Topic started by .. (@ 220.127.116.11) on Wed Sep 5 13:40:56 EDT 2001.
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We have seen that Ehsaan has visited TFMpage and getting some feedback about their music. Similarly any such incidents like other MDs visiting TFMPage was observed??
- From: UVII (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Wed Sep 5 13:49:18 EDT 2001
ARR, KR, YSR used to visit this page, but they do not post...So guys post ur views...it will ofcourse reach them.
- From: .. (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Wed Sep 5 14:18:14 EDT 2001
Need a concrete proof:-))
- From: Get Paid More (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Wed Sep 5 14:34:17 EDT 2001
Get Paid More and Promoted Faster"
By Brian Tracy
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 110 pages,
By Porter Anderson
(CNN) -- What's not to like?
"Get Paid More and Promoted Faster."
The title alone tells you that this book's
author is one right-thinking dude.
But the good news is that Brian Tracy
hasn't turned out Book No. 6,523 of the
get-rich-quick variety. Instead of telling
readers what they might want to hear
("Just five minutes of your free time per
day ..."), Tracy tells us what we need to
hear: Success comes from mapping out
where you want to go and committing
to doing what's required to get there.
If you want to rise to the top while never budging from a barstool in your break
room; if you're looking for the secret to success in long lunches; if you're one
of those folks who loves to say you're not going to devote an extra minute to
your career beyond what you're paid to do -- then you won't like this one. This
isn't armchair careerism.
In the second sentence of his introduction, Tracy makes it clear to whom he's
talking in this book: "There have never been more opportunities and possibilities
for ambitious people to achieve their career and life goals than exist today."
Got it? This book is for ambitious people. No
apologies. No instruction to burn yourself out,
either. But in Chapter 6, for example, Tracy is
going to suggest that you "Start earlier, work
harder and stay later."
"Two extra hours of productive work each day
is all you really need to invest to become one of
the most valuable and effective people in your
company," he writes. "You can create this extra
two hours by coming in an hour earlier and
staying one hour later. This will expand your day
slightly, but it will increase your career
Of course, popular thinking -- more accurately,
popular whining -- loves to perpetuate the myth
of no-pain, big gain: You shouldn't have to give
up any of your own time to further your career,
you're owed all good things simply for punching
in and out right on time and never give your
company an even break.
Tracy has the guts to point out that that's
"The top 10 percent of money-earners in
America," he writes, " work 50 hours or more
per week. The highest-paid 1 percent of
Americans work an average of 56 hours per
week. And more importantly, they work all the
time they work. They do not waste time. They
arrive at work early and they immediately start
on their most important tasks. They work steadily throughout the day. They are
friendly, but they do not spend the day making small talk or engaging in idle
chitchat with their co-workers."
It would have been decent for Tracy to attribute those figures about top earners
and the lengths of their workweeks to one survey or another, but they tend to
echo the sort of numbers we're seeing in other literature these days. The bottom
line when it comes to getting what you pay for is that you should plan to pay
for it. And if you can't understand the rationale of giving some extra to your
career to make it better, then you're likely not someone for whom career is that
important a part of life. Nothing wrong with that -- but as Tracy keeps urging
his reader, make a choice.
Some of his other 20 points are more predicable. For example, there's Chapter
4: "Develop a positive attitude." Thanks, Dale Carnegie. And there's Chapter 10:
"Think about the future." It's pretty hard to run around in current society
without having heard the wisdom of thinking forward, keeping your eye on the
prize or the brass ring or the big chalupa that someday might just be dropped in
front of you -- what are the odds?
But then Tracy throws in some gratifyingly rare suggestions, and each is
handled in a tidy, concise chapter that's short enough to be read as a daily
meditation. This is not to say that the rarer entries are out-of-nowhere surprises
but that they can give an ambitious careerist that "aha" moment, as some
psychologists call a quick and useful little epiphany.
• Here's one: "Focus on the bottom line."
Have you ever gotten into a water-cooler
discussion with co-workers about various
changes going on in your offices and
discovered that someone there had never
realized the profit motive behind some of
those developments? It's pretty shocking, isn't
it? Lots of laborers in our corporate fields
never quite get hold of the fact that what
they're harvesting is money.
