Saturday, September 1, 2007

the productive genius

There are actually only three kind of people in this world. Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who say "What happened?" Lets talk about the first two and leave other on their fate.

Those who make things happen have one thing in common - boldness. It takes courage to reach for the unknown or sometimes even the unknowable. These few people create what we call history. As Winston Churchill once said - "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

Those who watch things happen are the easiest of the lot. They do what they are told to do. Konosuke Matshushita, the father of Japanese management, had a firm belief that if you trust someone with a job, the person would execute it for the sake of the fact that someone believes in him.

In India, the number of people who make things happen is huge. From the panwaala to the founder of a retail chain, each one is an entrepreneur. It can all be attributed to the lack of education system. Education is supposed to create the second level. I think that is the reason that even in west the most productive genius are college dropouts.

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