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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wisdom Words -2

"To everything there is a season... A time to be born, and a time to die." - Ecclesiastes

"A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown." - Albert Camus

"The Biggest changes in a woman's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition." ― Rabindranath Tagore

"Bitterly disappointed teachers can either be very effective or very dangerous." - Sean Connery in Finding Forrester

"Creativity is a space for solitary longing, the desire to be elsewhere in space and time, to be in a new ideal world where life is as it should be." - Chenjerai Hove

"The Fundamental Principle that governs - or ought to govern -human affairs if we wish to avoid misunderstandings, conflicts, or pointless utopias, is negotiation." - Umberto Eco

"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos." - H. L. Mencken

"The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment." - Earl Nightingale

"The moral backbone of literature is about that whole question of memory. To my mind it seems clear that those who have no memory have the much greater chance to lead happy lives." - W G Sebald

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge

Ted Talk- Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ten Issues - 24

1- Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Social CRM and the Social Enterprise - The reality of Social CRM is that many enterprises aren’t finding what they need with existing vendors. So they are quietly building their own CRM systems. It’s all about using technology to support and streamline relationships not control them.

2- Prof. Cornel West on the moral obligations of living in a democratic society.

3- Information Bureau For Microfinance by C.P.Mohan and Simanchal Sahu

4- Is Micro Finance leading to a Macro Mess - The AP Ordinance by Aloysius P. Fernandez

5- Rockstar of Financial Inclusion: Business Correspondent Model of India.

6- Death by Indifference: AIDS and Heroin Addiction in Russia

7- What Social Sector Needs to Learn from the Private Sector

8- Vakrangee Finserve becomes Common Banking Correspondent for Gujarat - The bid is the outcome of a "suggestion" from the Department of Financial Services which basically told public sector banks to divide India into 20 clusters, and to use a common BC to extend last mile banking services into the hinterland.

9- Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture

10- Death on mounds of a bumper crop- As corruption hijacks procurement centres in Bundelkhand, farmers prefer suicide to a debt trap. Richard Mahapatra reports from Uttar Pradesh with photographer Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Quote of the Day:

"I don't believe in charity; I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical, so it's humiliating. It goes from top to bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people." ~ Eduardo Galeano

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