Tuesday, June 15, 2010

British Petroleum - Oil Spill - Seperate Standards for Rich and Poor

On 20th April 2010, a massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico at a British Petroleum leased rig threw BP in deep trouble. US Government has launched criminal investigations, share prices fell over 16% and bad media caused massive destruction to BP’s brand image. Until recently, over Sterling 40bn-a third of its value has been wiped off!

(Download US Story http://bit.ly/dm3cN0 )
(Download BP Story http://bit.ly/QOPj8 )

US side of the story tells us that the spill is the worst environmental disaster in the US history. The oil has covered more than 70 miles of Louisiana’s coastline. Whereas according to Britons, Americans are furious with BP and the Gulf of Mexico is poorly regulated compared to Norway’s oilfields or the British North Sea.

Some commentators say that such spills are common in poorer parts of the world. Vast areas of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru have been “devastated”. A report in this week’s “The Week” suggests that

If this accident has happened off the coast of Africa or Indonesia, BP would probably have avoided much publicity and escaped starting a clean-up for many months”

Seperate standards…………. for Rich and Poor!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Change Your Thinking Process - Remez Sasson - Mind Your Mind

I read a book "Mind Your Mind" by Remez Sasson.
(Download ebook http://bit.ly/ceY1XY)
Sharing a very interesting portion with my blog readers:

"In order to make changes in our life, we have to make changes in our thinking process.
One single thought is not strong enough to make changes, but if this same thought is repeated often, it gradually gains strength. The great thing about this process is that we do not need to strain or exert ourselves to make it happen. All we have to do is to choose a thought that we want to come true and keep repeating it."
(Download ebook http://bit.ly/ceY1XY)

Lets try, it should be easy!

Monday, May 31, 2010

When you Quit Your Job!

I am dead, no career move, my boss is a ……! These are some comments we hear from those who are about to quit their respective jobs.

A number of such people find some sympathetic friends who would advise against quitting. They try to induce the fear factor……. Who is going to pay your rent, cell phone bill, cable…… gasoline…..etc.

Thinks about the key difference between a frustrated quitter and a planned quitter. The first one will remain frustrated and he has learnt to live that way. Whereas the later one already has a dream, a plan for the next move. His energy levels are high.

Boom, he quits and what next? ………. Challenges!

In my recent experience, the planned quitter, despite his tough challenges, quickly finds ways to proceed with his plan, although success may not be that quick. I know three persons that quit their jobs in search of nirvana. One is Zishan Jafri www.totaltravels.pk, 2nd is Ashraf Chaudhry www.ashrafchaudhry.com and the next one is Omair Ali www.twspk.com. They all went through challenging times, but survived and progressed.
Message: Plan ahead and stick to it.