At whatever level you function in your
organization, look around and see where you
fit in financially. Tracy tells you in Chapter 19
that the only two ways to increase profitability
are to increase revenues by producing more,
or to decrease the costs of producing the
products or services at hand.
"The lifeblood of a business is sales and cash
flow," Tracy writes in Chapter 19's "Take
Action Now!" conclusion. "Study your
business closely and determine how you could
increase sales or cash flow in some way. One good idea could change your
It's too bad about those "Take Action Now!" boxes, by the way. But they're the
book's only concession to the current "For Dummies" style of cluttering up
how-to books with sayings in the margins, nuggets of wisdom in 14 typefaces
and even pictures of prancing cartoon characters usually used to distract you
from the fact that you're reading banal material. In Chapter 11, "Focus on your
goals," Tracy does encourage you to write down what you want in your career
and how you plan to get there. But this book is mercifully free of the workbook
pages, the self-tests you fill out and send in like something off a cereal box, the
true-or-false quizzes and the coloring contests. You can read it without a
writing implement in your hand.
Tracy needs no such farce to put across his points, which include:
• "Ask for what you want." And he's talking money as well as other things.
• "Choose the right boss." That one
may surprise people who tend to think
that bosses are determined by fate at
best and by the parent company at
worst. But Tracy tells you that, at least
at the point of a job search, you should
audition your potential bosses. "When
you see your boss coming," he writes,
"you should feel confident and happy
rather than nervous or insecure.
Perhaps the best measure of all is that
when you are working with the right
boss, at the right job, you feel happy
and relaxed. You laugh a lot at work.
You enjoy yourself and you feel
valuable and important as an employee
and as a person."
• "Create a successful image." Sound
like the oldest dress-for-success stuff
in the world? Well, pretty much it is.
But if you doubt the viability of this
concept, try doing a little of your
weekend shopping in sharp work
clothes. You know, those Saturday
errands you usually run in a T-shirt and
jeans? -- run them in a necktie or a
business skirt. You may be surprised
how much better service and attention you get from clerks, other shoppers,
service people. Much to the disappointment of many, particularly in the
comfy-clad IT sector, image counts. And so does this old advice.
• "Push to the front." Now we're talking real nerve. Tracy isn't afraid to write,
"You are in competition with everyone else who wants to be paid more and
promoted faster, whether you like it or not. A race is on and you are in it. Your
job is to move yourself into the lead and then figure out how to move ahead
faster than the other people around you." Doesn't it feel great to find somebody
openly discussing gang-way, coming-through, cordial but determined ambition?
• One more with a bit of detail: "Develop positive personal power." It's a
moment about charisma here, basically. "To have power means that you have
the ability to determine what people do and how money is spent. With power,
you can make decisions or alter decisions that have been made by other people.
... The more you acquire and use your power in a positive and constructive
way, the more power you will attract to you. ... You will definitely be paid more
and promoted faster."
And that's what this book is here for. A fast read, a clean presentation, "Get
Paid More" is as straight-ahead on its pages as it is in its title. There aren't too
many jokes. This is a serious set of suggestions for people who are serious
about moving their careers forward. None of the advice is earth-shaking. But it
works like a fine no-frills roadmap, to remind you of the lay of the land and the
route you're taking. Good journey.
- From: .. (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Wed Sep 5 14:40:12 EDT 2001
It's a wonderful article...Thanks.
- From: UVII (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Wed Sep 5 15:21:50 EDT 2001
Wait and See
- From: yvs mani (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Thu Sep 6 08:33:12 EDT 2001
If I am correct, V.S.Narasimman visited this page a year back
- From: Kupps (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Thu Sep 6 09:24:29 EDT 2001
really!!! could u tell which thread did he visit??
- From: yvs mani (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Fri Sep 7 01:02:33 EDT 2001
There was a thread named V.S.Narasimman itself where films MDed by him were discussed. try it in archieves. He wrote abt his album in that thread
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