Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is College Colors Day? National College Colors Day is the Friday before Labor Day across the United States where students, parents, family, and fans display their team spirit. So, whether you’re in school or those college days are long behind you, celebrate by putting on your college colors and apparel!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Don’t try to be perfect. Just try to be better than you were yesterday.”

— Author Unknown

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One Thing Great Leaders Never Do!

How do you help your team members achieve their goals when you – as a leader – are not an expert on the topic?

Marshall GoldsmithSep 2

The ever-increasing presence of knowledge workers (people who know more about what they are doing than their boss does) presents challenges to modern-day leaders that their counterparts in years gone by were not called to address. The main challenge is: “How do you help your team members achieve their goals when you – as a leader – are not an expert on the topic?”

One thing great leaders don’t do is pretend to be an expert! This can lead to disaster in so many ways. Below is just one example. I’d love to hear your ideas! Please share with me in the comments your thoughts about how pretending to be an expert can be disastrous!

When someone comes to you with an idea, and rather than say good idea, you say, “why don’t you add this?” or “why don’t you do that?” you take ownership of the idea. Your input makes it your idea and it is no longer their idea.

So, given you follow this suggestion and do not pretend to be an expert, how do you lead today’s highly skilled professionals who so often know more about their jobs than you do? The simple answer is that it takes special skills — and not the ones that you may think.

You have to look at leadership through the wants and needs of the worker as opposed to the skills of the leader. Here are six quick tips for effectively managing knowledge workers.

  1. Demonstrate passion: In days past, working 40 hours per week and taking 4-5 weeks of vacation meant that people often focused less on loving what they do. Today people work 60-80 hours a week and it’s crucial that they love their work to avoid burnout. Those who lead by example and demonstrate passion for what they do make it much easier for their followers to do the same.
  2. Strengthen abilities: With less job security and more global competition, it’s critical that people update and refine their skills continuously. Leaders need to look beyond skills needed today and help their workers learn skills they will need tomorrow.
  3. Appreciate time: People have less time today, which means the value of that time has increased. Leaders who waste their workers’ time are not looked upon favorably. Leaders will be far more successful if they protect people from things that neither encourage their passions nor enhance their abilities.
  4. Build networks: Today, job security comes from having ability, passion, and a great network. Leaders who enable people to form strong networks both inside and outside the company will gain a huge competitive advantage along with the loyalty of their workers. These professional networks allow people to expand their knowledge and bring it back to the organization.
  5. Support growth: The best knowledge workers are working for more than money. They want to make a contribution and to grow in their fields. Leaders who ask their people, “What can our company do to help you grow and achieve your goals?” will find it comes back tenfold.
  6. Expand happiness and meaning: No one wants to work at a meaningless job that makes them unhappy. Leaders must show their workers how the organization can help them make a contribution to the larger world and feel rewarded for doing something about which they are passionate.

Managing knowledge workers is a challenging and rewarding job. Leaders who do so must look beyond the work and think about the person who does the work if they are to be successful. By appreciating and encouraging the dedication, time, and experience of their workers, leaders help shape not only the futures of the professionals they lead but also the future of their organizations.

Life is good. Marshall.

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From ‘milch cows’ to ‘uncertainties’- How ‘certainly certain’ are today’s CEO’s?

Dr. Manoj JoshiC-Suite AdvisorySeptember 2, 2021

Are you milking your ‘milch cow’? Isn’t it a tactical skill with you involved in distribution, ignoring silent risks? Are you and your milch cow with a loyal distribution system hedging on it clandestinely? But how long?? The expose has just begun! In a utilitarian world nothing stays sacred. Do you plan to do add on to competencies with newer partnerships? This applies to all firms lead by fabled thinking leaders entrapped in ‘old habits dying hard’ and immersed in complacencies, imagining this is the route to success. They have forgotten, the escape plan, its landscape has changed and that they must open to newer trusted and tested partnerships for survival. The old, trusted advisors have stale, narrowed and pejorative thinking. Be aware, as a CEO, are you still milking your cows and ‘certainly certain’ in a world of ‘uncertainties?’

