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Y Window for action loving professionals Dear Readers #1 #23 February 1, 2014 In this issue… Programme coverage 2 Technology in India: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 3-5 Dozen Technology Knocks… 6-7 Free eBook 8 Inner exploration 9 Quotes: Technology 10 Call them Indian version of Baby Boomers, those born during the 60s have seen all facets of technologies: Big radios to B&W TVs to Colour TVs to Multiple Channel TVs to Telephones, Internet, Cell phones, Digital Cameras, FTTH etc. etc. While many were Technology Enthusiasts and Early adopters, the majority took it up lately and yet few are still the laggards resisting and adopting to change. Why do we feel shy in terms of accepting the benefits of change that technology brings? Are we scared of the younger generation that saw all these marvels when they opened their eyes and are pacing well with them? Time to TAG! Technology Adoption Game. whY not! Cheers, Rajiv Khurana Editor email@example.com 9810211256. Advt. Pages 11-12 1 Coaching Learning Advancing Sharpening Smartening ©
Y Window for action loving professionals Jointly organized 3rd CONTEMPORARY THEME BASED TALK February 24, 2014 #23 February 1, 2014 ASSESSMENT & DEVELOPMENT CENTRES -Truth, Myth and Utility DELHI The Institute of Management Consultants of India, Delhi Chapter Sumit Sharma 2 The talk focused on the value, and the need to review potential and talent appropriately. Multiple assessments are expensive, and demand significant investments in time and money. The argument made was that this is a sensible investment that adds to the predictive validity of the future performance and success, and not following effective assessment methodology often proves costly in the long run. There is no process that ensures success in future at the job. Sumit made reference to validation studies and experience that highlight the value of multiple assessment, arguing that a detailed and thorough process enhances the chances of success by a significant factor. The discussion covered the methodology of multiple assessments, and the resources needed for these. Assessment centers and development centers were covered and compared for their objectives, and emphasis placed on different activities. While assessment, as the name suggests, is primarily for a selection or a go/no go decision, a development center tends to be more detailed and is used primarily to provide development feedback to the participants. The tools used and the design of the multiple assessment processes were discussed, with the argument that while the advent of technology has brought in several efficiencies and on line tools, the value of meaningful assessment is typically delivered more effectively through traditional observations by trained assessors, rather than automated tools; this makes the process more time consuming and costly, though also more effective and therefore more predictive of the chances of success. The session generated some lively questions and answers. Ability to predict future performance Assessment Centers 0.72 Psychometrics + Tests + Interview 0.58 Personality Profiles 0.39 Competency Based Interviews 0.37 General Interviews 0.15 Random 0.11 Source: Mike Smith, Meta Analysis
Y Window for action loving professionals #23 February 1, 2014 Technology in India: Yesterday Today Tomorrow Human civilization began about ten thousand years ago with the advent of two technologies: farming and keeping animals. The human being had existed nearly hundred thousand years before that but he was leading life of an animal with the sole objectives of survival and procreation. Every morning he used to get up and keep running to get food and not to be food of somebody else. He had no leisure in this kind of life. With the advent of the technologies of farming and keeping animals his food was assured for the immediate future through crops, meat and milk. That give him leisure and that started the civilization process with music, literature, ethics, religion, art, etc. The human being also used this leisure to improve the technologies and to get new technologies. This increased his resources and leisure. Technology in India Yesterday That was the period when all ancient civilization like Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese and Indian, etc. came up. However, most of them declined. As Iqbal puts it in his famous Gazal: Sharu S. Rangnekar Unan-O- Misra -O Ruma Sab meet gaye jahanse, Ab tak magar hai baki Namo nishan hamara CMC, FIMC 3 Thought Leader, Management Guru, Author, Columnist… The Greek, Egyptian & Roman civilizations, have all been vanished, But our existence, Continues even today
