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August 2006

Quote: Achieving Quality is a Conscious Effort

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One of the mails I regularly get from a colleague contains a signature quote at the end. One of which struck me about Quality from William A. Foster who understands how to achieve a quality output. Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful…

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It is Unacceptable When You Miss Something Important Because You Failed to Check Your Mail on Time

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I am reading this argument by Matt disagreeing on a post made at livedev on refraining from checking your mail at night and avoiding it as your first read of the day. The reasons presented on “why you don’t put your mail as your top priority” is lame and unacceptable. Matt summarizes it as: To…

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You Ought to Know that Sink or Swim Mindset is a Thing of the Past

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During my first eight months in the workforce I worked in one of the top consulting firms in the world and was handled by a team of highly competitive superiors who taught me during orientation their philosophy within the organization — Sink or Swim. My manager Jojo Lugartos explained to me that I was given…

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You Ought to Know that Career is a Marathon not a Sprint Race

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You have been working the whole year like there’s no tomorrow. You sacrificed a lot of things including your loved ones for the sake of work explaining to them that it is for their future. You were a very good soldier diligently following your manager and putting up through all his shortcomings and mistakes. The…

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Three Simple Things to Stand Out While Relieving Stress and Pressure

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The advancement of technology has brought a whole new level of perception from people and the industry thinking that in order to stand out and win, one must be as complex and sophisticated as possible. As I work in a fast paced technology industry, I am a victim of this perception and would always think…

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It is Tremendous When People Pause and Say Thank You

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A simple “Thank You” in the title immediately puts a smile in your face knowing someone was acknowledging something given to him. That’s exactly how I felt upon seeing Steve’s latest post thanking all his readers for the success and good life it has brought them. He went on by saying how feedback from readers…

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Passion and Focus is a Potent Combo for Success

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Being passionate on doing things is important if you want to make things great. It is the driving force that would allow you to put emotional investments, time, effort, etc. without needing any compelling reason to do so which makes the process of excelling easy. Can passion guarantee success? Passion alone cannot guarantee success but…

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I Thought People Don't Watch TV Anymore Until Someone Made A Big Deal About It

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I never thought about television, nor did I feel that people still watch TV until Steve posted about his 30-day non-television watching exercise. It seems odd but I came to realize it has been years since I watched shows regularly and had it not been for World Cup 2006, it should have been almost two…

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