Majority of us in a technology driven world are confounded, on how the industry in partnership with research institutions and scientific communities can leverage upon the transition from science, technology and manufacturing? It is perplexing, as to how to accelerate newer ideas and strengthen the technology driven process? This is a thought, which several corporates have already begun, especially ones cornered by the pandemic imbroglio. Isn’t it true that collaborations will matter to speed the process in mitigating the challenges around the adversities behind existence? What is agile and active today can translate in tomorrow’s limpness.  Is it then an opportune time to go for replacement of the milch cow? CEO’s need to ponder.

Conjecture

CEOs must make it a point to debate that there are rising encounters in transitioning of scientific inventions leading to technology, and manufacturing. The challenges are:

  1. How to convert the scientific discoveries followed by inventions into technologies for use?
  2. What about commercialisation of the inventions?

We find as an evidence, that a very small fraction of inventions followed by discoveries trail into commercialization, despite few scaling and converting to technology. What could be the plausible reasons? The value chain starting from the discovery stage to development of technology, followed by manufacturing needs a closer look. If one peeps into the manufacturing chain by corporates, there is a technology driven transition based on capabilities and the customer expectations. For manufacturers it is imperative to stay competitive with increased productivity while delivering product of acceptable quality and at the same time remain profitable keeping a key watch on their sustainability. The next conundrum by their CEOs is to what makes this transition distinct? Is it the acquisition of the unprecedented technological capabilities that potentially impact the manufacturing process?

Are these CEOs ‘certainly certain’ in a world of ‘uncertainties’, to get into the act of driving the industries of future? Unanswered…Please think about it!

The quest

1970 was an era of re-engineering, which is reshaping up currently with tools like design thinking. Which all technologies have emerged in the past? Initially it was washing machines, tumbler dryers, refrigerators, automobiles, Television, Blu-ray players, games consoles, interactive toys and even flooring materials. Websites, Computers, eBooks, Digital Televisions, Buying and Selling Online, Mobile Apps, Printers, Smartphones, Banking and Finances, ATMs, online payment platforms, Social Media, Digital Music, Video Streaming, Blogs, Geolocation, Drones and Guided Missiles etc. to recall few. Then this was followed by the Tablets, the Laptops, digital cameras, video cameras etc. In the education space it followed with interactive white boards, touch screen displays, virtual reality headsets, podcasts etc. Several firms mastered the art, and few built their competence around it, from design to delivery.

It is an era of transformation centered around ‘future industries. These could spring rather have already begun in 3D printing, medical transcription, machine learning, Internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Robotic process automation, Edge computing, Quantum computing, virtual reality and augmented realty, 5G, Natural Language Processing etc. Electric Vehicles, Space tourism, Hyperloop have already advanced their entry in new platforms by the industry. Do you see some technologies that have adopted by your organization or other assorted ones that have invaded your business and industry? If you have not, please check your neighbor, who is far competitive and has leapfrogged.

Discussions

CEOs or say industry leaders have seen the transition of technologies during their industry journey. Some picked these technologies in shaping the business, by choosing the right mix of science, technology and integrating it into the manufacturing. But what happens now? With increased infusion of technology followed with its frequency and wideness, the CEOs are in a vortex of whether to choose adoption or adaptation as the key strategy to their existence. They must be propellants in accelerating the transition since the future is changing and must be captured with foresight.

Industry leaders must collaborate with academic leaders, covering wider dimensions of technologies produced by them. Strategic partnership with the scientific and research communities can help them in mitigating the future, which is extremely dynamic and unpredictable. This may allow them to stay focussed in the commercialisation process, embrace design thinking and be constantly innovative in capturing the mind of the new consumer. The pandemic has clearly demonstrated that those who were VUCA ready, were hit comparatively lesser, in comparison to those who had little or no appreciation of system thinking, succumbed to their ill fate. For few in the race to be sustainable and forward thinking took upon collaborations with scientific communities in building robust systems to mitigate adversities.

