Thursday, January 08, 2009

New Age Thoughts For A Day

For years I've read about how ones destiny is in their own hands & how you script your future and all that mumbo jumbo. Turns out it isnt quite true these days. People catching a train from Mumbai's most crowded station/dining in 2 of Mumbai's top flight hotels had their futures rewritten thanks to a handful of madmen from Pakistan. Thousands of people watched the once esteemed Wall Street collapse in a jiffy & wipe out their money in the process. Madoff and his Ponzi scheme have risen from obscurity to hog the headlines of papers across the world. What makes this different is that a number of charities had invested their money in Madoff & now they have to shut down. Manufacturing across the world is taking a massive hit (GM isn’t the beginning & end of America's economy). Layoffs & halting of production have unfortunately become the norm rather than the exception. All of which has had a trickle down effect on the Indian economy.
But what has really got us in India shaken is the whole Satyam fiasco that’s unfolded in the last 24 hours. A 7000 crore fraud that’s grown out of hand in the last few years and auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) didnt know anything about it? To quote Dutch from SHIELD 'You have got to be shitting me!' The life & dreams of 53,000 Satyam employees seems to amount to nothing now does it. I guess its time we started from scratch. Tell school kids 'Boys & girls, when you finish your education you may not have a job because a lot of other people screwed up'. Maybe its time kids start reading the truth.

I think I'll start with these -
"Success is 99% perspiration & 1% inspiration & not having a CEO who will fcuk your company"
"A success a day & an honest auditor keeps bankruptcy away"

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