Y Window for action loving professionals #23 February 1, 2014 The Indian civilization reaches a high plateau which was unique in terms of Philosophy, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences (particularly Astronomy), etc., We had world famous universities like Nalanda and India was regarded as the hub technological knowledge. Indian Technology Today: However, as noted in the Sanskrit phrase “Neechairgachchati cha dasha chakranemikranena”( invariabley the wheels of fortune turn around like a wheel and those at the top rotate to the bottom). By the beginning of second millennium the technology in India became stagnant. With the advent of the industrial revolution, the technology progressed very fast in the west and as a result the West dominated the East. This continued till the last century when India was considered good for second rate technology termed as “appropriate” technology. Thus, the manufacturing in India was carried on with equipment which had become absolute and procedures which had become inefficient. Consequently “Indian Quality” was considered inferior to foreign quality and this concept still lingers in Indian minds. The break-through came with the advent of Information Technology around 1980 and in the last thirty years, there has been not only a industrial revolution but also a psychological revolution. It has been proved that India can provide the best in terms of quality and productivity in many industries and has become competitive globally. 4
Y Window for action loving professionals #23 February 1, 2014 Indian Technology Tomorrow: India has obviously a leading edge in information technology and has distinct position in Art, Music, Literature, etc which are the glowing symbols of progress. There is the distinct possibility not only the third world countries coming to India for technology but also countries which are in the forefront today joining us in the leadership with the spirit of partnership and collaboration. The current economic crisis in the West has proved the stability of our economy and the relevant economic policies as well as our ability not only to absorb but also to create new technology. With the obvious advantage in terms of population – particularly of young and educated persons (including females), we are in poised to be the hub of technology for the 21 st century. For this we have to keep our push for modernization and creativity. These are essential to provide leadership in the technological world. Thus, the next generation is facing a great challenge. In the words of Harivansh Rai Bachchan: Teer par kaise ruku mai -- aaj laharon mein nimantran Nav navik pher le ja -- kuchh nahin hai kaam isaka Aaj laharon se ulajhne ko phadakti hain bhujaen Doobata mai kintu utarata sada vyaktitva mera Ho yuvak doobe bhalehi -- hai kabhi dooba na yauvan Teer par kaise ruku mai -- aaj laharon mein nimantran. (How can I wait on the shore -- there is a challenge in the waves Boatman! take away your boat -- it is of no use My arms are twitching today to fight with the waves I may sink -- but my personality will survive Young men may have sunk -- the youth has never sunk How can I wait on the shore -- there is a challenge in the waves!) 5
Y Window for action loving professionals #23 February 1, 2014 D I G Displays and printing turning 3D Increased pace through 4G, FTTH… Google Glass I Individual Avatars T Turning the I Intensity of voice energy sources and distribution activation Rajiv Khurana 6 The acronym DIGITIZATION is the intellectual property of Rajiv Khurana, CMC, FIMC
Y Window for action loving professionals #23 February 1, 2014 Z Zesty social and A Artificial T Translators, I Individualized professional networking intelligence + virtualization Transporters… eTextiles + gadgets O N 7 Open education Nano- resources, MOOC… medicines, Nanomaterial… The acronym DIGITIZATION is the intellectual property of Rajiv Khurana, CMC, FIMC
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Y Window for action loving professionals #23 February 1, 2014 DESTINY IN A TOSSED COIN The Japanese General Nabunaga decided to attack even though he had only one soldier to the enemy’s ten. He was sure he would win, but his soldiers were full of fear. On the way to battle they stopped at a Shinto shrine. After praying in the shrine Nabunaga came out and said, “I shall now toss a coin. If it is heads, we shall win. If tails, we shall lose. Destiny will now reveal herself.” He tossed the coin, it was heads. The soldiers were so keyed up for the fight that they wiped out the enemy. Next day an aide said to Nabunaga, “No one can change Destiny.” “Right,” said Nabunaga showing him a doubled coin that was heads on both sides. Who makes Destiny? THE DISABLED FOX 9 A fable of the Arab mystic Sadi: A man walking through the forest saw a fox that had lost its legs and wondered how it lived. Then he saw a tiger come with game in its mouth. The tiger had his fill and left the rest for the fox. The next day too God sent, the tiger to feed the fox. The man began to wonder at God’s greatness and thought. “I too shall lie in a corner trusting the Lord to give me ail I need.” He did this for a month, and was almost at death’s door when he heard a Voice that said, “O you who are on the path of error, open your eyes to the Truth! Imitate the tiger not the fox.” On the street I saw a naked child, hungry and shivering in the cold. I became angry and said to God, “Why do you allow this? Why don’t you do something?” God did not reply. That night he said, quite suddenly, “I certainly did something. I made you.”
Y Window for action loving professionals Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. - Bill Gates Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. - Carl Sagan 10 Y readers say Yes and whY-not to positive action Ymag is an initiative of YPROSINDIA, a social enterprise founded by Rajiv Khurana
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