Nothing stays sacred eternally, the proverbial milch cow then must be replaced, so be the logistics soothing it. Drop old ones and be facilitated by thinkers with open mind transiting from shibboleths. Or else do you still want to wager? It is ‘certainly certain’ that the ‘uncertainties’ have surrounded CEOs with a deluge of questions unanswered. How prepared are you as a CEO?


Written by Dr. Manoj Joshi.

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Cuba to recognize — and regulate — cryptocurrencies


Cuba to recognize — and regulate — cryptocurrencies

August 27, 2021

FILE - This April 3, 2013, file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah. The Cuban government said Thursday, August 26, 2021, that it will start recognizing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

FILE – This April 3, 2013, file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah. The Cuban government said Thursday, August 26, 2021, that it will start recognizing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government said Thursday it will recognize — and regulate — cryptocurrencies for payments on the island.

A resolution published in the Official Gazette said the Central Bank will set rules for such currencies and determine how to license providers of related services within Cuba.

The popularity of such currencies has grown among a technologically savvy group in Cuba as it has become harder to use dollars, in part because of toughened embargo rules imposed under former President Donald Trump.

The Central American nation of El Salvador recently announced it would recognize use of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as a way to encourage remittances from its citizens living abroad.

The currencies, which can wobbly wildly up and down in value, are usually independent of any central bank and use widely distributed blockchain computer codes to keep track of transfers.

Because they can be used for long-distance transactions that are supposedly anonymous, they are often popular with people attempting to evade government regulations — presumably including U.S. restrictions on sending money to places such as Cuba.

The resolution says the Central Bank can authorize use of cryptocurrencies “for reasons of socioeconomic interest” but with the state assuring that their operations are controlled. It also explicitly noted that operations could not involve illegal activities.

A local cryptocurrency expert, programmer Erich García, said some Cubans are already using such devices, often via gift cards, for online purchases.

Eastern Europe’s Crypto Crime Landscape: Scams Dominate, Plus Significant Ransomware Activity


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Addresses based in Eastern Europe have the second-highest rate of exposure to illicit addresses behind only Africa.

Keep in mind too that Eastern Europe has a much larger overall cryptocurrency economy than Africa, as well as Latin America, the third-ranked region for overall exposure to illicit activity. In fact, Eastern Europe is the only region with a total transaction volume of $400 million or more for which illicit activity makes up more than 0.5% of total cryptocurrency value sent and received.

In terms of raw value, Eastern Europe has sent the second most cryptocurrency of any region to illicit addresses, behind only Western Europe.

One thing that stands out is that Eastern Europe sends more cryptocurrency to darknet markets than any other region. This is largely due to activity involving Hydra Market. Hydra is the world’s biggest darknet market and caters only to users in Russian-speaking countries throughout Eastern Europe. However, as is the case with all regions, scams make up the biggest share of funds sent from Eastern Europe to illicit addresses — we can assume that most of this activity represents victims sending money to scammers. Between June 2020 and July 2021, Eastern Europe-based addresses sent $815 million to scams, second only to Western Europe.

Eastern Europe also sent the most web traffic to scam websites during the time period studied by a wide margin.

Drilling down to the country level, we see that Ukraine accounted for most of this activity, and sends more web traffic to scam websites than any other country, more than doubling the total web visits of the second-ranked country.

What scams are victimizing cryptocurrency users in Eastern Europe? More than half of the value sent to scam addresses from the region went to one scam: Finiko. 

Finiko was a Russia-based Ponzi scheme that collapsed in July 2021, soon after users reported they could no longer withdraw funds from their accounts with the company. Finiko invited users to invest with either Bitcoin or Tether, promising monthly returns of up to 30%, and eventually launched its own coin that traded on several exchanges. 

According to the Moscow Times, Finiko was headed up by Kirill Doronin, a popular Instagram influencer who has been associated with other Ponzi schemes. The article notes that Finiko was able to take advantage of difficult economic conditions in Russia exacerbated by the Covid pandemic, attracting users desperate to make extra money. Chainalysis Reactor shows us how prolific the scam was.

