Believe in yourself

“Whatever may come forth, believe in yourself..”

Please forgive me for any formatting errors in this article. I am quite embarrassed to admit that even after 7 years of on and off blogging, I cannot consider myself a laureate blogger. I started this blog in 2009 with a hope to enhance my writing skills and create my own fan following as an author. It did start off well, but with my increasing preoccupation for job and personal affairs, the charm of writing here dwindled. Continue reading

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Using Technologies in Architecture to Enhance Acoustic Experience

Introduction

Often the acoustics pose challenges for architects and motivates them to use their imagination and creativity. Architecture forms may integrate use of advanced technologies in order to enhance acoustics in modern concert halls. The key role of advanced technologies that are used in architecture is to enhance acoustic experience at a live performance concert venue. Acoustic design has evolved over the years to allow sound engineers and architects to avoid any sound disasters. Electronic technologies and computer aided software have the power to solve many acoustical problems by allowing them to access the acoustic performance as early as design stage. Technologies such as ray tracing that use a computer technique to visualize how sound waves travel through space, and auralization that helps architects to hear how buildings may sound in the design phase have contributed in the enhancement of acoustics to a great deal (Brensilver, 2004). The current essay analyzes two concert halls/outdoor venue space designed by Frank Gehry including Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Snapdeal Diwali Sale – Look Before You Shop

On a Monday morning, today, 12th October 2015, I decided to login on snapdeal.com to have a look at Diwali Sales Offers. The hourly deals between 7-8 am did not appeal to me. I had a look, and went for my morning walk. When I came back at 8 am, I again logged on the website for some exciting deals. Continue reading

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 57,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

What it takes to be a good project manager?

Hi!

This post is just after I finished attending a webinar on project management. The webinar was conducted by Michael O Brochta (President, Zozer Inc.)

So here are my takeaways :

  • Planning and execution are most important for a project’s success.
  • Example of Shackleton for project success – all men on mission to Antarctica survived in good health and spirits
  • Earlier, project’s success = project manager’s success. But today things have become much more complex.
  • You should pick up the right projects to get success.
  • Talk on alpha project managers

Q : Is planning important?

Q: How much planning do you do?

Q: Is communication important?

Q: How often do you communicate?

Q: Do you have authority over project?

Q: How do you exercise the authority?

  • My life is a failure by Jim Johnson Standish group chaos reports – user involvement, rapid communication, communication with users.
  • Winning at new products  by Dr Cooper

It takes 7 new projects to get 1 successful project

Projects which succeed are done quickly

Faster we complete our project, higher chance for success.

Breaking project into chunks helps

Get things done quickly reduce cycle time

Credentials are necessary but along with experience.

  • What great project managers do?

They meet needs of others

Spend time on planning a lot

Discipline

Lead and inspire

Work on successful projects

Succeed broadly

Deal with complexity

Get executives to act

Spend time more on communication – tailor messages to each stakeholders

Reduce cycle time – chunks and take feedback on each chunk

Master soft skills

  • Jim Collins – absolutely iron will – to be successful in project management
  • Applying common sense things with some uncommon discipline is the key.

Worth Reading : 

25 Q & A Sites About Project Management” ( http://www.projectmanagementtraining.net/25-q-a-sites-about-project-management ).

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 80 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 88 posts. There were 38 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 36mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was December 6th with 87 views. The most popular post that day was Funny Romantic One Liners For Her and Him.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, en.wordpress.com, alphainventions.com, facebook.com, and digg.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for romantic one liners for her, हिंदी कविता, romantic one liners for him, anushka suri, and romantic one liners.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Funny Romantic One Liners For Her and Him February 2010
5 comments

2

Save Tiger- Our national animal February 2010
4 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

3

मैं शायर तो नहीं-हिंदी कविता March 2010
4 comments

4

Funny Acronyms Jokes March 2010

5

Everything will be fine soon – Poem March 2010
5 comments

Imagination is important for achievement

Imagination plays a very important role in the achievement of our goals. If we are able to imagine ourself achieving our goal, we shall be able to do it for real. In many examples of history, whenever people have imagined their success, it has come true.

That is all I have from my side today.

Hope within darkness

Sometimes we do not recognize people from within
Situations make us realize how cruel and insane can one be
Its painful to even express..
But hopes don’t die.
Stupids need to be kicked out of life..
If you can’t see through tears..
helplessness of a person so close to you..
You do not deserve anything in life..
May you perish as soon as possible..
May you go through the same pain.
May you be punished the way you did to others..
Because you certainly deserve it and God knows about it,
Amen..