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So profound !!!

If you look around, you can find a face of God in each thing, because He is not hidden in a church, in a mosque, or a synagogue, but everywhere. As there is no one who lives after seeing him, there is also no one dying after seeing him. Who finds Him, stays forever with him.

~Shams Tabrizi

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The very basics of life and work force !!! Don’t take it for granted.

important lessons of life

important lessons of life

Ok, let’s get serious here. A popular professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business replied to a student’s email in a way that is party jerkface but mostly, part sage life adviceDeadspin reports that a student walked into the 1st day of class an hour late and the professor told her to leave & come back to the next class. In the comments section, most people were surprised to find themselves siding with the professor, citing topics like the rudeness of interrupting 80 people who pay full tuition to the foolishness of  “shopping” 3 classes in the same time slot. The professor actually XXXX’d out the student’s name and emailed it to all of his students! See below.. what’s your take on this?

Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:15:11 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Brand Strategy Feedback

Prof. Galloway,

I would like to discuss a matter with you that bothered me. Yesterday evening I entered your 6pm Brand Strategy class approximately 1 hour late. As I entered the room, you quickly dismissed me, saying that I would need to leave and come back to the next class. After speaking with several students who are taking your class, they explained that you have a policy stating that students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted to class.

As of yesterday evening, I was interested in three different Monday night classes that all occurred simultaneously. In order to decide which class to select, my plan for the evening was to sample all three and see which one I like most. Since I had never taken your class, I was unaware of your class policy. I was disappointed that you dismissed me from class considering (1) there is no way I could have been aware of your policy and (2) considering that it was the first day of evening classes and I arrived 1 hour late (not a few minutes), it was more probable that my tardiness was due to my desire to sample different classes rather than sheer complacency.

I have already registered for another class but I just wanted to be open and provide my opinion on the matter.

Regards,
xxxx


xxxx
MBA 2010 Candidate
NYU Stern School of Business
xxxx.nyu.edu
xxx-xxx-xxxx

The Reply:

—— Forwarded Message ——-
From: scott@stern.nyu.edu
To: “xxxx”
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 9:34:02 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: Brand Strategy Feedback

xxxx:

Thanks for the feedback. I, too, would like to offer some feedback.

Just so I’ve got this straight…you started in one class, left 15-20 minutes into it (stood up, walked out mid-lecture), went to another class (walked in 20 minutes late), left that class (again, presumably, in the middle of the lecture), and then came to my class. At that point (walking in an hour late) I asked you to come to the next class which “bothered” you.

Correct?

You state that, having not taken my class, it would be impossible to know our policy of not allowing people to walk in an hour late. Most risk analysis offers that in the face of substantial uncertainty, you opt for the more conservative path or hedge your bet (e.g., do not show up an hour late until you know the professor has an explicit policy for tolerating disrespectful behavior, check with the TA before class, etc.). I hope the lottery winner that is your recently crowned Monday evening Professor is teaching Judgement and Decision Making or Critical Thinking.

In addition, your logic effectively means you cannot be held accountable for any code of conduct before taking a class. For the record, we also have no stated policy against bursting into show tunes in the middle of class, urinating on desks or taking that revolutionary hair removal system for a spin. However, xxxx, there is a baseline level of decorum (i.e., manners) that we expect of grown men and women who the admissions department have deemed tomorrow’s business leaders.

xxxx, let me be more serious for a moment. I do not know you, will not know you and have no real affinity or animosity for you. You are an anonymous student who is now regretting the send button on his laptop. It’s with this context I hope you register pause…REAL pause xxxx and take to heart what I am about to tell you:

xxxx, get your shit together.

Getting a good job, working long hours, keeping your skills relevant, navigating the politics of an organization, finding a live/work balance…these are all really hard, xxxx. In contrast, respecting institutions, having manners, demonstrating a level of humility…these are all (relatively) easy. Get the easy stuff right xxxx. In and of themselves they will not make you successful. However, not possessing them will hold you back and you will not achieve your potential which, by virtue of you being admitted to Stern, you must have in spades. It’s not too late xxxx…

Again, thanks for the feedback.

Professor Galloway

One of my favorite watches

Rado Hyperchrome – A technological breakthrough

Reaching new summits of technical complexity, a one piece or “monobloc” case forms the entire structure of the timepiece. Contrasting parentheses protect and underline its uniqueness.

 

Rado Karats Jewelers, Overland Park

Rado Karats Jewelers, Overland Park

Easter, Family and Reflection

As Mahatma Gandhi Said “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.”

Easter is a time to reflect on what “Sacrifice means” It is a time when we fall on our knees and look up to the heavens and pray that Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, On earth as it is in Heaven.

It is a time when we cherish those nearest, forgive those that have trespassed against us and that we are never lead to temptation but delivered from evil.

I am truly humbled, grateful and feel loved by my family, my friends and all those near to me. I am thankful to you all for making my life what it is and your presence in it makes it even more wonderful.

Happy Easter and Gods Choicest Blessings.

Akshay Andy Anand

 

 

Greatest Nation in the World !!!!

“We still live in the greatest country in the world. The United States is the great experiment in positive thinking; our entire system of government is based upon faith in the inherent goodness of the individual. It was a revolutionary idea more than 200 years ago when the Declaration of Independence was first signed. Borrowing from the greatest thinkers in history, our founding fathers established a form of government of the people that is today the model most imitated around the world. Economic and political conditions ebb and flow, but as long as we have a democratic society that celebrates the individual, we can achieve anything in life we desire. All you require to be successful in the United States is the desire to achieve success and the determination to stick with it until you reach your goals.”

usa

Meeting President Clinton.

I had the great privilege to hear and meet President Bill Clinton. A man that I have looked upto for the amazing work and deed he has done for the United States and for the World. A man that believes in giving back and leaving the world better than what he found it as. A true visionary and serving humanity for its betterment.

When you meet someone his caliber you are left with no choice but to grow from the experience. An individual such as this can truly move mountains and make a difference. I will forever remember meeting him in person and our conversation on various topics of humanity and well being of others.

 

President Clinton

The Kansas Citians

As much as I have gained and grown by calling this city my own, the city has given back to me ten folds. It is with gratitude and wonderful friends such as these that I grow and become a better person each day. My friendship with Phil Goff –  The Leawood Officer, John Holt – TV/News anchor, Mark Terman – A Kansas City police offer and fellow friends around have truly enriched my life for better.

Life is wonderful with great friends around. Happy Saturday !!!!

 

Friends

 

Buddha !!!!

“A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.” -Buddha

Journey to a thousand miles….

One of my favorite quotes has always been that The Journey to a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step. The ultimate truth is that we all have a limited time, we know that our time is not infinite and yet we as mortals live life as immortals. Living each day at a time, doing what we want to do without realizing that the bigger picture is to LIVE FOR OTHERS.

So today, I encourage you to be a Picasso at what you do. The Michelangelo of your dreams and to accomplish what even the gods envy. To do the impossible through sheer determination. Live, Fly and be the Best and spread Love, Peace and Awesomeness to everyone you come across.

With Love, Hugs and Well Wishes.

Akshay Andy Anand

 

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Inspiring

Some very inspiring quotes by the noblest of men. The Ultimate Truth is What We do for others.

JFK

MLK

Mahatma Gandhi