Leading during a crisis:
“There are certain kinds of rules in a crisis. Number one, I don’t respond in little pieces and then change my mind. I wait until I get the facts. And then I respond as quickly as I can, that I do so in a transparent way, that I do so from a set of values and character, that I respond in a way that I think produces remedy, that isn’t just apology, but produces remedy. I always tell everybody, when you have a crisis, remember this. It’s your response that defines who you really are in other people’s eyes.”

courtesy: a newsletter I subscribe to…



“In the past, success was more my need. Therefore, I was just a pawn in the hands of my audience. I’d do anything they wanted me to, just to fulfill their expectations of me. One of the things that drove me to become an actor was that I was insecure; I thought laughs and applause would give me the security I was looking for. But as I grew older and wised up and began to enjoy some of the benefits of success, I became less concerned with how the public responds to me collectively than with their private, individual response, which I can get better sitting at a bar talking with a stranger than I can sitting in an audience watching one of my own movies.”
— Lee Marvin

“And this is one of the great tasks of leadership for us, as individuals and citizens this year. But even if we act to erase material poverty, there is another greater task, it is to confront the poverty of satisfaction – purpose and dignity – that afflicts us all. Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product – if we judge the United States of America by that – that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman’s rifle and Speck’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.”



Billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a recent letter to investors, the “decision made twenty years ago has regrettably led to this turmoil. … I should never have put myself in this situation.”

Despite his numerous charitable givings, “He’d played a role in what federal prosecutors allege was the biggest tax evasion scheme in U.S. history, an effort by his longtime associate, Texas billionaire Robert Brockman, to hide $2 billion from tax authorities in an offshore scheme featuring a computer program called Evidence Eliminator and code names such as “Redfish” and “Snapper.””

When you’re too focused on making money you lose touch with the person you want to be. It’s as if you say to yourself, I’m going to make all this money and get to the end of your life and be ok with it. The world doesn’t work that way.


26/11/2020 My Weblog…

Did you know…

… that today is National Parfait Day? Think of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits served in a fancy glass… Yep, parfait is a fancy word for sundae. Whatever you call it, celebrate today by eating as many parfaits as you want! 🙂


For me it brings the violent and sad memories of 26/11 which happened in Mumbai Killing 160 Civilians and numerous troops. Twitter friends from Maharashtra have been tweeting about this subject since early morning as there is no meniton of the Braveheart Constable Tukaram Ombale who caught the only live terrorist – kasab. Many officers names feature in it but this is a glaring omission.

Every Indian citizen and specially all Hindus must bow down and salute this Man Hutatma Tukaram Omble who took bullets on his chest but still managed to catch terrorist Ajmal Kasab alive else the congress govt was ready to defame and Shame Hindus as the conspirators Of 26/11/ 2008 attacks.

Near my home on Rammurthy nagar bridge is the memorial bust of Major Unnikrishan of NSG who gave his life – f\ighting to the terrorists.

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”

— Will Rogers

In my role as Director Security, I had to arrange to evacuate many of our colleagues from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. One lady was adamant and wanted to visit TajMahal in Agra disobeying instructions. She finally reported as (on leave) and I had to literally tail her in Agra thru our staff unobtrusively as each life is precious.

Today’s Quote

“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”

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Witty Quotes

“You know, you’re rather amusingly wrong.”– Terry Pratchett

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.”– Charles Buxton


Par For the Course

Meaning: What you would expect to happen; something normal or common.



Imagine what you could accomplish if you weren’t focused on being busy all the time.

Mail – Dhananjay Parkhe – Outlook

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