Did you know…

… that today, besides being Father’s Day (Happy Father’s Day!) is International Sing-Out Day? On the birthday of Barry Manilow, singer and songwriter, sing out a little song! Manilow was born on June 17, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy birthday, Barry!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

— Plato

Random phrases – very indicative of current.

  1. Hands Down
    Anything that’s easy or has no difficulty; something that is a certainty.
  2. Rain on Your Parade
    To spoil someone’s fun or plans; ruining a pleasurable moment
  3. Up In Arms
    Angry; being roused to the point that you are ready to fight.

8 shortest stories – Deep meaning. ( Not my own)

(1) Those who had coins, enjoyed in the rain. Those who had notes, were busy looking for shelter.

(2) Man and God both met somewhere. Both exclaimed, “My creator.”

(3) He asked, are you a Hindu or Muslim? The response came, “I am hungry”!

(4) The fool didn’t know it was impossible. So he did it.

(5) “Wrong number,” Said a familiar voice.

(6) What if God asks you after you die, “So how was heaven?”

(7) They told me that to make her fall in love I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs, I am the one who falls in love.”

(8) We don’t make friends anymore….
We Add them nowadays.

Read somewhere. Art of Dealing. Story telling

A retired old couple returned to a Mercedes dealership where the salesman promised to hold a car for them.

But they found the car was just sold to a beautiful, leggy, busty blonde in a mini skirt and a halter top.

The old man was visibly upset. He spoke to the salesman sharply, “Young man, you said you hold that car till we raised the $95,000 asking price, yet you closed the deal for $75,000 to the young lady there. And if I remember right, you had insisted there was no discount for this model !

“The salesman took a deep breath, cleared his throat and reached for a large glass of water.

“Well, what can I tell you? She had the cash ready, didn’t need any financing help, and, Sir, just look at her, how could I resist?”, replied the grinning salesman sheepishly.

Just then the young woman walked over to the senior couple and gave the car keys to the old man.

“There you go,” she said. “I told you I could get him to lower the price. See you later Dad, Happy Father’s day.”

Once again….. don’t mess with seniors. I love this one.
A great laugh. 😛😛😛😛😛

The Anguish of an Oyster – Ecem Yucel – via :Medium

7 others

Ecem Yucel
Daydreamer. Writer. Translator. Editor. Violinist. Bookworm. Anime fan. Beatle-maniac. Japanese & French learner. Murakami admirer. Turkish girl in Ottawa.
Jun 17
The Anguish of an Oyster

My soul reaches for you
while my idle hands
dangle at my sides.
Whenever I sip the black of the night,
I drink to you.

So many suns have passed over us;
now I’m neither young nor old.
Yet, I still carry your knot
on my throat
and your fire in my heart.

via The Anguish of an Oyster – Ecem Yucel – Medium

Airing it All Out – Hopes and Dreams for Our Future – Medium

Airing it All Out
And the Simplistic but Significant Value of Talking Honestly With a Friend

Photo Credit: http://www.guprogressive.com

via Airing it All Out – Hopes and Dreams for Our Future – Medium

Friedrich Nietzsche On The Secret Ingredient For Happiness

The idea that happiness-maximization is the criterion one should use in deciding what to do and how to act has probably been the most popular ethical view throughout history.

In opposition, Nietzsche insists that happiness should not be your goal.

For example, in his magnum opus — Thus Spoke Zarathustra — his protagonist declares:

“Do I strive after happiness? [No,] I strive after my works!”
And in Twilight of the Idols, he explicitly states that:

“Man [should] not strive after happiness.”
At this point, any philosopher worth his salt asks: “But what exactly does Nietzsche mean when he says these things?”

via Friedrich Nietzsche On The Secret Ingredient For Happiness

For Startpreneurs via Inc42

 The Unique Tale Of Startup ‘Co-Creator’ GrowthStory And Its Next Conquest — B2B
Bengaluru-based GrowthStory is unique in the way it operates. It’s neither a venture capital firm, nor an angel investor, nor an incubator. Then what is it? GrowthStory is a “promoter that co-creates the business.” It identifies areas of potential growth, seeks out entrepreneurs, and helps them with the research, strategy, and raising of funds. The firm has seen big success with the likes of Freshmenu and BigBasket and, until recently, was focused on B2C ventures, but now that is changing.
Three major players — Zivame, Clovia, and PrettySecrets — played emissaries of the change. In FY16-17, the trio reported a combined revenue of INR ~100 Cr. On the face of it, this looks like the a steadily developing niche market. But if you look closely, something doesn’t smell quite right, at least for certain players. Let us take a deep dive into the financials of the online lingerie triangle…
Realising the unorganised nature and scope of this space, Akash Domadiya, along with Harsh Patel, in 2014 founded Tradohub, an online source of raw materials for all sorts of business. Simply put, as a bootstrapped startup Tradohub is an online distributor of sorts which is making procurement of raw materials easy, efficient, and economical for Indian SMEs.
There is no single online platform where one can stream cricket matches, watch tennis or boxing, get football updates, and catch up on news from around the sports world. Realising this gap, Raman Raheja, a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in both live entertainment and sports franchising, decided to build a one-stop online sports platform that would cater to all the popular sports played in India. The result: Sports Flashes.
We bring you a masterclass on funding from SaaS master Sridhar Vembu. Talking to Inc42 during Facebook, Vembu offers a simple thumbrule to help startups resolve the confusion between raising VC money and bootstrapping — “don’t overthink it”. Vembu gives startups a unique analogy: “Go outside your home and see the coconut vendor or the chaiwala. They are bootstrapped.”

Of Frogs, Haiku and Haiku Generator effect :)

This is what I wrote

living the life of a frog

inside the well

watching the sky above

Oh! this sky is my limit.

I wondered when I showed

you the power of your latent dreams

The self-illuminated star that you are

Among the galaxy

You still let out the Frog

out of your throat !

This is what the Haiku generator created for me

In the out dreams
these throat
A sky illuminated

apologies to Basho

From living to the
The when out life
To the let.star.

apologies to Basho

No one throat
Along this your but I,
This your the.

apologies to Basho

In the galaxy a
No latent can Frog
How soon it must of.

apologies to Basho

An above the let…
A Oh outinto the living,
of! I again.

apologies to Basho

the limit,
The you is life of sky

apologies to Buson

the from the the
Frog out thisIn the power.

apologies to Buson

The wondered
when his the

apologies to Issa

above out
of, that of,
To the watching in the life.

apologies to Issa

power’s of
out of the limit!
the you’s is through

apologies to Issa

Don’t life, living
limit, living,
Must out.

apologies to Issa

self that
As the who The the
And my.

apologies to Shiki

sky star,
How much out of it watching?
The throatis living.

apologies to Shiki

the those are of
We out a Oh of
On a power in a.

apologies to Shiki

I Frog an the
and galaxy my frog
have been I.

apologies to Kato Shuson

the the Oh
star, The the in my
with no limit to illuminated.

apologies to Soseki