Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dresden Files - Introduction

Harry Dresden is the only wizard who advertises in the Chicago yellow pages. And he's the real deal. Charms. Potions. Spells even. Dresden is a haunted man (in more ways than one) who has sinned and been sinned against. But in the darkness of his past, he finds an inner strength and a driving desire to set things right. Armed with his trusty staff (okay, it's a hockey stick) and winning personality (if you don't mind the snarky sense of humor), and aided and abetted by his annoying spiritual advisor, Bob (doomed soul, expert in magic, noodge), Dresden champions the underdog against all manner of supernatural threats -- for five hundred dollars a day. Plus expenses. Dresden doesn't do parties and he doesn't do love potions. But if the hocus starts to pocus, if the going gets... strange, if the things that go bump in the night start packing a punch, call him. He's in the book.

Based on the best-selling novels by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files has been described as being a lot like Harry Potter... if Harry Potter had been written by the illegitimate love child of Raymond Chandler and Douglas Adams.

Dresden Files

Malam td aku tgk citer dresden files di tv2, I am so addicted to this series even storyline & pembawaannya agak ketinggalan zaman sket.
Mungkin sebab aku aku mmg suke cerita magic. Magic memberi satu harapan utk kita lari dr realiti yg pahit ini. Walaupun utk tempoh yg pendek aku harap magic itu benar2 wujud..
Apapun magic terbaik yg aku ada adalah adif haikal & aamal harisya... How could papa live without both of you ;D

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

tukar henpon

henpon baru.... bukan saje2 nak tukar, yg lama dah seasoned sangat, asyik mati aje...

yg baru cantik dan mantap
tapi yg lama tetap dihati
cewah... sentimental la plak, nama pun lebih kurang...
yg lama nokia 6600.... yg baru htc 3300

sape teringin nak tukar gak, meh la datang Glenmarie, Jalan Kartunis
warehouse sale SIS Distribution Sdn Bhd, macam2 model ada...

bersepah... teruskan azam

haha... azam aku sejak awal tahun ialah utk memastikan meja aku sentiasa kemas & tiptop, tapi sampai hari ni masih gagal... takpe boleh postpone taun depan...

SELAMAT DATANG 2009, usaha tetap usaha... berjaya belakang kira

Puisi "Melayu" : Suatu Mitos?

Melayu itu orang yang bijaksana
Nakalnya bersulam jenaka
Budi bahasanya tidak terkira
Kurang ajarnya tetap santun
Jika menipu pun masih bersopan
Bila mengampu bijak beralas tangan

(Melayu - Usman Awang)

Mana santun dalam kurang ajar Melayu?

Unit Tindakan Ringan Anti-Rusuhan terpaksa dikejarkan untuk mententeramkan keadaan di mesyuarat perwakilan Pergerakan Pemuda Umno bahagian Rantau Panjang pag tadi. s.i.n.i.

Mana sopan dalam penipuan Melayu?

Karung undi pos di dalam sebatang sungai di Menggatal, Sabah yang ditemui Julai lepas tidak melibatkan kertas undi pos bagi pilihanraya umum Mac tahun ini kerana tiada sebarang kertas undiyang ditemui.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Story of the Hare and Tortoise

Once upon a time a tortoise and a hare had an argument about who was faster. They decided to settle the argument with a race. They agreed on a route and started off the race.

The hare shot ahead and ran briskly for some time. Then seeing that he was far ahead of the tortoise, he thought he'd sit under a tree for some time and relax before continuing the race.

He sat under the tree and soon fell asleep. The tortoise plodding on overtook him and soon finished the race, emerging as the undisputed champ.

The hare woke up and realised that he'd lost the race. The moral of the story is that slow and steady wins the race.

This is the version of the story that we've all grown up with.

But then recently, someone told me a more interesting version of this story. It continues.

The hare was disappointed at losing the race and he did some Defect Prevention (Root Cause Analysis). He realised that he'd lost the race only because he had been overconfident, careless and lax.

If he had not taken things for granted, there's no way the tortoise could have beaten him. So he challenged the tortoise to another race. The tortoise agreed.

This time, the hare went all out and ran without stopping from start to finish. He won by several miles.

The moral of the story? Fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady.

