Monday, April 28, 2008

Engineer Vs Manager

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."
"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.
"I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."
The woman below responded, "You must be in Management."
"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."



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Monday, April 14, 2008

Back after a while

Its been a while that I appeared here. I have been much occupied with my project work off lately. Things seems ok now, and in control too :)
I am currently in Phoenix, Az, working on a travel related product for a big US Corporate, and we have been doing some good work in GWT, Spring, Struts, DB2 based Application. Application is interacting with a Vendor Application. Web Services are employed; both consumer and provider.
I dont know how long I would stay here, but would like to enjoy my stay here. Wife and kid are here with me. Phoenix is notorious for the summers, however, being from Delhi should help as both cities face extreme summers.

:)



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