Between December 2019 and August 2021, Finiko received over $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin in over 800,000 separate deposits. While it’s unclear how many individual victims were responsible for those deposits or how much of that $1.5 billion was paid out to investors to keep the Ponzi scheme going, it’s clear that Finiko represents a massive fraud perpetrated against Eastern European cryptocurrency users, predominantly in Russia and Ukraine.

Eastern European addresses also receive a great deal of funds from scam addresses, suggesting that many scam operators in addition to victims are located in the region.

The chart above shows how the regions receiving the most cryptocurrency value from scams have changed over the last year. During that time period, Eastern European addresses have received roughly $950 million worth of cryptocurrency from scam addresses, putting it behind only Western Europe. However, Eastern Europe’s monthly totals have climbed steadily since March 2021 as Western Europe’s have dipped, allowing Eastern Europe to surpass Western Europe in cryptocurrency received from scams in June. Again, Finiko accounts for more than half of that transaction value.

Eastern Europe-based addresses have also received significant funds from addresses associated with ransomware at $46 million, behind only Western Europe at $51 million. However, we believe that at least a portion of the ransomware funds labeled as traveling to Western Europe should likely be attributed to Eastern Europe. Our geographic attribution is based on web traffic to cryptocurrency services, so in cases where two regions use many of the same services, it’s more difficult to attribute transaction volume to the correct service. The matrix below shows which regions have the heaviest overlap, with each cell showing the number of services for which the region in the column is ranked first in web traffic, and the region in the row is ranked second in web traffic. 

We see from the above that Eastern Europe and Western Europe have the highest overlap of any two regions, with 160 services for which Western Europe is first in web traffic and Eastern Europe second, and 68 for which Eastern Europe is first and Western Europe is second. Because of that, we believe it’s likely that some of the cryptocurrency value labeled as traveling from ransomware addresses to Western Europe is in fact traveling to Eastern Europe.

Why are we so confident it isn’t the other way around? As we’ve covered previously, many of the most prolific ransomware strains are associated with cybercriminal groups either based in or affiliated with Russia, such as the notorious Evil Corp, whose leadership reportedly has ties to the Russian government. However, there’s another way to get a sense of how much ransomware activity Eastern European cybercriminals are responsible for besides looking at where ransomware operators send funds to cash out. Many ransomware strains affiliated with Russia and other Eastern European countries have code that prevents them from being deployed against operating systems in detects as being located in a Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) country — the CIS is an intergovernmental organization of former Soviet states. On the chart below, we quantify how much of each year’s total ransomware revenue went to strains either associated with Evil Corp or that have code designed to avoid CIS countries from 2018 to the present.

Overall, for the time period studied, ransomware strains associated with Eastern Europe for the top ten strains account for 90% of all ransomware payment volume, a share that has been growing year on year. The data makes it clear that an important step in the ransomware battle will be to work with law enforcement in Eastern European countries to disrupt local ransomware operators.

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SEC Charges Global Crypto Lending Platform and Top Executives in $2 Billion Fraud


Press Release

SEC Charges Global Crypto Lending Platform and Top Executives in $2 Billion Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2021-172

Washington D.C., Sept. 1, 2021 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has filed an action against BitConnect, an online crypto lending platform, its founder Satish Kumbhani, and its top U.S. promoter and his affiliated company, alleging that they defrauded retail investors out of $2 billion through a global fraudulent and unregistered offering of investments into a program involving digital assets.

According to the SEC’s complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from early 2017 through January 2018, Defendants conducted a fraudulent and unregistered offering and sale of securities in the form of investments in a “Lending Program” offered by BitConnect. The complaint alleges that, to induce investors to deposit funds into the purported Lending Program, Defendants falsely represented, among other things, that BitConnect would deploy its purportedly proprietary “volatility software trading bot” that, using investors’ deposits, would generate exorbitantly high returns. However, the SEC alleges that instead of deploying investor funds for trading with the purported trading bot, defendants BitConnect and Kumbhani siphoned investors’ funds off for their own benefit by transferring those funds to digital wallet addresses controlled by them, their top promoter in the U.S., defendant Glenn Arcaro, and others. The SEC’s complaint further alleges that BitConnect and Kumbhani established a network of promoters around the world, and rewarded them for their promotional efforts and outreach by paying commissions, a substantial portion of which they concealed from investors. According to the complaint, among these promoters was Arcaro, the lead national promoter of BitConnect for the United States who used the website he created, Future Money, to lure investors into the Lending Program.