If you have two people in your organisation, one slow, methodical and reliable, and the other fast and still reliable at what he does, the fast and reliable chap will consistently climb the organisational ladder faster than the slow, methodical chap.

It's good to be slow and steady; but it's better to be fast and reliable.

But the story doesn't end here. The tortoise did some thinking this time, and realised that there's no way he can beat the hare in a race the way it was currently formatted.

He thought for a while, and then challenged the hare to another race, but on a slightly different route.

The hare agreed. They started off. In keeping with his self-made commitment to be consistently fast, the hare took off and ran at top speed until he came to a broad river.

The finishing line was a couple of kilometers on the other side of the river.

The hare sat there wondering what to do. In the meantime the tortoise trundled along, got into the river, swam to the opposite bank, continued walking and finished the race.

The moral of the story? First identify your core competency and then change the playing field to suit your core competency.

In an organisation, if you are a good speaker, make sure you create opportunities to give presentations that enable the senior management to notice you.

If your strength is analysis, make sure you do some sort of research, make a report and send it upstairs. Working to your strengths will not only get you noticed but will also create opportunities for growth and advancement.

The story still hasn't ended.

The hare and the tortoise, by this time, had become pretty good friends and they did some thinking together. Both realised that the last race could have been run much better.

So they decided to do the last race again, but to run as a team this time.

They started off, and this time the hare carried the tortoise till the riverbank. There, the tortoise took over and swam across with the hare on his back.

On the opposite bank, the hare again carried the tortoise and they reached the finishing line together. They both felt a greater sense of satisfaction than they'd felt earlier.

The moral of the story? It's good to be individually brilliant and to have strong core competencies; but unless you're able to work in a team and harness each other's core competencies, you'll always perform below par because there will always be situations at which you'll do poorly and someone else does well .

Teamwork is mainly about situational leadership, letting the person with the relevant core competency for a situation take leadership.

There are more lessons to be learnt from this story.

Note that neither the hare nor the tortoise gave up after failures. The hare decided to work harder and put in more effort after his failure.

The tortoise changed his strategy because he was already working as hard as he could. In life, when faced with failure, sometimes it is appropriate to work harder and put in more effort.

Sometimes it is appropriate to change strategy and try something different. And sometimes it is appropriate to do both.

The hare and the tortoise also learnt another vital lesson. When we stop competing against a rival and instead start competing against the situation, we perform far better.

When Roberto Goizueta took over as CEO of Coca-Cola in the 1980s, he was faced with intense competition from Pepsi that was eating into Coke's growth.

His executives were Pepsi-focussed and intent on increasing market share 0.1 per cent a time.

Goizueta decided to stop competing against Pepsi and instead compete against the situation of 0.1 per cent growth.

He asked his executives what was the average fluid intake of an American per day? The answer was 14 ounces. What was Coke's share of that? Two ounces. Goizueta said Coke needed a larger share of that market.

The competition wasn't Pepsi. It was the water, tea, coffee, milk and fruit juices that went into the remaining 12 ounces. The public should reach for a Coke whenever they felt like drinking something.

To this end, Coke put up vending machines at every street corner. Sales took a quantum jump and Pepsi has never quite caught up since.

[b]To sum up, the story of the hare and tortoise teaches us many things.
Important lessons are:

The fast and consistent will always beat slow and steady;
work to your competencies;

pooling resources and working as a team will always beat individual performers; never give up when faced with failure; and finally, compete against the situation. Not against a rival.


ni picture aku semasa masih dalam team akatsuki dulu

bermulanya cerita

Bila aku nak bgatu kawan2 kt opis yg aku nak mula menulis blog, diaorg pakat gelak ramai2… takpe anyway diaorg gelak, still better than menangis.Aku pilih nama buah kiwi bukan sebab aku suka makan buah kiwi… aku suka makan buah naga… kat hometown aku banyak, sebabnya aku suka aku minat dekat team kiwis (sape yg pernah tengok ECO Challenge kat AXN tau la). 21 tu pulak sebab aku teringat buah ke21 masa aku amik kursus kemahiran PSSCM dulu.Lepas ni buleh la aku post pandangan sama ada ori dr aku atau cilok dr blog orang lain…haha, chow dulu… nak pegi Semayang Zohor.