has its merits and there is value in certification. That being said, this is still a brave new world, and it is both ever-changing and constantly evolving. The best education (for my dollar) has been in following the people who are smarter than me (again, check out the blogroll to the left) and then doing some of the critical thinking heavy work right here on this blog.

Remember: education is not just about taking a course or getting a degree. Education is about your desire to learn and grow. There has never been a better time (or place) to do that than right here… right now.

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