“We allege that these defendants stole billions of dollars from retail investors around the world by exploiting their interest in digital assets,” said Lara Shalov Mehraban, Associate Regional Director of SEC’s New York Regional Office. “We will aggressively pursue and hold accountable those who engage in misconduct in the digital asset space.”

The SEC’s complaint charges Defendants with violating the antifraud and registration provisions of the federal securities laws. The complaint seeks injunctive relief, disgorgement plus interest, and civil penalties. The SEC previously reached settlements with two of the five individuals it charged in a related action for promoting the BitConnect offering. In a parallel action, the Department of Justice today announced that Arcaro has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.

The SEC’s investigation was conducted by Gwen Licardo of the SEC’s Retail Strategy Task Force, Michael Baker and Pamela Sawhney of the SEC’s Cyber Unit, and Jorge Tenreiro and Jordan Baker of the SEC’s New York Regional Office. The case was supervised by John O. Enright, Ms. Mehraban and Kristina Littman, Chief of the Cyber Unit. The litigation is being conducted by Mark Sylvester, Richard Primoff, Ms. Licardo, Mr. Baker, and Ms. Sawhney. The Commission appreciates the assistance of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, and the Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and Enforcement’s Retail Strategy Task Force has issued an Investor Alert on Digital Asset and Crypto Investment. Investors can find additional information about digital asset and “crypto” investment schemes, including the warning signs of fraud, at Investor.gov.

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परप्रांतीय कामगारांची संख्या पाहिली का?
एवढा रोजगार आहे आपल्या राज्यात… मग आपली टुकार-रिकामटेकडी टाळकी का मिळवत नाहीत हा रोजगार..?
मराठी तरुण उद्योगी केंव्हा होणार..?

👉 सगळे सूतार हे उत्तरभारतीय/ राजस्थानी आहेत. आणि सगळे चांगले कारागीरच आहेत. उत्तम फर्निचर बनवतात. दिवसभर मेहनत करतात.

सिंगल हजेरी म्हणजे सकाळी नऊ ते पाच – पाचशे रुपये.
आणि ड़बल हजेरी सकाळी नऊ ते रात्री अकरा म्हणजे दिवसभराची अधिकतम मजूरी एक हजार रुपये.

या सगळ्यांचा म्होरक्या जो आहे तो उत्तर भारतीय तरूण तिशीतला मुलगा. तो आपल्या गावातून उत्तम कारागीर शोधून आणतो. हे कारागीर तरुण असतात. मोठ्या कारागीरांच्या हाताखाली पंधरा सोळा तास राहतात, शिकतात आणि कौशल्य कमावतात. विनातक्रार दिवसभर काम करतात. सकाळी यांचा नास्ता म्हणजे भिजवलेले कच्चे चणे, दुपारी वरण भात आणि रात्री अकरा नंतर यांच्या मधील एक शिकाऊ मुलगा सगळ्यांचे जेवण बनवतो. ह्या उत्तर भारतीय तरूण म्होरक्याच्या हाताखाली निव्वळ गोरेगाव ते विरार या विभागात असे सत्तरेक कारागीर काम करतात… मन लावून काम करतात. कुठेही खळखळ दिसत नाही फारशी आणि बघता बघता उत्तम असे फर्निचर घरात आकार घेत जाते.

तेव्हा प्रश्न पडतो… मराठी सूतार गेले कुठे सगळे?

