Saturday, October 27, 2012

17 Funny Things To Do On The First Day Of Schoo

Found these ideas at Schools Survivla Forum

  1. Accidentally drop your pen and then scream "AAHAHAHAHHA BOB SAGET!!!"
  2. Ask your teacher to marry you.
  3. Get a tissue, then just sit there and stare at it. If someone asks what you're doing, say you're having a staring contest with the tissue, and you're winning.
  4. Bring a bottle of water and drink out of it all day. Cry if it gets confiscated.
  5. Raise your hand and wave it around like you just don't care... then when the teacher calls on you, ask them why.
  6. If the teacher says anything you disagree with, yell "INFIDEL!" and cry uncontrollably for the rest of the class.
  7. Get up at a random time, run a lap around the whole class, then sit back down like nothing happened.
  8. Get everyone to write Harry Potter character names instead of their own real names when filling in worksheets or whatever.
  9. Read a book in class, and when the teacher's talking, tell them they're interrupting your reading.
  10. Same as above, but make sure it's a very educational-looking book. Then tell the teacher they're interrupting your education.
  11. When the teacher arrives in class, tell them they're late and they should go to the principal's office.
  12. Lick your text book in class and if the teacher asks what you're doing, say "What? Would you prefer it if I lick YOUR text book?
  13. Start a sing-a-long and get the whole class to join in.
  14. Sit right at the back of the room, and jump up at a random time and scream while running out of class. When the teacher asks what's going on, say "Something touched my leg!"
  15. If the teacher tells you to stop talking, say "Sure thing, as soon as I'm done talking."
  16. Drop your pen on purpose, and ask someone to pick it up. When someone does, yell at them and say "That's MY pen! Give it back!"
  17. Tell the teacher there's a bug on their desk and that it's about to crawl on them (even if there isn't one). Insist that it's really there and that they must have bad eyesight if they can't see it.
  18. Carefully place the pencil sharpener (or any other object) in a certain spot, then randomly get up and scream and go over to it, as if someone had moved it. Carefully fix it, then go back to your desk.
  19. When the teacher asks "Are there any questions?" ask the teacher "Do you hate me?"
Long time since I WENT to school

Sunday, October 14, 2012

5 Amazing Modern Day Business Sages

Often a few well chosen words will make all the difference between being successful in a chosen endeavour, or missing it!!

I have grabbed a couple of appropriate quotes from 5 of my favourite modern business sages.

Richard Branson 

My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost

Malcolm Gladwell

“I want to convince you that these kinds of personal explanations of success don't work. People don't rise from nothing....It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn't.” 

Michael Masterson

There are basically two ways to get the people who work for you to do what you want. You can bully them into it. Or you can lead them. The bully’s method is initially effective, because it takes advantage of his superior power. But everything changes with time — including the balance of power within a company. So, ultimately, it fails.

Timothy Ferriss

“It’s lonely at the top. 99% of the world is convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre middle-ground. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming.

Tom Peters

“Leaders trust their guts. "Intuition" is one of those good words that has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, intuition has become a "soft" notion. Garbage! Intuition is the new physics. It's an Einsteinian, seven-sense, practical way to make tough decisions. Bottom line, circa 2001 to 2010: The crazier the times are, the more important it is for leaders to develop and to trust their intuition.”

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Be a leader, not a boss.

Be a leader, not a boss.

Branson sees the classic image of “the boss” as an anachronism.
Being bossy is not a desirable trait in a manager, he says. A boss
orders while a leader organizes.

"Perhaps, therefore, it is odd that if there is any one phrase that is
guaranteed to set me off it's when someone says to me, 'Okay, fine.
You're the boss!'" says Branson. "What irks me is that in 90 percent
of such instances what that person is really saying is 'Okay, then,
I don't agree with you but I'll roll over and do it because you're telling me to.

But if it doesn't work out I'll be the first to remind everyone that it wasn't
my idea.'"

A good corporate leader is someone who doesn't just execute his or
her own ideas, but also inspires others to come forth with their own.

Source: "Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School."

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