👉 समोरच्या गल्लीत दहा वर्षांपूर्वीपासून आत्ता आत्तापर्यंत एकच भाजीचे दुकान होते एवढ्या परिसरात. उत्तर भारतीय नवरा बायको आणि त्यांचे तीन मुलगे… सगळे भाजीच्या दुकानात राबत असत. दुकानात तोबा गर्दी दिवसभर. एका गाळ्यावर आज हळूहळू दोन गाळे, दोन फ्लॅट्स घेतले त्या कुटुंबाने! मेहनत सकाळी पाच वाजल्यापासून रात्री अकरा पर्यंत सारे कुटुंब राबत असते.

तेव्हा मला प्रश्न पडतो… मराठी बेरोजगार तरुणांना हे धंदे का खुणावत नाहीत?

👉 कारण मेहनतीची तयारी नाही. हे रहस्य मला रिनोव्हेशनच्या वेळीच जाणवले. वायरींग करण्यासाठी आलेला इलेक्ट्रिशियन म्हणाला की, ‘मेहनत खूप आहे कन्सिल वायरिंग करण्यात. शिवाय कौशल्य ही आहेच पण हल्ली मराठी तरूण या कामात येतच नाहीत फारसे.’

मला प्रश्न पडला… मराठी तरूण गेले कुठे?

👉 माझ्या घरापासून ते स्टेशनपर्यंतच्या परिसरात फक्त एक किराणा दुकान मराठी माणसाचे आहे. बाकी सगळी दुकाने उत्तर भारतीय, राजस्थानी, गुजराती लोकांची आहेत. आपल्या छोट्याशा दुकानात लागणारी चार पाच माणसे ते आपल्या गावाहून आपल्या समाजातली घेऊन येतात. आणि त्यांची संख्या इथे वाढत जाते. आणि त्यांची प्रगतीही होत राहते.

इकडे मला प्रश्न पडतो… मराठी तरूण काय करतो…?

👉 परिसरात इस्त्रीवाला मराठी नाही, दूधवाला, ब्रेडवाला मराठी नाही, पानवाला हजाम बाहेरचा. (ही वसई /विरार/ पालघरसारख्या मराठी बहुल विभागातील परिस्थिती!)

माझ्या ओळखीचा एक कोकणी तरुण आहे. तो मुंबईत सरकारी कार्यालयात शिपायाची नोकरी करतो. सुरुवातीला दहा पंधरा हजार पगार होता फक्त. आणि कोकणात त्याची हापूसची पस्तीस कलमं धूळ खात पडलीत म्हणे…चोरापोरापायी जातात. पण याला गावी जायला, तिथं राहायला आवडत नाही. मग अशा कोकणात उ. भारतीय लोक जाऊन तिथली कलमं भाडेपट्ट्यावर घेतात आणि त्यांची राखण करत आंब्याचा व्यवसाय वाढवतात.

अशा प्रकारच्या अनेक कारागिरांची, मेहनत कारणाऱ्यांची गरज असते… आहे आणि पुढेही लागणार आहे.
तेव्हा मराठी तरूण कुठे असतात? सगळ्याच जाती धर्माचे…?

👉 तर याचे मला भरपुर मंथन केल्यावर सापड़लेले उत्तर आहे की…
मराठी तरुण चळवळी, संघटना, आणि युनियन,क्रांती मोर्चा, ब्रिगेड बांधण्यात मशगूल असतात नको तेथे उसळतात. सार्वजनिक दहीहंडी, गणपती बसवण्यात मशगुल असतात. मिरवणुका काढण्यात मशगुल असतात. राजकारण्यांच्या हाताखाली कार्यकर्ते म्हणून नाचण्यात मशगूल असतात. शिवाजी राजे, टिळक, आंबेडकर, याबद्दलचे वाद घालण्यात मश्गूल असतात. नाचायचे, मारामारी, फोड़ाफोड़ी, दारू, तंबाखू आणि “मी कुठला धंदा करु याचा विचार” यातच दिवस काढ़तो

ठीक तर हे सगळं करायलाही कुणी तरी हवंच आहे नाही का ? पण मग परप्रांतियांच्या नावाने खडे फोडू नये. हजारो किमी दूर अनोळखी प्रदेशात येऊन, ते रिस्क घेतात, मेहनत करतात, पंधरा सोळा तास राब राब राबतात…

👉 माझ्या मराठी बंधूनो खरं सांगा… विचार करून सांगा आपल्याला… आपल्या तरूणांना आपल्याच गावात राहून ते करता येत नसेल तर हा दोष कुणाचा? मराठी माणसाचे अस्तित्व नक्कीच आहे, पण कुठे गल्ली बोळात टिंगल टवाळी करायला फक्त आपलेच असतात. गल्ली मध्ये दादागिरी भाईगिरी, गाड्या जाळायला, पोलिसांची डोकेदुखी वाढवायला आपलेच असतात.
वाढदिवसाला फ्लेक्स लावून भावी आमदार, खासदार नाहीच तर नगरसेवक लिहून नाहक खर्च करणारे आपलेच असतात! मोठं मोठ्या गाड्या घेऊन फुकट खर्च करायला आपलेच असतात!!सणावाराला दादागिरी करून वर्गणी जमा करायला आपलेच असतात!!! शाळा, कॉलेज, मध्ये तोढफोड करायला आपलेच असतात!!!!
कोण म्हणतं मराठी माणसाचा अस्तित्व नाही????????

बघा अजूनही वेळ गेली नाही.
विचार करा आणि आपलं अस्तित्व निर्माण करा. फक्त बार रेस्टोरंट मध्ये संध्याकाळी बसून गल्लीपासून दिल्लीपर्यंतच्या नाहक चर्चा न करता प्रत्यक्ष कृती करून दाखवून द्या. नाहीतर एक दिवस आपल्याच एक एकरावर आपल्याला काम करायचे दिवस लांब नाहीत.

सर्व महाराष्ट्रीयन तरुणांना समर्पित.
उघडा डोळे वागा नीट…

Newsletter: James Clear: 3-2-1 Thursday


3-2-1 Newsletter by James Clear“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”

3-2-1: Failure, mindset, and relationships

read onJAMESCLEAR.COM | SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week…

3 Ideas From Me

I.

“Many people wish they started sooner. Almost nobody wishes they started later.”

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​II.

“Failure is most useful when you give your best effort.

If you fail with a lackluster effort, you haven’t learned much. Perhaps you could have succeeded with a proper focus.

But if your best effort fails, you have learned something valuable: this way doesn’t work.”

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III.

“Nobody is rooting for you to fail.

You may succeed. You may fail. But, for the most part, nobody cares one way or the other.

This is good. The world is big and you are small, which means you can chase your dreams with little worry for what people think.”

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2 Quotes From Others

I.

Author and anthropologist Carlos Castaneda on mindset:

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”

Source: Journey To Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan


​II.

The poet Yung Pueblo on relationships:

“Find a partner who is ready to build with you.

It is not about finding perfection in another person, it is about realizing when you come across an undeniable connection that nourishes your being and matches the type of support you are looking for. Getting lost in the idea of perfection is a hindrance. Being with someone who is committed to going through the ups and downs of life together is truly priceless.

When two people embrace their imperfections and commit to growing into better versions of themselves, it will naturally enhance the happiness they share in the relationship.”

Source: Instagram

1 Question For You

What’s the cost of doing a poor job? What’s the cost of doing a mediocre job? What’s the cost of doing an exceptional job?

Which price are you willing to pay?

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Until next week,

James Clear
Author of the multi-million-copy bestseller, Atomic Habits
Creator of the 
Habit Journal

p.s. Home Depot staff meeting.

Editor’s Note: Last week’s edition included a misattributed quote. I said it was from Nadine Stair. Many readers claimed it was from Jorge Luis Borges. After further investigation, both are incorrect. The original author was the cartoonist Don Herold. The website version has been corrected.

Did you know..


Did you know…

… that today is World Coconut Day? One of nature’s most versatile products, the coconut plant (and various parts of it) are used for food and drink, cosmetics, making doormats, and a range of other things. Trivia fans: Coconuts are members of the drupe family, which also includes apricots, olives, peaches, plums, cherries, mangoes, and pecans!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

— Henry Ward Beecher